Contributed Oral Session 53: Trophic Communities and Modeling
Tuesday, August 9, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Meeting Room 524 B, Level 5, Palais des congrès de Montréal
8:00 AM: Fox, Jeremy*,1, 1 University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, Can current food web models explain the structural stability of observed food webs?
8:20 AM: Ryberg, Wade*,1, Ostman, Orjan1, Chase, Jonathan1, 1 Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA, Habitat fragmentation alters food web structure.
8:40 AM: Phillips, Donald*,1, Eldridge, Peter1, 1 US Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR, USA, Estimating the timing of diet shifts using stable isotopes.
9:00 AM: Spence, Kenneth*,1, Rosenheim, Jay1, 1 University of California, Davis, Stable isotopes and terrestrial herbivorous insects: a field based study of interspecific 15N and 13C variation.
9:20 AM: Lensing, Janet*,1, Wise, David1, 1 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Impacts of altered rainfall on bottom-up and top-down control processes in the detrital food web of forest-floor leaf litter.
9:40 AM: , BREAK.
9:50 AM: Shaner, Pei-Jen *,1, Macko, Stephen1, 1 Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, Nutritional constraints on omnivory in a mammalian generalist.
10:10 AM: Walters, Eric*,1, Bolger, Douglas1, Patten, Michael2, 1 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH2 Sutton Avian Research Center, Bartlesville, OK, Food vs Predators: what drives clutch size patterns in coastal sage scrub avian communities?
10:30 AM: Douglass, James*,1, Richardson, John1, Duffy, James1, 1 College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia, Controls on community structure and functioning in seagrass beds: unraveling interaction webs using path analysis of field and experimental data.
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