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Monday, June 26th

Monday, June 26th, 8:15 am to 9:45 am · Sundance 5/Omni Hotel
Session 3: Contributed Papers: Ecology Section - Community Processes and Delineation
Presiding: Naomi Fraga, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
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3001June 26th 8:15 amSundance 5/Omni HotelLandscape-scale processes influence riparian plant composition along a regulated river
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Oral PaperPalmquist, Emily; Ralston, Barbara; Merritt, David; Shafroth, Patrick.Riparian vegetation
Plant species composition
Grand Canyon
Plant community analysis
Landscape-scale vegetation change
3002June 26th 8:30 amSundance 5/Omni HotelAn experimental approach to understanding the role of flooding in riparian plant community composition
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Oral PaperRollinson, Emily.riparian
community
greenhouse
flooding
3003June 26th 8:45 amSundance 5/Omni HotelA remote sensing approach to delineation of floristic zones within wetland communities
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Oral PaperHackett, Rachel A; Heumann, Benjamin W; Monfils, Anna K.wetland
remote sensing
delineation
classification
imagery
community
3004June 26th 9:00 amSundance 5/Omni HotelThe Influence of Genome Duplication on Brassicaceae and Rosaceae Communities Across the United States.
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Oral PaperGaynor, Michelle; Ng, Julienne; Laport, Robert.Community Phylogenetic
Polyploidy
3005June 26th 9:15 amSundance 5/Omni HotelPatterns of phylogenetic diversity based on alternative taxonomic sampling and tree reconstruction strategies: a case study from Florida
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Oral PaperJantzen, Johanna; Whitten, Mark W.; Neubig, Kurt M.; Majure, Lucas Charles; Soltis, Douglas E.; Soltis, Pamela S..Community Phylogenetics
Phylogenetic Diversity
phylogeny
3006June 26th 9:30 amSundance 5/Omni HotelLeaf Shape, Morphometrics, and Taxonomic Boundaries Within the Arctic-Alpine Succulent Rhodiola integrifolia (Crassulaceae)
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Oral PaperAgoglossakis, Kalliopi M.; Olfelt, Joel.Geometric morphometrics
leaf morphology
subspecies delimitation
species boundaries
alpine
cryptic species
relictual species
Monday, June 26th, 10:15 am to 12:00 pm · Sundance 5/Omni Hotel
Session 8: Contributed Papers: Ecology Section - Invasive Species
Presiding: CYNTHIA HUEBNER, Northern Research Station
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8001June 26th 10:15 amSundance 5/Omni HotelPhenotypic plasticity at different life history stages of the invasive spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)
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Oral PaperAkin-Fajiye, Morodoluwa.
8002June 26th 10:30 amSundance 5/Omni HotelInternational shipping ports as zones of inquiry for the release and maintenance of exotic plant species
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Oral PaperMarsico, Travis; Reed, Jennifer; Cunard, Chelsea; Whitehurst, Lauren; Burgess, Kevin; Lucardi, Rima.seaport
international shipping
invasive species
8003June 26th 10:45 amSundance 5/Omni Hotel
Canceled
Mutualistic networks in the Galápagos Islands and how alien species modify their structure
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Oral PaperTraveset, Anna.ecological networks
pollination
seed dispersal
alien invasives
Gal√°pagos Islands
8004June 26th 11:00 amSundance 5/Omni HotelThe Presence of a Non-native Alters Pollinator Activity of a Native Plant Species on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
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Oral PaperRamsey, Adam Joseph; Ballou, Steven Mike; Mandel, Jennifer R..Daucus carota
heterospecific
invasive species
pollination
Sericocarpus
wild carrot
8005June 26th 11:15 amSundance 5/Omni HotelThe Forgotten Fourth Trophic Level: Natural Enemies Influence the Success or Failure of Non-Native Invaders and Biological Control Agents
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Oral PaperSchulz, Ashley; Lucardi, Rima; Marsico, Travis.biological control
enemy release
fourth trophic level
invasive species
natural enemies
8006June 26th 11:30 amSundance 5/Omni HotelExtreme climate events affect density of the invasive garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and disrupt years of alternating abundance of first and second year plants
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Oral PaperANDERSON, ROGER C; Anderson, M. Rebecca; Bauer, Jonathan T.; Loebach, Christopher; Slater, Mitchell A..invasive species
garlic mustard
extreme climate events
8007June 26th 11:45 amSundance 5/Omni HotelUsing Soil Seed Banks to Define Historic and Future Vegetation Composition of Paired Invaded and Uninvaded Forest Stands
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Oral PaperHUEBNER, CYNTHIA; Nilsen, Erik; Bao, Zhe.seed bank
invaded
species composition
nonmetric multidimensional scaling
Ailanthus altissima
Robinia pseudoacacia
Monday, June 26th, 1:30 pm to 3:15 pm · Sundance 5/Omni Hotel
Session 11: Contributed Papers: Ecology Section - Population Biology
Presiding: Margaret Brown Marsden, Midwestern State University
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11001June 26th 1:30 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelThe Role of Generalist Avian Frugivores in Determining the Distribution of the Mistletoe Phoradendron leucarpum
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Oral PaperFlanders, Nicholas; Walters, Eric; Randle, Christopher P.; Musselman, Lytton.mistletoe
seed dispersal
avian frugivore
species distribution
parasitic plant
11002June 26th 1:45 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelSoil chemistry patterns in an edaphic endemism hotspot: the pebble plains of the San Bernardino Mountains, California
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Oral PaperBurge, Dylan; Stoughton, Thomas; Jolles, Diana.edaphic endemism
Ecology
Rare Plants
Transverse Ranges
California
San Bernardino Mountains
soil endemism
island biogeography
alpine
clay soils
frost heave
11003June 26th 2:00 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelIn the Mongolian steppe, plant community response to warming depends on precipitation, grazing and landscape location
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Oral PaperRonk, Argo; Liancourt, Pierre; Petraitis, Peter; Casper, Brenda.warming
climate
grazing
precipitation
steppe
Mongolia
11004June 26th 2:15 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelAssessing the impact of human-induced environmental changes on the floristic quality of the northwestern coastal desert of Egypt
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Oral PaperHalmy, Marwa Waseem A..land use change
desert
human impact
biological indicator
Floristic Quality Assessment Index (FQAI)
11005June 26th 2:30 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelThe Vascular Flora of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Llano and Gillespie Counties, Texas, U.S.A
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Oral PaperTaylor, Kim; O'Kennon, Robert.Enchanted Rock
floristics
Texas
11006June 26th 2:45 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelComing Undone: Hemiparasite effects and presence in a prairie diminish over time
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Oral PaperBorowicz, Victoria A.; Walder, Morgan; Armstrong, Joseph E..hemiparasite
prairie
interactions
temporal changes
long term field experiment
11007June 26th 3:00 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelSeasonal variation, soil associations, and geographical distribution in Hexalectris orchids
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Oral PaperBrown Marsden, Margaret.Hexalectris
orchid
soil associations
climate
conservation
biogeography
Monday, June 26th, 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm · Sundance 5/Omni Hotel
Session 15: Contributed Papers: Ecology Section - Functional Traits and Responses
Presiding: Dylan W Schwilk, Texas Tech University
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15001June 26th 3:45 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelA twelve-year phenological record of earlier budburst in Oklahoma deciduous trees
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Oral PaperRice, Stanley.spring budburst
phenology
global climate change
15002June 26th 4:00 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelThe Effects of Pollen Source on Pollination Success in Devil's Potato, Echites umbellatus (Apocynaceae): Measuring Fruit Set, Seed Number, and Seed Quality
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Oral PaperValdes, Imena; Nusrat, Maha; Villavicencio, Wendy; KOPTUR, SUZANNE.Apocynaceae
pollination
Pine Rocklands
Pollen Source
15003June 26th 4:15 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelAlternative strategies for plant defense: Stand and fight, or grow out of it
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Oral PaperParrish, Judith A..herbivory
compensation
15004June 26th 4:30 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelResin duct investment across space and time in west Texas pines
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Oral PaperLindberg, Erik; Ferrenberg, Scott; Schwilk, Dylan W.bark beetles
sky islands
Pinus
defense
15005June 26th 4:45 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelDoes Rapoport's rule apply to the ultramafic flora of Sabah, Borneo?
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Oral PaperWhitman, Melissa; RUSSO, SABRINA E; Beaman, Reed.
15006June 26th 5:00 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelAre there grass flammability traits? Biomass drives grass fire behavior, but canopy species-specific architecture can control surface heating
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Oral PaperGao, Xiulin; Schwilk, Dylan W.grass flammability
canopy architecture
15007June 26th 5:15 pmSundance 5/Omni HotelPhytoremediation: A plant-based solution for environmental problems of crude oil-contamination on soils
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Oral PaperOyedeji, Ayodele Adelusi; Kayode, Joshua; Besenyei, Lynn; Fullen, Michael A..Fabaceae
crude oil
contamination
Phytoremediation
re-vegetation
Monday, June 26th, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm · Exhibit Hall/Omni Hotel
Session P: Contributed Posters: Ecology
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PEC001June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelComparison of vegetation cover sampling methods for riparian vegetation
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Poster: EcologySterner, Sarah; Palmquist, Emily; Ralston, Barbara.Riparian vegetation
Line Point Intercept sampling method
Ocular plot samplng method
Landscape-scale vegetation change
Vegetation survey methods comparison
PEC002June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelPartial Update on the Desecheo Island Flora
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Poster: EcologyGarcŪa-Cancel, Juan Giberto; Swinnerton, Kirsty; Albarrac√≠n, Ricardo; Feliciano, Armando; Figuerola-HernŠndez, Cielo; Silander, Susan.Desecheo Island
Plant species composition
Puerto Rico
Island Flora
PEC003June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelConditional dormancy and germination cueing in heterocarpic Grindelia ciliata (Asteraceae)
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Poster: EcologyGIBSON, J PHIL; Kistenmacher, Michael.Grindelia
heterocarpy
conditional dormancy
germination cueing
Asteraceae
bet-hedging
Cox Proportional Hazard Model
PEC004June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelThe Quest for Common Ground: An Evaluation of Communication Effort between the Fields of Invasion Ecology and Biocontrol Using Bibliometric Analysis
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Poster: EcologySchulz, Ashley; Lucardi, Rima; Marsico, Travis.biological control
interdisciplinary communication
invasion ecology
invasive species
PEC005June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelInvestigating floral diversity of western Kansas grasslands to assess pollinator productivity
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Poster: EcologyEngel, Ryan P.; Caudle, Keri L..Kansas grasslands
flower diversity
pollinators
PEC006June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelHerbivory preferences among ecotypes of big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
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Poster: EcologyPittenger, Madison; Caudle, Keri L.; Baer, Sara G.; Johnson, Loretta C.; Maricle, Brian R..tannins
common gardens
sand bluestem
herbivory tolerance
drought tolerance
PEC007June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelImpact of Temperature on Visitation Patterns
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Poster: EcologySteffler, Nathaniel; Haas, Alexis; Krakos, Kyra.
PEC008June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelVascular flora and plant communities of riverscour habitats in Little River Canyon National Preserve, Cherokee and DeKalb Counties, Alabama
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Poster: EcologyIrick, Zach; John, Shelton; Estes, Dwayne.Plant community analysis
floristics
PEC009June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelFreshwater diatoms diversity of National Parks in Nigeria I: Okomu National Park, South-South, Nigeria
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Poster: EcologyAdesalu, Taofikat Abosede.Diatoms
Freshwater
Diversity
National Park
Okomu
Season
Tropical
PEC010June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelExamining niche divergence of cryptic species within the Hawaiian Coprosma foliosa Complex (Rubiaceae)
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Poster: EcologyDiaz, Nicolas; Cantley, Jason; Martine, Christopher.pilo
undergraduate research
Maxent
niche modeling
Rubiaceae
PEC011June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelEx situ interspecies crossing rates infer importance of geographic barriers in speciation among closely related Solanum species of the Australian Monsoon Tropics
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Poster: EcologyHayes, Daniel; Cantley, Jason; Martine, Christopher.undergraduate research
Solanaceae
Reproductive isolation
Isolating mechanism
dioecy
Andromonoecy
PEC012June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelApplications of Ecological Niche Modeling in North American Cirsium (“Thistle”) Species Delimitations
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Poster: EcologyAckerfield, Jennifer.ecological niche modeling
Cirsium
Ecological opportunity
Niche conservatism
speciation
PEC013June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelDo Pine stands act as a barrier to Spanish moss dispersion?
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Poster: EcologyGriffin, Brandi Missouri; Anderson, Corey Devin.Ecology
Epiphytes
Tillandsia usneoides
PEC014June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelThe effects of elevated soil phosphorus and nitrogen on the health and reproduction of African fountain grass, Pennisetum setaceum
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Poster: EcologyMorrison, Glen R; Questad, Erin J.Pennisetum
fountain grass
invasive species
nitrogen
phosphorus
Hawaii
California
PEC015June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelHydroponic Urban Gardening
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Poster: EcologyAyers, Mayla; Bashir, Anbreen.hydroponic
Ecology
Vertical
PEC016June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelThe Effects of Mix Cover Crops on Colonization of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
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Poster: EcologyRodriguez, Kayla; Hayes, Chandler; Daniell, Anthony; Twanabasu, Bishnu; Sapkota, Jhapendra.Mycorrizhal Fungi
cover crop
agriculture
Ecology
Arbuscula
colonization
crop yield
PEC017June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelMechanisms Underlying Temperate Butterfly Diversity in Anthropogenic Habitats
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Poster: EcologyBielecki, Coral Rose; Haynes, Kyle.Biodiversity
Productivity Hypothesis
Ontogenesis
Conservation Biology
PEC018June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelWhat have we learned from nearly a decade of invasive plant data covering the Central and Northeastern United States?
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Poster: EcologyKurtz, Cassandra; Hansen, Mark.invasive species
invasive plant
PEC019June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelThe Effect of the Presence of the Invasive Daucus carota on the Pollination of the Native Sericocarpus asteroides
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Poster: EcologyBallou, Steven Mike; Ramsey, Adam Joseph; Mandel, Jennifer R..Daucus
Seriocarpus
pollination
heterospecific
non-native
PEC020June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelDo herbivores prefer flower buds over leaves? Evaluating caterpillar preferences in evening primroses (Onagraceae)
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Poster: EcologyVergara, Melissa; Skogen, Krissa; Jogesh, Tania; Kay, Kathleen.Herbivores
Onagraceae 
Hyles lineata 
caterpillars
defense
Oviposition 
PEC021June 26th 5:30 pmExhibit Hall/Omni HotelInvasive Aquatic eeds; Impliations for Mosquito and Vector Management Activitiers
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Poster: EcologyBLAIR, CHARLES E.

Tuesday, June 27th

Tuesday, June 27th, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm · Sundance 6/Omni Hotel
Session M27: Meeting: Ecology Section Business Meeting
Presiding: Eric Morgan, Farmingdale State College
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June 27th 5:00 pmSundance 6/Omni HotelEcology Section Business Meeting
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