COS 18
Seed Production, Dispersal, And Predation

Monday, August 10, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
347, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Unequal seed dispersal by seed-size sensitive rodents: a case study in Chinese white pine (Pinus armandii)
Bo Wang, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1:50 PM
 From predators to dispersers: How variation in seed size alters the outcome of the interaction between scatter-hoarding rodents and an Atacama Desert shrub
Andrea Loayza, Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad, IEB; Francisco A. Squeo, Universidad de La Serena; Claudia Luna, Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad, IEB
2:10 PM
 Survival of pioneer plant seeds in tropical forest soils: Results of a 20-year study
K. Greg Murray, Hope College; J. Mauricio Garcia-C., Organización para Estudios Tropicales; Kathy A. Winnett-Murray, Hope College; Brian P. Yurk, Hope College
2:30 PM
 Prescribed fire timing influences smut infection in a native warm season bunch grass
Joan L. Walker, USDA Forest Service; Julia L. Kerrigan, Clemson University; Inga M. Meadows, Clemson University
2:50 PM
 Who eats what? Dispersal and distribution patterns of a vulnerable tropical tree species
Seth M. Ganzhorn, Fordham University; Wm. Wayt Thomas, The New York Botanical Garden; Fernanda A. Gaiotto, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz; James D. Lewis, Fordham University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Advantages of masting in the European beech: Timing of granivore satiation and benefits of seed caching support the predator dispersal hypothesis
Rafal Zwolak, Adam Mickiewicz University; Michal Bogdziewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University; Aleksandra Wrobel, Adam Mickiewicz University
3:40 PM
 Seed dispersal of two juniper species: Do scatterhoarding rodents play a role?
Lindsay A. Dimitri, University of Nevada, Reno; William S. Longland, USDA-ARS; Stephen B. Vander Wall, University of Nevada, Reno
4:00 PM
 Growth and carbon storage trade off with acorn production in a masting shrub oak
Kyle A. Funk, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Jack Andreasen, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Johannes M. H. Knops, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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