COS 70
Urban Ecosystems I

Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
315, Sacramento Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Homogenization of plant diversity in six major USA cites: Integrating socio-economic, environmental, and phylogenetic information
William D. Pearse, University of Minnesota; J. Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota; Sarah E. Hobbie, University of Minnesota; Neil D. Bettez, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Lindsay Darling, Northwestern University; Christopher Neill, Marine Biological Laboratory; Peter M. Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Sharon Hall, Arizona State University; James B. Heffernan, Duke University; Kelli L. Larson, Arizona State University; Jennifer L. Morse, Portland State University; Kristen C. Nelson, University of Minnesota; J. O'Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah; Colin Polsky, Clark University; R. Roy Chowdhury, Indiana University; Meredith K. Steele, Virginia Tech
8:20 AM
 Residential lawn and soil nitrogen isotopes in seven major cities across the U.S. 
Tara L. E. Trammell, University of Utah; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah
8:40 AM
 Nitrogen hotspots along a longitudinal transect in residential streams: The role of infrastructure and land cover at multiple scales
James B. McConaghie, University of California, Davis; Mary L. Cadenasso, University of California, Davis
9:00 AM
 Historical urban flood management to understand urban ecosystem disturbance: A comparative study
Rebecca L. Hale, University of Utah; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah
9:20 AM
 Comparative urban biogeography: tree community and trait assembly patterns for eleven major U.S. metropolitan areas
Lorraine Weller Clarke, University of California, Riverside; G. Darrel Jenerette, University of California; Meghan L. Avolio, University of Utah; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah; Thomas W. Gillespie, University of California, Los Angeles; Stephanie Pincetl, UCLA; David J. Nowak, USDA Forest Service; Lucy R. Hutyra, Boston University; Melissa R. McHale, North Carolina State University; Joseph P. McFadden, University of California, Santa Barbara; Michael Alonzo, University of California, Santa Barbara
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 The role of landscape configuration on tree seedling recruitment in remnant forests in Southeast Michigan
Benjamin T. Connor Barrie, University of Michigan; Inés Ibáñez, University of Michigan
10:10 AM
 Impacts of urban versus agricultural landcover on gene flow in the walnut husk fly, Rhagoletis suavis
Amanda E. Nelson, University of Iowa; Andrew A. Forbes, University of Iowa
10:30 AM
 Assessing variation in the resistance and resilience of tree growth to drought across an urban landscape
Margaret B. Bialecki, The Morton Arboretum; Robert T. Fahey, The Morton Arboretum; Bryant C. Scharenbroch, The Morton Arboretum
10:50 AM
 The effects of living near roads on abundance and survival in two lizard species in southern New Mexico
Kevin W. Floyd, University of Texas at El Paso; Carl S. Lieb, University of Texas at El Paso
11:10 AM
 When the economic engine stalls: An examination of plant communities in post-recession urban landscapes
Julie Ripplinger, Arizona State University; Janet Franklin, Arizona State University; Scott L. Collins, University of New Mexico
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