COS 10
Environmental Gradients

Monday, August 10, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
324, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Hot habitats support light-colored butterfly communities in a tropical rainforest
Shuang Xing, The University of Hong Kong; Timothy C. Bonebrake, The University of Hong Kong; Chin Cheung Tang, The University of Hong Kong; Evan J. Pickett, The University of Hong Kong; Wenda Cheng, The University of Hong Kong; Sasha E. Greenspan, James Cook University; Stephen E. Williams, James Cook University; Brett R. Scheffers, James Cook University
1:50 PM
 Drivers of plant species composition in an urban landscape: Which variables matter most?
Bianca E. Lopez, University of North Carolina; Peter S. White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Dean Urban, Duke University
2:10 PM
 The coral reef balancing act: a multi-scale analysis of accretion and erosion along a natural environmental gradient
Nyssa Silbiger, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Megan J. Donahue, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
2:30 PM
 Testing hypothesized trade-offs between drought tolerance and growth rate in 40 oak species across an experimental hydrologic gradient
Matthew A. Kaproth, University of Minnesota; Jeannine Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Response of the diatom Encyonema evergladianum to environmental changes associated with sea level rise in the Caribbean Basin
Viviana Mazzei, Florida International University; Evelyn Gaiser, Florida International University
3:40 PM
 The global climate limits on tree cover
Jonathan A. Greenberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Maria J. Santos, Utrecht University; Solomon Dobrowski, University of Montana
4:00 PM
 Prey responses to fine-scale variation in predation risk from combined predators
Jason T. Hoverman, Purdue University; Rick A Relyea, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
4:20 PM
 The role of hydrology in the distribution and composition of ground cover vegetation in subtropical cypress domes of central Florida
Paul E. Thurman, University of South Florida; Thomas L. Crisman, University of South Florida; David Carr, Southwest Florida Water Management District
4:40 PM
 Nutrient concentrations in foliar and soil samples collected from a rainfall gradient on 20kyr basaltic substrate
Palani R. Akana, Stanford University; Jesse Bloom Bateman, Stanford University; Oliver A. Chadwick, University of California; Peter M. Vitousek, Stanford University
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