Poster Number: 387 Presenter/Primary Author: Robert Waide The acknowledgement of biodiversity gradients, such as the latitudinal gradient, pre-date modern ecology, however the cause(s) of this pervasive pattern remain elusive and controversial.
Poster Number: 351 Presenter/Primary Author: Terri Tobias Gypsophilic soils are mainly composed of calcium sulfate and plants in this environment form associations with a diverse community of mycorrhizal and other endophytic fungi.
Poster Number: 349 Presenter/Primary Author: Andrea Porras-Alfaro Piñon trees in piñon-juniper woodlands in the Southwest have been showing increase mortality due in part to major droughts that have been impacting this area.
Poster Number: 348 Presenter/Primary Author: Andrea Porras-Alfaro Plant and soil fungi are fundamental in different ecological processes.
Poster Number: 347 Presenter/Primary Author: Andrea Porras-Alfaro Biological soil crust are common in arid ecosystems, they are mainly form by the association of a community of microorganisms including fungi, lichens and cyanobacteria.