COS 114
Biodiversity II

Thursday, August 13, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
301, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Why the standard method for partitioning functional and phylogenetic diversity is wrong, and what to do about it
Samuel M. Scheiner, National Science Foundation; Evsey Kosman, Tel Aviv University
2:10 PM
 Using functional and phylogenetic diversity of riparian tree communities as predictors for decomposition in streams
April E. Sparkman, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Christopher M. Swan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2:30 PM
 Environmental versus source pool constraints on an urban zooplankton metacommunity
Nicole M. Voelker, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Christopher M. Swan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Mechanisms that stabilize the dynamics of plant species in grassland communities
Frank Berendse, Wageningen University; Maarten Geuskens, Wageningen University
3:40 PM
 Spatial phylogenetic theory and the scaling of diversity in the Earth microbiome
Philippe Doucet Beaupré, University of Illinois; James P. O'Dwyer, University of Illinois
4:00 PM
 The effects of biogeography and human influence on herbivore community structure and the coral reef benthos
Simon Johannes Brandl, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University; David Roy Bellwood, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies; David Mouillot, University of Montpellier; Valeriano Parravicini, University of Perpignan; Sébastien Villéger, University of Montpellier; Laurent Vigliola, IRD New Caledonia
4:20 PM
 Limiting resources in sessile systems: Food enhances diversity and growth of suspension feeders despite available space
J. Robin Svensson, University of Gothenburg; Dustin J. Marshall, Monash University
4:40 PM
 Dispersal drives the biodiversity-productivity relationship in bacterial metacommunities
Jiaqi Tan, Georgia Institute of Technology; Erin Ga-Eun Park, Georgia Institute of Technology; Lin Jiang, Georgia Institute of Technology
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