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Scientific Sessions as of February 8, 2005


Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12, 2005

Please Note:

  • Listings and Titles are subject to change
  • In general only one organizer’s name is listed for each session. There may be additional organizers associated with each session. All organizers will be listed in the Preliminary and Official Programs.
  • These listings are NOT in order of presentation. The dates, times and presentation rooms for each session will be listed in the Preliminary Program which will be posted on the Montreal Meetings Website in mid-April, 2005.

Twenty-Four Symposia (listed in alphabetical order)

  1. Bridging the divide: Bringing theory into practice in forest biodiversity conservation. Lisa Schulte (Organizer
  2. Bridging the gap between theory and empiricism in ecology. Priyanga Amarasekare (Organizer)
  3. Comparative plant ecology as a tool for integrating across scales. Bill Shipley (Organizer)
  4. Ecological impacts of Asia on global sustainability at multiple scales. Young Choi (Organizer)
  5. Ecosystem ecology at the watershed scale: Linking biogeochemical cycles across the terrestrial - aquatic divide. Emily Bernhardt (Organizer)
  6. Ecosystem response and recovery: Assessing the 1990 Canada-US Air Quality Agreement. Richard Haeuber (Organizer)
  7. Evolution on ecological time scales. Andrew Hendry (Organizer)
  8. Global land science: Dynamics of the coupled human-environment system. Dennis Ojima (Organizer
  9. Incorporating trophic diversity into the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning debate: Lessons from aquatic ecosystems. Peter McIntyre (Organizer)
  10. Linking ecological processes and environmental impacts across scales: Coastal ecology and energy development in the Caspian Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Sandy Tartkowski (Organizer)
  11. Linking local, regional and global ecological changes across densely populated landscapes. Erle Ellis (Organizer)
  12. Marine macroecology. Jon Witman (Organizer)
  13. Multi-scale integration for ecological sustainability: Approaches and applications. Rusong Wang (Organizer)
  14. Pathways to scientific teaching in ecology education Charlene D’Avanzo (Organizer)
  15. Prediction and prioritization of future invasive species. Richard Mack (Organizer)
  16. Qualitatively wider scope and failed models: New paradigms for tired old myths. Timothy Allen (Organizer)
  17. Resource pulses in space and time: Linking species, communities and ecosystems. Louie Yang (Organizer)
  18. Soil Biodiversity: Scaling from microbe to ecosystem. Alastair Fitter (Organizer)
  19. Spatial heterogeneity in urban ecosystems: Integration and scaling in coupled natural-human systems. Mary Cadenasso (Organizer)
  20. Spatial nonlinearities and cross scale interactions: Cascading effects in the Earth system. Debra Peters (Organizer)
  21. Species range dynamics: Past, present, and future. Jason McLachlan (Organizer)
  22. The boreal forest and global change. Edward Johnson (Organizer)
  23. The invasion paradox: Reconciling biodiversity and invasion patterns across spatial scales. Dov Sax (Organizer)
  24. The bringing together of professional ecologists and educators with citizen science. Karen Yee (Organizer)
Eight Half Day Special Sessions (listed in alphabetical order)
  1. Building an ecological observatory network for regional- to continental-scale research: NEON, the National Ecological Observatory Network. William Michener (Organizer)
  2. Delivering on the promise of ecological science to improve land management: Ecological site descriptions. Joel Brown (Organizer)
  3. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Part I: A synthesis of core findings. Elena Bennett (Organizer)
  4. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Part II: Frontiers in multi-scale assessments of ecosystem services. Steve Carpenter (Organizer)
  5. Restoration of Mesopotamian marshes of Iraq. Curtis Richardson and Barry Warner (Organizers)
  6. Scaling the history and future of Pacific Northwest human marine ecosystems: From Promethean infinity to nothingness? Mimi Lam (Organizer)
  7. Social capacity development for environmental management: International cooperation and ecological solution. Sun-Kee Hong (Organizer)
  8. Spatial statistics at multiple scales. Pierre Legendre (Organizer)
Fifty Four Organized Oral Sessions (listed in alphabetical order)
  1. A toolbox for fire ecology: Mechanisms linking fire behavior and ecological effect.
    Sean Michalertz (Organizer)
  2. Allelopathy: Biochemical interactions among plants affecting community structure, exotic invasions and evolutionary theory. Azim Mallik (Organizer)
  3. Applying ecological theories to multiple spatio-temporal scales and to different landscapes in
    Europe. Joerg Loeffler (Organizer)
  4. Appreciating the impacts of oxidative stress: From genes to ecosystems. Howard Neufeld (Organizer)
  5. Bat habitat use in eastern North American temperate forests: Site, stand, and landscape effects. Robert Brooks (Organizer)
  6. Casting light on nocturnal stomatal and canopy conductance.
    Nathan Phillips (Organizer)
  7. Coastal indicators of ecological condition: Integration of spatial scales.
    Gerald Niemi (Organizer)
  8. Comparative ecology of tropical trees: Linking physiology to dynamics and distribution.
    Sean Thomas (Organizer)
  9. Complex consequences of spatial subsidies to food webs.
    Johanna Kraus (Organizer)
  10. Conducting global multi-scale integrated environmental management and research using
    site-specific research: Lessons learned from the ILTER. Hen-Biau King (Organizer)
  11. Consequences of dispersal and colonization: What happens when communities are opened?
    Carla Guthrie (Organizer)
  12. Contaminants in aquatic systems: Individual effects and community consequences.
    Jake Kerby (Organizer)
  13. Days to decades and meters to miles: Exploring community dynamics across scales, taxa, and
    habitats. Jeff Houlahan (Organizer)
  14. Development of Landscape Heterogeneity at Multiple Scales in Wetlands Barry Warner (Organizer)
  15. Disease in ecosystems: Reciprocal interactions between pathogens and ecosystems.
    Felicia Keesing (Organizer)
  16. Dynamics of disturbed and undisturbed tropical rain forests. Andreas Huth (Organizer)
  17. Dynamics of invasive plants: Individuals to ecosystems. Tiffany Knight (Organizer)
  18. Ecological effects of the Chernobyl disaster: Genes to ecosystems. James Morris (Organizer)
  19. Ecological guidelines for management of water quantity and quality in agricultural landscapes. Lech Ryszkowski (Organizer)
  20. Ecological indicators at multiple scales. Felix Muller (Organizer)
  21. Ecological processes important in the responses of bird populations to environmental change
    driven by agriculture. Ken Norris (Organizer)
  22. Ecological responses to precipitation: Scaling patterns and processes from the genome to the
    ecosystem. Michael Loik (Organizer)
  23. Ecology of arable plants: Linking invertebrate and weed population dynamics.
    John Cussans (Organizer)
  24. Emerging ecoinformatic tools and accomplishments for synthetic ecological research across
    scales. Jennifer Dunne (Organizer)
  25. Evolution in metacommunities: A new framework for species coexistence. Mark Urban (Organizer)
  26. Forest disturbance regimes in the circumboreal forest zone: Natural variability and implications for forest management and biodiversity conservation. Sylvie Gauthier (Organizer)
  27. From microbes to ecosystems: How do we really make the connections? Josh Schimel and Serita Frey (Organizers)
  28. Gas exchange and global change in peatlands: From soil to satellite. Juul Limpens (Organizer)
  29. Hydraulic limitations in vascular plants. Frank Berninger (Organizer)
  30. Implications of disturbance on boreal peatland carcon cycling: From sites to to landscape-scale carbon budgets. Kelman Wieder (Organizer)
  31. Incorporating ecological processes at many scales into biogeochemical and global climate change models. Wilfred Post (Organizer)
  32. Insights, challenges, and future directions in modeling forest dynamics at multiple scales.
    Chris Tripler (Organizer)
  33. Linking the practice of stream restoration with the science of stream ecology.
    Paul Mayer (Organizer)
  34. Measuring landscape connectivity: Tool for species conservation. Pavel Kindlemann (Organizer)
  35. Mercury cycles: Sources, mass balances, bioaccumulation, and options to manage affected
    systems. Elly Best (Organizer)
  36. Modeling movement at multiple scales. John Fryxell (Organizer)
  37. Multiple time scales of ecological processes: Results from the LTER Network. James Gosz
  38. Multiscale advanced raster map analysis for ecosystem health monitoring, assessment, and
    management in the 21st Century. Ganapati Patil (Organizer)
  39. Mutualism, competition, and invasion: Applying ecological theory to agriculture.
    Laurie Drinkwater (Organizer)
  40. Mutualists as parasites: How mutualistic are mutualists, and why? Jeff Powell (Organizer)
  41. Post-fire conversion of forest to non-forest: Do we need new theory? Randy Balice (Organizer)
  42. Predictability of vegetation dynamics: From quadrats to landscapes, from years to decades.
    Mark Fulton (Organizer)
  43. Protecting ecosystem services through private sector partnerships and the capital markets.
    Bruce Kahn (Organizer)
  44. Protistan responses to climate change. Dina Leech (Organizer)
  45. Reducing habitat fragmentation by roads: A comparison of measures and scales.
    Jochen Jaeger (Organizer)
  46. Restoring and designing ecosystems for a crowded planet: Provision of ecosystem services or
    mere window dressing? M. Luisa Martinez (Organizer)
  47. Role of microbial communities in mediating biogeochemical response to disturbance.
    Erica Smithwick (Organizer)
  48. Scaling species abundance, distribution and diversity: From pattern to process.
    William Kunin (Organizer)
  49. Sensors and sensor networks in ecology. Stan Wullschleger (Organizer)
  50. Structure and function of tropical rainforest canopies. Michael Ryan (Organizer)
  51. The fate of nitrogen inputs to terrestrial ecosystems: Results from enriched 15N stable isotopic studies. Michelle Mack (Organizer)
  52. The use of spatially explicit data in ecological investigations. John Holland (Organizer)
  53. Tropical cyclone disturbance and forest dynamics at multiple temporal scales: Results from
    six long-term studies in the new and old worlds. Teng-Chiu Lin (Organizer)
  54. Understory and epiphytic vegetation as indicators of the ecological integrity of managed forests. Sybille Haeussler (Organizer)
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