SEB3 Ten-Minute Papers, Systematics, Evolution, Biodiversity

Tuesday, November 18, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Room A5, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Michael S. Caterino
Jason Mottern
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Beetles in bamboo forests: Diversity patterns in a heterogeneous landscape of southwestern Amazonia
Jennifer Marie Jacobs, San Francisco State University/California Academy of Sciences; Edward Connor, San Francisco State University; David H. Kavanaugh, California Academy of Sciences
1:47 PM
The Leaf-Litter Arthropods of Mesoamerica (LLAMA) Project: Results for Chiapas, Mexico
John T. Longino, The Evergreen State College; Jorge Leon-Cortez, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur; Robert S. Anderson, Canadian Museum of Nature
1:59 PM
Beetle diversity of California's Channel Islands
Michael S. Caterino, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History; Stylianos Chatzimanolis, University of Tennessee
2:11 PM
Using Semantic Web technologies to tie together disparate data about species
Peter J. DeVries, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dan Young, University of Wisconsin; Kenneth F. Raffa, University of Wisconsin; Lyric Bartholomay, Iowa State University
2:23 PM
Identification of Scirtothrips dorsalis by using SYBR green-based real-time PCR
Roxanne E. Garza Farris, USDA-APHIS Center for Plant Health Science and Technology; Juan D. Vasquez, USDA-APHIS Center for Plant Health Science and Technology; Rosita DeLeon, USDA-APHIS Center for Plant Health Science and Technology; Lisa A. Ledezma, USDA - APHIS
2:35 PM
2:47 PM
Evolution of cave-living in Hawaiian Schrankia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Matthew J. Medeiros, University of California; Don Davis, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian; Francis G. Howarth, Bishop Museum; Rosemary Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley
2:59 PM
Evolutionary radiation of the gall midge genus Asteromyia (Cecidomyiidae): Astereae, Ascomycetes, and enemies
John O. Stireman, Wright State University; Hilary Devlin, Wright State University
3:11 PM
Have symbiotic bacteria facilitated the evolution of herbivory in ants?
Jacob A. Russell, Drexel University; Corrie Saux Moreau, University of California Berkeley; Benjamin Goldman-Huertas, Harvard University; Mikiko Fujiwara, Harvard University; David J. Lohman, National University of Singapore; Naomi E. Pierce, Harvard University
3:23 PM
3:35 PM
Genetic structure of selected populations of the Cotesia flavipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) species complex using AFLP analysis
Andrea L. Joyce, Texas A&M University; S. Bradleigh Vinson, Texas A&M University; Raul F. Medina, Texas A&M University; Fritz Schulthess, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology
3:47 PM
Fast and slow bootstrap and the phylogeny of Hymenoptera
John M. Heraty, University of California; James Munro, University of California-Riverside
3:59 PM
Gene trees within species trees: Is it really just a maze?
Maxi Polihronakis, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
4:23 PM
On the evolution of cannibalism in insects: Some insights from a comparative study of flour beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
J. P. Michaud, Kansas State University; Olufemi Alabi, Gembloux Agricultural University; Ludovic Arnaud, Gembloux Agricultural University; Eric Haubruge, Gembloux Agricultural University
4:59 PM
Concluding Remarks