Invasion I

Monday, August 11, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Regency Blrm D, Hyatt Regency Hotel
1:30 PM
 Variability in life-history traits is correlated with establishment success of alien mammals
Manuela González-Suárez, Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC; Sven Bacher, University of Fribourg; Jonathan M. Jeschke, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
1:50 PM
2:10 PM
 Initial study of a new tropical plant invasion by the Neotropical pioneer tree, Bellucia pentamera (Melastomataceae), at Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia
Christopher R. Dillis, UC-Davis; Andrew J. Marshall, University of California-Davis; Campbell O. Webb, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University; Marcel Rejmánek, University of California, Davis
2:30 PM
 The possible ecological role of the root enzyme polyphenol oxidase in the invasive plant genus Bromus
Kimberly Plank, Rutgers University; David Kafkewitz, Rutgers University; Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University
2:50 PM
 Microbial nitrogen acquisition as a novel plant trait that impacts fitness among lineages of an invasive grass
Courtney E. Gomola, Colorado State University; Matthew D. Wallenstein, Colorado State University; John K. McKay, Colorado State University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Phenology across ontogeny in woody native and invasive plants in New England
Jenica M. Allen, University of Connecticut; Sarah T. Bois, Linda Loring Nature Foundation; John A. Silander, University of Connecticut
3:40 PM
 Tephritid fruit flies as ghost invaders: How sub-detectable populations persist and spread in California
Caroline C. Larsen, University of California, Davis; James R. Carey, University of California, Davis; Richard E. Plant, University of California, Davis
4:00 PM
 A shift in competition through time for invasive Microstegium vimineum
Chelsea E. Cunard, University of Georgia; Richard A. Lankau, University of Wisconsin
4:20 PM
 Are nonnative species better at tracking climate change than natives?
Betsy Von Holle, National Science Foundation; David Nickerson, University of Central Florida; Scott Goodrick, US Forest Service; Hilary Swain, Archbold Biological Station
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