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

COS 67 - Forests I

Wednesday, August 4, 2010: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
336, David L Lawrence Convention Center
Jasmin Mantilla Contreras
1:30 PM
Disturbance characteristics and community resilience in mixed hardwood oak forests
Yvette L. Dickinson, Penn State University; Eric K. Zenner, Penn State University
1:50 PM
Forest fires alter soil fungal communities in boreal ecosystems: Implications for carbon cycling
Sandra R. Holden, University of California, Irvine; Steven Allison, University of California, Irvine; Kathleen K. Treseder, University of California, Irvine
2:10 PM
Canopy species and litter quality regulate patterns of decomposition and nutrient release in a coffee agroforest
Katherine L. Tully, Columbia University; Deborah Lawrence, University of Virginia
2:30 PM
Saving species at risk through regional partnerships
Harold Balbach, US Army ERDC; Deborah Burr, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
2:50 PM
Resistance and resilience of forest canopy height to hurricane damage
Nicholas Brokaw, Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras; Shawn Fraver, University of Minnesota
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Simulation of defoliation outbreaks in deciduous landscapes: How disturbance interactions affect forest carbon sequestration
Jane R. Foster, University of Minnesota; Robert M. Scheller, Portland State University; Brian R. Sturtevant, U.S. Forest Service; Philip Townsend, University of Wisconsin - Madison; David J. Mladenoff, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:40 PM
Patterns in and controls over nitrogen loss from wet lowland tropical forests
Alan R. Townsend, University of Colorado at Boulder; William R. Wieder, University of Colorado, Boulder; Philip G. Taylor, University of Colorado; Cory C. Cleveland, University of Montana; Gregory P. Asner, Carnegie Institution for Science
4:20 PM
Influence of environment, and disturbance on the patterns of tropical plant species diversity in Western Ghats, India
P. Dilip Venugopal, University of Maryland; Raphael Pelissier, Institut Franc¸ais de Pondichexry; B.R Ramesh, Institut Franc¸ais de Pondichexry; Karine Belna, Institut Franc¸ais de Pondichexry; Pierre Couteron, UMR- AMAP