COS 31 - Communities: Assembly And Neutral Theory II

Tuesday, August 8, 2017: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
C120-121, Oregon Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Is there consistency in the assembly of lake fish communities: a null-model examination?
Ruben D Cordero, University of Toronto; Donald A. Jackson, University of Toronto
8:20 AM
 Foliar microbiome community assembly driven by phylogenetic relatedness of Asteraceae hosts in a common garden
Briana K. Whitaker, Indiana University; Natalie S. Christian, Indiana University; Chai Qing, Lanzhou University; Keith Clay, Indiana University
8:40 AM
 Plants shaping their environment: Do dominant plants reduce or promote spatial heterogeneity?
Carlos A. Arnillas, University of Toronto, Scarborough; Marc W. Cadotte, University of Toronto
9:00 AM
 Tropical plants and fungal symbionts: leaf functional traits as drivers of plant-fungal endophyte interactions.
Peter Tellez, Tulane University; Elizabeth A. Arnold, University of Arizona; Sunshine Van Bael, Tulane University
9:20 AM
 Which processes drive ant community assembly in experimentally fragmented forest?
Kendi F. Davies, University of Colorado at Boulder; Jeffrey L. McClenahan, University of Colorado at Boulder; Saul Cunningham, The Australian National University; Andrew J. King, CSIRO; Brett A. Melbourne, University of Colorado at Boulder; Julian Resasco, University of Colorado at Boulder; Kika Tuff, Impact Media Lab
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Human impact on North American mammal faunas from the Pleistocene
Silvia Pineda-Munoz, NMNH Smithsonian Institution; Advait M. Jukar, George Mason University; S. Kathleen Lyons, University of Nebraska; NMNH ETE working group, NMNH Smithsonian Institution
10:10 AM
 Drought tolerance and dispersal limitation jointly shape community structure in an aseasonal Amazonian forest
Ian R. McFadden, University of California, Los Angeles; Renato Valencia, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador; Nathan J. B. Kraft, University of California, Los Angeles
10:30 AM
 Weak interspecific interactions in a sagebrush steppe: evidence from observations, models, and experiments
Peter B. Adler, Utah State University; Andrew R. Kleinhesselink, Utah State University; Giles Hooker, Cornell University; Brittany J. Teller, Utah State University; Stephen P. Ellner, Cornell University; J. Bret Taylor, USDA
10:50 AM
 Environmental variability and non-linear responses to competition interact to affect species coexistence in nectar yeasts
Andrew D. Letten, Stanford University; Manpreet K. Dhami, Stanford University; Po-Ju Ke, Stanford University; Tadashi Fukami, Stanford University
11:10 AM
 How do resource use and the resource spectrum determine the structure of competitive communities?
Ravi Ranjan, Michigan State University; Christopher Klausmeier, Michigan State University
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