COS 58
Community Pattern And Dynamics III

Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
311/312, Sacramento Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Interactive effect of disturbance gradient and regional context on cross-taxa congruence of birds, bryophytes, mites and vascular plants
Ermias T. Azeria, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, University of Alberta; Rebecca Rooney, University of Waterloo
8:20 AM
 Diversity maintenance: new concepts and theory for communities as multiple-scale entities
Peter Chesson, University of Arizona; Kuo-Jung Chao, National Chung Hsing University; Guo-Zhang Michael Song, National Chung Hsing University
8:40 AM
 Intraspecific trait variation affects the spatial patterns of functional diversity among moorland plant communities
Masatoshi Katabuchi, University of Florida; Takehiro Sasaki, The University of Tokyo; Chiho Kamiyama, Institute for Sustainability and Peace; Masaya Shimazaki, Tohoku University; Tohru Nakashizuka, Tohoku University; Kouki Hikosaka, Tohoku University
9:00 AM
 Long-term patterns in species richness, diversity, and community heterogeneity: a test of the environmental heterogeneity hypothesis in the context of community assembly
Sara G. Baer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; John M. Blair, Kansas State University; Scott L. Collins, University of New Mexico
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 The relative importance of natural enemy types for distance-dependent mortality at the seed-to-seedling transition
Evan Fricke, University of Washington; Joshua Tewksbury, World Wide Fund for Nature; Haldre S. Rogers, Rice University
10:10 AM
 Fluctuations in O2 and salinity influence bacterial dormancy in hypersaline lakes
Tylan W. Magnusson, Brigham Young University; Jordan W. Smith, Brigham Young University; Joshua C. Vert, Brigham Young University; Zachary T. Aanderud, Brigham Young University; Alan R. Harker, Brigham Young University
10:30 AM
 Patterns of chaparral diversity along a moisture gradient in the Mediterranean-type climate region of the central coast of California
Michael C. Vasey, San Francisco State University; V. Thomas Parker, San Francisco State University; Karen D. Holl, University of California, Santa Cruz; Michael E. Loik, University of California; Seth Hiatt, San Francisco State University
10:50 AM
 Food discovery ability in ground dwelling ants of a peruvian rainforest: Role of habitat and morphology
Roxana P. Arauco-Aliaga, Stanford University; Frederick R. Adler, University of Utah; Donald H. Feener Jr., University of Utah
11:10 AM
 Habitat size mediates the importance of dispersal for patterns of species diversity
Matthew S. Schuler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Jonathan M. Chase, Biodiversity Synthesis Laboratory; Tiffany M. Knight, Washington University in St. Louis
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