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SessionDate/TimeLocationTitleTypeAuthorsKeywords
Monday, August 2nd · 1:15 pm to 4:45 pm · Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)
Session 17: Contributed Papers: Pollination biology and autecology
Presider: Suzanne Koptur, Florida International University
17-1August 2nd
1:15 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Interspecific competition for pollinator service lowers seed set and outcrossing rates in Mimulus ringensPaperBell, John M., Karron, Jeffrey D., Mitchell, Randall J..competition for pollinator service
outcrossing rates
mating systems
Mimulus ringens
17-2August 2nd
1:30 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Refining estimates of pollinator efficiencies calculated from delivered stigmatic loads: a cranberry modelPaperCane, James, Schiffhauer, Dan.pollination
Ericaceae
seed mass
fruit set
stigmatic loading
Vaccinium
bees
guild
pollinator efficacy
17-3August 2nd
1:45 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Mixing up floral traits: Radiation of Andean Echinopsis ancistrophora (Cactaceae)PaperSchlumpberger, Boris O., McDade, Lucinda A., Raguso, Robert A..pollination
floral evolution
floral scent
bees
hawkmoths
molecular phylogenetics
chloroplast DNA
17-4August 2nd
2:00 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Pollination Biology of Eriocaulon parkeri in ConnecticutPaperSawyer, Neil W., Mertins, Daniel S., Schuster, Lela A..Eriocaulon parkeri
reproductive biology
pollination
agamospermy
17-5August 2nd
2:15 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Pollinators differentially affect the outcrossing rate in the blue columbinePaperBrunet, Johanne, Sweet, Heather.outcrossing rates
pollinators
bumblebees
hawkmoths
blue columbine
17-6August 2nd
2:30 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Visitors to extrafloral nectaries of Senna mexicana var. chapmanii in south FloridaPaperKoptur, Suzanne.nectar
extrafloral
herbivory
Fabaceae
Ecology
ant-plant
August 2nd
2:45 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Break
17-7August 2nd
3:00 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Evidence for pollinator mediated selection in Linanthus dichotomusPaperChess, Sally K. R., Raguso, Robert A., LeBuhn, Gretchen.floral scent
flowering time
reproductive morphology
17-8August 2nd
3:15 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Nectar traits and availability in Nicotiana, Section Alatae (Solanaceae) in relation to primary pollinators and mating systemPaperKaczorowski, Rainee L., Gardener, Mark C., Holtsford, Timothy P..amino acids
energy
nectar
Nicotiana
pollinators
sugars
volume
concentration
mating system
17-9August 2nd
3:30 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Pollination and seed set of the endangered vernal pool annual Lasthenia conjugens (Asteraceae)PaperRamp, Jennifer M..Asteraceae
pollination
Lasthenia conjugens
pollination biology
restoration
17-10August 2nd
3:45 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Passionflower pollination ecology and the utility of a phylogenetic approachPaperKay, Elma, Bernhardt, Peter.Passiflora
hummingbird-pollination
bat-pollination
breeding system
Greater Antilles
molecular phylogeny
unknown gene
ITS
unidentified gene region
17-11August 2nd
4:00 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)The effect of competition and physiological integration on fitness-related traits: A two-year study of Viola blandaPaperSudler, K. Nicole.competition
physiological integration
fitness
clonal plant
17-12August 2nd
4:15 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Effects of light intensity o≠n herbivore resistance in leaves of seaside alder (Alnus maritima) and hazel alder (Alnus serrulata)PaperMorningstar, Dawn, Rice, Stanley A., Kremer-Perez, Kristi.Alnus maritima
Alnus serrulata
bioassay
herbivory
Artemia salina
17-13August 2nd
4:30 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Water relations of Pereskia guamacho, a cactus with leavesPaperEdwards, Erika, Diaz, Miriam, Donoghue, Michael J..CAM photosynthesis
Cactaceae
hydraulic conductivity
Pereskia
vulnerability curve
water relations
xylem
17-14August 2nd
4:45 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Performance of Select Native Plants for Landscaping UsePaperCoons, Janice M., Greenwood-DeLine, Lynze T., Kerber, Angela J., Claerbout, Ann E..Blephilia ciliata,
Monarda bradburiana,
M. punctata
M. fistulosa L
Silene regia
Dalea purpurea
Stylisma pickeringii
Tuesday, August 3rd · 8:00 am to 12:00 pm · Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)
Session 29: Contributed Papers: Community and population Biology
Presider: Margaret S. Devall, U.S. Forest Service
29-1August 3rd
8:00 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Self-assembly of patterned landscapes in the central Everglades: a model for the integration of hydrological, biogeochemical, and ecological processesPaperGivnish, TJ, Volin, JC, Glaser, PH.biogeochemistry
hydrology
peat accumulation
landforms
feedbacks
landscape dynamics
29-2August 3rd
8:15 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Competitive ability of Ailanthus altissima vs. Rhus typhina and Betula alleghaniensisPaperHuebner, Cynthia.Ailanthus altissima
competition
Rhus typhina
Betula alleghaniensis
29-3August 3rd
8:30 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)A new method using parsimony to study vegetation patterns and biocomplexity in a spatial contextPaperStruwe, Lena, Hatfield, Colleen A..character coding
community ecology
Ecology
vegetation
parsimony
invasive species
environmental change
pattern analysis
microclimate
biodiversity
riparian habitat
distribution
29-4August 3rd
8:45 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Effects of mowing and burning on Florida scrub, a fire-dependent ecosystemPaperWeekley, C.W., Menges, E.S., Rickey, M.A..Florida scrub
fire ecology
mechanical treatment
endangered species
29-5August 3rd
9:00 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Does fire level the hydraulic playing field for resprouting shrubs?PaperPreston, Katherine, Bhaskar, Radika.fire ecology
chaparral
resprouting
hydraulic conductivity
water relations
Trade-offs
29-6August 3rd
9:15 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Mechanisms of Treeline Stability in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia: Low-temperature Photoinhibition and Interspecific FacilitationPaperAkhalkatsi, Maia, Abdaladze, Otar, Smith, William K., Nakhutsrishvili, George.treeline
facilitation
global warming
29-7August 3rd
9:30 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Allelopathic effects of Vincetoxicum stocksii and Zygophyllum fabago.PaperZaidi, Mudassir.Pakistan
Allelopathic effects
Vincetoxicum stocksii
Zygophyllum fabago
29-8August 3rd
9:45 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Effects of disturbance on the persistence of HowellPaperRenner, Maralyn A..Montia
Portulacaceae
disturbance
monitoring
mitigation
competition
29-9August 3rd
10:00 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Interactions between Shrub Steppe Perennials and Winter Annual Grass WeedsPaperAllen, Phil S., Meyer, Susan E..invasion biology
community ecology
restoration
winter annual
shrub steppe
August 3rd
10:15 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Break
29-10August 3rd
10:30 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Shade tolerance in the seaside alder (Alnus maritima) and the hazel alder (Alnus serrulata)PaperRice, Stanley A., Schrader, James, Graves, William, Gibson, J. Phil, Morningstar, Dawn.Alnus maritima
Alnus serrulata
shade tolerance
densiometry
chlorophyll
29-11August 3rd
10:45 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Leaf phenology and hydraulic conductance as determinants of shade tolerance in temperate forest treesPaperGivnish, TJ, Lopez, Omar R., Montgomery, Rebecca A., Lopez, Krista Farris.adaptation
shade tolerance
leaf phenology
forest ecology
whole-plant compensation point
29-12August 3rd
11:00 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Determinants of shade tolerance and its importance for local species distributions of S. Appalachian treesPaperMontgomery, Rebecca A., Lopez, Omar R., Lopez, Krista Farris, Givnish, TJ.shade tolerance
Diversity
Appalachian Mountains
leaf phenology
photosynthesis
29-13August 3rd
11:15 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Bottomland hardwood forest composition and structure associated with occurrence of the federally endangered species, Lindera melissifolia (Lauraceae) in MississippiPaperHawkins, Tracy, Lockhart, B. R., Devall, Margaret S., Schiff, Nathan M., Hamel, Paul.Lindera melissifolia
Lauraceae
Endangered
bottomland forest
29-14August 3rd
11:30 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)The effect of population size on phenotypic plasticity in the threatened plant Lupinus perennisPaperTracey, Christopher, Michaels, Helen, Bouzat, Juan.phenotypic plasticity
threatened plant
population size
29-15August 3rd
11:45 am
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Floral Biology and Breeding System of the Crenulate Leadplant, Amorpha herbacea var. crenulata (Fabaceae), An Endangered South Florida Pine Rockland EndemicPaperLinares, Lauren.breeding system
outcrossing
self-incompatibility
protogyny
Fabaceae
Tuesday, August 3rd · 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm · Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)
Session 32: Contributed Posters: Ecological Posters
32-25August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Analysis of metals in eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) populations from the Chincoteague Bay, VirginiaPoster: Ecological SectionMitra, Madhumi, Balogun, Bashiru, Waguespack, Yan.Chincoteague Bay
Eelgrass
ICP
metals
32-26August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Modeling distributions of rare plants in the eastern Great BasinPoster: Ecological SectionAitken, M., Shultz, Leila M., Roberts, D.W..endemic
predictive model
classification tree
biogeography
32-27August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Scale-dependent associations of invasive Linaria vulgaris and native plant diversity in ColoradoPoster: Ecological SectionBovee, K.M..invasive species
Linaria vulgaris
32-28August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Estimating Cover of Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass) using Tobit Regression and Phenology derived from Two Dates of Satellite ImagesPoster: Ecological SectionPeterson, Eric B..Bromus tectorum
cheatgrass
remote sensing
GIS
32-29August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)A preliminary survey of macroalgal and aquatic plant distribution in the Mobile-Tensaw deltaPoster: Ecological SectionMajor, C. Smoot, Major, Kelly.community ecology
distribution
environmental change
Plant Biodiversity
community structure
32-30August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Population dynamics of Sedum integrifolium ssp. leedyiPoster: Ecological SectionOlfelt, Joel P..Sedum
Effective Population Size
Demographic
Endangered
32-31August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)The criteria for biomass partitioning of the current shoot: water transport versus mechanical supportPoster: Ecological SectionTaneda, H, Tateno, M.shoot
wood anatomy
hydraulic conductivity
Biomass Partitioning
mechanical strength
32-32August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Reproductive allocation in the invasive cleistogamous grass Microstegium vimineumPoster: Ecological SectionCheplick, Gregory.Ecology
Poaceae
Seeds
shade tolerance
32-33August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Effects of pollen load size and composition on pollen tube attrition, seed production, and progeny vigor in Clarkia unguiculata (Onagraceae)Poster: Ecological SectionNemeth, M. Barbara, Huerta, Alfredo J., Smith-Huerta, Nancy L..pollen
progeny
vigor
32-34August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)The unusual pollinator associations of Iliamna bakeri (Malvaceae), a rare, fire-following forb endemic to the Modoc plateau region (CA)Poster: Ecological SectionArneson, Laura C, Tepedino, Vincent J..pollination
rare taxa
Fire-following species
32-35August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Outcrossing mechanisms in Solanum conocarpum (Solanaceae), a rare Virgin Islandsí endemicPoster: Ecological SectionStanford, Alice, Vanessa, Forbes.Solanum
self-incompatibility
endemic
Endangered
Virgin Islands
32-36August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)The role of outbreeding and seedling establishment in natural and reintroduced populations of SilenePoster: Ecological SectionLofflin, Diana, Kephart, Susan.rarity
Seedling survival
Silene
inbreeding depression
reintroduction
32-37August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Effects of floral display size on the outcrossing rate of Delphinium barbeyi (Ranunculaceae)Poster: Ecological SectionWilliams, C.F. Rick.Delphinium
geitonogamy
floral display size
outcrossing
32-38August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Comparative Flora of the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountain RangesPoster: Ecological SectionKleier, Catherine, Meinhold, Matthew James.alpine biogeography
herbarium use
32-39August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Classification Tree and GIS-based Predictive Habitat Modeling for Xerophyllum asphodeloides (L.) Nutt. (Melanthiaceae), a Rare Fire-adapted Appalachian Forest HerbPoster: Ecological SectionBourg, Norman A., McShea, William J., Gill, Douglas E..classification tree
Ecology
Appalachian Mountains
geographical distribution
Melanthiaceae
predictive model
rare taxa
32-40August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)On the edge: Survival in coloninzing populations of fireweed, Epilobium angustifoliumPoster: Ecological SectionDona, Amy J., Galen, Candace.alpine habitat
Epilobium angustifolium
fireweed
survival
colonization
wind
shade
Salix
32-41August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)An ecological study of the endangered pondberry (Lindera melissifolia [Walt] Blume)Poster: Ecological SectionDevall, Margaret S., Schiff, Nathan M., Hawkins, Tracy, Connor, Kristina, Echt, Craig, Gardiner, Emile, Hamel, Paul, Leininger, Ted, Wilson, Dan.endangered species
Lindera melissifolia
Lauraceae
pondberry
32-42August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Population genetics of Swallenia alexandrae (Poaceae), the Eureka Valley dune grass.Poster: Ecological SectionBell, Hester L., Friar, Elizabeth, Columbus, J. Travis.Poaceae
Swallenia alexandrae
population genetic diversity
RAPDs
rare endemic
32-43August 3rd
12:30 pm
Special Event Center (Cliff Lodge)Effects of nutrient limitation on sex allocation in gynodioecious Geranium richardsonii (GERANEACEAE)Poster: Ecological SectionBala, Janet, Williams, C.F. Rick, McGonigle, T.P..gynodioecious
Sex allocation
nutrient limitation
hermaphrodite
Tuesday, August 3rd · 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm · Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)
Session 40: Contributed Papers: Reproductive biology and microbial relationships
Presider: Katherine Preston, Stanford University
40-1August 3rd
2:30 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Seed dormancy classes in Hawaiian montane speciesPaperBaskin, Carol C., Baskin, Jerry M., Yoshinaga, Alvin.Hawaii
seed germination
tropical montane
seed dormancy
40-2August 3rd
2:45 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Reproductive biology of pondberry (Lindera melissifolia [Walt] Blume)PaperDevall, Margaret S., Schiff, Nathan M., Skojac, Stephanie A..Lauraceae
endangered species
Lindera melissifolia
pondberry
reproductive biology
40-3August 3rd
3:00 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Comparing the flowering phenologies of a tropical (Viola grahamii) and a temperate violet (Viola striata) (Violaceae)PaperCortes-Palomec, Aurea C., Ballard, H. E., Brown, Kim J..Viola grahamii
Viola striata
cleistogamy
40-4August 3rd
3:15 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Resource Limitation and Patterns of Sex Allocation in Prairie Larkspur, Delphinium virescens.PaperEmms, Simon K, Croteau, Clare, Bresee, Karen, Churchill, Stephanie, Duxbury, Nicole, Kaster, Colleen.Delphinium
Floral traits
Flower size
Ovule number
Pollen-ovule ratio
Ranunculaceae
Resource allocation
Sex allocation
sexual systems
Stamen number
Trade-offs
40-5August 3rd
3:30 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Role of bioinoculants and mycorrhizae in sustainable agroforestry systemsPaperSharma, Satyawati, Kashyap, Suman, Vasudevan, Padma.
40-6August 3rd
3:45 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Susceptibility of Perennial Grass Species to Ustilago bullata Races from Bromus tectorumPaperClement, Suzette, Nelson, David L., Meyer, Susan E..plant pathology
Ustilago bullata
Bromus tectorum
biocontrol
risk assessment
40-7August 3rd
4:00 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Comparing the direct negative and indirect positive effects of a root parasite on Illinois Threatened Savanna Blazing Star growthPaperBell, Timothy.Liatris scariosa
Andropogon gerardii
Pedicularis canadensis
root parasite
threatened
Blazing Star
Wood Betony
Big Bluestem Grass
40-8August 3rd
4:15 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Effect of salinty (NaCl) o≠n physical, nutritional and biochemical parameters in citrus root stocks in the presence of mycorrhizal fungiPaperMurkute, Ashutosh A., Sharma, Satyawati, Singh, S. K..Proline
micro- and macro-nutrients
chlorophyll
Tuesday, August 3rd · 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm · Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)
Meeting: Ecological Section Business Meeting
Presider: Suzanne Koptur, Florida International University
August 3rd
6:00 pm
Wasatch (Cliff Lodge)Meeting

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