COS 93
Urban Ecosystems I

Wednesday, August 12, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
348, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Winter “hot” for biogeochemical processes in urban ecosystem
Ben Eisenkop, State University of New York - Binghamton; Weixing Zhu, State University of New York - Binghamton; Anne B. Clark, State University of New York - Binghamton
1:50 PM
 Relationships between urban land surface temperature, air temperature, and NDVI across a coastal to desert climate gradient
Sheri A. Shiflett, University of California; Gudina L. Feyisa, University of California; G. Darrel Jenerette, University of California
2:10 PM
 The distribution and abundance of rodents and rodent-borne pathogens in a post-trauma urban landscape
Anna C Peterson, Tulane University; Michael J. Blum, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research; Bruno Ghersi, Tulane University; Rosalyn Rael, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research; Claudia Riegel, City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, Rodent Control Board; James Childs, Yale University School of Public Health; Amy Lesen, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research
2:30 PM
 Nature and urban structure: The United States vs European Union
Meredith K. Steele, Virginia Tech; James B. Heffernan, Duke University
2:50 PM
 Urban evolution: The role of water
Sujay S. Kaushal, University of Maryland; William H. McDowell, University of New Hampshire; Wilfred Wollheim, University of New Hampshire; Tamara Newcomer Johnson, University of Maryland; Paul Mayer, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Michael Pennino, Princeton University; Kenneth T. Belt, US Forest Service
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Land use as a determinate of regional urban forest distribution patterns: A comparative analysis of urban forest study results in the Greater Toronto Area
Meaghan Eastwood, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority/University of Waterloo; Vadim Sabetski, Ryerson University
3:40 PM
 Effects of urban noise, irrigation, and neighborhood socioeconomics on bird communities in Fresno, California
Madhusudan Katti, California State University, Fresno; Pedro Garcia, California State University, Fresno
4:00 PM
 Use of 311 data to estimate pathogen risk and host distribution: Is this the right way to go?
Bruno M. Ghersi, Tulane University; Anna Peterson, Tulane University; Rosalyn C. Rael, Tulane University; Claudia Riegel, City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, Rodent Control Board; Amy Lesen, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research; James Childs, Yale University School of Public Health; Michael J. Blum, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research
4:20 PM
 Urbanization and built infrastructures influence stream bacterial communities and pathogens along mountain to urban transitions
Erin F. Jones, Brigham Young University; Zachary T. Aanderud, Brigham Young University
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