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S24
Trophic Downgrading in Tropical Forests and Its Biodiversity Implications

Wednesday, 26 June 2013: 10:20-12:20
La Paz-A (Herradura San Jose)
Principle Organizer:
Nicole L Michel
Co-organizers:
Walter P Carson and Thomas W. Sherry
Moderator:
Thomas W. Sherry
10:35
Effects of mammal exclusion and hunting on seedling abundance of large-seeded tree species at La Selva Biological Station and surrounding areas
Robin L Chazdon, University of Connecticut; Amanda L. Wendt, University of Connecticut; Walter P Carson, University of Pittsburgh
11:05
Do fences make better neighbors? Vertebrate effects on litter arthropod biodiversity
Terrance McGlynn, Occidental College; Peter Tellez, California State University Dominguez Hills; Michael J Chips, University of Pittsburgh
11:20
Effects of terrestrial mammals on plant functional diversity in a neotropical forest
Erin L Kurten, Stanford University; S Joseph Wright, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama; Andres Hernandez, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Walter P Carson, University of Pittsburgh
11:35
How unusual is the terrestrial mammal community of Barro Colorado Island? An assessment using camera traps
Patrick A. Jansen, Wageningen University; David Ross Oller, Wageningen University; Frank Van Langevelde, Wageningen University
11:50
Dynamics of an intact 5 level trophic web: Complex food webs mitigate the impact of felids on lower trophic levels
Walter P Carson, University of Pittsburgh; Ben T Hirsch, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Daniel Martinez, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Erin L Kurten, Stanford University; Danielle D Brown, Middle Tennessee State University
12:05
Trophic downgrading: When elephants disappeared
John W. Terborgh, Duke University; Lisa C. Davenport, Duke University
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