Contributed Oral Session 7: Disturbance Ecology: Fire; Litter; Animal response
Monday, August 8, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Meeting Room 518 A, Level 5, Palais des congrès de Montréal
8:00 AM: Menning, Kurt *,1, Stephens, Scott1, 1 Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Berkeley, CA, USA, Fire rising in the forest: Ladder fuel hazard assessment using a mixed qualitative and quantitative approach.
8:20 AM: Girod, Carolyn*,1, 2, Hurtt, George1, 2, 1 Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, Durham, NH, USA2 Department of Natural Resources, Durham, NH, USA, The tension between fire risk and carbon storage in U.S. ecosystems.
8:40 AM: Hall, Sonia*,1, Burke, Ingrid1, Hobbs, N2, 1 Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Fort Collins, CO, USA2 Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO, Litter and dead wood dynamics in ponderosa pine forests: Application of a simple compartment model.
9:00 AM: Mabuhay, Jhonamie*,1, Isagi, Yuji1, Nakagoshi, Nobukazu1, 1 Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan, Microbial ecology in disturbed pine forest ecosystem: Wildfire effects on microbial biomass and diversity.
9:20 AM: Deutschman, Douglas*,1, Reynolds, Elizabeth1, 2, Kotliar, Natasha2, 1 San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA2 USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO, USA, American Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides dorsalis) response to spatial patterns of burn severity and prey availability.
9:40 AM: , BREAK.
9:50 AM: Saab, Victoria*,1, 2, Russell, Robin1, 2, 1 USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Bozeman, MT, USA2 Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA, Life in a charred landscape: The role of scale and salvage logging in nest site selection by cavity-nesting birds.
10:10 AM: Remsburg, Alysa1, Turner, Monica1, 1 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, Amount and position of post-fire coarse wood influences litter decomposition and microarthropods.
10:30 AM: Benning, Tracy*,1, Saah, David1, 1 Department of Environmental Science, San Francisco, CA, USA, Effects of fire on savanna vegetation characteristics in Kruger National Park, South Africa: Development of a generalized canopy cover model.
10:50 AM: Plavsic, Militsa*,1, 1 University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Burning questions for small mammals: Using life history traits to predict species response to fire.
11:10 AM: Balbach, Harold*,1, Hinderliter, Matthew2, Yager, Lisa2, Heise, Colleen2, Epperson, Deborah3, 1 US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Champaign, IL, USA2 Camp Shelby Field Office, Camp Shelby, MS, USA3 US Department of the Interior, New Orleans, LA, USA, Habitat manipulation to induce gopher tortoise usage of fire suppressed forest.
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