ESA 2013 preview: here’s my itinerary

Here’s my itinerary for the ESA meeting. If you’re looking for ideas on what to see and share my interests, you might find this useful (otherwise, probably not…)

Note that there are a lot of time conflicts. I resolve those on the day. Sadly, there are some things I really want to see that conflict with my own talk; I haven’t listed those. And I haven’t listed many posters because I mostly just pick posters by walking through the poster hall. And there’s nothing listed for Friday (except one poster I added by mistake) as I won’t be there on Friday. ūüė¶

98th ESA Annual Meeting (August 4 — 9, 2013)

Sunday, August 4, 2013
05:00 PM – 06:30 PM
Ballroom AB
ESA Opening Plenary Session
06:30 PM – 07:30 PM
Auditorium Lobby
ESA Welcome Reception
Monday, August 5, 2013
08:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Auditorium
ESA Scientific Plenary & Awards Session
01:30 PM
L100F
Phylogeny-coexistence relationships in annual plant communities: disentangling the role of species interactions, environment, and biogeography
Rachel M. Germain, Benjamin Gilbert
02:10 PM
Phylogeny, niche differences, and the outcome of competition
Oscar Godoy, Nathan J. B. Kraft, Jonathan M. Levine
02:10 PM
L100H
Coexistence and spatial heterogeneity: A theoretical analysis of metacommunity paradigms
Lauren G. Shoemaker, Brett A. Melbourne
02:30 PM
Populations and communities as fluid on a landscape under nonstationary environmental change
Peter Chesson, Yi-Jie Wu, Patricia J. Yang
03:20 PM
L100E
Minimum dimensions required for co-occurrence and limiting similarity null models
T. Michael (Mike) Lavender, Eric G. Lamb, Brandon S. Schamp
03:20 PM
L100F
A three-way tradeoff maintains functional diversity under variable resource supply
Kyle F. Edwards, Christopher A. Klausmeier, Elena Litchman
03:20 PM
M100HC
Predicting patterns of species turnover in response to nutrient addition and herbivory
Justin P. Wright, Peter D. Wragg, Elizabeth T. Borer, Daniel S. Gruner, Helmut Hillebrand, Eric M. Lind, Eric W. Seabloom, Louie H. Yang, Nutrient Network
03:20 PM
L100H
Early warning signals of disease emergence and leading indicators of elimination
Suzanne M. O’Regan, John M. Drake
03:40 PM
101H
Why are some species rare?  Mathematical models of plant-soil feedbacks in diverse communities
Frederick R. Adler, Richard A. Lankau, Peter B. Adler
03:40 PM
L100F
Traveling between extremes: the shape of temporal variation alters competition and evolution in fluctuating environments
Colin T. Kremer, Christopher A. Klausmeier
04:00 PM
Niche differences and fitness differences drive competitive coexistence and exclusion in a serpentine annual community
Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, Jonathan M. Levine
04:20 PM
101H
Plant species richness increases with soil heterogeneity: Evidence from a field experiment
Brandon M., Williams, Gregory R. Houseman
04:20 PM
101I
Intraspecific competition in temporally autocorrelated environments
Daniel J. Wieczynski, David A. Vasseur
04:20 PM
L100H
Trait-based approaches to species abundance distributions
Christopher A. Klausmeier
04:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Exhibit Hall B
Spatial variability in the mechanism by which an invasive plant affects native seedlings
Pacifica Sommers, Peter Chesson
04:40 PM
L100F
Species coexistence and environmental variation: Not all variation is created equal
Galen P. Holt, Peter Chesson
06:30 PM – 08:00 PM
200A
ESA Aquatic Ecology Section Mixer
06:30 PM – 08:00 PM
200I
ESA Theoretical Ecology Section Mixer
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
07:00 AM – 08:00 AM
200DE
ESA Graduate Students, Post Docs, and Mentor/Mentee Breakfast with ESA Leadership (Mentees/Mentors)
08:20 AM
M100GD
Evolution of mutualism and diversity in microbial-host (holobiont) systems
Pradeep Pillai, Tarik C. Gouhier, Steve Vollmer
08:20 AM
L100J
Continuous size structured lottery model for studying coexistence of forest trees in a variable environment
Chi Yuan, Peter Chesson
08:40 AM
101J
Eight years of selection in a biodiversity experiment leads to differentiation into monoculture and mixture types in 12 grassland species
Bernhard Schmid, Debra Zuppinger-Dingley, Varuna Yadav, Dan F.B. Flynn
09:00 AM
L100I
Experimental demography of a woody invasive plant and its native analog; building life histories from short-term datasets using integral projection models
Sarah Treanor Bois, Cory Merow, John A. Silander
09:00 AM
L100J
Perennial possibilities: a theory for yield differences between annual and perennial grains
Richard Barnes, Clarence Lehman, Michael Kantar, Lee DeHaan, Donald Wyse
09:20 AM
101I
Alternative prey species lead to prey buffering not apparent competition
William W. Fetzer, James R. Jackson, Lars G. Rudstam
09:50 AM
M100GD
Rhizobia mutualists alter competitive dynamics
Kane R. Keller
10:50 AM
M100HC
Plant responses to herbivores and their effects on pest outbreaks
Christopher R. Stieha, Karen C. Abbott, Katja Poveda
11:10 AM
101J
Interspecific competition suppresses adaptive radiation
Jiaqi Tan, Matthew R. Slattery, Lin Jiang
01:50 PM
101B
Spatially explicit forest management planning: Putting theory into practice
Marie-Josée Fortin, Brian R. Sturtevant
01:50 PM
L100D
Initial colonization constraints on food web assembly
Eric Harvey, Andrew S. MacDougall
02:30 PM
M100HC
Parasites can stabilize consumer-resource dynamics, but do they? An evaluation using models, an experiment, and field data
Spencer R. Hall, Kelly M. Boatman, Zachary A. Brown, David J. Civitello, Rachel M. Penczykowski, Marta S. Shocket, Meghan A. Duffy, Carla E. C√°ceres
03:20 PM
L100B
Linking local and regional metacommunity dynamics to diversity outcomes
Eric R. Sokol, John E. Barrett, Bryan L. Brown, Joel C. Trexler
04:00 PM
L100H
Honey bee colony time series analysis: The influence of stationarity assumptions
Marcia Snyder, S. Thomas Purucker
04:10 PM
M100EF
Population and community genomics-based insights into eco-evolutionary microbial dynamics
Vincent J. Denef
04:20 PM
L100D
The interaction between space and time travel on the assembly of zooplankton communities
Lauren C. McCarthy, David R. Chalcraft
04:20 PM
L100C
Positive, negative, or neutral effects of individual variation on coexistence?
Simon P. Hart, Jonathan M. Levine
04:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Exhibit Hall B
Trajectories of species and functional change during California serpentine grassland assembly
Melissa N. Habenicht, Dave Hooper
Stochastic vs. deterministic assembly of aquatic invertebrate communities in permanently flooded and intermittently dry wetlands
DeShawn J. Johnson, Erika Protos, Nathan Yaussy, Ferenc A. de Szalay
Effects of diversity on colonization dynamics in newly formed ponds
Christopher J. Holmes, Kimberly L. Schulz, Stephanie Figary, Carla E. Càceres
Stress decreases functional beta diversity and increases the relative stochasticity of taxon-based community assembly in contrasting vegetation types
Evan Weiher, Gregory Nelson, Brandon Urhammer, Ilsa Renner, Kaleigh Spickerman, Mariah Quick, Nathan Servey, Dr. David G. Lonzarich
04:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Exhibit Hall B
The influence of metacommunity size on species diversity scaling in protist communities
Lauren M. Woods
Interactive effects of soil fertility and initial community states on small-scale plant species richness
Kathy Roccaforte, Bryan L. Foster, Alexander T. Bittel, Gregory R. Houseman
How species richness and total abundance constrain the distribution of abundance
Kenneth J. Locey, Ethan P. White
Heterospecifics matter: Density dependent survival of seedlings in a tropical forest
Edwin Lebrija-Trejos, Joseph S. Wright, Andres Hernandez, Peter B. Reich
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
08:00 AM
L100C
Connecting the environment to a maximum entropy prediction of the species-abundance distribution across continents and taxa
Daniel J. McGlinn, Ethan P. White
08:00 AM – 10:00 AM
101E
An overview of outstanding questions in eco-evolutionary dynamics
Chad E. Brassil
Evolutionary effects on population densities in a consumer-resource context; some basic theory
Peter A. Abrams
Eco-evolutionary dynamics in vitro
Gregor F. Fussmann
Navigating the devious course of evolution with mechanistic models: Lessons learned from infectious diseases
Katia Koelle, Shishi Luo
How can we empirically study eco-evo feedbacks?
Ronald D. Bassar, David N. Reznick, Joseph Travis
What’s A Meaningful Eco-Evo Interaction?
Joseph Travis, David N. Reznick
Classifying species interactions for community and coevolutionary dynamics
Richard Gomulkiewicz
Dynamics of range expansion
Tom E. X. Miller
08:40 AM
L100E
Interactive effects of dispersal ‚Äútype‚ÄĚ and amount affect population dynamics, disease epidemics, and trait change in a zooplankton metapopulation
Christopher J. Dibble, Volker H.W. Rudolf
09:00 AM
Variation in host resistance and tolerance towards parasites with different exploitation strategies
Dylan C. Grippi, Stuart K. J. R. Auld, Meghan A. Duffy
09:00 AM
L100B
Responses to changing environment:  nonstationary environments could promote coexistence
Lina LI, Peter Chesson
09:50 AM
101B
Can the past predict the future? Experimental tests of historically-based population models
Peter B. Adler, Kerry M. Byrne, James Leiker
09:50 AM
L100E
Using spatial patterns to infer disease processes in a multi-host, multi-pathogen system
Amy E. Kendig, Eric W. Seabloom, Elizabeth T. Borer, Charles E. Mitchell, Alison G. Power
09:50 AM
L100A
Do the indirect effects of climate change decrease with species abundance?
Aldo Compagnoni, Peter B. Adler
10:10 AM
M100GD
Limited dispersal drives clustering and reduces coexistence by the storage effect in a spatially explicit lottery model
Jacob Usinowicz
10:10 AM
L100E
Trait-based mechanisms for friendly competition and the dilution effect
Alex T. Strauss, Spencer R. Hall, Carla E. C√°ceres
10:50 AM
M100GD
Contribution of traits and phylogenetic history to plant-pollinator network structure
Scott Chamberlain, Ralph V. Cartar, Anne C. Worley, Sarah J. Semmler, Jana C. Vamosi, Elizabeth Elle
11:10 AM
L100C
Quantifying the roles of shade tolerance and successional niches in tree species coexistence
Tao Zhang, Jeremy W. Lichstein
01:30 PM
101A
The metacommunity concept as a framework for predicting patterns of diversity and stability in fragmented freshwater landscapes
Jennifer G. Howeth, Mathew A. Leibold
01:30 PM
L100F
Stochastic assembly leads to alternative communities with distinct functions in a bioreactor microbial community
Jizhong Zhou, Wenzong Liu, Ye Deng, Yi-Huei Jiang, Kai Xue, Zhili He, Joy D. Van Nostrand, Liyou Wu, Yunfeng Yang, Aijie Wang
01:30 PM – 03:30 PM
101C
Why constraint based approaches to ecology?
S.K. Morgan Ernest
The feasible set: Putting pattern into perspective
Kenneth J. Locey, Ethan P. White
Evolutionary constraints and information entropy in ecology
Andrew J. Rominger
Liebig is dead; long live Liebig
Michael Kaspari, Adam D. Kay, Jennifer S. Powers
Ecological constraints predict the spatial structure of biodiversity
Daniel J. McGlinn, Ethan P. White
02:10 PM
101A
Resource-dependent dispersal promotes spatial food-web persistence in a rock-pool metacommunity
Joseph L. Simonis
02:30 PM
Spatial synchrony and persistence in fragmented landscapes: Models and experiments
Jeremy W. Fox, David A. Vasseur
03:40 PM
L100B
Environmental variability counteracts priority effects to facilitate species coexistence: evidence from nectar microbes
Caroline M. Tucker, Rachel L. Vannette, Tadashi Fukami
04:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Exhibit Hall B
Ecological correlates of allelopathy in a successional system
Scott J. Meiners
04:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Exhibit Hall B
Assessing the frequency of local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in plants using a meta-analysis
Kattia Palacio-López, Brian Beckage, Samuel Scheiner, Jane Molofsky
04:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Exhibit Hall B
The effect of local adaptation on mycorrhizal fungi-host relationships
Megan A. R√ļa, Bridget J. Piculell, Jason D. Hoeksema
Understanding the joint effects of plastic and evolutionary change on demography from time series data
Jaime Ashander
04:40 PM
101A
Metacommunity size and functional diversity in a natural mesocosm landscape
Robin M. LeCraw, Diane S. Srivastava
04:40 PM
L100B
Disentangling sampling effects from ecological process in beta diversity analysis
Benjamin M. Bolker, Adrian Stier, Craig W. Osenberg
Thursday, August 8, 2013
08:00 AM
L100A
The shapes of predator-prey cycles:  Examples and theory of how evolution changes the community dynamics of predator-prey systems
Michael Cortez, Joshua S. Weitz
08:00 AM
L100E
Biodiversity‚Äďstability relationships: Environmental and biotic effects on community properties
Enrica de Luca, Alexandra Weigelt, Bernhard Schmid
08:00 AM – 10:00 AM
101E
The Value of Philosophy for Ecology
Thomas E. Miller, Chelse M. Prather, Thomas E. Miller
Why and how to put the Ph back into the ecology PhD
Chelse M. Prather
Traffic safety at the intersection of ethics and epistemology
Stephen T. Jackson
Ecology, Environmentalism, and Science
Donald R. Strong
From natural history to solution science ‚Äď Thinking of our discipline as a right of passage
Joshua J. Tewksbury, Carlos Martinez del Rio
Connecting philosophy, and philosophers, to ecological research
Michael P. Nelson, Joseph K. Bump, John A. Vucetich
Philosophy of science: Peering under the hood of our research race car
K. Cuddington
Blind ecologists and the ecological elephant
William A. Reiners, Jeffrey A. Lockwood
08:20 AM
L100E
Detecting tipping points in mutualistic communities
Vasilis Dakos, Jordi Bascompte
08:30 AM
Auditorium, Rm 3
Predicting responses to temperature variation: Ecology and Evolution in trophic systems
David A. Vasseur
08:40 AM
L100D
Despite spillover, a shared pathogen promotes native plant persistence in a cheatgrass-invaded grassland
Erin A. Mordecai
08:40 AM
M100IB
Population diversity in Puget Sound, WA, Pacific herring: Is there a ‚Äúportfolio effect?”
Tessa B. Francis, Daniel E. Schindler, Margaret C. Siple
09:00 AM
L100D
Host genotype determines the future infection success of a virulent parasite
Catherine L. Searle, Jessica Housley Ochs, Carla E. C√°ceres, Spencer R. Hall, Ping Lee, Sarah A. Duple, Glynn C. Davis, Meghan A. Duffy
09:00 AM
Auditorium, Rm 3
Trophic interactions and temperature change: Using interaction strength to predict stability and productivity
Benjamin Gilbert
09:20 AM
L100H
Adaptive foraging stabilizes pollination networks via apparent altruism
Fernanda S. Valdovinos, Neo D. Martinez
09:20 AM
L100D
Does infection alter resource consumption by hosts? Trait-mediated indirect effects of disease on resources in a Daphnia-yeast host-parasite system
Rachel M. Penczykowski, Jessica Housley Ochs, Hema Sundar, Marta S. Shocket, Brian C. P. Lemanski, Spencer R. Hall, Meghan A. Duffy
09:20 AM
L100A
A robust test of the competition-defense tradeoff in a nitrogen-limited grassland
Meredith K. Steck, Elizabeth T. Borer, Eric W. Seabloom
09:40 AM
Auditorium, Rm 3
Linking theory and experiments: A meta-analysis of multi-trophic warming experiments
Mary I. O’Connor, Pavel Kratina, Hamish S. Greig, David A. Vasseur, Tyler D. Tunney, Brandon T. Barton, Heather M. Kharouba, Kevin S. McCann, Christopher D.G. Harley, Monika Winder, Van M. Savage, Benjamin Gilbert, Jonathan Shurin, John P. DeLong
09:50 AM
L100J
Power and efficiency: trade-offs in resource use and links to dormancy in a facultative parthenogen, Daphnia pulicaria
John Williams Crawford, Matthew Schrader, Spencer R. Hall, Carla E. C√°ceres
09:50 AM
L100D
Beyond frequency and density-dependence: An experimental demonstration of the importance of non-linear transmission dynamics in a host-macroparasite system
Sarah A. Orlofske, Samuel M. Flaxman, Brett A. Melbourne, Pieter T.J. Johnson
09:50 AM
L100E
Deconstructing complexity: Towards a theory of whole food webs
Gabriel Gellner, Kevin S. McCann
09:50 AM
M100IB
Creating a balanced marine portfolio: Relating correlated dispersal fluctuations to oceanographic features to maximize metapopulation growth
Robin E. Snyder, Claire B. Paris-Limouzy, Ana C. Vaz
10:10 AM
L100H
HSS revisited: Bottom-up control in detritus food chains facilitates top-down control in grazing chains and greater omnivory across a productivity gradient
Colette L. Ward, Neil Rooney, Kevin S. McCann
10:40 AM
Auditorium, Rm 3
Tipping points in temperature-dependent food webs
Kevin S. McCann
10:50 AM
L100H
Food web properties persist following amphibian extirpations in a Neotropical stream
Thomas Barnum, John M. Drake, Checo Colón-Gaud, Amanda Rugenski, Therese Frauendorf, Susan S. Kilham, Matt R. Whiles, Karen Lips, Catherine M. Pringle
01:30 PM
L100C
Leading‚ÄĒand misleading‚ÄĒindicators of grassland to shrubland regime shifts
Zak Ratajczak, Paolo D’Odorico, Jesse B. Nippert, Nathaniel Brunsell, Sujith Ravi, Scott L. Collins
01:50 PM
Global effects of biodiversity and eutrophication on the stability of natural grassland ecosystems
Yann Hautier, Nutrient Network
01:50 PM
L100B
Biodiversity simultaneously enhances the production and stability of community biomass, but the effects are independent
Bradley J. Cardinale, Kevin Gross, Keith J. Fritschie, Pedro Flombaum, Jeremy W. Fox, Christian Rixen, Jasper van Ruijven, Peter B. Reich, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, Brian J. Wilsey
02:30 PM
L100C
Patterns of direct and indirect interactions prior to systemic shifts in ecological networks
J. Jelle Lever, Egbert H. van Nes, Jordi Bascompte, Marten Scheffer
02:30 PM
L100B
Can plant-soil feedbacks drive biodiversity-productivity relationships in grasslands?
Jane M. Cowles, David Tilman
03:40 PM
L100C
Dispersal generates a trade-off between adaptive capacity to temperature stress and local adaptation to stable conditions
Britas Klemens Eriksson, M. Karin de Boer, Vera Caruso, Helen Moor, Helmut Hillebrand, Birte Matthiessen
03:40 PM
M100GD
Feedback between population and evolutionary dynamics determines the ecological fate of social microbial populations
Alvaro Sanchez, Andrew Chen, Jeff Gore
03:40 PM
101H
Multiple non-linear responses to a gradient of nitrogen addition in grasslands
W. Stanley Harpole, Nutrient Network
04:00 PM
L100C
Predicting the consequences for stability of connecting ecosystems: What do spatiotemporal patterns of variables tell us?
Matthew P. Hammond, Jurek Kolasa
04:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Exhibit Hall B
Consequences of individual growth rate heterogeneity on population dynamics in plants
Erin E. Feichtinger, Jamie Gluvna, Bruce E. Kendall, Gordon A. Fox
04:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Exhibit Hall B
Tuning the strength of predation:  effects of an abiotic factor on predator-prey dynamics
Alexander Looi, Kathryn Blackley, David Rosenberg
04:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Exhibit Hall B
Energy flux determines stability in generalized food web motifs
Joseph S. Phillips, Jean P. Gibert
Species driving food web stability have lower individual variation
Jean P. Gibert
04:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Exhibit Hall B
Effects of phosphorus limitation on viral population dynamics
Gabriela M. Blohm
04:40 PM
M100HC
Empirical evidence for a stabilizing ‚ÄúType 1.5‚ÄĚ functional response
Caolan Kovach-Orr, Gregor F. Fussmann, Matthijs Vos
Friday, August 9, 2013
08:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Exhibit Hall B
Temperature-dependent fitness responses in fluctuating environments
Katherine Scranton, David A. Vasseur

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