SEB1 Ten-Minute Papers, Systematics, Evolution, Biodiversity

Tuesday, November 18, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room A5, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Hojun Song
Christiane Weirauch
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Phylogeny, homoplasy and divergence estimates within Libelluloidea (Anisoptera: Odonata): An exploration of the usefulness of molecular and morphological characters
Jessica L. Ware, American Museum of Natural History; Michael L. May, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Karl M. Kjer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
8:17 AM
ITS2 structure, species-specificity and implications for insect genetics and evolution
Michael W. Ruhl, University of Georgia; Tracie M. Jenkins, University of Georgia
8:41 AM
Fossils, systematic methods, and heteropteran classification
Randall T. Schuh, American Museum of Natural History; Gerry Cassis, University of New South Wales
8:53 AM
Assassin to bloodsucker: Unraveling higher-level phylogenetics of Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Christiane Weirauch, University of California; James Munro, University of California-Riverside
9:17 AM
Effects of natal environment on male-male competitive success in the cactus bug Narnia femorata (Hemiptera: Coreidae)
Fae A. Nageon de Lestang, University of Florida; Christine W. Miller, University of Florida
9:41 AM
10:05 AM
Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the Pheidole roosevelti group (Hymenoptera: formicidae) in Fiji
Eli M. Sarnat, University of California, Davis; Corrie S. Moreau, University of California-Berkeley
10:17 AM
Phylogeny and taxonomy of the ant genus Paratrechina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and close relatives
John S. LaPolla, Towson University; Seán Brady, Smithsonian Institution; Steven O. Shattuck, CSIRO
10:29 AM
Phylogeny of xyleborine ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) inferred from multiple genes
Anthony Cognato, Michigan State University; Jiri Hulcr, North Carolina State University; Stephanie Dole, Michigan State University; Bjarte Jordal, University of Bergen
11:17 AM
A mitochondrial genome phylogeny of Coleoptera (Insecta): Overcoming systematic bias from base compositional heterogeneity
Hojun Song, Brigham Young University; Nathan Sheffield, Brigham Young University; Michael F. Whiting, Brigham Young University
11:29 AM
Concluding Remarks