COS 36 - Theoretical Ecology

Tuesday, August 9, 2016: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
222/223, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Why does lightning only kill some trees? A model-based approach
Evan M Gora, University of Louisville; Phillip M. Bitzer, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Jeffrey C Burchfield, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Stephen P. Yanoviak, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
1:50 PM
 Evolution of size-dependent intraspecific competition explains variation in the scaling of metabolism with body size
Vincent Hin, University of Amsterdam; André M. de Roos, University of Amsterdam
2:10 PM
 Oh, how we pick and choose: On theoretical constructs in ecology and missed opportunities
Tobias Jeppsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Pär Forslund, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Mattias Jonsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Riikka Kaartinen, The University of Edinburgh; Christer Björkman, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
2:30 PM
 Theoretical framework to infer within-host microbial population dynamics from fecal time-series data: Application to Drosophila melanogaster gut symbionts
Hidetoshi Inamine, Cornell University; Stephen P. Ellner, Cornell University; Nicolas Buchon, Cornell University; Angela Douglas, Cornell University
2:50 PM
 Interactive effects of plant-soil feedbacks and niche structure on heterogeneity-diversity relationships
Antonio J. Golubski, Kennesaw State University; Gregory R. Houseman, Wichita State University; Bryan L. Foster, University of Kansas
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Critical components of the storage effect are favored by natural selection on germination patterns in annual plants
Nicholas Kortessis, University of Arizona; Peter Chesson, University of Arizona
3:40 PM
 A tasty bite in the eco-evo sandwich: Partitioning ecological and evolutionary components in community trait variation
Lynn Govaert, KU Leuven; Jelena H. Pantel, KU Leuven - University of Leuven; Luc De Meester, KU Leuven
4:00 PM
 Allometric and trophic island biogeography predict the scaling of body-size distribution with area and isolation
Claire Jacquet, University of Montpellier; David Mouillot, University of Montpellier; Michel Kulbicki, IRD U227; Dominique Gravel, University of Sherbrooke
4:20 PM
 A simulation approach for estimating the strength of stabilizing spatial coexistence mechanisms in complex models
Lauren G. Shoemaker, University of Colorado; Franziska Taubert, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research; Andreas Huth, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ; Brett A. Melbourne, University of Colorado at Boulder
4:40 PM
 Pathways to community collapse
Christine E. Dumoulin, University of Tennessee; Paul R. Armsworth, University of Tennessee
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