Ecosystem Stability And Resilience I

Monday, August 11, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Regency Blrm B, Hyatt Regency Hotel
1:30 PM
 Quantifying strength and scale of feedback mechanisms to prevent terrestrial regime shifts
Zak Ratajczak, Kansas State University; Paolo D'Odorico, University of Virginia; Jesse B. Nippert, Kansas State University; Nathaniel Brunsell, University of Kansas; Scott L. Collins, University of New Mexico; Sujith Ravi, Stanford University
1:50 PM
 Leading indicators of grassland to woodland transitions along a spatial gradient in a savanna ecosystem
Stephanie L. Eby, Colorado State University; Amit Agrawal, Indian Institute of Science; Andy P. Dobson, Princeton University; Vishwesha Guttal, Indian Institute of Science
2:10 PM
 Impacts of severe drought events on urban forest composition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Heather R. McCarthy, University of Oklahoma; Cui Jin, University of Oklahoma; Jonathan D. Giddens, University of Oklahoma
2:30 PM
 Functional diversity and the fragility of avian assemblages in the Solomon Archipelago
Brian C. Weeks, Columbia University; Erica R. Fischer, Columbia University; Nichar Gregory, Columbia University; Hannah Jaris, Columbia University; Alyssa Klavans, Columbia University; Debra L. Kriensky, Columbia University; Alexandra T. Varga, Columbia University; Shahid Naeem, Columbia University
2:50 PM
 Soil biota as drivers of ecosystem sustainability and multifunctionality
Marcel G.A. van der Heijden, Agroscope; Franz Bender, Agroscope; Luise Olbrecht, Agroscope; Cameron Wagg, University of Zurich
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 How far is too far when perturbing a food web?
Katherine L. Wootton, University of Canterbury; Daniel B. Stouffer, University of Canterbury
3:40 PM
 Examining the potential for a widespread severe bark beetle outbreak to restrict future outbreak
Sarah J. Hart, University of Colorado-Boulder; Thomas T. Veblen, University of Colorado; Nathan Mietkiewicz, Clark University; Dominik Kulakowski, Clark University
4:00 PM
 Compensatory dynamics in nature: Do grass and forb years stabilize productivity across California rangelands?
Lauren M. Hallett, University of California, Berkeley; Katharine N. Suding, University of California at Berkeley
4:20 PM
 Historical fire regimes of southwestern Oregon and associated forest species composition and structure
Kerry L. Metlen, The Nature Conservancy in Oregon; Carl Skinner, US. Forest Service, Pacific SW Research Station; Derek Olson, The Nature Conservancy in Oregon; Darren Borgias, The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
4:40 PM
 A global synthesis of marine ecosystem regime shifts
Carrie V. Kappel, University of California Santa Barbara; Courtney E. Scarborough, National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS); Mary E. Hunsicker, National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS); Benjamin S. Halpern, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis; Kimberly A. Selkoe, National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS)
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