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

Room 107 (Convention Center)

Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section Ca1. Biological Control

Moderator(s): Jonathan Lundgren
Larry Charlet
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:35 AM0276How examining molecular population structure of proposed agents may benefit biological control efforts: A case study with Ceutorhynchus scrobicollis on garlic mustard
Steven J. Rauth, Hariet Hinz, Esther Gerber, Ruth A. Hufbauer
8:47 AM0277Enhancing the potential of the weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) as a biological control agent of the mahogany shoot borer, Hypsipyla robusta (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)  [ Recorded presentation ]
Grace T. Lim, Scott M. Salom, Laurence G. Kirton, Loke T. Kok
8:59 AM0278Control of the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca coagulata (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) with entomopathogenic fungi  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kirphton Fray, Lambert H. B. Kanga
9:11 AM0279Chance encounters or preference feeding? Determining the functional response of Dicyphus hesperus
Angela G. Brommit, Sherah L. VanLaerhoven, Dave R. Gillespie
9:23 AM0280Life cycle synchrony among the predators Laricobius nigrinus, Laricobius rubidus (Coleoptera: Derodontidae) and their prey, the hemlock woolly adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) in Southwest Virginia  [ Recorded presentation ]
David L. Mausel, Scott M. Salom, Loke T. Kok
9:35 AM0281Tritrophic effects between soybean aphid resistance in Glycines max and ladybird beetles Harmonia axyridis and Coccinella septempunctata  [ Recorded presentation ]
Anne C. Mueller, Paul Ode
9:47 AM0282Spatial and temporal effects on parasitoid community composition in California sunflower systems  [ Recorded presentation ]
Caterina Nerney, Stephen Welter
9:59 AM0283Evaluation of native plants and plant characteristics for use in habitat management  [ Recorded presentation ]
Anna K. Fiedler, Doug A. Landis
10:11 AMBreak
10:23 AM0284Use of native host plants for increasing local populations of Larra bicolor (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae), an effective strategy for controlling Scapteriscus (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) mole crickets
Scott L. Portman, J. Howard Frank, Norman C. Leppla
10:35 AM0285The influence of native plants on arthropod diversity
Ellery Ala Vodraska, Douglas Tallamy, Paula Shrewsbury, Michael J. Raupp
10:47 AM0286Effects of two insect growth regulators on stages of Aphytis melinus DeBach the parasitoid of California red scale, Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell)  [ Recorded presentation ]
Stephanie M. Rill, E. E. Grafton-Cardwell, Joseph G. Morse
10:59 AM0287Evaluating post-release monitoring methods for Galerucella spp.: Biological control agents for purple loosestrife  [ Recorded presentation ]
Michele V. Yoder, David W. Ragsdale, Luke C. Skinner
11:11 AM0288Performance of two candidate biological control agents, Episimus utilis and Pseudophilothrips ichini on four Brazilian peppertree genotypes found in Florida
Veronica Manrique, James Cuda, William Overholt
11:23 AM0289Effects of mixing Greek and Chinese saltcedar leaf beetles in large field cages  [ Recorded presentation ]
Beth Petersen, David C. Thompson
11:35 AM0290Impact of Mecinus janthinus injury on growth and primary physiology of Dalmatian toadflax
Marjolein Schat, Sharlene Sing, David K. Weaver, Robert K. D. Peterson

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