COS 104
Predation And Predator-Prey Interactions II

Thursday, August 14, 2014: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
315, Sacramento Convention Center
8:00 AM
 How detectable is predation in stage-structured populations? Insights from a simulation testing analysis
Kiva L. Oken, University of Washington; Timothy E. Essington, University of Washington
8:40 AM
 The struggle for safety: Effectiveness of caterpillar defenses against bird predation
Isaac H. Lichter Marck, Wesleyan University; Micah Wylde, Wesleyan University; Eric Aaron, Vassar College; Jeffrey C. Oliver, Oregon State University; Michael S. Singer, Wesleyan University
9:00 AM
 Comparative studies of foraging ecology: How the cheek pouch evolved in New World heteromyids
Sara E. Emerson, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Burt P. Kotler, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
9:20 AM
 Predation risk imposed by an avian top predator reduces the abundance of the smaller but not the larger mammalian mesopredator species
Mari S. Lyly, University of Turku; Alexandre Villers, CEBC-CNRS & Université de La Rochelle, Beauvoir sur Niort, France; Elina Koivisto, University of Turku; Pekka Helle, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute; Tuomo Ollila, Finnish Forest and Park Services; Erkki Korpimäki, University of Turku
9:40 AM
9:50 AM Cancelled
 Shifting patterns of nest density and predation risk: A spatial analysis of 15 years of duck nesting data from California
Kevin M. Ringelman, University of Delaware; John M. Eadie, University of California - Davis; Joshua T. Ackerman, United States Geological Survey; Andrew Sih, UC Davis; Dan Loughman, California Waterfowl Association (retired); Greg Yarris, Central Valley Joint Venture; Shaun Oldenburger, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; Robert McLandress, California Waterfowl Association (retired)
10:10 AM
 A common garden food web experiment reveals local adaptation of consumers but not of prey
Elodie Parain, University of Fribourg; Dominique Gravel, Université du Québec à Rimouski; Louis-Félix Bersier, University of Fribourg; Sarah M. Gray, University of Fribourg
10:30 AM
 Predatory birds and ants partition caterpillar prey based on caterpillar body size and diet breadth
Michael S. Singer, Wesleyan University; Robert E. Clark, Wesleyan University; Emily R. Johnson, Wesleyan University; Isaac Lichter-Marck, Wesleyan University; Kailen A. Mooney, University of California, Irvine
10:50 AM
 Introduced marine predator alters density dependent patterns of mortality in prey
Kurt E. Ingeman, Oregon State University; Mark A. Hixon, University of Hawai'i at Manoa; Mark Novak, Oregon State University
11:10 AM
 Evidence for indirect effects of predation on coral reef fishes
Brian J. Zgliczynski, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Scott L. Hamilton, Moss Landing Marine Labs; Alan M. Friedlander, University of Hawaii, Manoa; Edward E. DeMartini, NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries and Inouye Regional Center; Stuart A. Sandin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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