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From August 7 to August 12, the Ecological Society of America will hold its annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This year’s theme, “Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene,” will build on discussions initiated during last year’s centennial meeting, “Ecological Science at the Frontier.”

Human influence now represents the dominant influence on ecosystems worldwide– and a myriad of human activities drive change at both local and global scales. Meeting sessions will explore the science behind how new combinations of species in new environments will develop into functioning, novel ecosystems.

The LTER Network Sites will be well represented: 22 of the 25 sites will share research at the conference in a total of 148 different research presentations– ranging from poster sessions to symposiums, and workshops to lightning talks. The range and wealth of network knowledge and expertise represented in these talks spans the globe and promises to add to the overall richness of the meeting.

LTER-related presentations have been organized below by day and time. Please excuse any omissions or misattributions. We will continue to add to and adjust this list up until the start of the conference: please contact with corrections.



Sunday, August 7

8:00-11:30AM 301 WK 7 CWT, BES Synthesizing Metacommunity Ecology Across the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Eric R. Sokol

Monday, August 8

all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 5-71 JRN Complex landscapes in the American Southwest: Are desertified systems “novel”? Debra P.C. Peters
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 9-98 FCE Spatial variation in trophic interactions of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) within the Florida Coastal Everglades assessed with stable isotopes Valeria A. Paz
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 1-9 BES The interaction between environmental constraints and regional species pools on an urban zooplankton metacommunity Nicole M. Voelker
8:00-10:00 AM Grand Floridian Blrm B SS-10 BES The Ecology Curricular Framework Initiative-Current Status Bob R. Pohlad
10:15-11:15AM Palm A Plenary CDR The New Phytologist Trust Lecture Jeannine Cavender-Bares
1:50-2:10 PM 222/223 COS 12-2 CAP Co-developing urban sustainability and resilience scenarios David M. Iwaniec
4:00-4:20 PM 222/223 COS 12-8 CAP A research framework for exploring urban ecology and sustainability that is based on “Design with nature” infrastructure Daniel L. Childers
4:10-4:40 PM Grand Floridian Blrm C SYMP 2-6 SBC The Long View: History, Novelty, and Change Anita Guerrini
4:20-4:40 PM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 5-9 FCE Restoring an iconic ecosystem? Non-native fish and everglades restoration Joel Trexler

Tuesday, August 9 

all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 12-67 HBR Plasticine caterpillar predation experiment: Engaging high school students using scientific research methods Wendy Leuenberger
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 14-80 KNZ Linking evolution and ecosystem processes: Testing for rapid evolution in dominant grasses in response to grazing Loretta Johnson
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 16-102 CWT Can Longleaf pine restoration help mitigate water scarcity in the southeastern US? Steven Brantley
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 15-88 FCE Parameterization of light and temperature models for two Everglades freshwater marshes Sujit Kunwor
8:00-8:20 AM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 8-1 CDR Rethinking the ‘Gadgil effect’: Understanding mechanisms and context-dependency of ectomycorrhizal effects on organic matter decomposition Christopher Fernandez, Peter G. Kennedy
8:00-8:05 AM Floridian Blrm BC LNG 1-1 HFR Radiative forcings from albedo and carbon dynamics after clear cut in Massachusetts forests Richard Graham MacLean
8:00-8:30AM Grand Floridian Blrm D SYMP 6-1 KNZ Integrating soil ecological knowledge into restoration: How relevant is theory to practice? Sara G. Baer and Mac A. Callaham, Jr.,
8:20-8:40 AM 304 COS 13-2 KNZ Rhizosphere priming effects of herbaceous and woody species under field environment Weixin Cheng, John Blair
8:20-8:40 AM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 7-2 SEV Quantifying the response and resilience of carbon dynamics in semi-arid biomes in the Southwestern U.S. to drought Marcy E. Litvak
8:30-9:00 AM Grand Floridian Blrm B SYMP 4-2 FCE Carbon cycle science in the Florida Coastal Everglades: Research to inform carbon and water management Tiffany G. Troxler
9:00-9:30 AM Grand Floridian Blrm B SYMP 4-3 GCE Considering the effects of multiple stressors when predicting the fate and persistence of blue carbon Ellen Herbert
9:00-9:05 AM Floridian Blrm BC LNG 1-7 KNZ Invasion by non-native, warm-season grass Bothriochloa bladhii alters tallgrass prairie community functions Luci Wilson, Gail W.T. Wilson
9:10-9:15 AM Floridian Blrm BC LNG 1-9 HFR Quantifying remaining core forest: LiDAR as a new method for mapping edge Meghan Graham MacLean
9:00-9:30 AM Grand Floridian Blrm D SYMP 6-3 SEV Is ignoring soil characteristics in restoration efforts a recipe for disaster? Michael Duniway
9:40-10:10 AM Grand Floridian Blrm B SYMP 4-4 FCE Monitoring vegetation change patterns in coastal wetlands: A multi-scale remote sensing approach Daniel Gann
9:40-10:10 AM Grand Floridian Blrm D SYMP 6-4 JRN Landscape soil variability in relatively static and dynamic properties in arid and semi-arid ecosystems: Do they matter for restoration? Jeffrey Herrick
10:30-10:50AM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 8-8 HBR Effects of climate change across seasons on mycorrhizal community composition at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest Maria Osuna Garcia, John Campbell
10:40-11:10 AM Grand Floridian Blrm C SYMP 5-6 BES The legacy of past paradigms of governance and the challenge for the future Steward T.A. Pickett,
10:40-11:10AM Grand Floridian Blrm B SYMP 4-6 VCR The loss and restoration of seagrass ecosystem services on the Virginia Eastern Shore Matthew Oreska, Karen McGlathery
11:10-11:30 AM 124/125 COS 18-10 JRN Effects of contrasting rooting distribution patterns on plant transpiration along a precipitation gradient Laureano A. Gherardi, Debra P. C. Peters
11:30 AM-1:15 PM 317 WK 33 HFR Science Communication Mentoring and Project Review Clarisse Hart
1:30-3:00 PM 316 IGN 1 HFR Up-Goer Five Challenge: Using Common Language to Communicate Your Science to the Public Holly L. Menninger, Clarisse M. Hart
1:30-1:50 PM 315 OOS 11-1 SEV Why Restore Biocrusts in Dryland Regions Jayne Belnap
1:30-1:50 PM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 12-1 FCE Algal diversity enhances periphyton quality in the Florida Everglades, while dominant cyanobacteria maximize resource use efficiency Luca Marazzi
1:30-1:50 PM 207/208 COS 32-1 FCE Fine-scale spatial patterning of phytoplankton abundance in a coastal estuary Joseph Stachelek
1:50-2:10 PM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 12-2 FCE Spatiotemporal variation in aquatic ecosystem heterotrophy in freshwater subtropical wetlands is driven by water and organic matter availability John Kominoski
1:50-2:10PM Floridian Blrm A COS 35-2 GCE Temporal shift in insect herbivore interaction: From concurrent competition to delayed facilitation Wei-Ting Lin
1:50-2:10 PM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 15-2 LUQ Soil diversity and functioning in dry tropical forests: A review of case studies from Puerto Rico Grizelle González
2:30-2:50 PM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 12-4 FCE Quantifying effects of foundation species identity and density on organic carbon storage along an experimental marsh-mangrove gradient Sean Charles
2:30-2:50 PM 124/125 COS 30-4 SEV Nonlinear responses of desert grassland NPP to climate mean and variance Scott Collins
2:40-2:50 PM Floridian Blrm BC COS 29-4 FCE Hydrologic conditions and vegetation dynamics inferred from carbon isotopic signature of soil organic matter in the marl prairie landscape, Everglades, Florida Jay Sah
3:20-3:40PM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 12-6 FCE Understanding greenhouse carbon balance between long- and short-hydroperiod marshes in the Florida Everglades Anjana Venkatesan
3:40 -4:00 PM Floridian Blrm D COS 37-7 CAP Patterns and predictors of denitrification potentials in “accidental” urban wetlands in Phoenix, Arizona Amanda K Suchy
3:40-4:00 PM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 12-7 FCE Ecosystem persistence in the face of climate change: A case study from the freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades Sparkle Malone
4:00-4:20 PM Grand Floridian Blrm A COS 28-8 HFR Red hot maples: Acer rubrum phenology, growth and biomass allocation under soil warming Julia A. Wheeler, Kristina Stinson
4:00-4:20 PM Floridian Blrm D COS 37-8 NTL The role of current land cover, land-use history, and within-land-cover variability on urban ecosystem service provision in Madison, WI Carly Ziter, Monica G. Turner
4:00-4:20 PM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 12-8 FCE Does freshwater augmentation affect the productivity of P-limited dwarf mangrove forests? Michael Ross
4:20-4:40 PM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 12-9 FCE Using remote sensing to detect long-term coastal plant community changes due to sea level rise and ecosystem drying, Everglades National Park Kristie Wendelberger
4:40-5:00 PM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 12-10 NTL Multi-temporal controls of carbon dioxide flux at the water-air interface: The first global synthesis of flux towers over inland waters” Malgorzata ‘Gosia’ Golub, Ankur R Desai

Wednesday, August 10

all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 18-25 CDR Carbon pool increased in surface soil, but declined in subsurface soil after agricultural abandonment Yi Yang
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 18-50 KBS Does crop rotational diversity increase soil microbial resistance and resilience to drought and flooding? Joerg Schnecker
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 23-99 KNZ Measuring the rhizosphere priming effect in situ Kelsey Johana Forbush, John M. Blair
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 19-53 KNZ Effects of grazing and fire frequency on floristic quality and soil structure and function in tallgrass prairie” George C. Manning
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 23-100 KNZ “Soil nitrous oxide emissions reduced with cropland to grassland restoration” Drew A. Scott, Sara G. Baer, Steven T. Rosenzweig and John M. Blair,
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 17-9 LUQ Predator-prey distributions in tropical streams, Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico: Movements of freshwater shrimp (Macrobrachium carcinus, Macrobrachium crenulatum) following two historic droughts Alan P. Covich
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 20-72 LUQ Microhabitat variation of Collembola (Hexapoda: Entognatha) populations in the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico Claudia Marcela Ospina Sanchez, Grizelle Gonzalez
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 19-57 SEV The seasonal role of moisture and energy limitations to net ecosystem exchange along an elevational and latitudinal gradient in the Rocky Mountains, USA David M. Barnard, Marcy E Litvak
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 19-51 BES The independent and interactive roles of functional and phylogenetic diversity on leaf litter breakdown in streams April E. Sparkman
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 18-22 CAP, HBR, KBS

Pathways and patterns of litter chemistry during decomposition Miranda N. Vega, Becky Ball, Lynn Christenson, Kyle Wickings
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 23-101 HFR Unquelchable fires: Two decades of soil warming selects for a smaller, more active microbial community Grace Pold
8:00-8:20 AM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 20-1 BES Functional characterization of epixylic bacterial communities in streams spanning an urbanization gradient Mariya Shcheglovitova
8:20-8:40 AM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 20-2 GCE Will pulses of elevated salinity lead to a salt-tolerant plant community? Fan Li
8:30-9:00 AM Grand Floridian Blrm B SYMP 10-2 JRN Tipping points in rangeland social-ecological systems of the Southwest US: Past and present Brandon Bestelmeyer
8:30-9:00 AM Grand Floridian Blrm D SYMP 12-2 KBS The evolutionary ecology of multi-player interactions: Legumes, rhizobia, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Katy D. Heath
8:40-9:00 AM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 20-3 HBR Responses of functional community assemblages to experimental ice storms in a northeastern forest Wendy Leuenberger
9:00-9:20 AM 124/125 COS 42-4 CDR Species richness and trait means, but not phylogenetic or functional diversity, predict biomass in the establishment phase of a tree diversity experiment Jake J. Grossman
9:00-9:20 AM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 20-4 FCE Climate extremes drive changes in functional community structure Jennifer S. Rehage
9:20-9:40 AM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 20-5 BNZ Community response and changes in functional traits of Betula neoalaskana to simulated summer moose browsing in early successional post-fire forests Alexandra Conway
9:20-9:40 AM 304 COS 38-5 HFR Phenology and the short-term temperature response of photosynthesis and respiration in a temperate forest Mary Heskel
9:40-10:00 AM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 20-6 BES Functional trait responses of urban plants to different soils Dorothy Borowy
9:50-10:10 AM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 18-6 KNZ Chronic eutrophication does not change plant community resistance and resilience to drought Meghan L. Avolio
10:10-10:30 PM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 20-7 FCE Ephemeral metacommunity reassembly: How do functional traits influence assembly? Jesse R. Blanchard
10:30-10:50 AM 124/125 COS 42-8 CDR Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes Forest Isbell
10:30-10:50 AM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 20-8 CDR Plant community functional trait shifts and convergence/divergence under global change scenarios Kaitlin Kimmel, Forest Isbell
10:30-10:50 AM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 18-8 KNZ Legacies from extreme drought increase ecosystem sensitivity to future climate extremes Melinda D. Smith
11:10-11:30 AM 124/125 COS 42-10 KNZ Constraints on compensatory response after loss of a dominant species in a C4 dominated grassland Francis A. Chavez
1:30-1:50 PM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 24-1 GCE SALTEx: Seawater Addition Long Term Experiment: Testing the effects of press versu pulse addition of saltwater intrusion using a manipulative, replicated field experiment Christopher Craft
1:30-1:50 PM 209/210 COS 57-1 BNZ Negative effects of leaf litter on feather moss growth in boreal spruce and birch forests Melanie Jean
1:30-1:50 PM Grand Floridian Blrm A COS 52-1 KNZ Thresholds of drought stress differ in a tallgrass prairie population Ava M. Hoffman
1:50-2:10 PM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 24-2 FCE The importance of ‘ambient salinity’ when predicting the response of coastal wetland biogeochemistry to sea level rise Lisa G. Chambers
2:10-2:30 PM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 23-3 CDR Linking remotely sensed optical diversity to functional and phylogenetic diversity in the Cedar Creek prairie grassland biodiversity experiment to predict belowground processes Jeannine Cavender-Bares
2:10-2:30 PM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 24-3 FCE Testing subsidy-stress effects of saltwater intrusion on microbial processing of carbon and nutrients in freshwater wetland soils Shelby Servais
2:30-2:50 PM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 23-4 CDR The scale-dependence of optical diversity in a prairie ecosystem Ran Wang, Jeannine Cavender-Bares
2:30-3:00 PM Grand Floridian Blrm C SYMP 14-3 CDR Nitrogen effects on decomposition: Similar patterns but different underlying mechanisms for litter versus soil organic matter Sarah Hobbie
2:30-2:50 PM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 24-4 FCE Experimental saltwater intrusion decreases periphyton production in a subtropical freshwater wetland Viviana Mazzei
2:50-3:10 PM 220/221 COS 62-5 CAP Experimental drying and re-flooding hydrological regimes trigger high and low pulses of greenhouse gas fluxes in mesocosms from a permanently-flooded constructed treatment wetland Jorge Ramos
2:50-3:10 PM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 23-5 CDR Scaling from leaf optical properties to canopies: How does optical diversity predict biodiversity? Anna K. Schweiger
2:50-3:10 PM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 24-5 FCE Simulated saltwater intrusion decreases net ecosystem exchange in coastal marshes, dampening their capacity to store carbon Benjamin Wilson
2:50-3:10 PM 305 COS 51-5 LUQ Soil oxygen mediates dinitrogen emissions from a wet tropical forest in Puerto Rico Maya Almaraz, Whendee L. Silver
3:20-3:40 PM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 24-6 FCE Assessing environmental drivers of DOC fluxes in the Shark River estuary: Modeling the effects of climate, water management, and salinity Peter Regier
3:40-4:00 PM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 23-7 CDR Spectral signatures of seasonal variation in xanthophyll cycle pigments among species with contrasting water-use strategies Shan Kothari
3:40-4:00 PM 209/210 COS 57-7 HBR Measuring mercury in wood: Important but challenging Yang Yang
3:40-4:00PM Grand Floridian Blrm A COS 52-7 JRN Interactions among climate and soil properties influence current and future geographic distribution of an invasive grass in the Chihuahuan Desert Jin Yao
3:40-4:00 PM Palm A COS 58-7 LUQ, HFR, HBR Variation in functional neighborhood and climate affect tree performance Jenny Zambrano
4:00-4:20 PM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 24-8 FCE Coastal subsidence as a function of salinity intrusion and peat decomposition in a karst environment Fred Sklar
4:20-4:40 PM Floridian Blrm D COS 60-9 HFR Investigating microbial growth and substrate utilization in soil: What does carbon use efficiency really tell us? Kevin M. Geyer, Serita Frey

Thursday, August 11

all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 25-37 CDR Nitrogen deposition determines soil microbial functional responses to chronic elevated CO2 in a dry grassland Qun Gao
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 24-4 KBS Contrasting responses of two switchgrass varieties to fertilizer and reduced precipitation Sarah M. Emery, Karen A. Stahlheber, Katherine L. Gross
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 24-9 KBS Drought and nitrogen fertilizer effects on potential for bioenergy production in two Panicum varieties Matthew Carey, Karen A. Stahlheber, Katherine L. Gross
8:00-8:20 AM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 28-1 HFR Restoration of soil microbial function following biological invasion Serita D. Frey
8:00-11:30 AM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 29 BES Urban Woodlands: Remnants, Regeneration and Restoration Lea Johnson
9:00-9:20 AM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 27-4 SEV Effects of Climate, Resource Availability, and Plant Community Interactions on Resistance to Annual Brome-Grass Invasion Jeanne C. Chambers
9:50-10:10 AM 220/221 COS 75-6 MCM Identifying the carbon sources of soil foodwebs in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica E Ashley Shaw
10:30-10:50 AM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 29-8 BES Soils of urban woodlands Ian D. Yesilonis
10:30-10:50 AM 304 COS 63-8 CWT Go big or go home: Can we predict whole-stream ecosystem functions from small-scale measurements? Kaitlin J. Farrell
11:10-11:30 AM Palm B COS 66-10 NWT Diverse plant community traits among Rocky Mountain alpine ecosystems drive responses of ecological indicators to nitrogen deposition Amber Churchill, William Bowman
11:10-11:30 AM Floridian Blrm D COS 74-10 HFR Two solutions to large-scale ecological image processing Margaret Kosmala
1:30-2:00 PM Grand Floridian Blrm B SYMP 19-1 BES & CAP Anthropogenic resource subsidies and the domestication of urban biota Paige S. Warren
1:30-3:00 PM 316 IGN 9-1 SEV Making a living in dryland ecosystems: An introduction to pulse dynamics Jayne Belnap
(see above) IGN 9-2 JRN Does an understanding of ecosystems responses to rainfall pulses improve predictions of responses of drylands to climate change? Osvaldo E. Sala, Debra Peters
(see above) IGN 9-6 JRN Is desertification a dirty word? Brandon Bestelmeyer
(see above) IGN 9-8 SEV Where is the pulse in pulse dynamics? Scott L Collins
2:10-2:30 PM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 35-3 LUQ Drought in the rainforest: Biogeochemical responses and feedbacks to climate change Whendee L. Silver
2:30-2:50 PM 315 OOS 31-4 HFR Impacts of hemlock woolly adelgid on small mammal distribution in north eastern hemlock forests Allyson Degrassi
3:10-3:40 PM Grand Floridian Blrm B SYMP 19-4 BES Life under the city: The decomposer community of urban soils Katalin Szlavecz
3:20-3:40 PM 220/221 COS 82-6 SEV A twenty year record of small mammal community dynamics in two stable states, grassland and shrubland Jennifer D. Noble, Scott L. Collins
3:20-3:40 PM Grand Floridian Blrm A COS 78-6 CDR Plant-soil feedbacks as a potential mechanism reinforcing alternative states in biodiversity Cristina Portales Reyes
3:30-5 PM 316 IGN 6-6 HFR Scaling up terrestrial plant phenology Margaret Kosmala
3:40-4:00 PM 304 COS 76-7 AND Community assembly processes differ between surface water and sediment-associated communities in stream networks Nathan I. Wisnoski
4:00-4:20 PM 315 OOS 31-8 HFR Belowground consequences of Adelges tsugae invasion in eastern forests David A. Orwig
4:00-4:20 PM 305 COS 77-8 FCE Habitat and individual variation in movement strategies of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) across a freshwater to estuarine gradient Bradley A Strickland
4:40-5 PM Floridian Blrm A COS 86-10 JRN Antecedent soil moisture and VPD interactively control water potential and hydraulic thresholds in Larrea tridentata Jessica S. Guo
4:40-5:00 PM Palm B COS 80-10 FCE Assembly mechanisms of periphytic diatom spatial and temporal beta diversity across a subsidy-stress gradient in a coastal wetland Nicholas Schulte, Evelyn Gaiser

Friday, August 12

all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 38-68 CDR Burn frequencies and their impact on plant community dynamics in Anoka County, Minnesota Alissa M. Johnson, Cristina Portales
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 43-127 CWT Tree water use dynamics across different sites and age classes in the Southern Appalachians Sander O. Denham, Chelcy F Miniat
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 43-126 CWT Topography may mitigate drought effects on vegetation along a hillslope gradient Sandra N. D. Hawthorne
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 36-29 KBS Nitrogen fixation in switchgrass responds to N fertilizer addition, plant N demand, and soil type Sarah S. Roley
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 38-63 LUQ Arthropod diversity and nutrient mineralization in green litter decomposition in a simulated hurricane experiment Ivia Moreno
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 37-61 LUQ Responses of forest vegetation to unusual drought in wet forest in eastern Puerto Rico: A “dry run” for climate change? J. Aaron Hogan, Jess K. Zimmerman
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 38-71 LUQ Tradeoffs between maximum tree height and seed and seedling survival in a subtropical wet forest in Puerto Rico Maria Wang
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 38-73 MCM Temperature influence on growth rates of four benthic diatoms and comparison with distributional patterns in microbial mats in streams in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica Diane McKnight
all day ESA Exhibit Hall PS 46-152 FCE Predicting the potential geographic distributions of three non-native cichlids in Florida with climate change Joseph A Andreoli
8:00-11:30 AM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 40 BES From Studying to Shaping: Reframing Urban Ecology into a Proactive Science Through Pedagogy, Practice and Research Alexander J. Felson
8:00-8:20 AM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 38-1 LUQ The environmental regulation of flowering times in moist tropical forests Jess Zimmerman
8:00-8:20 AM Floridian Blrm A COS 99-1 CWT Climate and age influence on drought-induced cavitation vulnerability of eastern deciduous tree species Michael C. Benson, Kimberly A Novick
8:00-8:20 AM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 39-1 KNZ Asymmetries in ecological responses to positive vs. negative precipitation extremes Andrew J. Felton and Melinda D. Smith
8:00-8:20 AM 305 COS-90-1 MCM Response of an Antarctic soil invertebrate to warming and freeze-thaw cycles Matthew Knox
8:20-8:40 AM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 39-2 FCE A review of sub-tropical community resistance and resilience to extreme cold spells Ross Boucek
8:30-9:00 AM Grand Floridian Blrm C SYMP 22-2 BES Anthrome communities, anthrobiogeography and the global ecology of anthropogenic landscapes Erle Ellis
8:40-9:00 AM Grand Floridian Blrm F OOS 39-3 HBR Evaluating the impacts of ice storms on forest ecosystems with a novel field experiment John Campbell
8:40-9:00 AM Grand Floridian Blrm E OOS 38-3 LUQ Seasonal and interannual variation in reproduction from a two-decade record in the Luquillo Forest Dynamics Plot, Puerto Rico: Global climate drivers and hurricane effects Jess Zimmerman
9:00-9:20 AM 315 COS 91-4 SEV Detecting hydrological tipping points in semi-arid woodlands Andrew M Fox, Marcy E Litvak
9:20-9:40 AM Palm B COS 93-5 MCR Feedbacks between ecosystem state and human behavior determine coral reef resilience Andrew Rassweiler
9:50-10:10 AM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 41-6 HFR Long-term and source-sink demographics of invasion: Garlic mustard at Harvard Forest Laura M.S. Hancock, Kristina Stinson
10:10-10:30 AM Grand Floridian Blrm H OOS 41-7 HFR Local adaptations during invasion: Effects of growth and maternal habitat on fitness traits in garlic mustard Kristina A. Stinson
10:10-10:30 AM Grand Floridian Blrm G OOS 40-7 BES Reframing urban ecology from studying to shaping into a proactive science through research, pedagogy and practice Alexander J. Felson
10:30-10:50 AM 222/223 COS 100-8 CAP The effect of climatic variability on population dynamics: Negative, neutral, or positive? Aldo Compagnoni
10:50-11:10 AM 209/210 COS 97-9 KNZ Too much of a good thing: Soil alterations following woody species encroachment in tallgrass prairie Laura Mino, Gail W. T. Wilson

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