232 Breaking the Curve: Historical Development, Current State, and Future Prospects for Understanding Local and Regional Processes Governing Global Diversity I

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Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 351BE

Leigh M. Fall , Jocelyn Sessa , Austin J.W. Hendy and Thomas D. Olszewski
8:15 AM
Ludicrous Theoretical Diverspace of the Marine Biosphere: Could Oceans Hide a Mole of Species?
Michal Kowalewski, Virginia Tech; Seth Finnegan, Stanford University
8:30 AM
Detecting Historical Biogeography and Adaptive Niche Shifts In a Metacommunity
Mathew A. Leibold, University of Texas at Austin; Pedro Peres-Neto, Université du Québec à Montréal
9:15 AM
Were Local Ecological Interactions Linked to Secular Trends In Alpha Diversity In Level-Bottom Marine Communities?
Andrew M. Bush, University of Connecticut; Richard K. Bambach, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; Gwen M. Daley, Winthrop University
9:30 AM
Escargot through Time: Comparative Energetics of Neogene and Early Mesozoic Gastropod Assemblages
Seth Finnegan, Stanford University; Jonathan L. Payne, Stanford University; Craig R. McClain, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
9:45 AM
Insect Associational Dynamics Ninety Million Years Before Angiosperms: Questions, Approaches and Preliminary Methods
Conrad C. Labandeira, Smithsonian Institution; John M. Anderson, South African National Biodiversity Institute; Ted Carver, Smithsonian Institution; Heidi M. Anderson, South African National Biodiversity Institute; Pfarelo Tshivhandekano, South African National Biodiversity Institute; Tsepang Makholela, South African National Biodiversity Institute
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Time-Averaging Transfers Diversity from Beta to Alpha Levels
Adam Tomašových, University of Chicago; Susan M. Kidwell, Univ of Chicago
10:30 AM
Differential Preservation of Marine Environments and Biased Diversity Trends: Modeling Effects and Empirical Validation
Matthew J. O'Donnell, Pennsylvania State University; Mark E. Patzkowsky, Pennsylvania State Univ
10:45 AM
Understanding How Lithification Acts as a Taphonomic Filter on Diversity, Abundance Distributions, and Body Size: a Case Study from the Early Paleocene of the Gulf Coastal Plain, USA
Jocelyn Sessa, The Pennsylvania State University; Mark Patzkowsky, The Pennsylvania State University; Timothy Bralower, Pennsylvania State Univ
11:15 AM
Local Expression of Global Change: Not All Regions Respond Equally
Willem Renema, Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis
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