COS 70
Functional Ecology

Wednesday, August 12, 2015: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
339, Baltimore Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Variations of plant N, P concentrations in shrubland biomes across northern China: Phylogeny, climate and soil
Xian Yang, Georgia Institute of Technology; Lin Jiang, Georgia Institute of Technology; Chengjun Ji, Peking University; Hongyan Liu, Peking University; Wenhong Ma, Inner Mongolia University; Anwar Mohhamot, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Zhaoyong Shi, Henan University of Science and Technology; Xiangping Wang, Beijing Forestry University; Shunli Yu, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science; Ming Yue, Northwest University; Chengyang Zheng, Peking University; Zhiyao Tang, Peking University
8:20 AM
8:40 AM
 Does environmental variability drive plant functional trait variability?
Rachel M. Mitchell, Duke University; Justin P. Wright, Duke University; Gregory M. Ames, Duke University
9:00 AM
 A worldview of root traits: functional trait variation in fine roots of seed plants
Oscar J. Valverde-Barrantes, Kent State University; Christopher B. Blackwood, Kent State University
9:20 AM
 Tropical dry forests on serpentine soils are structured by cloud line: Insights from plant functional diversity and turnover across elevation
Catherine M. Hulshof De la Peña, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, Universidad de Puerto Rico
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Biotic and abiotic factors affect dispersal and spread of an invasive thistle
Brittany J. Teller, Utah State University; Eelke Jongejans, Radboud University; Katherine M. Marchetto, Cornell University; Laura A. Russo, Cornell University; Rui Zhang, Harvard Forest; Katriona Shea, The Pennsylvania State University
10:10 AM
 Anatomical underpinnings of wood density better associated with growth and mortality of tropical trees
Oyomoare Osazuwa-Peters, University of Missouri-Saint Louis; S. Joseph Wright, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Amy E. Zanne, The George Washington University
10:30 AM
 Decomposing leaf mass into photosynthetic and structural components explains divergent patterns of trait variation within vs. among plant communities
Masatoshi Katabuchi, University of Florida; Kaoru Kitajima, Kyoto University; Joseph S. Wright, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Jeanne L. D. Osnas, Purdue University; Jeremy W. Lichstein, University of Florida
10:50 AM
 Can root competition be size asymmetric?
Anne Nygaard Weisbach, University of Copenhagen; Camilla R. Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen; Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, University of Copenhagen; Jacob Weiner, University of Copenhagen
11:10 AM
 Environmental filtering determines patterns of host trait covariation and the ability of host traits to predict pathogen infection
Miranda E. Welsh, University of North Carolina; James Patrick Cronin, U.S. Geological Survey; Charles E. Mitchell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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