OOS 17
Demography Gone Wild: Applications of Integral Projection Models in Functional Ecology, Life History Theory, Community Ecology and Conservation Biology

Tuesday, August 11, 2015: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
317, Baltimore Convention Center
Roberto Salguero-Gomez, The University of Queensland
Norma L. Fowler, University of Texas at Austin; Eelke Jongejans, Radboud University; and Tom E. X. Miller, Rice University
Eelke Jongejans, Radboud University
Population models provide insights on ecological and evolutionary processes ranging from the probability of local extinction to species coexistence, or to the evolution of senescence, to mention a few. In the past few decades, structured population models have provided an important link between theory and empirical demographic data. With advances in computing power and software development, population modeling has evolved rapidly and new approaches such as Integral Projection Models (IPMs) have emerged. IPMs are next-generation demographic models that offer a very powerful and flexible framework founded upon the simplicity and statistical strengths of function-fitting techniques. The proposed OOS will bring together novel IPM-based approaches by senior and early-career leaders in the field to target questions regarding life history evolution (demographic heterogeneity, demography of dioecious systems, complex life histories, costs of reproduction), applied ecology (human-driven demographic impacts, population viability analyses, cost-effective management of invasive species), multi-species interactions (species co-existence) and macroecology (environmental niches and spatial demography). The novelty of the approaches comprised in this OOS will motivate ecologists to realize the great potential that this tool has beyond the classical demographic questions to which it has been applied so far.
8:00 AM
 Population viability of a disturbance-dependent plant species in natural and human-induced environments
Maria Paniw, University of Cadiz; Pedro Quintana-Ascencio, University of Central Florida; Fernando Ojeda Copete, University of Cadiz; Roberto Salguero-Gomez, The University of Queensland
8:20 AM
 Using structured population models to understand multispecies communities
Stephen P. Ellner, Cornell University; Peter B. Adler, Utah State University
9:00 AM
 Surviving in a co-sexual world: A cost-benefit analysis of dioecy in tropical trees
Marjolein Bruijning, Radboud University; Marco D Visser, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Helene C. Muller-Landau, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Joseph S. Wright, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Liza S. Comita, Yale University; Stephen P. Hubbell, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Hans de Kroon, Radboud University; Eelke Jongejans, Radboud University
9:40 AM
10:10 AM Cancelled
 Predicting evolutionary trajectories of life history traits in wild populations
Richard P. Shefferson, University of Tokyo; Deborah A. Roach, University of Virginia; Michael J. Hutchings, University of Sussex
10:50 AM
 Quantifying the cost of reproduction and exploring its effects using an integral projection model
Norma L. Fowler, University of Texas at Austin; Mark Rees, University of Sheffield; Ashley Green, University of Texas at Austin
11:10 AM
 Using time series of population densities and size-structures to infer population dynamics: Exploring feasibility scenarios
Edgar J. Gonzalez, McMaster University; Carlos Martorell, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; Benjamin M. Bolker, McMaster University