COS 117
Community Pattern And Dynamics V

Thursday, August 13, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
318, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Environmental variance and dispersal explain benthic diatom spatial and temporal beta diversity in the Florida Everglades
Nicholas Schulte, Florida International University; Evelyn Gaiser, Florida International University
1:50 PM
 Competitive dynamics at patch boundaries in a two-state ecological mosaic: An intertidal tug-of-war
Amy K. Henry, University of Chicago; J. Timothy Wootton, University of Chicago
2:10 PM
 Prior hydrologic disturbance affects competition between Aedes mosquitoes via changes in leaf litter: Is the cup half full or half empty?
Cassandra D. Smith, University of Maryland; Thomas Z. Freed, University of Maryland; Paul T. Leisnham, University of Maryland
2:30 PM
 Interannual variability in ephemeral pond and permanent wetland plant community structure: Sensitivity to climate fluctuations
Amanda Little, University of Wisconsin-Stout; James Church, University of Wisconsin-Stout
2:50 PM
 Are we missing the forests for all the trees? Spatial trends in diversity of overstory and understory temperate vascular plants
Kathryn Barry, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; Stefan Schnitzer, Marquette University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Testing the Janzen-Connell hypothesis with fine-scale spatial and genetic analyses of the distribution of Caribbean giant barrel sponges
Lindsey K. Deignan, UNC-Wilmington; Joseph R. Pawlik, UNC-Wilmington; J. Wilson White, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Susanna Lopez-Legentil, UNC-Wilmington
3:40 PM
 Comparing taxonomic and functional change through time in terrestrial mammal paleo-communities in Pliocene-Pleistocene East Africa
Andrew Du, George Washington University; Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Smithsonian Institution; John Rowan, Arizona State Universty; Matthew Davis, Yale University
4:00 PM
 Higher beta-diversity observed for herbs than for woody species in a neo-tropical forest understory is driven by stronger resource-based habitat filtering
Stephen J. Murphy, The Ohio State University; Kara Salpeter, Ohio State University; Liza S. Comita, Yale University
4:20 PM
 Disequilibrium vegetation dynamics in response to climate change: Lessons from the late glacial no-analog communities
Jacquelyn L. Gill, University of Maine; John W. Williams, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Stephen T. Jackson, U.S. Geological Survey; Alejandro Ordonez, Aarhus University
4:40 PM
 Liana-tree competition and the ramifications for tropical forest diversity and carbon dynamics
Stefan Schnitzer, Marquette University; Geertje M. F. van der Heijden, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Leonor Alvarez-Cansino, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Laura Martinez-Izquierdo, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Maria Muriel-Garcia, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Maria Elizabeth Rodriguez-Ronderos, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Steve Yanoviak, University of Louisville; Jennifer S. Powers, University of Minnesota
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