Tuesday, December 11, 2007: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Royal Palm Salon One, Royal Palm Ballroom, First Floor (Town & Country)

Symposium: Recent Advances in Research of Subterranean Termites and Their Roles in Population Management Programs

Organizer(s): Frank S. Guillot, frank.guillo@ars.usda.gov
Nan-Yao Su, nysu@ufl.edu
1:30 PM Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM 1015Genetic manipulation and its potential for control of termites and other urban pests
Claudia Husseneder, chusseneder@agcenter.lsu.edu, Rachael Collier, rcollier@agcenter.lsu.edu, Deanna Colby, dcolby@agcenter.lsu.edu
1:55 PM 1016Gene silencing as a tool for termite control?
Michael E Scharf, mescharf@ufl.edu, Xuguo Zhou, joezhou@ufl.edu, Faith M. Oi, foi@ufl.edu, Marsha M. Wheeler, marsha.wheeler@gmail.com
2:15 PM1017Evolution of disease resistance in termites and the potential of entomopathogenic fungi as a biological control agent
Thomas Chouvenc, tomchouv@ufl.edu, Nan-Yao Su, nysu@ufl.edu
2:35 PM1018Potential of semiochemicals to improve the efficacy of baiting programs for termite control
Mary Cornelius, Mary.Cornelius@ars.usda.gov
2:55 PM1019Tunnel excavation, colony growth, and population dynamics of subterranean termites: Empirical data and simulation results
Nan-Yao Su, nysu@ufl.edu, Sang-Hee Lee, sunchaos@ufl.edu, Paul Bardunias, Paulmb@ufl.edu
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM1020Evaluation of detection methods for concealed infestations of the drywood termite, Incisitermes minor (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae)
Vernard R. Lewis, vlewis@nature.berkeley.edu
3:50 PM1021Field application of biological agents for the control of subterranean termites
Maureen S. Wright, mswright@srrc.ars.usda.gov, Alan R Lax, alax@srrc.ars.usda.gov
4:10 PM1022The role of non-repellent termiticides in controlling subterranean termites
Michael K. Rust, michael.rust@ucr.edu
4:30 PM1023Community involvement as a path to sustainable termite management
J. Kenneth Grace, kennethg@hawaii.edu, Julian Yates, yates@hawaii.edu, Michie Aihara-Sasaki, aiharasa@hawaii.edu, Frank S. Guillot, frank.guillo@ars.usda.gov
4:50 PM1024Implication of area-wide management for termite control
Frank S. Guillot, frank.guillo@ars.usda.gov, Nan-Yao Su, nysu@ufl.edu
5:10 PM Concluding Remarks

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