COS 66 - Mutualism And Facilitation I

Tuesday, August 8, 2017: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
D131, Oregon Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Sagebrush facilitation of pinyon pine juveniles varies by life stage and along a gradient of aridity
Alexandra K. Urza, University of Nevada, Reno; Peter J. Weisberg, University of Nevada, Reno; Benjamin W. Sullivan, University of Nevada, Reno; Jeanne C. Chambers, USDA Forest Service
1:50 PM
 Why are some plant-pollinator networks more nested than others?
Chuliang Song, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Rudolf P. Rohr, University of Fribourg; Serguei Saavedra, MIT
2:10 PM
 The ecology of cheating: Why nectar-rob a flower more than once?
Judith L. Bronstein, University of Arizona; Elinor M. Lichtenberg, University of Texas; Rebecca E. Irwin, North Carolina State University
2:30 PM
 Fungal endophyte effects on grass host demography and population dynamics
Marion Donald, Rice University; Tom E. X. Miller, Rice University
2:50 PM
 How the timing of snowmelt affects plant phenology and reproduction in the Swiss Alps
Chrisopher A. Johnson, ETH Zurich; Mimi Sun, ETH Zurich; Jonathan M. Levine, ETH Zurich
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Endosymbiont plasticity in Jatropha curcas
Kimberly L. Mighell, Tulane University; Kristin Saltonstall, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Jaime Espinosa, Instituto de Investigación Agropecuaria de Panamá; Sunshine A. Van Bael, Tulane University
3:40 PM
 Plant polyploidy enhances nodule traits and host benefit from the legume-rhizobia mutualism
Nicole Forrester, University of Pittsburgh; Joel Sachs, University of California Riverside; Tia-Lynn Ashman, University of Pittsburgh
4:00 PM
 Economy of scale: Cryptic partner strengthens a keystone ant-plant mutualism
Kirsten M. Prior, Binghamton University (SUNY); Todd M. Palmer, University of Florida
4:20 PM
 Hermaphrodites in arms: Facilitated defense in two perennial shrubs against an invasive, fungicidal annual forb
Benjamin M. Schlau, UC Irvine; Travis E. Huxman, University of California, Irvine
4:40 PM
 Can long term nutrient enrichment cause persistent disruptions of resource mutualisms?
Cristina Portales-Reyes, University of Minnesota; Forest Isbell, University of Minnesota; Richard A. Lankau, University of Wisconsin
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