COS 107
Urban Ecosystems II

Thursday, August 14, 2014: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
317, Sacramento Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Farming in the city: How does the urban atmospheric environment influence vegetable crop physiology?
Ross K. Wagstaff, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Carl J. Bernacchi, University of Illinois/USDA-ARS; Adam S. Davis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Jack A. Juvik, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Sam E. Wortman, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
8:20 AM
 Functional diversity of wintering urban and rural passerines in the northeastern United States quantified from Christmas Bird Count data
Megan E. Litwhiler, New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers University; Daniel E. Bunker, New Jersey Institute of Technology
8:40 AM
 Stormwater performance of a full scale rooftop farm
Leigh J. Whittinghill, The Earth Institute at Columbia University; Patricia Culligan, Columbia University; Ruchard Plunz, Columbia University; Diana Y. Hsueh, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatroy; Tyler Carson, Columbia University; Daniel Marasco, Columbia University
9:00 AM
 The effect of resident trees preferences on urban forest biodiversity in southern California
Meghan L. Avolio, University of Utah; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah; Stephanie Pincetl, UCLA; Thomas W. Gillespie, University of California, Los Angeles; G. Darrel Jenerette, University of California; Heather R. McCarthy, University of Oklahoma; Lorraine T. Weller Clarke, University of California
9:20 AM
 When light is the limiting resource: quantifying inter- and intra-annual variability in carbon and nitrogen cycling in a lawn chronosequence
Dustin L. Herrmann, University of California - Davis; Mary L. Cadenasso, University of California, Davis
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 A citizen science approach to monitoring street tree population ecology in Cambridge, MA
Vanessa Boukili, Earthwatch Institute; Gitte Venicx, Earthwatch Institute; David Lefcourt, City of Cambridge; Mark W. Chandler, Earthwatch Institute
10:10 AM
 Citizen science to study urban soils
Katalin Szlavecz, Johns Hopkins University; Richard V. Pouyat, USDA Forest Service; Ian D. Yesilonis, USDA Forest Service; Heikki Setala, University of Helsinki; Johan Kotze, University of Helsinki; Sarel Cilliers, North-West University - Potchefstroom Campus; Elisabeth Hornung, Szent István University; Stephanie Yarwood, University of Maryland
10:30 AM
 Lessons for management of regional urban carbon stocks
Iain Stott, University of Southern Denmark; Jill L. Edmondson, University of Sheffield; Jonathan R. Leake, University of Sheffield; Jonathan Potter, University of Sheffield; Kevin J. Gaston, University of Exeter
10:50 AM
 Urban densification and green space trade-offs for climate regulation in Sydney, Australia
Brenda B. Lin, CSIRO; Jacqui Meyers, CSIRO; Guy Barnett, CSIRO
11:10 AM
 Influence of New York City soils on native tree seedling growth, health and survival
Nancy F. Sonti, USDA Forest Service; Clara C. Pregitzer, Natural Areas Conservancy; Richard A. Hallett, USDA Forest Service
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