COS 25 - Urban Ecosystems I

Tuesday, August 9, 2016: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
222/223, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Do anuran amphibians avoid traffic noise? An experimental field study
Molly K. Grace, University of Central Florida; Reed Noss, University of Central Florida
8:20 AM
8:40 AM
 Urban backyard habitats as food webs: Natives vs novel systems
Marion Dresner, Portland State University; Andrew Gibbs, Portland State University
9:00 AM
 Urbanization induced changes to terrestrial carbon and nitrogen stocks: A chronosequence approach
Steve M. Raciti, Hofstra University; Brittain M. Briber, Boston University; Lucy R. Hutyra, Boston University
9:20 AM
 Seasonal influence of environmental variables and artificial aeration on Escherichia coli in small urban lakes
Bart W. Durham, Lubbock Christian University; Lucy Porter, Lubbock Christian University; Joshua Thomas, Lubbock Christian University; Allie Beth Webb, Texas Tech University
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Urban Heat Islands: The evolution of thermal tolerance in response to urbanisation in the water flea Daphnia magna
Kristien Brans, KU Leuven; Robby Stoks, KU Leuven (University of Leuven); Luc De Meester, KU Leuven
10:30 AM Cancelled
 How can we manage cities for humans and biodiversity? Identifying similarities in the habitat preferences of humans and birds
Heather A Sander, University of Iowa; Jason McCurdy, University of Iowa; Cody B. Hodson, University of Iowa; Chang Zhao, University of Iowa
10:10 AM
 Can small urban forest fragments conserve rare plant species?  A case study from Miami-Dade County, Florida
Joshua M. Diamond, Florida International University; Joel T. Heinen, Florida International University
10:50 AM
 The effects of pervious and impervious pavements on surface temperature, soil moisture, and the seedling growth of three tree species commonly planted in urban environments
Xiaoke Wang, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yuanyuan Chen, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS; Li Li, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS; Zhiyun Ouyang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
11:10 AM
 Exploring spatial patterns in urban forest health, mortality, and sensitivity to drought in the Oklahoma City region
Heather R. McCarthy, University of Oklahoma; Jonathan Giddens, University of Oklahoma
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