Oral Session 129: Biodiversity IX: Modeling; Theory.
Presiding: J Maerz
Friday, August 6, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Meeting Room B 110.
8:30 AM Reysenbach, Anna-Louise*,1, Banta, Amy1, Takacs-Vesbach, Cristina2, Maas, Kendra, 1 Portland State University, Portland2 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Diversity of chemolithoautotrophic thermophiles: Is metabolic plasticity a competitive advantage in a geochemically dynamic environment?
8:50 AM Frieswyk, Christin *,1, Johnston, Carol2, Zedler, Joy1, 1 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI2 South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD Quantifying and qualifying dominance in vegetation.
9:10 AM Sears, Anna*,1, Davis, Heather1, Chesson, Peter1, 1 University of California, Davis How patchy habitats alter plant population dynamics: Multi-scale tests for the spatial storage effect in dune annuals.
9:30 AM Shriner, Susan*,1, Wilson, Kenneth1, Flather, Curtis2, Reese, Gordon1, 1 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA2 USDA Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO, USA What is the appropriate resolution for biodiversity hotspot analysis?
9:50 AM TBA.
10:10 AM Break.
10:20 AM Moldenke, Andrew*,1, Dietterich, Tom1, Mortensen, Eric1, Paasch, Robert 1, Shapiro, Linda2, 1 Oregon State University, Corvallis2 University of Washington, Seattle Progress to automate (computer image-analysis) the identification of ecological arthropod samples.
10:40 AM Waller, Donald*,1, Larget, Bret1, 1 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI The phantom species problem: Tracking diversity, colonizataion and extinction from samples.
11:00 AM Trotter, R.1, 2, O'Leary, Patrick3, Whitham, Thomas1, 2, 1 Department of Biological Sciences, Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A2 Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A.3 Department of Computer Sciences, Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A. Estimating arthropod communities in a heterogeneous environment: Just how many species are there?
11:20 AM Weisser, Wolfgang1, Siemann, Evan2, 1 Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany2 Rice University, Houston Models of insect herbivory and ecosystem productivity.
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