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Poster Session # 21: Biogeography, Biodiversity, Populations, and Genetics.
Thursday, August 7 Presentation from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. SITCC Exhibit Hall B.
Poster # 95. Hanks, Joseph*,1, Hatch, Kent1, 1 Brigham Young University, Provo, UT Genetic variation vs. phenotypic plasticity in growth rates of side-blotch lizards.
Poster # 96. Baruch, Zdravko*,1, Nassar, Jafet3, Bubis, José2, Torrealba, Karimar1, 1 Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela, Venezuela3 Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela, Venezuela2 Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela, Venezuela Genetic, quantitative, environmental and geographical distances among populations of a dominant C4 grass from Neotropical savannas.
Poster # 97. Jiménez-Lobato, Vania1, Valverde, Teresa1, 1 Lab. Especializado de Ecología, Mexico, D.F., Mexico Population dynamics of the shrub Acacia bilimekii in a semi-desert region in Central Mexico.
Poster # 98. Rubio, Maria*,1, Dragoo, Jerry1, Yates, Terry1, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Microsatellite DNA variation of Peromyscus maniculatus populations in New Mexico.
Poster # 99. Davis, Andrew*,1, Altizer, Sonia1, Vitone, Nicholas1, 1 Dept. of Environmental Studies, Atlanta, GA, USA Geographic variation among monarch butterfly populations: Migratory behavior and the evolution of wing morphology.
Poster # 100. Yee, Donald*,1, Juliano, Steven 1, 1 Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, U.S.A. Does microorganism productivity influence macroinvertebrate richness in aquatic detritus-based communities?
Poster # 101. Paradise, Chris*,1, Harlan, Nicole1, 1 Davidson College, Davidson, NC, USA Relationships among habitat size, dissolved oxygen, insects, and microbes in artificial treehole communities.
Poster # 102. Shurette, Ryan, Cline, George, Carter, Robert*,, The effects of hardwood mid-story removal in Montane Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) stands on breeding bird communities in the Talladega National Forest, Alabama.
Poster # 103. Gladwell, Randi*,1, Ihue-Umire, Yenny2, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA2 Universidad de San Augustin, Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru From coast to highlands: An elevation gradient survey of rodent communities in southwestern Peru.
Poster # 104. Meyer, Eugene*,1, 1 Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA For camouflaged and elusive species, the concept of Detection Space. Example: midsize predators.
Poster # 105. Mellard, Jarad*,1, Foster, Bryan1, 1 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Effects of initial conditions and resource supply on species assemblage dyamics: A microcosm study.
Poster # 106. Murphy, C.*,1, Foster, B.1, Ramspott, M.1, Price, K.1, Hildebrand, T.1, Evanhoe, L.1, 1 University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas Spatial scaling of plant species richness in grasslands: relationships to productivity, soils and management.
Poster # 107. McCarron, James*,1, Garrett, Karen1, Fay, Phil1, Dendy, Shauna1, Alexander, Helen2, Broeckelman, B1, 1 Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS2 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS The effect of altered rainfall patterns on leaf rust severity in Solidago canadensis.
Poster # 108. Kraus, Johanna*,1, 1 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Changes in subsidized versus intrinsic resource availability at a pond-terrestrial edge.
Poster # 109. Scheessele, Erin *,1, Garcia, Tiffany1, Blaustein, Andrew1, 1 Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon Indirect effects of ultraviolet-B radiation on amphibians: using mesocosm experiments to examine UV-B effects on trophic level interactions.
Poster # 110. Wellnitz, Todd1, Poff, LeRoy1, 1 Biology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Does heterogeneity in near-bed current mediate competition between stream herbivores?
Poster # 111. Linder, Eric *,, Do nested subsets occur in naturally fragmented forests?
Poster # 112. Rivers, James1, Smith, Melinda *,2, Pontius, Jeffrey3, Gipson, Philip4, Althoff, Donald4, 1 Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Santa Barbara, CA, USA2 National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA, USA3 Department of Statistics, Manhattan, KS, USA4 Division of Biology, Manhattan, KS, USA Long-term dynamics of grassland bird communities with and without anthropogenic disturbance.
Poster # 113. Koo, Kyung-Ah*,1, Kong, Woo-Seok 2, Kim, Chong-Kyu 3, 1 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA2 KyungHee University, Seoul, Korea, Korea3 KyungHee University, Seoul, Korea, Korea Distribution of evergreen broad-leaved plants (trees and shrubs) and climatic factors in the Korean Peninsula.
Poster # 114. Damm, Mary*,1, Bowman, William1, 1 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Alpine plant biogeography and species endemism in the Rocky Mountains.
Poster # 115. Gavin, Daniel*,1, Hu, Feng Sheng1, 1 Department of Plant Biology, Urbana, IL Climatic vs. non-climatic control of western hemlock distribution in its coastal and interior ranges.
Poster # 116. Tomas, Andrea*,1, Gelwick, Fran1, Archer, Steve2, 1 Texas A & M University, College Station, TX2 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Local distributions of Bouteloua curtipendula varieties within their zone of sympatry.
Poster # 117. Goheen, Jacob*,1, Swihart, Robert2, Robins, James3, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM2 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN3 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL Ecological implications of red squirrel range expansion into the central hardwoods region of the United States.
Poster # 118. Seymour, Michael*,1, Hooper-Bui, Linda*,1, 1 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA Population estimates of red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren: Mound numbers versus food traps.
Poster # 119. Bossart, Janice*,1, 1 The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ Species assembly rules and nestedness of butterfly communities in long-protected relict forests of Ghana.
Poster # 120. Brake, Robin *,1, Kern, Ruth Ann1, 1 Biology Department, Fresno, CA, USA An investigation into Pinus sabiniana range discontinuity in the Kings, Kaweah and Tule watersheds, California, USA.
Poster # 121. Barrett, Kyle*,1, 3, Wait, D. Alexander1, Anderson, Wendy2, 1 Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO3 Auburn University, Auburn, AL2 Drury University, Springfield, MO Small island biogeography in the Gulf of California: Lizards, the subsidized island biogeography hypothesis, and the small island effect.
Poster # 122. Houseman, Gregory*,1, 2, 1 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI2 Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI Can species pool size and composition explain different productivity-diversity relationships?
Poster # 123. Emery, Sarah*,1, Christy Bowles, Sandy J. Andelman,2, Elsa E. Cleland, Karen Carney, 3, Drake, John 4, Gramling, Joel 5, Horner-Devine, M. Claire3, Smith, Melinda2, Vandermast, David5, 1 W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI2 National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA3 Stanford University, Stanford, CA4 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN5 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Relationships between plant diversity, productivity, and invasion across six North American grasslands.
Poster # 124. Wentworth, Thomas*,1, White, Peter2, Wheeler, Brooke2, Taverna, Kristin2, Kuppinger, Dane2, Jacobs, Lee Anne2, Fridley, Jason2, Peet, Robert2, 1 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC2 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Nested versus non-nested characterization of vegetation composition and species richness at multiple spatial scales.
Poster # 125. Hartman, Wyatt*,1, Sundareshwar, Pallaoor1, Vilgalys, Rytas1, Bruland, Gregory1, Richardson, Curtis1, 1 Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Linking microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning across land use patterns.
Poster # 126. Koslow, Jennifer*,1, Rudgers, Jennifer1, Clay, Keith1, 1 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA Endophytic fungi alter relationships between diversity and ecosystem function.
Poster # 127. Bernal, Rocio*,1, Hernández, Laura1, Valverde, Teresa1, 1 Departamento de Ecología y Recursos Naturales, México, D.F., México Establishment patterns in a metapopulation of the epiphyte Tillandsia recurvata in a Mexican desert shrubland.
Poster # 128. Stephenson, Andrew1, Mena-Ali, Jorge*,1, Travers, Steven1, 1 Dept of Biology, University Park, PA, USA Effect of genotype and floral age on growth of self-pollen tubes in styles of Solanum carolinense.
Poster # 129. Adkison, Greg*,1, Gleeson, Scott2, 1 Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC2 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Distributions and light adaptations in a set of forest violets (Viola).
Poster # 130. Price, Charles*,1, Turner, Will1, Rosenzweig, Michael1, Enquist, Brian1, 1 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tucson, Az Constancy in community measures through time in a tropical forest.
Poster # 131. Chapman, Carol*,1, Jenkins, David1, 1 University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL Metacommunity dynamics drive rockpool community recovery after a natural disturbance.
Poster # 132. Davidson, R. Scott*,1, Steen, Harald2, 1 University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand2 University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo, Norway Seasonal changes in density dependent population growth rate of feral house mouse populations.
Poster # 133. Clanton, Keith*,1, Stout, I.*,1, 1 Department of Biological Sciences, Orlando, Florida Impact of habitat structure on cotton rat population dynamics in an abandoned agricultrural field.
Poster # 134. Stevens, Martin Henry*,1, Carson, Walter*,2, 1 Ecology Graduate Program, Oxford, OH, USA2 Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Resource ratio tradeoffs exist, but fail to explain effects of nitrogen on plant species richness.
Poster # 135. Engel, E. Cayenne*,1, Weltzin, Jake 1, 1 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN How does plant competition mediate the interactive effects of CO2, temperature, and soil water availability?
Poster # 136. Chiang, Jyh-Min *,1, Brown, Kim1, Iverson, Louis3, Prasad, Anantha3, Chen, Jiquan 4, 1 Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA3 USDA Forest Service4 The University of Toledo Assessing carbon stocks and productivity in current and predicted forest communities using the SHIFT and PnET-II simulation models.