COS 16 - Conservation Ecology

Tuesday, August 9, 2016: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Grand Floridian Blrm A, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Fire enhances survival and fecundity of an endangered butterfly
Norah Warchola, Tufts University; Cheryl B. Schultz, Washington State University Vancouver; Elizabeth E. Crone, Tufts University
8:20 AM
 Drought threatens the endangered serpentine endemic Streptanthus glandulosus niger by eroding genetic diversity and depleting the seed bank
Sarah M. Swope, Mills College; Geneva Lee, Mills College; Emma Bolton, Mills College; Hailey Sounart, Mills College
8:40 AM
 Sources of demographic variation in the endangered California tiger salamander and implications for habitat management
Christopher A. Searcy, University of Miami; Adam G. Clause, University of Georgia; Levi N. Gray, University of New Mexico; Martin Krkosek, University of Toronto; Hilary B. Rollins, Case Western Reserve University; Peter C. Trenham, Pennsylvania State University; H. Bradley Shaffer, University of California - Los Angeles
9:00 AM
 Macroecological relationships reveal conservation hotspots and extinction-prone species in Australia‚Äôs freshwater fishes
Matthew C Le Feuvre, University of Melbourne; Tim Dempster, University of Melbourne; James J Shelley, University of Melbourne; Stephen E. Swearer, University of Melbourne
9:20 AM
 Captive versus wild: The spatial ecology of critically endangered Wyoming toads following reintroduction
Luke J. Linhoff, Florida International University; Maureen A. Donnelly, Florida International University
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Age, location, and weather influences morphology, leaf production, growth, and fertility of hand fern (Cheiroglossa palmata)
Cheryl L. Peterson, Bok Tower Gardens; Katrina Noland, Bok Tower Gardens; Eliane Norman, Stetson University; Matthew L. Richardson, University of the District of Columbia
10:10 AM
 Effect of exotic grass cover on Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri) home range size and microhabitat use in thornscrub habitat
Kenneth Pruitt, University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley; Kiley Briggs, University of Texas-Brownsville
10:30 AM
 The effects of large beach debris on nesting sea turtles
Ikuko Fujisaki, University of Florida; Margaret M. Lamont, US Geological Survey
11:10 AM
 A comparison of functional traits between rare and abundant species in a fire adapted understory community
Gregory M. Ames, Duke University; Wade A. Wall, US Army Corps of Engineers ERDC - CERL; Matthew G. Hohmann, US Army Corps of Engineers ERDC - CERL; Justin P. Wright, Duke University
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