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Monday, July 11th

Monday, July 11th, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm · Khorassan Ballroom/Chase Park Plaza
Session P: Contributed Posters: Ecological Section Posters
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PEC001July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaSeasonal Changes in Coastal Vegetation Biomass
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Poster: Ecological SectionChen, Ying; Holland, Marjorie.seasonal changes
primary production
coastal marshes
PEC002July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaThe Current Status of a New Potential Invasive Plant Species within Clinton County, New York: Mycelis muralis (Asteraceae)
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Poster: Ecological SectionWard, Megan; Martine, Christopher.Mycelis muralis
non-native plants
PEC003July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaBiodiversity and biogeochemical patterns along a chronosequence in a pine rockland habitat
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Poster: Ecological SectionDewsbury, Bryan; Koptur, Suzanne; Fourqurean, James.pine rockland
fire
Everglades National Park
chronosequence
PEC004July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaEffects of Exotic Species Removal at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center on Native Forest Understory Vegetation
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Poster: Ecological SectionSvoboda, Harlan; Van Kley, James.ecology
Chinese privet
Ligustrum sinense
PEC005July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaThe ghost of glades past: ectomycorrhizal community abundance in degraded and restored dolomite glades
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Poster: Ecological SectionTipton, Alice G.; Galen, Candace.restoration
mycorrhiza
conservation
Missouri
PEC006July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaChinese privet invasion decreases botanical species richness in a riparian forest
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Poster: Ecological SectionFoard, Meghan; Marsico, Travis.Ligustrum sinense
Chinese privet
Invasive plant
invasive species
species richness
PEC007July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaLong term comparison of wetland plant communities in Ausable Marsh, Clinton County, NY 1978-2011: Preliminary Results
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Poster: Ecological SectionShearman, Timothy; Martine, Christopher.Ausable Marsh
plant communities
invasive plant
long-term comparison
PEC008July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaTree regeneration ecology of an old-growth central Appalachian forest: Diversity, temporal dynamics, and disturbance response
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Poster: Ecological SectionChapman, Julia; McEwan, Ryan.diversity
old-growth
woody understory
dynamics
disturbance
PEC009July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaPredictors of outbreeding depression in Lobelia siphilitica (Lobeliaceae)
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Poster: Ecological SectionCaruso, Christina; Lambert, Allison M.; Gale, Nigel V. ; Seifert, Elizabeth K.; Mills, Emily R.; Madson, Hannah J.; Bailey, Maia; Case, Andrea.Restoration
outbreeding depression
ecology
PEC010July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaThe Vascular Plant Species of the Fringing Habitat Ecotone in the Erie Bluffs State Park
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Poster: Ecological SectionBocian, Lindsey; McGivern, James; Brown, Nathalie-Ann; Perenic, Joseph; Ganger, Michael.Plant community
Ecotone
Succession
PEC011July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaShade Tolerance and Early Life History Stages Of a Problematic Invasive, Rosa multiflora Thunb. (Roseaceae)
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Poster: Ecological SectionCollins, Hilary; Drenovsky, Rebecca.Light
Non-native
Seed bank
forest ecology
Frugivory
PEC012July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaImpact of invasive aquatic plants on macroinvertebrate and zooplankton communities in Lake Champlain
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Poster: Ecological SectionBinggeli, Casey; Mihuc, Timothy; Martine, Christopher.Aquatic Plants
Trapa natans
Myriophyllum spicatum
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
Nymphoides peltata
invasive species
PEC013July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaA comparative study of the response of two Helianthus species to water availability
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Poster: Ecological SectionMcDonald, Brienna; Gehring, Janet.drought tolerance
Helianthus
specific leaf area
relative water content
growth
PEC014July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park Plaza"Found Then Drowned" Noteworthy Collections from Tempe Towne Lake riverbed, Tempe, Arizona
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Poster: Ecological SectionMakings, Elizabeth.novelties
Ammannia
Ludwigia
disjuncts
PEC015July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaChanges in invasive plant species abundance over five years in disturbed and undisturbed forests
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Poster: Ecological SectionHuebner, Cynthia D..invasive plant
disturbance
Rosa multiflora
deciduous temperate forests
change in abundance
PEC016July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaMorphological variation, developmental stability, and genetic diversity in an Alpine Avens.
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Poster: Ecological SectionStoddard, Matthew; Meloche, Christopher.Geum
Alpine tundra
developmental preformation
microsatellite
phenology
PEC017July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaBiodiversity and hydrology of swales in blueoak woodlands of the west central Sierra Nevada
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Poster: Ecological SectionDenton, Renee.blueoak woodlands
swales
biodiversity
grazing effects on biodiversity
grazing effects on hydrology
wetlands
Sierra Nevada
oak woodlands
biodiversity conservation
conservation
land management
PEC018July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaAssessing the environmental niches of native and introduced Pueraria montana (kudzu)
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Poster: Ecological SectionCallen, Steven; Knouft, Jason; Miller, Allison.invasive species
Kudzu
environmental niche modeling
PEC019July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaHydrocharismorsus-ranae (European frogbit, Hydrocharitaceae):Growth response of an aquatic invasive plant to additions of nitrogen and phosphorous
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Poster: Ecological SectionCollins, Jennifer; Martine, Christopher.Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
Invasive Species
floating aquatic
nitrogen and phosphorous
PEC020July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaNon-native plants and soil microbes contribute to reduced soil aggregate stability in disturbed N. American grasslands.
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Poster: Ecological SectionDuchicela, Jessica; Vogelsang, Keith M; Schultz, Peggy A.; Kaonongbua, Wittaya; Middleton, Elizabeth; Bever, James.
PEC021July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaLife stage fluctuations in garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) abundance: incorporating long-term ecological monitoring into an undergraduate curriculum
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Poster: Ecological SectionVerrico, Brittany; Kilgore, Jason.garlic mustard
life stage
long-term ecological monitoring
undergraduate research
PEC022July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaCoevolution of American mistletoes with tree families
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Poster: Ecological SectionCaraballo-Ortiz, Marcos; Carlo, Tomas.parasitic plant
American mistletoes
Dendropemon
Loranthaceae
Viscaceae
PEC023July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park Plaza
Canceled
Using niche modeling to assess potential further spread of the African invasive orchid Oeceoclades maculata in Mexico
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Poster: Ecological SectionSalazar, Gerardo; Ballesteros-Barrera, Claudia.invasive species
Mexico
environmental niche modeling
Oeceoclades maculata
Orchidaceae
PEC024July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaPopulation biology of an invasive orchid: The emerging dominance of Spathoglottis plicata in Puerto Rico
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Poster: Ecological SectionFalcon, Wilfredo; Tremblay, Raymond; Ackerman, James.invasive species
Population expansion
Orchidaceae
PEC025July 11th 5:30 pmKhorassan Ballroom/Chase Park PlazaEffects of plant species diversity and genetic diversity on aboveground and belowground processes
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Poster: Ecological SectionCrawford , Kerri Margaret; Rudgers, Jennifer.biodiversity
species richness
genetic diversity
primary production
Soil microbes
soil nutrients

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