COS 65
Community Assembly And Neutral Theory I

Wednesday, August 12, 2015: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
323, Baltimore Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Comparative functional community assembly: Scale outweighs context
Evan Weiher, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
8:20 AM
 Empirical tests of within- and across-species energetics in a diverse plant community: An information entropy approach
Erica A. Newman, University of California, Berkeley; Mark Wilber, University of California, Santa Barbara; Natalie Lowell, University of Washington; Mary Ellen Harte, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory; John Harte, University of California
8:40 AM
 Different aspects of single traits structure diversity differently: An example using annual plant germination
Nicholas Kortessis, University of Arizona; Peter Chesson, University of Arizona
9:00 AM
 Species pool functional diversity and environmental heterogeneity jointly influence beta-diversity in temperate forests
Marko J. Spasojevic, Washington University in St. Louis; James A. Lutz, Utah State University; Sean M. McMahon, Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatory; Andrew Larson, University of Montana; Geoffrey G. Parker, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Christopher Catano, Washington University in St. Louis; Dilys Vela Díaz, Washington University in St. Louis; Jonathan A. Myers, Washington University in St. Louis; Benjamin L. Turner, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
9:20 AM
 Taxonomic and functional diversity responses to soil nutrients, natural enemies, and community composition
Peter Wilfahrt, University of North Carolina; Fletcher W. Halliday, University of North Carolina; Robert W. Heckman, University of North Carolina; Charles E. Mitchell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Microbial priority effects on decomposing leaves in contrasting northern temperate forests
Matthew D. Gacura, Kent State University; Kristine P. Nissel, Kent State University; Donald R. Zak, University of Michigan; Christopher B. Blackwood, Kent State University
10:10 AM
 Regional species pools interact with local community assembly mechanisms to shape plant and pollinator beta-diversity across wildfire-disturbance gradients
Jonathan A. Myers, Washington University in St. Louis; Laura A. Burkle, Montana State University; R. Travis Belote, The Wilderness Society
10:50 AM
 Tailoring species abundances distributions with trait-environment correlations
Sara Mortara, Universidade of Sao Paulo; Mateus Luis B. Paciencia, Unip; Jefferson Prado, Instituto de Botanica; Paulo E. Labiak, Universidade Federal do Parana; Paulo I. Prado, Universidade de Sao Paulo
11:10 AM
 Neighborhood-scale phylogenetic relatedness affects sapling survival in the dominant tree family of a Neotropical lowland wet forest
Susan G. Letcher, Purchase College (SUNY); Mareike D. Duffing-Romero, Humboldt State University; Leigh A. Gardner, Middle Tennessee State University; Deborah A. Clark, University of Missouri - St. Louis
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