COS 15 - Community Pattern And Dynamics II

Tuesday, August 9, 2016: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
315, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Effects of grain and spatial extent in anuran beta diversity in different ecoregions in Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Lara G. Melchior, Universidade Estadual Paulista; Denise C. Rossa-Feres, State University of São Paulo; Fernando R. da Silva, Universidade Federal de São Carlos
8:20 AM
 Grassland-shrubland state transitions in arid lands: Competition matters
Nathan Pierce, University of Arizona; Steve R. Archer, University of Arizona; Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, USDA Agricultural Research Service
8:40 AM
 The effect of soil cultivation length by plants on soil microbial community structure
Po-Ju Ke, Stanford University; Tadashi Fukami, Stanford University
9:00 AM
 Do plants display "optimum" traits in optimal habitats?
Rachel M. Mitchell, Duke University; Justin P. Wright, Duke University
9:20 AM
 Tip-up mounds influence tree regeneration in and out of recent blowdown areas
Christel C. Kern, USDA Forest Service; John Schwarzmann, Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands; John M. Kabrick, USDA Forest Service; Kathryn Gerndt, Private Consultant; Suzanne B. Boyden, Clarion University; John S. Stanovick, USDA Forest Service
9:40 AM
10:10 AM
 Macroevolution structure of functional tradeoffs that determine long-term species coexistence in a desert winter annual plant system
Xing-Yue M. Ge, University of Arizona; Joshua P. Scholl, University of Arizona; Ursula Basinger-Walholm, University of Arizona; D. Lawrence Venable, University of Arizona
10:30 AM
 Disentangling the drivers of species synchrony in natural plant communities: Environmental forcing, demographic stochasticity, and interspecific interactions
Andrew T. Tredennick, Utah State University; Claire de Mazancourt, Station d'Ecologie Expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis; Michel Loreau, Station d'Ecologie Expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis; Peter B. Adler, Utah State University
10:50 AM
 Distance-dependent seedling mortality and the long-term spacing dynamics of a tropical tree community
Stephen J. Murphy, The Ohio State University; Thorsten Wiegand, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ; Liza S. Comita, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
11:10 AM
 Biogenic habitat: Propagule redirection and patch occupants create spatial patterns
Elizabeth A. Hamman, University of Georgia; Scott A. McKinley, Tulane University; Adrian Stier, Northwest Fisheries Science Center; Craig W. Osenberg, University of Georgia
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