Linking Insects, Ecosystem Function, and Ecosystem Services

Wednesday, November 19, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room A8, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Anna Fiedler
Mary M. Gardiner
Nancy A. Schellhorn
9:00 AM
The role of pollinators in restoration of rare habitat plant biodiversity
Anna Fiedler, Michigan State University; Douglas Landis, Michigan State University
9:20 AM
Diversity effects on decomposition flow up, not down, food webs
Diane S. Srivastava, The University of British Columbia; Bradley J Cardinale, University of California Santa Barbara; Amy L. Downing, Ohio Wesleyan Univesrity; J. Emmett Duffy, The College of William and Mary; Claire Jouseau, Columbia University; Mahesh Sankaran, University of Leeds; Russell E. Wright, Duke University
9:40 AM
10:00 AM
Insect ecological services: Estimating economic value to promote and direct conservation efforts
John Losey, Cornell University; Mace Vaughan, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
10:20 AM
Increasing corn for biofuel production decreases biocontrol services in agricultural landscapes
Mary M. Gardiner, The Ohio State University; Douglas Landis, Michigan State University; Wopke van der Werf, Wageningen University; Scott Swinton, Michigan State University
11:00 AM
Colonization of natural enemies: Source-sink dynamics in agricultural landscapes
Nancy A. Schellhorn, CSIRO; Felix J.J.A. Bianchi, CSIRO Entomology
11:20 AM
Landsape structure alters the interactions in host-parasitoid food webs
Carsten Thies, Georg-August-Universität; Anne Wilstermann, Georg-August-Universität; Ines Vollhardt, Georg-August-Universität; Teja Tscharntke, Georg August University
11:40 AM
Concluding Remarks
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