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

COS 44 - Community Disturbance and Recovery I

Tuesday, August 3, 2010: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
321, David L Lawrence Convention Center
Weimin Xi
1:30 PM
Prescribed fire in shrublands:  Is time since fire a good indicator of fire hazard and behavior
Neal J. Enright, Murdoch University; Joseph B. Fontaine, Murdoch University
2:10 PM
Top predator response to high-flow disturbance in estuaries
Jill A. Olin, University of Windsor; Michelle R. Heupel, James Cook University; Colin A. Simpfendorfer, James Cook University; Gregg R. Poulakis, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Aaron T. Fisk, University of Windsor
2:30 PM
Interacting disturbances: Stage of disease progression affected wildfire severity
Margaret R. Metz, University of California, Davis; Kerri M. Frangioso, University of California, Davis; Ross K. Meentemeyer, NC State; Dave M. Rizzo, University of California, Davis
2:50 PM
Willow decline in Rocky Mountain National Park: Examining the interactions of ungulate browsing, drought, sapsuckers, and fungal infection
Kristen Kaczynski, Colorado State University; David J. Cooper, Colorado State University; William Jacobi, Colorado State University
3:10 PM
3:40 PM
A long-term manipulation experiment to simulate the major hurricane impacts on a Puerto Rican tropical forest
Diana C. Garcia-Montiel, University of Puerto Rico; Jess K. Zimmerman, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras; Alonso Ramírez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras; Grizelle González, USDA Forest Service; D. Jean Lodge, USDA-Forest Service; Whendee Silver, University of California; Michael R. Willig, University of Connecticut; Timothy D. Schowalter, Louisiana State University; William H. McDowell, University of New Hampshire; Aaron Shiels, USDA, APHIS, National Wildlife Research Center; Nicholas Brokaw, Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras
4:00 PM
Characteristics of a large, infrequent disturbance in a wetland ecosystem:  Fire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia, USA
Paul R. Wetzel, Smith College; Cynthia S. Loftin, U.S. Geological Survey, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
4:20 PM
Changes in forest carbon storage following mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Daniel M. Kashian, Wayne State University; Rebecca M. Jackson, Wayne State University
4:40 PM
Storms and droughts: Ecological consequences of climate change and fluctuating hydrological cycles in an estuarine ecosystem
Andrew L. Chang, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Christopher W. Brown, California State Lands Commission; Jeffrey A. Crooks, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve; Gregory M. Ruiz, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center