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

COS 89 - Community Pattern and Dynamics I

Thursday, August 5, 2010: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
321, David L Lawrence Convention Center
C. Edward Proffitt
8:00 AM
Contribution of oak forest patches for plant diversity in a countryside landscape
Vania Proença, University of Lisbon; Henrique M. Pereira, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa
8:20 AM
Linkages of plant traits and trait syndromes with environmental gradients spanning from freshwater marshes to inland salt marshes
Anthony S. Eallonardo Jr., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Donald J. Leopold, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; John C. Stella, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Jason Fridley, Syracuse University
9:20 AM
Differences in the scale of impact between aboveground and belowground organisms affect vegetation heterogeneity
G.F. (Ciska) Veen, University of Groningen; Elzemiek Geuverink, University of Jyväskylä; Han Olff, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen
9:40 AM
10:30 AM
Inversion of dominance-diversity relationships along a latitudinal stress gradient
Paul J. Richardson, University of Waterloo; Andrew S. MacDougall, University of Guelph; Amanda Stanley, Institute for Applied Ecology; Thomas N. Kaye, Institute for Applied Ecology; Peter W. Dunwiddie, University of Washington
10:50 AM
Spatiotemporal variation in soil arthropod communities, responses to aboveground plant community composition, and the prevalence of entomopathogenic nematodes
Daniel Gruner, University of Maryland; John P. McLaughlin, University of California at Santa Barbara; Donald R. Strong, University of California, Davis
11:10 AM
Comparing resource availability and tree seedling growth in forest stands that differ in spatial heterogeneity of canopy trees: Scaling from individuals to stands using neighborhood models
Rebecca A. Montgomery, University of Minnesota; Suzanne B. Boyden, Clarion University; Peter B. Reich, University of Minnesota; Brian J. Palik, USDA Forest Service