95th ESA Annual Meeting (August 1 -- 6, 2010)

OOS 6 - Effects of Global Warming in Tropical Montane Systems

Monday, August 2, 2010: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
315-316, David L Lawrence Convention Center
Kenneth J. Feeley
Alessandro Catenazzi
Kenneth J. Feeley
In this oral session, ecologists will discuss recent advances in the study of tropical montane systems, specifically looking at how these ecosystems have responded, are responding, and will respond to global climate change. Participants range from rising graduate students to established leaders in the field, are based at a number of countries and work on a variety of organisms in tropical mountains around the globe. We expect that the proposed session will be well attended and draw attention from the popular and scientific press.
1:30 PM
Non-linear vegetation responses to climate change: A paleoecological perspective from Lake Titicaca
Mark B. Bush, Florida Institute of Technology; Jennifer Hanselman, Westfield State College; William Gosling, The Open University
1:50 PM
Nutrient limitation in rain and cloud forests along a 3000 m elevation gradient in the Peruvian Andes
Joshua Fisher, California Institute of Technology; Yadvinder Malhi, University of Oxford; Israel Cuba Torres, Universidad San Antonio Abad del Cusco; Daniel B. Metcalfe, Lund University; Marjan van de Weg, VU University Amsterdam; Patrick Meir, University of Edinburgh; Javier E. Silva Espejo, Universidad San Antonio Abad del Cusco; Walter Huaraca Huasco, Universidad San Antonio Abad del Cusco
2:10 PM
Thermal tolerances in Andean frogs: Are high-elevation species more vulnerable to climate warming?
Alessandro Catenazzi, Southern Illinois University; Edgar Lehr, Illinois Wesleyan University
2:50 PM
Asymmetric boundary shifts and biodiversity risks of tropical montane Lepidoptera over four decades of climate warming
I-Ching Chen, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan; Jane K. Hill, University of York; Hau-Jie Shiu, National University of Tainan; Jeremy D. Holloway, The Natural History Museum; Suzan Benedick, Universiti Malaysia Sabah; Vun Khen Chey, Forest Research Centre of Sabah; Henry S. Barlow, Southene Sdn. Bhd.; Chris D. Thomas, University of York
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Potential effects of climate change on tree species richness of tropical montane forests
Duncan Golicher, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur; Luis Cayuela, Universidad de Granada
3:40 PM
Migration in response to climate change in Andean trees: Fast enough?
Miles Silman, Andes Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group
4:00 PM
Species assemblage and fire dynamics over the past ~3,300 years in an upper montane cloud forest in Hawai‘i
Shelley D. Crausbay, University of Wisconsin; Sara Hotchkiss, University of Wisconsin
4:20 PM
Carbon input and partitioning along a 5°C mean annual temperature gradient in Hawaiian wet tropical forests
Creighton M. Litton, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Christian P. Giardina, USDA Forest Service
4:40 PM
Projected range contractions of montane biodiversity under global warming
Frank A. La Sorte, Yale University; Walter Jetz, Yale University
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