COS 6 - Communities: Traits And Functional Diversity I

Monday, August 7, 2017: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
C125-126, Oregon Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Functional traits mediate species’ response to environmental and spatial structures across the North American Cordillera
Charlie J.G. Loewen, University of Alberta; Angela L. Strecker, Portland State University; Rolf D. Vinebrooke, University of Alberta
1:50 PM
 Determinants of flammability in savanna grass species
Kimberley J. Simpson, University of Sheffield; Brad S. Ripley, Rhodes University; Pascal-Antoine Christin, University of Sheffield; Claire M. Belcher, University of Exeter; Caroline E. R. Lehmann, University of Edinburgh; Gavin H. Thomas, University of Sheffield; Colin P. Osborne, University of Sheffield
2:10 PM
 Trait-environment relationships are unreliable estimates of the adaptive value of traits
Daniel C. Laughlin, University of Wyoming; Robert T. Strahan, Northern Arizona University; Peter B. Adler, Utah State University; Margaret M. Moore, Northern Arizona University
2:30 PM
 Plant intraspecific trait variation correlates positively with species’ niche breadth
Alex Fajardo, Centro de Investigacion en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia; Andrew Siefert, University of California, Davis
2:50 PM
 Woody plant responses to extreme drought in California: Characterizing species-level drought survival mechanisms
Eleinis Ávila-Lovera, University of California; Mark E. De Guzman, University of California; Luis Torres, University of California; Roxana Haro, University of California; Louis S. Santiago, University of California
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Size as an indicator trait of phytoplankton response to growth and loss factors – experimental approach
Evangelia Charalampous, Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research GEOMAR, Kiel; Birte Matthiessen, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research; Maria Moustaka-Gouni, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Ulrich Sommer, Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research GEOMAR, Kiel
3:40 PM
 Functional trait responses of Hawaiian native and invasive plants across spatial scales and a precipitation gradient
Andrea C. Westerband, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Tiffany Knight, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; Kasey E. Barton, University of Hawaii at Manoa
4:00 PM
 Remotely sensing forest functional traits to assess scale-dependent functional diversity
Fabian D. Schneider, University of Zurich; Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich; Owen L. Petchey, University of Zurich; Felix Morsdorf, University of Zurich; Michael E. Schaepman, University of Zurich
4:20 PM
 Intraspecific trait variation and negative density dependence drive growth in tropical tree seedlings
María Natalia Umaña, University of Maryland; Elise Zipkin, Michigan State University; Caicai Zhang, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Min Cao, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS; Luxiang Lin, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS; Nathan Swenson, University of Maryland
4:40 PM
 Functional composition of large terrestrial herbivore regimes as a driver of continental vegetation distribution
Daniel Gorczynski, Vanderbilt University; Maria Luisa Jorge, Vanderbilt University
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