COS 132
Urban Ecosystems III

Thursday, August 13, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
348, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Tree transpiration in semi-arid cities: An inter-city comparison
Elizaveta Litvak, University of Utah; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah
1:50 PM
 Avian functional diversity across an urbanized landscape quantified from citizen science data
Megan E. Litwhiler, New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers University; Daniel E. Bunker, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University
2:30 PM
 Urbanization and landscape dynamics: Local and regional ecological and environmental impacts
Weiqi Zhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Lijian Han, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Weifeng Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2:50 PM
 Turquoise infrastructure in cities: How a constructed treatment wetland provides key urban ecosystem services in Phoenix, AZ
Daniel L. Childers, Arizona State University; Paul Bois, University of Strasbourg; Christopher A. Sanchez, Arizona State University; Dakota Tallman, Arizona State University; Nicholas A. Weller, Arizona State University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Urban areas allow lizards to exploit perch preferences not available in natural habitats
Andrew C. Battles, University of Rhode Island; Malcom Moniz, University of Rhode Island; Jason Kolbe, University of Rhode Island
3:40 PM
 Are grassed roadside ditches biogeochemical hotspots?
Lauren E. McPhillips, Cornell University; M. Todd Walter, Cornell University
4:00 PM
 Continental-scale homogenization of US urban lawn vegetation
Megan M. Wheeler, Marine Biological Laboratory; Christopher Neill, Marine Biological Laboratory; Peter M. Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Morgan Grove, USDA Forest Service; Neil Bettez, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Jeannine M. Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota; James B. Heffernan, Duke University; Sharon J. Hall, Arizona State University; Sarah E. Hobbie, University of Minnesota; Kelli L. Larson, Arizona State University; Jennifer L. Morse, Portland State University; Kristen C. Nelson, University of Minnesota; Laura A. Ogden, Dartmouth College; Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah; Colin Polsky, Florida Atlantic University; R. Roy Chowdhury, Indiana University; Tara L.E. Trammell, University of Delaware; Meredith K. Steele, Virginia Tech; Will Pearse, McGill University; Lindsay Darling, Northwestern University; Meghan L. Avolio, University of Utah
4:20 PM
 Soil biogeochemical consequences of a 'sustainable' urban grassland to shrubland transition
Hannah R. Heavenrich, Arizona State University; Sharon J. Hall, Arizona State University
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