Wednesday, 20 November 2002: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Room 315 (Convention Center, Third Floor)

Predicting Host Range in Weed Biological Control

Moderator(s): Gregory S. Wheeler
Paul D. Pratt
1:00 PMWelcoming Remarks
1:05 PM1051Reconciling theoretical and empirical perspectives on host specificity
Peter McEvoy
1:25 PM1052Biocontrol of weeds safety - science within cultural-temporal-contexts
Robert W. Pemberton
1:45 PM1053Pre-release evaluation of potential agents in the country of origin
John A. Goolsby
2:05 PM1054Quarantine host plant specificity testing
Lincoln Smith
2:25 PM1055Use of neurophysiology to examine behavioral cues important for host selection
Gregory S. Wheeler
2:45 PMBreak
3:05 PM1056Performance of two herbivore populations on plants in the same genus
Phil Tipping
3:25 PM1057Assessing non-target effects and other environmental risks to native fauna
James P. Cuda
3:45 PM1058Use of standardized long-term monitoring protocols to assess success or failure of weed biocontrol programs
Bernd Blossey
4:05 PM1059Quantifying the quarantine-based host specificity predictions for Oxyops vitiosa, a biological control agent of Melaleuca quinquenervia
Paul D. Pratt
4:25 PM1060Post-release evaluation of pre-release host range predictions: The houndstongue root weevil story
Mark Schwarzlaender

The 2002 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition