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

COS 28 - Modeling I

Tuesday, August 3, 2010: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
412, David L Lawrence Convention Center
Sparkle Malone
8:00 AM
Does accounting for imperfect detection improve species distribution models?
Christopher T. Rota, University of Missouri; Robert J. Fletcher Jr., University of Florida; Jason M. Evans, University of Florida; Richard L. Hutto, University of Montana
8:20 AM
Nonlinear interaction and feedback of mire ecosystem in northern Japan
Tadanobu Nakayama, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
8:40 AM
Profiting from pilot study data: Bayesian models of eucalypt seedling mortality with informative priors
William K. Morris, The University of Melbourne; Peter A. Vesk, The University of Melbourne; Michael A. McCarthy, The University of Melbourne; Patrick J. Baker, Monash University
9:00 AM
Revisiting the bestiary of plant growth models, and advancing toward a unified mechanistic model of growth
C. E. Timothy Paine, University of Stirling; Lindsay A. Turnbull, University of Zürich; Drew Purves, Microsoft Reserach, Cambridge; Toby Marthews, University of Oxford; Andrew Hector, University of Zürich
9:20 AM
Evidence for resource homogenization in 50 trophic ecosystem networks
Stuart R. Borrett, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Andria K. Salas, University of North Carolina Wilmington
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Modeling west nile virus: Vector host preferences drive enzootic transmission in the northeastern United States
Jennifer E. Simpson, Yale University; Paul Hurtado, Cornell University; Jan Medlock, Clemson University; Goudarz Molaei, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; Theodore G. Andreadis, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; Alison Galvani, Yale University; Maria Diuk-Wasser, Columbia University
10:10 AM
Vegetation response to climate change: Usable results from SDMs and DGVMs
Becky K. Kerns, USFS; Dominique Bachelet, Conservation Biology Institute; Michelle Buonopane, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station
10:30 AM
Choosing biologically meaningful variables for modeling species distributions
Leone M. Brown, Tufts University; Jorge Velasquez-Tibata, Stony Brook University; Wolfgang Buermann, UCLA Institute of Environment; Catherine Graham, Stony Brook University