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  ·  Environmental Climate Change : The role of marine and aquatic photosynthetic organisms in the global carbon cycle
  ·  Phylogenetic and functional patterns of host plants and their associated fungi: implications for symbiotic co-evolution, community interactions, and ecosystem processes
  ·  The Power of Movement in Plants

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Monday, July 27th

Monday, July 27th, 8:00 am to 9:45 am · Wasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level C
Session 5: Contributed Papers: Invasion Ecology
Presiding: Cynthia Huebner, Northern Research Station
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5001July 27th 8:00 amWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CSeed Germination and Viability of Microstegium vimineum: A Comparison of Flower Type, Habitat, and Seed Age
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Oral PaperHuebner, Cynthia.Microstegium vimineum
invasive plant
seed viability
5002July 27th 8:15 amWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CPopulation dynamics, invasives and possible impacts on a rare dune endemic of the Great Lakes, Pitcher’s thistle.
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Oral PaperJolls, Claudia L.; Marik, Julie E.; Hamze, Samara I.; McEachern, Kathryn.rare plants
Invasive plants
demography
dunes
Germination
shade
litter
population viability analysis
Cirsium pitcheri
Gypsophila paniculata
5003July 27th 8:30 amWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CA feedback mechanism for the spread of the invasive plant Phragmites australis – increased local genetic diversity and cross pollination can drive viable seed production
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Oral PaperKettenring, Karin; Mccormick, Melissa; Whigham, Dennis.Wetland
Phragmites australis
pollination
seed viability
soil nutrients
Chesapeake Bay
Invasive Species
Genetic diversity
5004July 27th 8:45 amWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CPhenotypic plasticity in native and invasive populations of Bromus tectorum
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Oral PaperGriffith, Alden B.; Andonian, Krikor; Loik, Michael E..plasticity
Invasion
Armenia
Great Basin
elevation gradient
freezing tolerance
local adaptation
5005July 27th 9:00 amWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CHybrid haplotype vigor in Florida (USA) populations of the invasive exotic Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius
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Oral PaperGeiger, John; Pratt, Paul; Wheeler, Greg.Schinus terebinthifolius
Invasive Species
exotic
hybrid
common garden study
5006July 27th 9:15 amWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CPredicting the likelihood of disease from a fungal seed pathogen, Pyrenophora semeniperda, in a complex multi-host system using various seed traits
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Oral PaperBeckstead, Julie; Meyer, Susan E.; Bergen, Kelly M.; Dooley, Sandra R..seed bank 
Plant-pathogen interaction
phylogenetic relationships
seed germination
Drechslera campanulata
Monday, July 27th, 10:15 am to 12:00 pm · Wasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level C
Session 14: Contributed Papers: Vegetation Science I
Presiding: Karl McKnight, St. Lawrence University
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14001July 27th 10:15 amWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CCryptogam Survey of the Valles Caldera National Preserve: An Interim Report
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Oral PaperPrice, Relf; Keller, Harold W..cryptogam
Valles Caldera
Bryophyte
myxomycete
lichen
14002July 27th 10:30 amWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CDefining subtropical marsh plant communities: Characterization of Everglades marsh vegetation using a landscape-scale random sample
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Oral PaperRichards, J.H.; Philippi, T.E.; Kalla, P.; Scheidt, D..plant community
sawgrass
Cladium
muhly
Muhlenbergia
spikerush
Eleocharis
water lily
Nymphaea
cattail
Typha
Cluster analysis
NMS
14003July 27th 10:45 amWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CA comparison of two sampling techniques used to understand autecological requirements necessary for Carex growth in a northern hardwood forest
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Oral PaperQuinn, Caitlin; McKnight, Karl; Burnham, Mark; Gerritsen, Alida.Carex
ecology
Sedge
14004July 27th 11:00 amWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CHabitat characterization of northeastern woodland grasses
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Oral PaperBurnham, Mark; McKnight, Karl; Quinn, Caitlin; Gerritsen, Alida.Poaceae
Grass
ecology
northern hardwood forest
habitat characterization
Poa
Danthonia
14005July 27th 11:15 amWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CA contribution towards understanding northern hardwood forest Carex ecology
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Oral PaperMcKnight, Karl; Burnham, Mark; Quinn, Caitlin; Gerritsen, Alida.Carex
ecology
Sedge
northern hardwood forest
ordination
habitat characterization
soil nutrients
incident light
Monday, July 27th, 1:30 pm to 3:15 pm · Wasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level C
Session 24: Contributed Papers: Plant Response to Climate and Climate Change
Presiding: Katherine T. Merrill, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
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24001July 27th 1:30 pmWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CPatterns of Flowering Phenology for Montane Perennials in a Low Elevation Common Garden
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Oral PaperMerrill, Katherine T.; Meyer, Susan E.; Smith, Duane.flowering phenology
montane perennials
common garden
24002July 27th 1:45 pmWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CPlant responses to climate in the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa: evidence for plasticity and adaptive differentiation in the Proteaceae
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Oral PaperCarlson, Jane; Holsinger, Kent E.; Prunier, Rachel.Cape Floristic Region
adaptive evolution
Proteaceae
climate
leaf traits
functional ecology
24003July 27th 2:00 pmWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CEarly flowering of plants in the Northern Great Plains linked to increasing spring temperatures over 100 years
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Oral PaperDunnell, Kelsey; Travers, Steven.climate change
phenology
24004July 27th 2:15 pmWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CThe genetic basis of divergence in flowering time in response to climate change in wild populations of Brassica rapa
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Oral PaperLitt, Amy; Lalchan, Rebecca; Nowogrodzki, Anna.Brassica
flowering time
FLC
population genetics
climate change
24005July 27th 2:30 pmWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CDecoupling phenological events in temperate tree taxa: local climate influences timing of budbreak and flower inititation, but not nut maturity, in Carya illinoinensis grown in a common garden.
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Oral PaperMiller, Allison; Knouft, Jason; Hunt, Kenneth.Carya
phenology
common garden
local adaptation
climate
Monday, July 27th, 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm · Wasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level C
Session 31: Contributed Papers: Vegetation Science II
Presiding: Brett A. McMillan, McDaniel College
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31001July 27th 3:45 pmWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CIt’s in the water: environmental and edaphic factors influencing plant assemblage composition on the ‘Pimple Dunes’ of Virginia’s barrier islands
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Oral PaperMcMillan, Brett A. ; Day, Frank P..barrier island
assemblage ecology
Multivariate analysis
LTER
31002July 27th 4:00 pmWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CCommunity assembly in the genus Protea (Proteaceae L.): phylogeny, functional traits, and scale
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Oral PaperPrunier, Rachel; Wilson, Adam; Holsinger, Kent E.; Rebelo, Anthony; Barraclough, Timothy. community assembly
Protea
spatial scale
phylogeny
functional traits
competition
habitat filtering
31003July 27th 4:15 pmWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CDrivers of Pinus jeffreyi establishment at a conifer forest-sagebrush steppe ecotone in eastern California
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Oral PaperAlpert, Holly; Loik, Michael E..seedling establishment
Pinus jeffreyi
microhabitat
facilitation
ecotone
31004July 27th 4:30 pmWasatch B/Cliff Lodge - Level CPatterns of plant species diversity below ground as revealed by DNA barcoding
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Oral PaperKesanakurti, Prasad R.; Fazekas, Aron J.; Burgess, Kevin; Barrett, Spencer C. H.; Graham, Sean W.; Hajibabaei, Mehrdad; Newmaster, Steve; Percy, Diana; Husband, Brian.DNA Barcoding
root architecture
Diversity

Tuesday, July 28th

Tuesday, July 28th, 8:00 am to 9:45 am · Alpine B/Snowbird Center
Session 34: Contributed Papers: Morphological and Physiological Responses to Stress and the Environment
Presiding: Jorge Lopez-Portillo, Instituto de Ecología, A. C
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34001July 28th 8:00 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterMassive mangrove mortality at Tampamachoco lagoon, Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico
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Oral PaperLopez-Portillo, Jorge; Bartolo, Olga; Basañez, Agustin; Vasquez Reyes, Víctor M.; Gomez Aguilar, Leon R.; Avila Reyes, Yeny E..hipersalinity
salinity stress
black mangrove
red mangrove
Avicennia
Rhizophora
34002July 28th 8:15 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterEmergent scaling relationships from plants competing in silico for space and light
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Oral PaperHammond, Sean T.; Niklas, Karl J..community-level effects
scaling
allometry
34003July 28th 8:30 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterThe Ontogenetic Shift Hypothesis and Diminishing Returns of Specific Leaf Area of Acer rubrum L
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Oral PaperNiklas, Karl J.; Cobb, Edward D..scaling relations
specific leaf area
34004July 28th 8:45 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterLocal adaptation to nutrient and drought stress in the white proteas (Protea section Exsertae)
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Oral PaperPrunier, Rachel.Protea
local adaptation
Cape Floristic Region
soil nutrients
roots
drought
seedlings
34005July 28th 9:00 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterStress is the great equalizer for mangrove trees: size hierarchy and allometry of the mangrove Avicennia germinans in two landforms
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Oral PaperMéndez-Alonzo, Rodrigo; Hernández-Trejo, Humberto; Lopez-Portillo, Jorge.Asymmetric competition
mangroves
Gini coefficient
Size hierarchy
Mexico
34006July 28th 9:15 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterStructural and Physiological Adaptations of Physaria ludoviciana (silvery bladderpod; Brassicaceae) to Sand Prairie Conditions
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Oral PaperGrant, Marissa C.; Coons, Janice M.; Carlsward, Barbara S.; Coutant, Nancy E.; Owen, Henry R..Physaria
Brassicaceae
sand prairie
Lesquerella
34007July 28th 9:30 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterC4 the straw man? Evolution of cold tolerance better explains global distribution of C3/C4 grasslands
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Oral PaperEdwards, Erika.niche evolution
Poaceae
C4 photosynthesis
Tuesday, July 28th, 10:15 am to 11:45 am · Alpine B/Snowbird Center
Session 43: Contributed Papers: Disturbance Ecology, Restoration Ecology, and Applied Ecology
Presiding: Carl W. Weekley, Archbold Biological Station
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43001July 28th 10:15 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterPostfire population dynamics of Polygala lewtonii, an endangered herb endemic to central Florida sandhills
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Oral PaperWeekley, Carl W.; Menges, E.S..demography
Endangered species
fire ecology
Florida sandhills
Lake Wales Ridge
43002July 28th 10:30 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterResource limitation and the impact of a hemiparasite on a restored prairie
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Oral PaperBorowicz, Victoria; Armstrong, Joseph E..hemiparasite
prairie
soil nutrients
community-level effects
experimental study
43003July 28th 10:45 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterDetermining Optimal Habitat for Endangered Plant Restoration in Disturbed Ecosystems Using Two Complementary Approaches
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Oral PaperWright, Samuel; Roncal, Julissa; Maschinski, Joyce; Lane, Cynthia.coastal strand
dune dynamics
Jacquemontia reclinata
stochastic factors
Plant conservation
southeastern Florida
plant population ecology
reintroduction
43004July 28th 11:00 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterSeedling Emergence from Seed Banks in Ludwigia hexapetala invaded Wetlands: Implications for Restoration
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Oral PaperGrewell, Brenda J.; Futrell, Caryn J..seed banks
invasive species management
Ludwigia
Restoration Ecology
wetlands
43005July 28th 11:15 amAlpine B/Snowbird CenterAlternative states in an endangered, diverse mesic forest in Hawaii: interactions between ungulate removal and alien plant invasions, and the potential for habitat restoration.
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Oral PaperWeller, Stephen G.; Cabin, Robert; Lorence, David H; Perlman, Steven; Wood, Kenneth R.; Flynn, Timothy; Sakai, Ann K..alternative states
alien plant species
diverse mesic forest
herbivory
restoration
conservation
Tuesday, July 28th, 1:30 pm to 3:15 pm · Alpine B/Snowbird Center
Session 49: Contributed Papers: Herbivory, Predation, and Reproductive Ecology
Presiding: Suzanne Koptur, Florida International University
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49001July 28th 1:30 pmAlpine B/Snowbird CenterEffects of herbivory on reproductive success - an experimental investigation with a perennial legume, Centrosema virginianum (Fabaceae: Papilionideae)
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Oral PaperCardel Sharp, Yuria; Koptur, Suzanne.defoliation
pollination
Tolerance
pollen
clones
fitness
herbivory
legume
49002July 28th 1:45 pmAlpine B/Snowbird CenterPondberry (Lindera melissifolia Walt. Blume) seed and seedling predators
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Oral PaperLeininger, Theodor; Martins, Andreza; Abilio , Fernanda; Smith III, Carl G.; Tidwell, Collin; Hamel, Paul; Devall, Margaret; Connor, Kristina; Wilson, A. Dan.pondberry
Lauraceae
seed predator
seedling predator
49003July 28th 2:00 pmAlpine B/Snowbird CenterEnvironmental context determines within and between generation consequences of herbivory
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Oral PaperGalloway, Laura; Lin, Susan.herbivory
Transgenerational effects
maternal effects
phenotypic plasticity
shade
flowering time
phenology
white-tailed deer
49004July 28th 2:15 pmAlpine B/Snowbird CenterEvidence for the maintenance of autumn colours by coevolution
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Oral PaperArchetti, Marco.coevolution
autumn colours
49005July 28th 2:30 pmAlpine B/Snowbird CenterBees, wallabies, and aubergines: Pollination, seed dispersal, and population dynamics in Australian dioecious Solanum
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Oral PaperMartine, Christopher T.; Vogt, F. Daniel; Lavoie, Elizabeth.Solanum
Solanaceae
pollination
dioecy
andromonoecy
seed dispersal
Australia
49006July 28th 2:45 pmAlpine B/Snowbird CenterIs long-distance (LDD) pine pollen viable?
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Oral PaperWilliams, Claire .Reproductive biology
long-distance dispersal
Pinus
aerial transport

Wednesday, July 29th

Wednesday, July 29th, 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm · Wasatch A/Cliff Lodge - Level C
Session 73: Contributed Papers: Mycorrhizae, Endophytes, and Fungal Pathogens
Presiding: Jorge Mena-Ali, Franklin & Marshall College
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73001July 29th 3:45 pmWasatch A/Cliff Lodge - Level CThe serpentine syndrome belowground: hypogeous fungi and ectomycorrhizas
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Oral PaperSouthworth, Darlene; Gladish, Sandra; Frank, Jonathan.serpentine
ectomycorrhizas
hypogeous fungi
73002July 29th 4:00 pmWasatch A/Cliff Lodge - Level CEvolution of mycorrhizal associations in Ericaceae shaped host ecology: an overview
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Oral PaperSelosse, Marc-Andre; Weiß, Michael.mycoheterotrophy
Mycorrhizae
root-associated fungi
co-evolution
Sebacinales
Helotiales
mixotrophy
73003July 29th 4:15 pmWasatch A/Cliff Lodge - Level CSerpentine soils do not limit ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity
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Oral PaperBranco, Sara.Ectomycorrhizal
serpentine
73004July 29th 4:30 pmWasatch A/Cliff Lodge - Level CEctomycorrhizal networks in plant communities: a Gleasonian point of view
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Oral PaperHorton, Thomas R.; Parker, V. Thomas; O'Brien, Michael J..mycorrhizal networks
soil nutrients
competition
mycorrhizal fungi
73005July 29th 4:45 pmWasatch A/Cliff Lodge - Level CMycophylla Communities are Influenced by the Interaction between Plant Host and Environmental Conditions
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Oral PaperKandalepas, Demetra; Arnold, A.E.; Shaffer, Gary P.; Platt, William.endophytes
Sagittaria lancifolia
Taxodium distichum
wetlands
Louisiana
73006July 29th 5:00 pmWasatch A/Cliff Lodge - Level CDistribution of the anther-smut pathogen Microbotryum on species of the Caryophyllaceae assessed from natural history collections
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Oral PaperMena-Ali, Jorge; Hood, Michael; Gibson, Amanda; Oxelman, Bengt; Giraud, Tatiana; Yockteng, Roxana; Arroyo, Mary T. K.; Conti, Fabio; Petersen, Amy; Gladieux, Pierre; Antonovics, Janis.smut fungus
Microbotryum
Herbaria
disease dynamics
ecological resistance

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