COS 80
Community Assembly And Neutral Theory II

Wednesday, August 12, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
319, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Processes influencing community assembly during grassland restoration
George C. Manning, Southern Illinois University; Sara G. Baer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2:10 PM
 Multi-scale relationships of parasite co-infection of populations and individual wild mice
Evelyn Rynkiewicz, University of Edinburgh; Andy Fenton, University of Liverpool; Amy B. Pedersen, University of Edinburgh
2:30 PM
 Reduced historical contingency in communities with higher functional and phylogenetic diversity
Lin Jiang, Georgia Institute of Technology; Zhichao Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology
2:50 PM
 Water related stresses drive distributions and fitness differences among closely-related Salicaceae species along a hydrological gradient
Xiaojing Wei, University of Minnesota; Jessica A. Savage, Harvard University; J. Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 A simulation-based approach to understand how metacommunity characteristics influence emergent biodiversity patterns
Eric R. Sokol, Virginia Tech; John E. Barrett, Virginia Polytechnic and State University; Bryan L. Brown, Virginia Tech
3:40 PM
 Effects of planted grasses and a pioneer tree on succession on a heavy metal contaminated mountainside
Lee H. Dietterich, University of Pennsylvania; Brenda Casper, University of Pennsylvania
4:00 PM
 Disturbance and dispersal as drivers of beta-diversity: A synthesis of experiments
Christopher P. Catano, Washington University in St. Louis; Timothy L. Dickson, University of Nebraska Omaha; Jonathan A. Myers, Washington University in St. Louis
4:20 PM
 Demographic and environmental stochasticity alter spatial coexistence strength via stabilizing mechanisms
Lauren G. Shoemaker, University of Colorado; Brett A. Melbourne, University of Colorado at Boulder
4:40 PM
 Non-native invasions may mask evolutionary priority effects in secondary grasslands resulting from anthropogenic disturbance
Angela J. Brandt, Landcare Research; Andrew J. Tanentzap, University of Cambridge; Barbara J. Anderson, Landcare Research; Peter B. Heenan, Landcare Research; Tadashi Fukami, Stanford University; William G. Lee, University of Auckland
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