Monday, December 11, 2006: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Room 101 (Convention Center)

Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section A1. Systematics, Morphology, and Evolution

Moderator(s): Kelly Miller
Andrew Michel
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:35 AM0206One of these beetles is not like the other: Geographic variation vs. sub-speciation in willow-feeding Calligrapha (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)  [ Recorded presentation ]
Mark H. Goodman, Shawn M. Clark
8:47 AM0207Tropical forests are both evolutionary cradles and museums of leaf beetle diversity  [ Recorded presentation ]
Duane McKenna, Brian Farrell
8:59 AM0208Testing patterns of correlated genitalic evolution in male and female Phyllophaga scarab beetles
Maxi Polihronakis
9:11 AM0209Molecular phylogeny of the variegated mud-loving beetles (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea: Heteroceridae)  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jonas G. King, Paul K. Lago, Julian R. Starr
9:23 AM0210Fixing the flat: Phylogeny of flat bark beetles based on molecular data (Coleoptera: Silvanidae, Passandridae, Cucujidae, Laemophoeidae)
Jonathan T. Osborne, Michael F. Whiting, Joseph V. McHugh, Michael C. Thomas
9:35 AM0211Systematics of the Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea):  An investigation of the natural history and evolution of a mycophagous beetle family
Floyd W. Shockley, Kelly B. Miller, Joseph V. McHugh, Michael F. Whiting
9:47 AMBreak
9:59 AM0212Into the trees: Phylogeny and eco-morphological shifts of the hydrobiusine water scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)  [ Recorded presentation ]
Andrew Short, James Liebherr, Michael Caterino
10:11 AM0213Host plant associated genetic differences among the populations of Dectes texanus infesting sunflowers and soybeans
Madhura Siddappaji, Srinivas Kambhampati
10:23 AM0214Preliminary assessment of generic limits, taxonomy, and phylogeny of the Indo-Australian crowned weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae)
Gregory Peter Setliff
10:35 AM0215Phylogeny of the LBJ’s: An attempt to identify natural lineages in the Cerylonid series (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)
James Robertson, Joseph V. McHugh, Michael F. Whiting
10:47 AM0216Sacred systematics: Phylogeny and classification of Noviini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
Juanita A. Forrester, Joseph V. McHugh
10:59 AM0217Population genetics of the pecan weevil, Curculio caryae Horn (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) inferred from mitochondrial nucleotide data  [ Recorded presentation ]
Glené Mynhardt, Anthony I. Cognato, Marvin K. Harris

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