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

PS 50 - Community Pattern and Dynamics

Wednesday, August 4, 2010: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall A, David L Lawrence Convention Center
The contributions of container age and seasonal turnover of adult insect populations to changes in aquatic insect communities
Ebony Murrell, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Steven A. Juliano, Illinois State University
Using network analysis to assess connectivity for ant communities in a fragmented landscape
Julian Resasco, University of Colorado; Miguel A. Acevedo, Louisiana State University; Robert J. Fletcher Jr., University of Florida; Doug Levey, National Science Foundation
Forging an alliance: Linking taxonomy, phylogeny and community ecology in terrestrial insects
Terry A. Wheeler, McGill University; Christopher J. Borkent, McGill University; Valerie Levesque-Beaudin, McGill University; Julia Mlynarek, McGill University
Chamaecrista fasciculata and Silphium integrifolium show divergence in genetic structure when grown in a background of wild collected versus cultivars of the dominant grasses
Dewitt Jones, The Citadel; Danny J. Gustafson, The Citadel; David J. Gibson, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Sara G. Baer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Seasonal priority effects: Implications for invasion and restoration in California coastal sage scrub
Claire E. Wainwright, The University of Queensland; Elsa Cleland, University of California San Diego
Temporal and spatial turnover in phytoplankton (meta-)communities in a natural coastal system
Sandra Meier, Institute for chemistry and biology of the marine environment; Helmut Hillebrand, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Effects of genetic diversity of foundation species on community diversity: Predictions tested by simulation modeling
David J. Gibson, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Andrew J. Allstadt, University of Wisconsin; Sara G. Baer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Environmental determinants of the distribution of body size in bird communities
Allen Hurlbert, University of North Carolina; Katherine M. Thibault, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON); Ethan P. White, University of Florida; S. K. Morgan Ernest, Utah State University
Plasticity in leaf functional traits in a Michigan hardwood forest
Carlin Ziska, University of Michigan; Jeffrey Lake, Adrian College; Annette M. Ostling, University of Michigan; Zachary T. Brym, Utah State University; Andrea Maguire, Michigan State University
Coexistence in a Florida ant assemblage: Spatial, temporal, and dietary constraints
Philipp T. Wiescher, University of Utah; Donald H. Feener Jr., University of Utah; Elizabeth High, University of Notre Dame
Recent increase in earthworm abundance in Mid-Atlantic deciduous forests
Chih-Han Chang, Johns Hopkins University; Katalin Szlavecz, Johns Hopkins University; Scott Pitz, Johns Hopkins University; Csaba Csuzdi, Hungarian Natural History Museum; Melissa K. McCormick, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Timothy R. Filley, Purdue University
Effects of intraspecific genetic diversity on ecological communities are context-dependent
Michael F. Benard, Case Western Reserve University; Sarah R. Carrino-Kyker, The Holden Arboretum; David J. Burke, The Holden Arboretum
Invertebrate biodiversity patterns in a hemlock-dominated forest: Effects of vegetation, woody debris, and light
Amy Arnett, Unity College; Erika F. Latty, Unity College; Alysa J. Remsburg, Unity College; Kathleen Dunckel, Unity College
Ecosystem engineers as a source of landscape heterogeneity: Plateau pika (Ochotona curzoniae) burrows on the Tibetan Plateau
Brigitte W. Hogan, Arizona State University; Yan Ming Zhang, Northwest Plateau Institute of Biology; Andrew T. Smith, Arizona State University
Restoration of a coastal sandplain grassland: Reducing biotic and abiotic barriers to native plant establishment in a former agricultural field
Annalisa Weiler, University of Central Florida; Christopher Neill, Marine Biological Laboratory; Betsy Von Holle, University of Central Florida
The role of seasonal moisture variability in structuring testate amoebae assemblages in Sphagnum peatlands
Maura E. Sullivan, Lehigh University; Robert K. Booth, Lehigh University
Network structure is linked to the community stability of canopy arthropods associated with Populus angustifolia
Matthew K. Lau, Northern Arizona University; Arthur R. Keith, Northern Arizona University; Thomas G. Whitham, Northern Arizona University
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