COS 126
Landscape Ecology

Thursday, August 13, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
338, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Small beetles, large-scale drivers: How regional and landscape factors affect local bark beetle outbreaks
Rupert Seidl, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna; Jörg Müller, Bavarian Forest National Park; Torsten Hothorn, University of Zurich; Claus Bässler, Bavarian Forest National Park; Marco Heurich, Bavarian Forest National Park; Markus Kautz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
2:30 PM
 Encroachment of woody vegetation drives rapid state change in insular grasslands
Jesse E. D. Miller, University of California; Ellen I. Damschen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:50 PM
 The effect of land use diversity and spatial heterogeneity on farmland birds in Norway
Christian Pedersen, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute; Svein Olav Krogli, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Optimizing land use decision-making to sustain Brazilian agricultural profits, biodiversity and ecosystem services
Christina M. Kennedy, The Nature Conservancy; Peter Hawthorne, University of Minnesota; Daniela A. Miteva, The Nature Conservancy; Leandro Baumgarten, The Nature Conservancy; Kei Sochi, The Nature Conservancy; Marcelo Matsumoto, The Nature Conservancy; Jeffrey S. Evans, The Nature Conservancy; Steve Polasky, University of Minnesota; Perrine Hamel, Natural Capital Project; Elizabeth M. Uhlhorn, The Dow Chemical Company; Joseph Kiesecker, The Nature Conservancy
3:40 PM
 Linking metrics of landscape pattern to hydrological process in a lotic wetland
Jing Yuan, University of Florida; Matthew J. Cohen, University of Florida; David Kaplan, University of Florida; Subodh Acharya, University of Florida; Laurel L. Larsen, UC Berkeley; Martha K. Nungesser, South Florida Water Management District
4:00 PM
 Drivers of woody plant structural and compositional heterogeneity in a semi-arid African savanna
Rheinhardt Scholtz, University of Kwazulu-Natal; Gregory A. Kiker, University of Florida; Ursula M. Scharler, University of Kwazulu-Natal; Izak P.J. Smit, University of the Witwatersrand; Corli Coetsee, South African National Parks; Henry G Mwambi, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Gregory Duncan Duckworth, University of Cape Town; Freek J. Venter, South African National Parks
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