Ecology of Soil Mites

Sunday, November 16, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room D9, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Organizer :
Hans Klompen
1:30 PM
Welcoming Remarks
2:35 PM
Soil mites above ground: Would the real canopy specialists please stand up?
Fred Beaulieu, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; David E. Walter, Royal Alberta Museum; Heather C. Proctor, University of Alberta; Roger Kitching, Griffith University
3:00 PM
3:10 PM
Impacts of tillage on soil-dwelling microarthropod communities and entomopathogenic nematodes in winter wheat in Oklahoma
Trisha Dubie, Oklahoma State University; Carmen M. Greenwood, Oklahoma State University
3:35 PM
Now you see it, now you don't: The microarthropod community in biotic crusts in the arid southwestern US
Sandra L. Brantley, University of New Mexico; Scott Martin, University of New Mexico; Stephanie Moquin, University of New Mexico; Christy A. Tarleton, University of New Mexico; Ursula L. Shepherd, University of New Mexico
4:00 PM
Climate change: Challenges and opportunities for mites of the High Arctic
Valerie Behan-Pelletier, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
4:50 PM
Concluding Remarks
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