|SYMP 15 -Theory and Dynamics of Savanna Systems|
|Wednesday, August 10, 2011|
|We propose to explore the theory underlying the dynamics of diverse savanna systems in order to identify commonalities and suggest directions for development and synthesis of existing savanna theory|
|Organizer:||Brian Beckage, University of Vermont|
|Co-organizers:||Lou Gross, Universtiy of Tennasee|
|Moderator:||Lou Gross, Universtiy of Tennasee|
|Endorsement:||ESA Theoretical Ecology Section|
|SYMP 15-1||Vegetation-fire feedbacks as savanna determinants
B. Beckage, University of Vermont
|SYMP 15-2||Critical thresholds governing the distribution of savanna and forest in tropical landscapes.
WA Hoffmann, North Carolina State University
|SYMP 15-3||What can spatial relationships between trees and seedlings tell us about recruitment mechanisms in African savannas? Insights from the Serengeti rainfall gradient.
TM Anderson, Wake Forest University, and RM Holdo, University of Missouri
|SYMP 15-4||Inverse fitting of heuristic savanna models: An inter-continental and inter-model comparison.
S. Higgins, Goethe University
|SYMP 15-5||Dynamics of the encroachment process: Biologically-based models of aerial image data give surprisingly simple results.
NL Fowler, and AV González, University of Texas at Austin
|SYMP 15-6||Resources and disturbance predict sapling growth strategies in savannas.
AC Staver, SA Levin, Princeton University
|SYMP 15-7||Using adaptive vegetation modelling to forecast the global potential for the savanna biome on paleo-ecological time scales.
S Scheiter, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (LOEWE-BiK-F), and SI Higgins, Universität Frankfurt A.M.
|SYMP 15-8||Engineering of fire by savanna trees can facilitate high plant species biodiversity.
WJ Platt, III, and KE Harms, Louisiana State University.