COS 76
Community Pattern And Dynamics IV

Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Regency Blrm A, Hyatt Regency Hotel
1:30 PM
 Partition when necessary: Life-history trade-offs in forests emerge when resources are scarce
Aaron B. Berdanier, Duke University; James S. Clark, Duke University
1:50 PM Cancelled
 The effect of soil fertility on tree community functional variation in a Panamanian lower montane forest
Katherine D. Heineman, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign; James W. Dalling, University of Illinois
2:10 PM
 Do foliar bacteria impact metrics of seedling performance along a nutrient supply gradient: Results from a long-term experiment in a tropical forest in Panama
Eric A. Griffin, University of Pittsburgh; Joseph S. Wright, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; M. Brian Traw, University of Pittsburgh; Walter P. Carson, University of Pittsburgh
2:30 PM
 Increasing temporal turnover in an East African tropical forest challenges the disturbance-recovery hypothesis
Oyomoare Osazuwa-Peters, University of Missouri-Saint Louis; Colin Chapman, McGill University; Brad Oberle, The George Washington University; Amy E. Zanne, The George Washington University
2:50 PM
 Understanding neighborhood effects on growth and competition in a temperate forest
Natalie S. van Doorn, University of California at Berkeley; John J. Battles, University of California, Berkeley; Timothy J. Fahey, Cornell University; Adrian Das, USGS Western Ecological Research Center
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Linking leaf venation traits with demography and distribution across 54 co-occurring tree species in Taiwan
Yoshiko Iida, Michigan State University; I-Fang Sun, National Dong Hwa University; Charles A. Price, University of Western Australia; Nathan Swenson, Michigan State University
3:40 PM
 Death, destruction and avoidance of adult trees by elephants in savanna woodland
Thomas A. Morrison, Wake Forest University; T. Michael Anderson, Wake Forest University; Ricardo M. Holdo, University of Missouri
4:00 PM
 Dominant bunchgrasses occur in non-random spatial patterns in pine savanna groundcover plant communities
Katherine A. Hovanes, Louisiana State University; Kyle E. Harms, Louisiana State University
4:20 PM
 Community structure and co-occurrence patterns of grasses along salinity gradients in Serengeti National Park, TZ
Daniel M. Griffith, Wake Forest University; T. Michael Anderson, Wake Forest University
4:40 PM
 Relative influences of biotic and abiotic factors on long-term seedling survival in a tropical forest
Daniel J. Johnson, Ohio State Univesity; Liza S. Comita, The Ohio State University
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