COS 17
Tropical Forests

Monday, August 11, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Bondi, Sheraton Hotel
1:30 PM Cancelled
 Testing the importance of large-scale climate factors for Australian rainforest community assembly following land-use change
Michael A. Sams, University of Queensland; Hao Ran Lai, University of Queensland; Daniel J. Metcalfe, CSIRO; Rob Kooyman, National Herbarium of New South Wales, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust; John W. Morgan, La Trobe University; Peter Vesk, The University of Melbourne; Stephen Bonser, University of New South Wales; Margaret M. Mayfield, The University of Queensland
1:50 PM
 A geometric analysis of symmetry in the architecture of bifid bat tents and the effects of leaf dimensions on tent construction
Symphony Y. Yu, University of California, Berkeley; Anjali Kumar, Institute of International Education
2:10 PM
 Size variation in functional traits of tropical trees: Partitioning RGR along a light gradient
Christopher D. Philipson, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, SLF; Michael J. O'Brien, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Mark Rees, University of Sheffield; Andy Hector, University of Oxford
2:30 PM
 Tropical forest structure and diversity in response to varying disturbance regimes
Jeff D. Lauder, California State University, Chico; Randall Senock, California State University, Chico
2:50 PM
 Does microgeographic thermal complexity beget biodiversity in rainforest detrital food webs?
Terrence P. McGlynn, California State University Dominguez Hills; Erica L. Parra, California State University Dominguez Hills; Jaime A. Perez, California State University Dominguez Hills
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 How does non-random mortality change landscape estimation of biomass lost from catastrophic wind disturbances in the Peruvian Amazon?
Sami Walid Rifai, University of Florida; Jose David Urquiza Muñoz, Universidad Nacional Amazonía Peruana; Stephanie A. Bohlman, University of Florida; Jeffrey Q. Chambers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California Berkeley
3:40 PM
 Comparison of leaf traits regarding nitrogen use in congeneric pairs from sandy coastal plains (restingas) of Southeast Brazil
Silvia F. Mardegan, University of Sao Paulo; Eduardo A. de Mattos, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Luiz A. Martinelli, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
4:00 PM
 Tropical montane tree seedlings’s response to current and novel temperature and precipitation
Shafkat Khan, University of Georgia; Jacqueline E. Mohan, University of Georgia; Paul T. Frankson, University of Georgia
4:40 PM
 Metacommunity structure of dry tropical forests at the distal end of the Florida peninsula
Michael S. Ross, Florida International University; Jay P. Sah, Florida International University; Suresh Subedi, Florida International University
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