Oral Session 23: Biodiversity II: Theory; Modeling.
Presiding: M Koechy
Tuesday, August 3, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Meeting Room B 113.
8:00 AM Naeem, Shahid1, Kochsiek, Amy2, Knops, Johannes2, Jouseau, Claire1, Wright, Justin1, 1 Dept. Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B), New York, NY, USA2 Dept. of Biological Science, Lincoln, NE, USA Biodiversity and invasion: Resolving a dangerous and premature paradigm.
8:20 AM Andelman, Sandy1, Willig, Michael2, 1 National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA, USA2 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA Spatial dynamics of biodiversity in a South African savanna: A structural equation modeling approach.
8:40 AM Parr, Cynthia*,1, 2, 1 University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA2 Visualization tools for biodiversity databases.
9:00 AM St. John, Mark1, Wall, Diana1, Reed, Heather2, 1 Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO, USA2 Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research and Department of EEB, Boulder, CO, USA The relationship between soil mite species richness and decomposition in a tallgrass prairie: A contest among models.
9:20 AM Jetz, Walter*,1, 2, 1 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA2 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA The effect of climate change on the global biodiversity and distribution of birds.
9:40 AM Break.
9:50 AM Adler, Frederick*,1, 2, Feener, Donald 1, LeBrun, Edward3, 1 Department of Biology, Salt Lake City, UT, USA2 Department of Mathematics, Salt Lake City, UT, USA3 Division of Biological Sciences, San Diego, CA, USA Maintenance of diversity in ant communities: Modeling the dominance-discovery tradeoff.
10:10 AM Calabrese, Justin*,1, Kirkendall, Lawrence2, 1 University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland2 University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway Does neutral theory apply to species poor systems? A test using a bark beetle metacommunity.
10:30 AM Finn, Debra*,1, Poff, N. LeRoy1, 1 Department of Biology and Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Fort Collins, CO Neutral processes in alpine stream insect communities: Evaluating evidence from the community and population levels.
10:50 AM Houseman, Gregory1, 2, 1 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI2 Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI Is local diversity limited by species pools or environmental conditions? Tests across multiple productivity gradients.
11:10 AM Kuang, Jessica, Chesson, Peter, Will apparent competition enhance the coexistence of multiple competing species in a variable environment?
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