Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Frances C. James Retirement Symposium

April 12, 2003
Room 228, Conradi Building, Florida State University

  • 9:00 a.m.: Dan Simberloff, University of Tennessee
    I knew there was something interesting about Bergmann's rule!
  • 9:20 a.m.: Paul Hendrix and Robert Potter, University of Georgia
    Ca cycling in long-leaf pine ecosystems: do woodpeckers really care?
  • 9:40 a.m.: Gary Graves, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
    Fran James: three great papers
  • 10:00 a.m.: William Boecklen, New Mexico State University
    Leaf fluctuating asymmetry and its role in plant-herbivore interactions in the Quercus grisea x Quercus gambelii species complex
  • 10:20 a.m.: BREAK
  • 10:40 a.m.: Jerry Niemi, University of Minnesota, Duluth
    Fran's contributions to the boreal forest, the Great Lakes, and my life
  • 11:00 a.m.: Eric Walters, Florida State University
    Do "red dogs" rule?: the influence of competitive interactions on the decline of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker
  • 11:20 a.m.: Eli Martin, University of Florida
    Fran the Mentor
  • 11:40 a.m.: Steven Rathbun, Pennsylvania State University
    A spatial analysis of breeding bird survey data
  • 12 noon-1:00 p.m.: LUNCH
  • 1:00 p.m.: Joe Travis, Margaret Ptacek, and Niva Martin, Florida State University
    Mosiman and James show us the shape of sex
  • 1:20 p.m.: Paul Richards, Florida State University
    Modeling longleaf pine forests
  • 1:40 p.m.: Jim Cox, Tall Timbers Research Station
    Niche gestalt of a biologist nurtured by red-wings and red-cockades
  • 2:00 p.m.: Walter Tschinkel, Florida State University
    Little ants in big trees
  • 2:20 p.m.: BREAK
  • 2:40 p.m.: Arie van Noordwijk, Netherlands Institute of Ecology
    Estimating dispersal in birds: taming the unknown
  • 3:00 p.m.: Chuck Hess, U.S. Forest Service
    Fran and the Forest Service
  • 3:40 p.m.: Mary Ruckelshaus, National Marine Fisheries Service
    All I really need to know (about using science to help save fish) I learned from Fran James