P-IE2 Ten-Minute Papers, Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Tuesday, November 18, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room A8, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
J. Zawislak
Erin W. Hodgson
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) and native ants, Part 1: Experimental evidence that fire ants are disturbance specialists
Walter R. Tschinkel, Florida State University; Joshua R. King, Florida State University
8:17 AM
8:29 AM
Variation in recruitment of red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, to carbohydrate resources in their native and invasive ranges
Shawn M. Wilder, Texas A&M University; Micky Eubanks, Texas A&M University; Andrew V. Suarez, University of Illinois; David A. Holway, University of California
8:53 AM
Indirect competition causes widespread displacement of one naturalized parasitoid of imported fire ants (Diptera: Phoridae: Pseudacteon) by another
Edward G. LeBrun, The University of Texas; Rob M. Plowes, University of Texas; Lawrence E. Gilbert, The University of Texas
9:17 AM
The effects of a new d-limonene product on Texas leaf-cutting ants, Atta texana, and their fungus
Rachel M. Strecker, Louisiana State University; Kaitlin Baudier, Louisiana State University; Linda Hooper-Bui, Louisiana State University
9:29 AM
Determination of Atta texana nest structures and subsurface soil properties using ground penetrating radar
Nikhil Nagendra, Louisiana State Univeristy; Linda Hooper-Bui, Louisiana State University
9:41 AM
The relative impact of floral visitors on the reproductive success of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Steven J. Stein, Mansfield University; Veronica L. Pistoia, Mansfield University
9:53 AM
10:08 AM
Evaluating commercially-reared bumble bees for pollination of highbush blueberry
Julianna Tuell, Michigan State University; Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University
10:20 AM
The effects of an IGR on alfalfa leafcutting bee development
Erin W. Hodgson, Iowa State University; Theresa L. Pitts-Singer, USDA - ARS; James D. Barbour, University of Idaho
10:32 AM
10:44 AM
The value of crop pollination by honey bees and native bees in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Rachael Winfree, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Serena Gross, University of California, Berkeley
10:56 AM
Reproductive quality of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) queens
David Tarpy, North Carolina State University; Susan E. Fahrbach, Wake Forest University; Jennifer Keller, North Carolina State University; Joel R. Caren, North Carolina State University; Deborah A. Delaney, Washington State University
11:08 AM
Effects of brood pheromone modulated foraging behavior on honey bee colony growth
Ramesh Reddy Sagili, Texas A&M University; Tanya Pankiw, Texas A&M University
11:20 AM
Evaluation the effectiveness of fumagillin for the control of Nosema ceranae
Stephen F. Pernal, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Andony P. Melathopoulos, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
11:32 AM
Role of botanical smokes in IPM of varroa mites (Varroa destructor) in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies
J. Zawislak, University of Arkansas; Donald C. Steinkraus, University of Arkansas
11:44 AM
Population dynamics of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida) in the southern United States
Lilia de Guzman, USDA - ARS; Amanda M. Frake, USDA - ARS; Thomas Rinderer, USDA-ARS