OOS 20: Ecological Insights From Long-Term Studies in Environmental Biology.
Organized by: S Twombly and M Bowers
Wednesday, August 4, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Meeting Room E 148.
8:00 AM Clark, Deborah*,1, Clark, David1, 1 University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA An evolving understanding of tropical rain forest ecology. Boring monitoring is an oxymoron.
8:20 AM Packer, Craig*,1, 1 University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA Population dynamics in a group-territorial species: A 40-yr perspective.
8:40 AM Young, Truman*,1, 2, Huntzinger, Mikaela1, 2, Keesing, Felicia2, 3, 1 Ecology Graduate Group, Davis, CA, USA2 Mpala Research Centre, Nanyuki, Kenya3 Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA The pathology of no herbivory: Long-term effects of herbivore exclusion in an African savanna.
9:00 AM Richter, Daniel*,1, 1 Duke University, Durham, NC, USA Replicating Rothamsted: Towards a global soil network.
9:20 AM Petraitis, Peter*,1, 1 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA Detection of alternative community states on rocky intertidal shores.
9:40 AM Break.
9:50 AM Whitham, Thomas1, Gehring, Catherine*,1, Stultz, Christopher1, 1 Department of Biological Sciences & Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, Flagstaff, AZ, USA The importance of long-term studies: Reversals in interpretation with time and complexity.
10:10 AM Ostfeld, Richard*,1, Schauber, Eric1, 2, Canham, Charles1, Keesing, Felicia1, 3, 1 Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA2 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA3 Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA Acorn and white-footed mouse abundance as predictors of Lyme-disease risk and incidence.
10:30 AM Sousa, Wayne*,1, 1 University of California, Berkeley, CA Mangrove forest structure and dynamics: Long-term experiments challenge long-standing dogma.
10:50 AM Strayer, David*,1, Caraco, Nina1, Cole, Jonathan1, Findlay, Stuart1, Pace, Michael1, 1 Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, 12545 Hydrology and grazing as joint controls of a large-river food web.
11:10 AM Venable, Lawrence*,, Quantification coexistence promotion via the storage effect with 20 years of population data from a guild of desert annuals.
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