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

COS 98 - Urban Ecology I

Thursday, August 5, 2010: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
407, David L Lawrence Convention Center
Frederick Adler
1:30 PM
The impacts of urbanization on the spread of exotic plants and persistence of native plant diversity
Amy Stephens Davis, UNC Charlotte; Ross Meentemeyer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
1:50 PM
Land cover-nitrogen interactions in small watersheds: patterns of variation within a semi-arid urban system
James B. McConaghie, University of California, Davis; Weiqi Zhou, University of California, Davis; Mary L. Cadenasso, University of California, Davis
2:10 PM
Effect of land use on nitrogen cycling in Baltimore residential areas in MD, USA
Yulia Savva, Johns Hopkins University; Katalin Szlavecz, Johns Hopkins University; Peter M. Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Richard Pouyat, Chesapeake Bay Career Consulting
2:30 PM
Urban aquatic contaminants & benthic ecology: Comparing invertebrates, chemical concentrations, and water quality across a Superfund site
W. Lindsay Whitlow, Seattle University; Lindsey Youngquist, Seattle University; Ann Frost, Seattle University; Douglas Latch, Seattle University; Peter J. Alaimo, Seattle University
2:50 PM
Landscape fragmentation and its relations with urbanization and social and economic developments in Beijing urban region, China
Jiangxiao Qiu, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Xiaoke Wang, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fei Lu, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Zhiyun Ouyang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
3:10 PM
3:40 PM
Urbanisation, plant traits and extinction: Evidence from the new world
Nicholas S. G. Williams, University of Melbourne; Steven E. Clemants, Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Richard T. Corlett, National University of Singapore; Amy K. Hahs, University of Melbourne; Michael A. McCarthy, The University of Melbourne; Mark McDonnell, Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology; Mark W. Schwartz, University of California, Davis; Ken Thompson, University of Sheffield; Peter A. Vesk, The University of Melbourne; Richard P. Duncan, University of Canberra
4:00 PM
Effects of organic carbon sources on denitrification in forested, restored, and urbanized streams
Tamara A. Newcomer, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Sujay S. Kaushal, University of Maryland; Paul Mayer, USEPA, National Health and Environmental Research Laboratory; Peter M. Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
4:20 PM
An analysis of historical wetland loss in an urban landscape
Lisa A. McCauley, South Dakota State University/ US Geological Survey; David G. Jenkins, University of Central Florida; Pedro Quintana-Ascencio, University of Central Florida