Friday, August 11, 8:00-10:30 am
Poster Session 26 - Latebreaking and newsworthy posters
Exhibit Hall, Ballroom Level, Cook Convention Center
Poster # 1. Braun, Karolyn *,1, 1 American Samoa Community College, Pago Pago, AS, USA, The Keys to Science Education.
Poster # 2. Hall, Richard*,1, Courchamp, Franck1, Angulo, Elena 1, Bull, Leigh1, Meinard, Yves1, Rivalan, Philippe1, Signoret, Laetitia1, 1 Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, Ile-de-France, France, Endangering the endangered: how the value we place in rarity can trigger extinction.
Poster # 3. Balbach, Harold*,1, Meyer, William1, 1 US Army ERDC-CERL, Champaign, IL, USA, Strategy for better management of at-risk species.
Poster # 4. Littnan, Charles*,1, Stewart, Brent2, Yochem, Pamela2, Braun, Robert1, 1 NOAA Fisheries, Honolulu, HI, USA2 Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, San Diego, CA, USA, Survey for selected pathogens and evaluation of disease risk factors for endangered Hawaiian monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands.
Poster # 5. Gil-Weir, Karine*,1, 2, Grant, William1, Slack, Douglas1, 1 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA2 The Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, Life history and demography of the Whooping Crane (Grus americana): a new life table.
Poster # 6. Hagen, Robert 1, 2, Martinko, Edward *,1, 2, 1 Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS2 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Successional change in the insect community of a fragmented habitat.
Poster # 7. Das, Anoop*,, Vijayan, Lalitha, , The effect of altitude on bird community structure in Silent Valley National Park, Western Ghats, India.
Poster # 8. Diaz, David*,1, 2, Tuross, Noreen1, 1 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA2 Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA, Nitrogen isotope concentrations in the foliage of four New England plant species show diverse responses to persistent legacies of historical agricultural land-use.
Poster # 9. Barth, Leah*,1, Morris, Sherri1, McConnaughay, Kelly1, 1 Bradley University, Peoria, IL, Alterations to soil microbial activity following 80 years of agriculture at Emiquon.
Poster # 10. Allen, Bruce 1, Goebel, P. Charles1, Sharitz, Rebecca2, 1 School of Evironment and Natural Resources, Wooster, Ohio2 Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, South Carolina, How long do lianas live and how fast do they grow in a temperate floodplain forests?
Poster # 11. Pandit, Shubha *,1, Kolasa, Jurek1, 1 Biology Department, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Population synchrony in aquatic microcosms in rock pools.
Poster # 12. Wickings, Kyle *,1, 1 University of Georgia, Athens, GA, The effects of Bt cotton on arthropod communities relative to the effects of tillage strategy, and cover crop identity.
Poster # 13. Tanaka, Yoshinari*,1, 1 Reserach Center for Environmental Risk, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, Dynamics of community phenotypes by environmental changes: a trait-based community model.
Poster # 15. Perkins, Alex*,1, Staaterman, Erica2, Harte, John3, 1 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN2 Duke University, Durham, NC3 University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Effects of climate change on growth and seedling establishment in young lodgepole pine and subalpine fir.
Poster # 16. Shrader, Adrian*,1, Brown, Joel2, Kerley, Graham1, Kotler, Burt3, 1 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa2 University of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago, IL3 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshet Ben-Gurion, Israel, Does fear affect the foraging of domestic ungulates? A test with free ranging goats in South Africa.
Poster # 17. McCutcheon, Meghan*,1, 1 Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, Effects of nectar robbing on female fitness of Ipomopsis aggregata: high nectar production does not confer tolerance.
Poster # 18. Ye, Xujun*,1, Sakai, Kenshi1, Asada, Shin-Ichi2, Akita, Tetsuya1, Sasao, Akira1, 1 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan2 Kanagawa Prefectural Agricultural Research Institute, Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan, Inter-relationships between canopy features and fruit yield in citrus as detected by airborne multispectral imagery.
Poster # 19. Serrano Volpe, Daniel*,1, McKenna, Mary2, 1 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA2 Howard University, Washington, DC, USA, Competitive ability of Ni-hyperaccumulator Alyssum corsicum in a low-Ni medium: implications for invasiveness.
Poster # 20. Kiger, Sarah*,1, Hermann, Jennifer*,1, Malik, Vikas1, Klips, Robert 1, Curtis, Peter1, Miriti, Maria*,1, 1 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Competitive ability and root growth in native and non-native prairie species at contrasting nutrient levels.
Poster # 21. Thomas, John*,1, 1 Director of Water Resources, Camp Pendleton, CA, USA, An operational framework for ecosystem management.
Poster # 22. Meynard, Christine*,1, 1 University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, Combining different statistical tools to study local bird species diversity: an example in the temperate forest of South America.
Poster # 23. Silva, Fabiana1, 2, Lowman, Margaret1, 2, Wheeler, Jessica1, Jones, Charissa 1, 2, Mitchell, Colleen 2, Miller, Evan 1, 2, 1 New College of Florida, Sarasota, Fl2 Tree Foundation, Sarasota, Fl, Science Outreach for Students: new initiatives to connect local schools to ecology.
Poster # 24. Sakai, Kenshi*,1, Noguchi, Yuko1, Asada, Shin-Ichi2, 1 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan2 Kanagawa Agricultural Reaerach Center, Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan, Detecting chaos in a citrus orchard: ensemble reconstruction of non-linear dynamics from very short ecological time series.
Poster # 25. Aldosari, Saleh*,1, Al-Suhaibani, Ali2, Ali, A3, 1 King Saud Universtiy, Riyadh, Riyadh2 King Saud Universtiy, Riyadh, Riyadh3 King Saud Universtiy, Riyadh, Riyadh, Susceptibility of some dry date palm varieties to infestation by Oryzawphilus surinamensis (L.) (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) in relation to their chemical composition.
Poster # 26. Johnson, Mara*,1, Crowe, Elizabeth2, 1 Center for Invasive Plant Management, MSU-Bozeman, Bozeman, MT2 National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Network, Bozeman, MT, Developing existing species information matrices for planning invasive plant monitoring strategies.
Poster # 27. Halsey, Jenna*,1, 1 Indiana University, Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, Edge effects on understory Rubiaceae communities in lower montane moist forest at Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Poster # 28. Gao, Qiong*,1, Yu, Mei2, Zhang, Xinshi1, 1 College of Resources Sciences and Technology, Beijing, Beijing, P.R. China2 Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Beijing, P.R. China, Net ecosystem carbon balance of a crop-pasture transition band in northern China from 1959 to 2001 - impacts of climatic shift and soil erosion.
Poster # 29. Park, Byung Bae1, Yanai, Ruth 1, Germain, Rene1, 1 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, Effects of silvicultural treatments on carbon and nutrient storage of coarse woody debris in the Catskill region.
Poster # 30. Hashiba, Hideki*,1, 1 Nihon University., Tokyo, JAPAN, Analysis of seasonal changes in the green tract in central Tokyo by using high resolution satellite data.
Poster # 31. Thapa, Ram*,1, Kush, John1, Gjerstad, Dean1, 1 Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Carbon sequestration and natural longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystems.
Poster # 32. Alard, Glynn*,, Scholes, Mary, , Comparing grass quantity and quality in sodic and crest patches in the semi-arid granitic savanna of the southern Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Poster # 33. Barberena-Arias, Maria *,1, Cuevas, Elvira1, 1 University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, Do tree species differ in their understory microclimate and the thermal buffering of the soil?
Poster # 34. Kahmen, Ansgar*,1, Merchant, Andrew2, Callister, Andrew3, Arndt, Stefan 3, 1 University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA2 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia3 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Leaf water 18O enrichment in different Eucalyptus species - effects of leaf physiology and morphology.
Poster # 35. Schmid, HaPe1, Wayson, Craig*,1, Katul, Gaby2, Oren, Ram2, Novick, Kim2, Post, Mac3, Rahman, Faiz1, Sims, Dan4, 1 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana2 Duke University, Durham, North Carolina3 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee4 Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, Scaling up of carbon exchange dynamics from AmeriFlux sites to a super-region in eastern North America.
Poster # 36. Naples, Brendan *,1, Fisk, Melany1, 1 Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, Evidence for phosphorus limitation of young hardwood forests in the northeastern United States.
Poster # 37. Tufford, Daniel*,1, Sundberg, Karen2, Kelley, Joe3, Morris, James1, 2, Joyner, David4, 1 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC2 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC3 TheCitadel, Charleston, SC4 College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, Tidal material exchanges in freshwater wetlands along the Cooper River, South Carolina.
Poster # 38. Blinkova, Olga*,1, 1 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, Lichen species richness and composition response to substrate in the Teberdinsky preserve, NW Caucasus (Russia).
Poster # 39. Wiltz, Beverly*,1, Hooper-Bùi, Linda1, 1 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, The effect of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on south Louisiana ant populations.
Poster # 40. Rios, Roxanne*,1, Klopatek, Jeffrey1, 1 Arizona State University, Tempe, Az, Soil carbon analysis in the Antarctic Peninsula.
Poster # 41. Ojima, Dennis*,1, Schimel, David2, Hicke, Jeffery1, Running, Steve3, Stephens, Britt2, Hilinski, Tom1, 1 Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Colorado State University, Fort Collin, CO, USA2 NCAR, Boulder, CO, USA3 University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA, Estimation of regional carbon dynamics in complex landscapes of the Colorado Rockies by model-data fusion.
Poster # 42. Johnston, David*,1, Littnan, Charles*,1, Baker, Jason1, 1 NOAA Fisheries - PIFSC, Honolulu, HI, 96822, Integrating the effects of climate variability into conservation strategies for marine mammals.
Poster # 43. Wood, Spencer*,1, 1 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, The importance of species identity for community-wide species interactions.
Poster # 44. Drobyshev, Igor *,1, Pinheiro, Natalie1, Semko-Duncan, Marie1, Holmes, Kathryn1, Hix, David, Goebel, Charles2, 1 School of Environment and Natural Resources, Wooster, OH, USA2 School of Environment and Natural Resources, Columbus, OH, USA, Composition, structure, and history of an old-growth beech-maple forest of the Lower Great Lakes region, US.
Poster # 45. Kitchell, Ken *,1, Milligan, Heather*,1, Barth, Leah*,1, Dreager, Dan1, McConnaughay, Kelly 1, Morris, Sherri1, Fan, Sam1, 1 Bradley University, Peoria, IL, usa, Possible shifts of microbial community structure in temperate forests of central Illinois: the adverse effects of an invasive species, Alliaria petiolata, on pine plantation stands.
Poster # 46. Kaminski, Cynthia*,1, Scarborough, Phaedra, Reynolds, Barbara, 1 University of North Carolina, Asheville, Asheville, NC, Effects of forest canopy gaps on leaf litter decomposition and microarthropods in the southern Appalachians.
Poster # 47. Hartman, JeanMarie *,1, 1 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, Three wetland restorations in the New Jersey Meadowlands.
Poster # 48. Packett, Diane*,1, Dunning, John1, 1 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, Stopover habitat selection by nearctic-neotropical migrant landbirds in a fragmented forest-agricultural landscape.
Poster # 49. Mathias, Andrea1, Chesson, Peter1, 1 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Exact quantification of the storage effect in desert ecosystems.
Poster # 50. O'Dell, Ryan*,1, Claassen, Victor1, 1 University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA, Vertical distribution of organic amendment influences the rooting depth of revegetation species on barren, subgrade serpentine substrate.
Poster # 51. Harding, Karin*,1, 1 University of Goteborg, Sweden, Goteborg, Sweden, Emerging disease dynamics. age dependent mortality and aquired immunity of harbour seals exposed to Phocine Distemper Virus.
Poster # 52. Kang, Sanghoon*,1, 2, Schadt, Christopher1, Garten, Charles1, Zhou, Jizhong1, 2, 1 Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN2 Institute for Environmental Genomics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, Spatial analysis of soil microbial functionality using functional gene array.
Poster # 53. Low, Candace*,1, 1 University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, A trade-off between host detectability and escape may reflect inefficient searching by parasitoids.
Poster # 54. Nomann, Benjamin1, Buchanan, Amanda*,1, 1 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Influence of floral diversity and fire management on pollination success in rewardless orchids.
Poster # 55. Kwit, Charles*,1, 2, Platt, William3, Turner, Susan1, 4, 1 Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, SC2 Miami University, Oxford, OH3 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA4 Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC, Evidence for drought causing rapid population decline of a forest tree.
Poster # 56. White, Will*,1, Warner, Robert1, 1 University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, Group size benefits and the spatial scaling of density dependence in a coral reef fish.
Poster # 57. Strigul, Nikolay*,1, Pristinski , Denis 2, Pacala, Stephen 1, 1 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton, NJ, USA2 Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA, Crown plasticity and large-scale forest dynamics. A new method of modeling vegetation dynamics: analytical results.
Poster # 59. Reynolds, Julie*,1, 1 Duke University, Durham, NC, Teaching students to write about science: does Calibrated Peer Reveiw™ help?
Poster # 60. Carah, Jennifer*,1, Chavez, Anastasia 1, Bohnett, Lucas1, Connor, Edward1, 1 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Time costs and sampling efficiencies for different sized and shaped quadrats.
Poster # 61. Hoeppner, Susanne*,1, Shaffer, Gary2, Zoller, Jason2, Christiano, Mark3, 1 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA2 Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA3 University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, Restoration versus logging: are most coastal swamps in the Mississippi Delta non-sustainable?
Poster # 62. Robinson Fastring, Danielle 1, 2, Griffith, Jerry *,1, 1 The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS2 The University of Southern Mississippi, Long Beach, MS, Modeling favorable mosquito habitat conditions to predict malaria outbreaks in Kenya.
Poster # 63. Toepfer, Conrad*,1, 1 Brescia University, Owensboro, KY, Undergraduate teaching without a net: a student-driven environmental course.
Poster # 64. Bowers, Michael*,1, Jerkins, Diana*,1, 1 Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service-USDA, Washington, DC, The National Research Initiative - it is not just for research!.
Poster # 65. Girvetz, Evan*,1, 1 University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, A model for hierarchically delineating habitat patches: theoretical behavior and ecological applications.
Poster # 66. Hollister, Emily*,1, Boutton, Thomas1, Ansley, R1, 2, 1 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX2 Texas Agricultural Experiment Station - Vernon, Vernon, TX, Influence of fire and woody plant invasion on the carbon dynamics of a southern Great Plains grassland system.
Poster # 67. Kay, Isabelle1, Demopoulos, Amanda*,2, Levin, Lisa2, 1 University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA2 Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Resurrection: a case study of introduced mangroves re-infesting the Mission Bay Marsh, San Diego, California.
Poster # 68. Braunskill, Kesha*,1, Vulinec, Kevina1, 1 Delaware State University, Dover, DE, Seed dispersal by feral horses on Assateague Barrier Island, Maryland.
Poster # 69. Rypel, Andrew*,1, Kennedy, Thomas1, Pounds, Keke1, Findlay, Robert1, 1 The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA, Phenotypic diversification of bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) in unregulated southeastern USA floodplain rivers.
Poster # 70. Walker, Denise*,1, Clark, Jennifer 1, Leff, Adam1, 1 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 44242, Investigation of black shell disease in a population of crayfish from northeast Ohio.
Poster # 71. Radomski, Andrew *,1, Ludwig, Gerald1, Hobbs, Melissa1, Thompson, Steven 2, Perschbacher, Peter3, 1 USDA ARS, Stuttgart, AR, USA2 USDA ARS, Stoneville, MS, USA3 Univeristy of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR, USA, Can manipulating water color deter piscivorous bird activity with an artificial environment?
Poster # 72. Bohn, Kimberly*,1, Yanai, Ruth2, Nyland, Ralph2, 1 University of Florida, Milton, FL2 State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, Effects of different partial cutting treatments on structural dynamics in uneven-aged northern hardwood stands.
Poster # 73. Grote, Kristin*,1, Gentile, Roberta 1, Vanlauwe, Bernard1, Six, Johan1, 1 University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, Interactions between soil texture, organic residue quality, and mineral fertilizer affect the rate of carbon and nitrogen cycling.
Poster # 74. Paulsen, Steven*,1, Hawkins, Charles2, Holdsworth, Susan3, 1 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR, USA2 Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA3 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA, National assessment of the condition of wadeable streams in the conterminous US.
Poster # 75. Graham, Kayla*,1, Larson, Elizabeth1, Grimm, Nancy1, 2, 1 School of Life Sciences, Tempe, AZ, USA2 Global Institute of Sustainability, Tempe, AZ, USA, Denitrification potential in retention basins in Phoenix, AZ.
Poster # 76. Santana, Mirna*,1, Lodge, Deborah2, Warren, Mattew 3, Lebow, Patricia4, 1 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA2 Center for Forest Mycology Research, Palmer, PR, USA3 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR, USA4 USDA -Forest Service, Forest Product Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA, Home court advantage and drought influences in the decomposition of tropical leaves.
Poster # 77. Yahdjian, Laura1, Sala, Osvaldo*,1, 2, 1 University of Buenos Aires - School of Agronomy, Buenos Aires, Argentina2 Environmental Change Initiative, Providence, RI, Responses of nitrogen fluxes to N and water pulses in an arid ecosystem in the Patagonian Steppe.
Poster # 78. Hermann, Sharon1, Gilbert, John*,1, Kush, John1, 1 Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Evaluating the feasibility of using natural regeneration to restore longleaf pine on Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.
Poster # 79. Talley, Drew*,1, 2, Whitcraft, Christine3, Crooks, Jeff4, Boland, John5, Gaskin, John 6, 1 San Francisco Bay NERR/SFSU, Tiburon, CA, USA2 University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA3 Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA4 Tijuana River NERR, Imperial Beach, CA5 Boland Ecological Services, San Diego, CA6 USDA-ARS-NPARL, Sidney, MT, Invasion of Tijuana River Estuary salt marshes by a hybrid swarm of tamarisk.
Poster # 80. Nonaka, Etsuko*,1, Holme, Petter 2, 1 Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM2 Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Landscape configuration affects the energy intake rates of foragers: an agent-based approach to optimal foraging in heterogeneous landscapes.
Poster # 81. Anderson, Christopher*,1, 2, Mitsch, William2, 1 School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL, USA2 Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, Columbus, OH, USA, Bottomland hardwood forest productivity as a result of hydrologic restoration and flood connectivity.
Poster # 82. Cherry, Julia*,1, 2, McKee, Karen 1, Grace, James1, 1 USGS National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, LA, USA2 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA, Predicting the persistence of coastal wetlands to global climate change: a greenhouse study of the interactive effects of CO2, salinity, and flooding on marsh surface elevations.
Poster # 83. Wakeley, Gretchen*,1, Burgess, Macdonald1, Brown, Kim1, 1 Dept. of Environmental and Plant Biology, Athens, OH, USA, Spatial variability of soil physical properties and soil water potential at Dysart Woods, an old-growth oak forest in southeastern Ohio.
Poster # 84. Anchor, Theodore*,1, Knuteson, Deana1, Barzen, Jeb 2, Gratton, Claudio1, Mathews, Nancy1, Zedler, Paul1, 1 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI2 International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI, Standards for the management of natural lands on Wisconsin vegetable farms.
Poster # 85. Moll, Jason*,1, Brown, Joel1, 1 University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, Evolutionarily stable strategies with complex life cycles.
Poster # 86. Elias, Emile*,1, Dougherty, Mark1, 1 Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Long-term seasonal water quality trends categorized by watershed impervious area in AL, 1974 – 1998.
Poster # 87. Lensing, Janet*,1, Wise, David1, 1 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Impacts of altered rainfall predicted by climate-change models on arthropods, litter decay, and trophic cascades in a forest-floor food web.
Poster # 88. Spigler, Rachel*,1, Chang, Shu-Mei1, 1 Department of Plant Biology, Athens, GA, Examining the prevalence of inbreeding depression among 6 natural populations of the native biennial Sabatia angularis (Gentianaceae) and its potential demographic consequences.
Poster # 89. Bowne, David*,1, 1 Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, USA, Can ecology inform security? A metapopulation analysis of the insurgency in Iraq.
Poster # 90. Whitbeck, Julie*,1, 1 University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, United States, Listening to the landscape through time: developing an integrative program for ecological hurricane research.
Poster # 91. Artman, Vanessa*,1, Buehler, C1, Byers, C1, Drake, S1, 1 DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, Leaf litter, nutrient cycling, and forest ecology in the vicinity of an abandoned limestone quarry.
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