Contributed Oral Session 29: Climate Dynamics: Arid Land Responses to Variability in Rainfall
Monday, August 8, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Meeting Room 520 A, Level 5, Palais des congrès de Montréal
1:30 PM: Andersen, Gidske*,1, 1 Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, Corona - spy photos for change detection of arboreal vegetation in an arid cultural landscape.
1:50 PM: Svoray, Tal*,1, Shafran-Natan, Rakefet1, Perevolotsky, Avi2, 1 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel2 Agricultural Research Organization - The Volcani Centre, Bet-Dagan, Israel, Unraveling primary production dynamics: A study of a semi-arid ecosystem in the slope and watershed scales.
2:10 PM: Kaufman, Dawn*,1, Harper, Christopher1, Nippert, Jesse2, Fay, Philip3, Blair, John1, 1 Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA2 Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, USA3 Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, MN, USA, Ecosystem responses to rainfall quantity and variability in model grassland assemblages.
2:30 PM: Aragón, Roxana*,1, Oesterheld, Martín2, 1 IFEVA. Facultad de Agronomía. Cátedra de Métodos Cuantitativos Aplicados. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina2 IFEVA. Facultad de Agronomía. Cátedra de Ecología. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Plant productivity responses of upland and lowland grasslands to contrasting water availability.
2:50 PM: Chou, Wendy*,1, Silver, Whendee1, Jackson, Randall2, Allen-Diaz, Barbara1, 1 University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA2 University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, USA, Effects of altered rainfall on carbon and nitrogen cycling in annual grassland.
3:10 PM: , BREAK.
3:20 PM: Sherry, Rebecca*,1, Luo, Yiqi1, Wallace, Linda, Arnone, Jay2, Verburg, Paul2, Johnson, Dale2, Schimel, D, 1 University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK2 Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, Three year's data on the effects of interannual variation in temperature and precipitation on grassland production and community structure.
3:40 PM: Köchy, Martin*,1, Jeltsch, Florian1, 1 Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, Standing crop of an abundant grass species is not affected by rainfall intensity.
4:00 PM: Knapp, Alan*,1, Burns, Catherine2, Fynn, Richard3, Smith, Melinda 2, 1 Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO2 Yale University, New Haven, CT3 University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Convergence and contingency in production-precipitation relationships in North American and South African C4 savanna grasslands.
4:20 PM: Gray, Dennis*,1, Cardon, Zoe1, Lewis, Louise1, 1 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, Desiccation tolerance and photoprotection in desert green algae.
4:40 PM: Ziska, Lewis*,1, 1 Crop Systems and Global Change Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland, USA, Assessing the response of common ragweed (Ambrosia artemissiifolia L.) to climate change at multiple scales: a six year study.
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