COS 84
Diversity Estimation

Wednesday, August 12, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
323, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 The advantages of unequal sampling effort for measuring species richness
Michael E. Roswell, Rutgers University; Daniel P. Cariveau, University of Minnesota; Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University
1:50 PM
 Drought trends in the eastern US: Examining the resilience of our forests
Matthew P. Peters, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service; Louis Iverson, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service; Stephen N. Matthews, The Ohio State University
2:10 PM
 A Lotka-Volterra theory of predation-competition Interactions in variable environments
Lina LI, University of Arizona; Peter Chesson, University of Arizona
2:50 PM
 Are they really declining? The effect of inconsistent definitions on bird trends
Hannah Pearson, University of Melbourne; Jean-Baptiste Pichancourt, CSIRO; Alain Butet, University Rennes1
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 The performance of ancestral state reconstruction versus the fossil record in recovering paleodiversity and paleogeography
Andrew G. Simpson, U. Maryland/Smithsonian; Scott L. Wing, National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution; C.B. Fenster, University of Maryland
3:40 PM
 A global, cross-taxa review of how we measure functional diversity
Pamela L. Reynolds, University of California; Marissa R. Lee, Duke University; Monica Granados, McGill University; Kes Schroer, Dartmouth College
4:00 PM
 Extending the concept of diversity partitioning to characterize phenotypic complexity 
Zachary H. Marion, University of Tennessee; James A. Fordyce, University of Tennessee; Benjamin M. Fitzpatrick, University of Tennessee
4:20 PM
 Is biodiversity declining at local scales or not? A critique of recent high-profile claims of no net loss of local biodiversity
Bradley J. Cardinale, University of Michigan; Ginger R.H. Allington, University of Michigan; Daniel G. Brown, University of Michigan; Jarrett E. K. Byrnes, University of Massachusetts; Emmett Duffy, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network; Lars Gamfeldt, University of Gothenburg; Andrew Gonzalez, McGill University; David Hooper, Western Washington University; Jonathan S. Lefcheck, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Michel Loreau, Station d'Ecologie Expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis; Mary O'Connor, University of British Columbia
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