Organized Oral Session 41: Ecological responses to precipitation: Scaling patterns and processes from the genome to the ecosystem
Organizer(s): ME Loik and SD Smith
Thursday, August 11, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Meeting Room 510b, Level 5, Palais des congrès de Montréal
8:00 AM: Lauenroth, William*,1, Bradford, John2, 1 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA2 USDA Forest Service Rock Mountain Station, Fort Collins, CO, USA, The temporal and spatial distributions of precipitation: Ecological and ecohydrological significance.
8:20 AM: Fay, Philip*,1, Smith, Melinda2, Travers, Steven3, Nippert, Jesse4, Blair, John3, Garrett, Karen3, 1 Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, MN, USA2 Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA3 Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA4 Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO, USA, Ecological responses to precipitation quantity and frequency in grasslands: Pattern and process from the gene to the ecosystem.
8:40 AM: Belnap, Jayne*,1, 2, Smith, Stanley3, Housman, David1, Zimpfer, Jeff4, 1 Southwest Biological Science Center, Moab, UT, USA2 Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Ft. Collins, CO, USA3 Department of Biological Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, USA4 Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center, Hilo, HI, USA, Effects of altered precipitation on biological soil crusts.
9:00 AM: Weltzin, Jake*,1, 1 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, Effects of invasive versus native grasses on soil moisture and woody plant seedling recruitment across contrasting soils and summer precipitation regimes in a temperate semi-arid savanna.
9:20 AM: Tissue, David*,1, Patrick, Lisa1, Griffith, Alden2, Alpert, Holly2, Ignace, Danielle3, Cable, Jessie3, 1 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA2 University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA3 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, The effect of changes in timing and magnitude of precipitation on carbon and water fluxes: Scaling C3, C4 and CAM to ecosystem.
9:40 AM: , BREAK.
9:50 AM: Snyder, Keirith*,1, Maxwell, Connie1, Cable, Jessica 2, 1 USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, NM2 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Multi-scale responses of carbon and water fluxes to magnitude and frequency of precipitation pulses in the northern Chihuahuan desert.
10:10 AM: Pavao-Zuckerman, Mitchell*,1, Cable, Jessica1, Yepez, Enrico2, Potts, Daniel1, Huxman, Travis1, Williams, David 2, 1 University of Arizona, Tucson2 University of Wyoming, Laramie, Responses of soil community structure to plant species and precipitation inputs: Linking soil biota to ecosystem carbon cycling.
10:30 AM: Williams, David1, 1 Departments of Renewable Resources and Botany, Laramie, WY, USA, Photosynthetic responses of riparian tree taxa to monsoonal moisture in the American Southwest: large-scale patterns across three warm-desert biomes.
10:50 AM: Loik, Michael*,1, 1 University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, Plant, community, and ecosystem responses to long-term snow depth forcing.
11:10 AM: Smith, Stanley*,1, Huxman, Travis2, Charlet, Therese1, Zitzer, Stephen3, Babcock, Derek4, DeSoyza, Amrita4, 1 University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA2 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA3 Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV, USA4 University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, USA, Interactions of precipitation and elevated CO2: El Niño and annual plants in the Mojave Desert.
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