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

COS 15 - Community Assembly and Neutral Theory I

Monday, August 2, 2010: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
407, David L Lawrence Convention Center
John DeLong
1:30 PM
Global analysis of shifts in plant trait distributions under land-use change
John W. Morgan, La Trobe University; Jessie Wells, University of Queensland; Loïc Chalmandrier, École Normale Supérieure de Paris; Fabrice DeClerck, Bioversity International; Alana L. Burley, The University of Queensland; Stephen Bonser, University of New South Wales; Carla P. Catterall, Griffith University; Etienne Laliberte, The University of Western Australia; Daniel J. Metcalfe, CSIRO; Peter Vesk, The University of Melbourne; Margaret M. Mayfield, The University of Queensland
1:50 PM
Summer drought as a filter to seedling establishment in the restoration of Mediterranean-climate ecosystems
Lauren M. Hallett, University of California, Berkeley; Rachel J. Standish, University of Western Australia; Richard J. Hobbs, The University of Western Australia
2:10 PM
FOOD-WEB architecture in neutral trophic networks
Elsa Flore Canard, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier; Lucile Marescot, University of California, Davis; Dominique Gravel, Université du Québec à Rimouski; Nicolas Mouquet, Université Montpellier 2, CNRS; David Mouillot, ECOLAG-Université Montpellier 2
2:30 PM
Resource-disturbance interactions influence community assembly in species-rich pine savannas
Jonathan A. Myers, Washington University in St. Louis; Kyle Harms, Louisiana State University
2:50 PM
Traits patterns indicate that changes in productivity and geographic isolation will impact functional diversity in the alpine
Marko J. Spasojevic, Washington University in St. Louis; Katharine N. Suding, University of California at Berkeley
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Distance decay in bird community similarity: Investigating predictions of neutral theory and niche-assembly theory
Tracy A. Pinney, Baylor University; Kevin J. Gutzwiller, Baylor University
3:40 PM
Community assembly of bombus: Relatedness, tongue length and competition
Alexandra N. Harmon-Threatt, Washington University in St.Louis; David Ackerly, University of California
4:00 PM
Point patterns of tree distribution determined by habitat heterogeneity and dispersal limitation
Yiching Lin, Tunghai University; Li-Wan Chang, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute; Kuoh-Cheng Yang, Providence University; Hsiang-Hua Wang, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute
4:20 PM
Disentangling pre- and post-colonization processes operating in a simple insect community associated with a spatially patchy resource
Myra C. Hughey, Virginia Tech; Michael W. McCoy, Boston University; James R. Vonesh, Virginia Commonwealth University; Karen M. Warkentin, Boston University
4:40 PM
More closely related species are more ecologically similar: an experimental test
Jean H. Burns, Case Western Reserve University; Sharon Y. Strauss, University of California, Davis