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Session #18: Mechanisms underlying the maintenance of diversity and mode of regeneration in tropical forests: tests of alternative hypotheses. Organized by: W.P. Carson, C. Gehring, and T. Theimer.
Wednesday, August 8, 2001. Madison Ballroom B
1:00 PM Carson, Walter1, Schnitzer, Stefan2, Stevens, Henry3, 1 2 3 Tests of the Janzen-Connell and Gap hypotheses in tropical forests in Panama: confirming the predictions of two long-standing hypotheses.
1:30 PM Clark, David1, Clark, Matthew2, Clark, Deborah1, Mackensen, Jens3, Veldkamp, Edzo3, 1 2 3 Tree growth variation across tropical rain forest landscapes and its contribution to tree species diversity.
2:00 PM Connell, Joseph1, 1 Seedling regeneration over 35 years in Australian tropical and subtropical rain forests.
2:30 PM Denslow, Julie1, 1 Patterns of establishment and growth in rain forest seedlings.
3:00 PM Break.
3:15 PM Dirzo, Rodolfo1, Mendoza, Eduardo1, 1 Studies on the alteration of neotropical forest understories due to mammalian defaunation: experimental approaches and a model of the possible underlying mechanisms.
3:45 PM Gehring, Catherine1,2, Theimer, Tad1,2, 1 2 Ground-dwelling vertebrates, mycorrhizal fungi and seedling diversity in an Australian tropical rain forest.
4:15 PM Hubbell, Stephen1, Condit, Richard2, Foster, Robin2, 1 2 A 20 Year perspective on the assembly rules in a neotropical forest: When the rubber (theory) meets the road (observation).
4:45 PM Webb, Campbell1, Donoghue, Michael1, 1 Inferring ecological organization from the phylogenetic structure of rain forest tree communities.