COS 47
Invasion: Community Effects I

Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Carmel AB, Hyatt Regency Hotel
1:30 PM Cancelled
 Positive interactions in a novel annual plant community
Claire E. Wainwright, The University of Queensland; Richard J. Hobbs, The University of Western Australia; John M. Dwyer, University of Queensland; Yvonne M. Buckley, Trinity College Dublin; Margaret M. Mayfield, The University of Queensland
1:50 PM
 Qualitative and quantitative changes of plankton communities in a highly invaded estuary
Pavel Kratina, Queen Mary University of London; Ralph Mac Nally, The University of Canberra; James R. Thomson, The University of Canberra; Monika Winder, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University
2:10 PM
 Physical geometry of enhanced fire risk in creosote shrublands invaded by exotic annuals
Kirk A. Moloney, Iowa State University; Erika L. Mudrak, Cornell University; Andres Fuentes Ramirez, Iowa State University; Marjolein Schat, Rutgers University; Jennifer L. Schafer, North Carolina State University; Hadas A. Parag, Rutgers University; Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 The invasive plant Polygonum cuspidatum reduces diversity of soil microbes via litter chemistry
Nishanth Tharayil, Clemson University; Cindy H. Nakatsu, Purdue University; Vidya Suseela, Clemson University; Mioko Tamura, Clemson University; Arthur Armstrong, Purdue University; Peter Alpert, University of Massachusetts
3:40 PM
 Community-wide impacts of a dominant invasive plant on native plant-pollinator interactions
Karen Goodell, The Ohio State University; Ingrid M. Parker, University of California, Santa Cruz
4:00 PM
 The impact of exotic shrub invasions on the trophic composition of deciduous forest litter communities
Gerald R. Woodworth, University of Virginia; David E. Carr, University of Virginia
4:20 PM
 Impacts of a non-native grass invasion decline with succession
S. Luke Flory, University of Florida; Jonathan T. Bauer, Indiana University; Richard P. Phillips, Indiana University; Keith Clay, Indiana University; Kerry B. Stricker, University of Florida
4:40 PM
 Disruption of a protective ant-plant mutualism by an invasive ant increases elephant damage to savanna trees
Corinna Riginos, Teton Science Schools; Megan A. Karande, Princeton University; Daniel I. Rubenstein, Princeton University; Todd M. Palmer, University of Florida
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