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

Room 109 (Convention Center)

Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section Ce and Cf. Insect Pathology and Microbial Control, Quantitative Ecology

Moderator(s): Jeffrey Lord
Thomas E. Hunt
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:35 AM0394Applying probabilistic cellular automata to model county level southern pine beetle infestations  [ Recorded presentation ]
Adrian Duehl, Fred Hain, John Bishir
8:47 AM0395Field and laboratory bioassays confirm fungicides adversely affect fungal pathogens of soybean aphid  [ Recorded presentation ]
Karrie A. Koch, David W. Ragsdale, Bruce D. Potter
8:59 AM0396Paenibacillus popilliae for control of Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) larvae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) infesting turfgrass
Andrea Bixby, Steven Alm, Shahid Karim, Douglas Dingman
9:11 AM0397The pathogenicity of Metarhizium anisopliae ESC-1 for adults, eggs, and larvae of Japanese beetles, Popillia japonica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
Chelsey M. Wasem, Frederick P. Baxendale, Robert J. Wright, Gary Y. Yuen
9:23 AM0398Pathogenic fungus of Plecoptera reflexa Guenee (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a major pest of Dalbergia sissoo Roxb
Neeru Bhan
9:35 AM0399Morphological and molecular characterization of a fungal pathogen attacking the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Homoptera: Psyllidae), in Florida
Jason M. Meyer, Marjorie A. Hoy, Drion G. Boucias
9:47 AM0400The role of midgut bacteria in Bacillus thuringiensis-induced mortality in Lepidoptera  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nichole A. Broderick, Matthew D. McMahon, Jo Handelsman, Kenneth F. Raffa
9:59 AMBreak
10:11 AM0401The distribution of hybrid imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta x S. richteri) and their potential foraging competitors in East-Central Mississippi forests  [ Recorded presentation ]
Timothy O. Menzel, T. Evan Nebeker
10:23 AM0402Modeling the spatial and temporal variation of Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia (Homoptera: Aphididae) overwintering densities in a Colorado cropping system  [ Recorded presentation ]
Scott C. Merrill, Thomas O. Holtzer, Frank B. Peairs
10:35 AM0403An ecological risk assessment for insecticides used in mosquito management  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ryan S. Davis, Robert K. D. Peterson
10:47 AM0404Development of bioinsecticide-based control strategies for plum curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Michigan cherry and apple orchards  [ Recorded presentation ]
Renee J. Pereault, Mark E. Whalon, Ayhan Gökçe
10:59 AM0405A multistate comparison of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) detection tools  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jessica A. Metzger, Ivich Fraser, Andrew J. Storer, Damon J. Crook, Joseph A. Francese, Victor C. Mastro
11:11 AM0406Evaluation of modeled distribution maps of Ohio butterflies: A case study using data from natural history collections and long-term monitoring databases  [ Recorded presentation ]
Lisa Vice Misquitta, David J. Horn
11:23 AM0407Abundance of the invasive spider Cheiracanthium mildei (Miturgidae) in California vineyards and surrounding natural ecosystems
Brian N. Hogg, Kent M. Daane

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