Contributed Oral Session 144: Predator - Prey Ecology: Terrestrial Habitat and Food Webs
Thursday, August 11, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Meeting Room 524 A, Level 5, Palais des congrès de Montréal
1:30 PM: Lewis, Danny*,1, Denno, Robert1, 1 University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Spatial refuge influences the distribution of predators during tidal disturbance.
1:50 PM: McCauley, Douglas*,1, Keesing, Felicia2, Young, Truman3, Allan, Brian4, 1 Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA2 Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA3 University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA4 Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, Impacts of large mammals on snakes in an African savanna.
2:10 PM: Thompson, Craig*,1, Gese, Eric2, 1 Department of Forest, Range, and Wildlife Sciences, Logan, UT, USA2 US Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Logan, UT, USA, Population regulation of a mesocarnivore: Relative influence of landscape, predators, and prey.
2:30 PM: Shier, Catherine*,1, Boyce, Mark1, 1 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Interaction between mink and muskrat populations in Canada.
2:50 PM: Kauffman, Matthew*,1, Varley, Nathan2, Smith, Douglas3, Stahler, Daniel3, Boyce, Mark2, 1 University of Montana, Missoula, MT2 University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB3 Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth, MT, Landscape factors and wolf pack distribution influence the spatial variability of wolf predation on elk.
3:10 PM: , BREAK.
3:20 PM: Resetarits, William*,1, Binckley, Christopher2, 1 Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA2 University of Alaska - Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, Habitat selection and metacommunity structure: The importance of habitat quantity and quality for ovipositing treefrogs.
3:40 PM: Martinson, Holly*,1, Fagan, William1, Denno, Robert1, 1 University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, Differential effects of habitat connectivity on predators and prey: Implications for food web dynamics.
4:00 PM: Barbosa, Pedro1, Caldas, Astrid1, 1 Department of Entomology, College Park, MD, USA, Associational resistance and susceptibility: Are they multitrophic phenomena ?
4:20 PM: Preisser, Evan*,1, 2, Dugaw, Christopher1, Dennis, Brian3, Strong, Donald1, 4, 1 University of California - Davis, Davis, CA, USA2 University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA3 University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA4 Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay, CA, USA, Bush lupines (Lupinus arboreus) facilitate top-down control by providing seasonal predator refuges.
4:40 PM: Connors, Matthew1, 3, Schauber, Eric*,1, 3, Goodwin, Brett2, 3, Ostfeld, Richard3, Jones, Clive3, 1 Coop. Wildlife Research Lab. and Dept. of Zoology, Carbondale, IL, USA3 Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA2 Department of Biology, Grand Forks, ND, USA, Spatial and temporal scale of heterogeneity in risk of predation on gypsy moth pupae by white-footed mice.
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