Contributed Oral Session 152: Biodiversity: Soils; Seeds
Friday, August 12, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Meeting Room 513 E, Level 5, Palais des congrès de Montréal
8:00 AM: Adl, Sina*,1, Maharning, Ardhini1, Mills, Aaron1, McElroy, Michel1, 1 Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Longterm effect of pasture biodiversity on soil food web structure and ecosystem productivity.
8:20 AM: Wertz, Sophie*,1, Degrange, Valérie1, Poly, Franck1, Prosser, James2, Freitag, Thomas2, Le Roux, Xavier1, 1 Microbial Ecology Laboratory, Villeurbanne, France2 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Aberdeen, Scotland, Impact of decreasing the diversity of soil microbial heterotrophic, denitrifying and ammonia-oxidizing communities on their functioning.
8:40 AM: Hättenschwiler, Stephan*,1, Bracht Jorgensen, Helene1, 1 CEFE-CNRS, Montpellier, France, Litter diversity effects on microbial decomposer communities and C, N and P dynamics in an Amazonian rainforest.
9:00 AM: Lundholm, Jeremy*,1, 1 Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Seed addition reveals similar diversity responses in resident and non-resident seedlings across environmental gradients.
9:20 AM: Dybzinski, Ray*,1, 1 University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, Plant species coexistence and the effects of plant propagule dispersal, enemy dispersal, and enemy host-specificity in a spatially explicit Janzen-Connell model.
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9:50 AM: Hames, Ralph*,1, Lowe, James1, 1 Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, United States, Linking acid rain, soil properties, and avian biodiversity in four regions of New York.
10:10 AM: Gunton, Richard*,1, 1 University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, Priority effects are magnified by plant density and patch size.
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