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

COS 6 - Ecosystem Ecology

Monday, August 2, 2010: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
335, David L Lawrence Convention Center
Virginia Matzek
1:30 PM
1:50 PM
Hydrological balance in an upland forest of the New Jersey Pine Barrens – five years of investigation
Karina VR Schafer, Rutgers University Newark; Kenneth L. Clark, USDA Forest Service
2:10 PM
The role of temporal and spatial heterogeneity along a habitat duration gradient: influences on food-chain length in aquatic food webs
Tiffany A. Schriever, Oregon State University; D. Dudley Williams, University of Toronto Scarborough
2:30 PM
Biodiversity of microbial gut content as a new fish trait related to organic matter degradation
Maud A. Mouchet, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle; Corinne Bouvier, ECOLAG-Université de Montpellier 2; Thierry Bouvier, ECOLAG - Université Montpellier 2; Marc Troussellier, ECOLAG-Université de Montpellier 2; David Mouillot, ECOLAG-Université Montpellier 2
2:50 PM
Carbon fluxes in novel tropical secondary forests
Jessica Fonseca da Silva, 1.USDA, Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry; 2.Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation, PR; Ariel Lugo, USDA Forest Service
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Top-down effects of different macroconsumers on benthic structure and function in a high-gradient neotropical stream
Andrew J. Binderup, University of Georgia; Michael C. Marshall, University of Georgia; Catherine M. Pringle, University of Georgia; Steve A. Thomas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Alexander Flecker, Cornell University; Rana W. El-Sabaawi, University of Victoria; Andrés López-Sepulcre, University of California, Riverside; David N. Reznick, University of California Riverside
3:40 PM
Does substrate stoichiometry control decomposition of tropical tree leaf litter ?
Sandra Barantal, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CEFE-CNRS; Nathalie Fromin, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Heidy Schimann, INRA-UMR ECOFOG; Stephan Hättenschwiler, Centre of Functional Ecology and Evolution
4:20 PM
Carbon stocks in regenerating tropical dry forests in Costa Rica: Effects of soil variation and forest age
Jennifer S. Powers, University of Minnesota; Justin M. Becknell, Carleton College
4:40 PM
The effect of abiotic factors on asymbiotic nitrogen fixation in dead roots from the Pacific Northwest
William T. Hicks, Bethany College; Hua Chen, University of Illinois at Springfield