Oral Session 64: Grasslands II: Conservation; Community Dynamics.
Presiding: P Ford and D Henderson
Wednesday, August 4, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Meeting Room C 123.
8:00 AM Vinton, MaryAnn*,1, Ramage, Joan1, Schalles, John 1, Hall, Carter1, Sorenson, Christian1, LaRose, Louis2, 1 Creighton University, Omaha, NE2 Little Priest Tribal College, Winnebago, NE Exploring grassland conservation issues using hyperspectral imagery in landscapes of the central Missouri River valley.
8:20 AM Frank, Douglas*,1, 1 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA Top predator control of a grazing ecosystem: Wolves in Yellowstone.
8:40 AM Yoshida, Toshi*,1, Seabloom, Eric2, 1 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI2 National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA Forb invasions in California perennial grasslands.
9:00 AM Fynn, Richard1, Morris, Craig2, Kirkman, Kevin1, O'Connor, Timothy3, 1 University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa2 Agricultural Research Council, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa3 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Determinants of composition in mesic grasslands: Evidence from long-term field and short-term competition experiments.
9:20 AM Collins, Scott*,1, Muldavin, Esteban1, Munson, Seth1, Moore, Doug1, 1 Department of Biology, Albuquerque, NM, USA Community dynamics and stability in semi-arid grassland vegetation.
9:40 AM Break.
9:50 AM Solomeshch, Ayzik*,1, 2, Barbour, Michael1, 1 University of California, Davis, CA, USA2 Institute of Biology, Ufa Scientific Ceter, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ufa, Russia Diversity of native species assemblages in California Central Valley grasslands.
10:10 AM Kennedy, Peter*,1, Sousa, Wayne1, 1 Department of Integrative Biology, Berkeley, CA, USA Is plant facilitation important in forest encroachment? Evidence from California grasslands.
10:30 AM Lamb, Eric*,1, Shore, Bryon1, Cahill, James1, 1 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Differential competitive abilities of juvenile and adult plants.
10:50 AM Chaplin, Rebecca*,1, Hovenden, Mark2, 1 Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA2 University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Reproductive response to global change in a native Australian perennial grassland.
11:10 AM Loik, Michael*,1, 1 University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA Ecological consequences of long-term climate change in the Great Basin Desert.
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