Symposium 20: Exotic Species: A Source of Insight into Ecology, Evolution and Biogeography.
Organized by: DF Sax, JJ Stachowicz, and SD Gaines
Thursday, August 5, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Oregon Ballroom 203.
1:30 PM Sax, Dov1, Gaines, Steven1, 1 Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Santa Barbara What exotic species tell us about the limits of geographic range boundaries.
1:50 PM Stachowicz, John*,1, Tilman, David2, 1 University of California, Davis, CA2 University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN Species invasions and the relationship between community saturation, diversity and ecosystem functioning.
2:10 PM McKinney, Michael 1, Lockwood, Julie*,2, 1 Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA2 Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA Biotic homogenization and the breakdown of biogeographic barriers.
2:30 PM Lafferty, Kevin1, Smith, Katherine 2, Torchin, Mark3, Dobson, Andrew4, Kuris, Armand*,2, 1 USGS, Santa Barbara, CA, USA2 University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA3 NCEAS, Santa Barbara, CA, USA4 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA What exotic species tell us about the role of diseases in natural communities.
2:50 PM Hastings, Alan*,1, Kinlan, Brian2, 1 University of Californa, Davis, Davis, CA, USA2 University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA What exotic species tell us about potential rates of population growth, dispersal and geographic range expansion.
3:10 PM Break.
3:30 PM Levine, Jonathan*,1, Rees, Mark2, 1 University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA2 Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks, United Kingdom How do exotic species invasions enhance our understanding of how rare plants persist?
3:50 PM Huey, Raymond*,, Gilchrist, George, Invasive species as an opportunity to study the rate, predictability, and processes of rapid evolution.
4:10 PM Grosberg, Richard*,, Hughes, Randall, Wares, John, Evolutionary changes during biological invasions.
4:30 PM Holt, Robert*,1, 1 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA Exotic species: Testing grounds for theories of niche conservatism and evolution.
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