COS 27 - Biodiversity II

Tuesday, August 8, 2017: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
B116, Oregon Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Mixed conifer understory plant diversity patterns across wildfire severity classes and associated ecological characteristics of the Sierra Nevada, California
Clark Richter, University of California - Davis; Marcel Rejmánek, University of California, Davis; Hugh D. Safford, Regional Ecologist, USDA Forest Service
8:20 AM
 Resource quantity and resource heterogeneity shape species richness and beta-diversity patterns in big sagebrush plant communities
Kyle A. Palmquist, University of Wyoming; Samuel E. Jordan, Yale University; John B. Bradford, U.S. Geological Survey; Daniel R. Schlaepfer, University of Wyoming; William K. Lauenroth, University of Wyoming
8:40 AM
 Response of avian gut microbiome composition to land use change in a countryside landscape in Costa Rica
Priscilla San Juan, Stanford University; Tadashi Fukami, Stanford University
9:00 AM
 Beyond the macro: The role of micronutrients in structuring plant and insect communities in coastal tallgrass prairies
Chelse M. Prather, University of Dayton; Angela N. Laws, Kansas State University; Ryan W. Reihart, University of Dayton; Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston
9:20 AM
 Effects of fire and rodent presence on a semi-arid cold-desert ant community
Joshua D. Day, Brigham Young University; Samuel B. St Clair, Brigham Young University
9:40 AM
10:10 AM
 It’s all relative: Bacterial richness varies across global habitats
Kendra E. Walters, University of California, Irvine; Jennifer B.H. Martiny, University of California, Irvine
10:30 AM
 Modeling multi-scale plant species richness in a Piedmont, NC landscape using LiDAR-hyperspectral remote-sensing
Christopher Hakkenberg, University of North Carolina; Kai Zhu, University of Texas, Arlington; Robert K. Peet, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Conghe Song, UNC Chapel Hill
10:50 AM
 Nitrogen uptake and crown-level allocation across an experimental tree diversity gradient
Shan Kothari, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Jeannine M. Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota; Anna K. Schweiger, University of Minnesota; Philip A. Townsend, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Sarah E. Hobbie, University of Minnesota; Rebecca A. Montgomery, University of Minnesota
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