Contributed Oral Session 12: Arid Lands: Plant Response to Precipitation
Monday, August 8, 8:00 AM - 11:25 AM, Meeting Room 520 B, Level 5, Palais des congrès de Montréal
8:00 AM: Schwinning, Susanne*,1, Chesson, Peter2, 1 Texas State University, San Marcos, TX2 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Do desert plants partition water by soil depth or time?
8:20 AM: Ignace, Danielle*,1, Potts, Daniel 1, Yepez-Gonzalez, Enrico2, Huxman, Travis1, Williams, David2, Weltzin, Jake3, 1 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA2 University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA3 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, Response of evapotranspiration in a semi-arid ecosystem applied with a simulated precipitation pulse: The role of grass species across geomorphic surfaces.
8:40 AM: Hamerlynck, Erik*,1, McAuliffe, Joseph2, Eppes, Martha3, 1 Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA2 Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ, USA3 University of North Carolina, Charlotte, VA, USA, Functional ecology of long-lived creosotebush clones in the Mojave Desert.
9:00 AM: Nowak, Robert*,1, Ferguson, Scot 1, Young, Andrew1, Aranjuelo, Iker1, Landmesser, Jacob1, 1 University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, Fine root production under elevated CO2 for a Mojave Desert ecosystem.
9:20 AM: Cable, Jessica*,1, Snyder, Keirith2, Barron-Gafford, Greg1, Cable, William3, Huete, Alfredo1, Huxman, Travis1, 1 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA2 USDA-ARS, Las Cruces, NM, USA3 USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ, USA, Microbial crust CO2 response to precipitation on the Jornada Experimental Range.
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9:50 AM: Potts, Daniel*,1, Huxman, Travis1, English, Nathan1, Weltzin, Jake2, Williams, David3, 1 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ2 University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN3 University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, Precipitation pulses in a simulated desert grassland: The role of pulse seasonality and bunchgrass species on canopy-scale carbon exchange.
10:10 AM: Puetz, Sandro1, Paruelo, José2, Weber, Gerhard1, Jeltsch, Florian3, Wiegand, Thorsten1, 1 UFZ Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Leipzig, Germany2 Institute for agricultural Plant Physiology and Ecology, Buenos Aires, Argentine3 University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, How do grazing and stochastic rainfall affect vegetation? Insights from a simulation approach.
10:30 AM: Newingham, Beth*,1, deSoyza, Amrita2, Smith, Stanley1, 1 University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA2 University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, USA, Linking changes in insect abundance with plant productivity in response to increased precipitation, nitrogen deposition and CO2 in the Mojave Desert.
10:50 AM: Jankju Borzelabad, Mohammad1, 1 Yazd University, Yazd, Iran, Responses of arid land plants to simulated changes in rain frequency and intensity.
11:10 AM: Boeken, Bertrand*,1, 1 Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Midreshet Ben-Gurion, Israel, Long-term monitoring of semi-arid annual plant community dynamics in relation to annual rainfall.
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