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

COS 105 - Community Pattern and Dynamics II

Thursday, August 5, 2010: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
321, David L Lawrence Convention Center
C. E. Timothy Paine
1:30 PM
Predation increases the predictability of community assembly in a model food web
Daan J. Gerla, Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Matthijs Vos, Universitat Potsdam, Institute for Biochemistry and Biology; Bob W. Kooi, Vrije Universiteit; Wolf M. Mooij, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
1:50 PM
Testing the causes of spatial synchrony in experimental metacommunities
Jeremy Fox, University of Calgary; David A. Vasseur, Yale University
2:10 PM
A size-structured model for quantifying coexistence in perennial plants, with application to the Sonoran Desert
Chi Yuan, University of Arizona; Peter Chesson, University of Arizona; Sonya Dewi, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
2:30 PM
The influence of plant species identity and seasonality on soil rhizosphere bacterial communities
Cheryl A. Murphy, University of Kansas; Bryan L. Foster, University of Kansas
2:50 PM
Compositional variation in alluvial plant communities: The role of space and environment in a well-connected system
Elizabeth R. Matthews, University of California Santa Barbara; Robert K. Peet, University of North Carolina
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Area of competitive influence and tree density scale with tree diameter in a central hardwood old-growth forest
Daniel J. Johnson, Ohio State Univesity; Keith Clay, Indiana University
3:40 PM
Canopy connectivity and the availability of diverse nesting cavities affect species coexistence in arboreal ant assemblages
Scott Powell, The George Washington University; Alan Nilo da Costa, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia; Cauê T. Lopes, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia; Heraldo L. Vasconcelos, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
4:00 PM
Enemy spillover and dilution among native and introduced perennial grasses in a seasonal wetland prairie
G. Kai Blaisdell, University of California, Berkeley; Bitty A. Roy, University of Oregon
4:20 PM
Characteristics of Lake George periphyton communities and their responses to change
Emily R. Porter-Goff, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
4:40 PM
Impacts of disturbance intensity on Prosopis understory competition and diversity
Jere Boudell, Clayton State University; Juliet C. Stromberg, Arizona State University