Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section SEB1. Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room D7, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Richard L. Brown
Michael Irwin
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
The effects of plant community diversity on insect dynamics and ecosystem stability
Angela G. Brommit, University of Windsor; Sherah L. VanLaerhoven, University of Windsor; Dave R. Gillespie, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Les Shipp, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
8:47 AM
Moth diversity along an elevational gradient in southeast Arizona
Cristina L. Francois, California State University, Fullerton; Sean Walker, California State University, Fullerton
9:23 AM
9:35 AM
Thirty years of aquatic insect sampling in Four Holes Swamp (South Carolina)
Amanda M Nelson, Clemson University; John Morse, Clemson University
9:47 AM
Survey and database of kissing bugs (Reduviidae: Triatominae) within the Inland Empire
Wei Song Hwang, University of California, Riverside; Christiane Weirauch, University of California
9:59 AM
Effective population sizes and temporal stability of genetic structure in the invasive species Solenopsis invicta Buren, the red imported fire ant
Rajesh.B Garlapati, Mississippi State University; Miachel.A Caprio, Mississippi State University; David Cross, Mississippi State University; Omaththage Perera, USDA - ARS
10:11 AM
Leaf litter ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) species richness and composition along an urbanized forest edge
Kaloyan Ivanov, Virginia Museum of Natural History; Joe B. Keiper, Virginia Museum of Natural History
10:23 AM
Habitat complexity or random chance: What affects the distribution of urban ants?
T. Aurora Toennisson, University of Tennessee; Karen Vail, University of Tennessee
10:35 AM
Repeated island colonization by Hawaiian bark lice
Emilie Bess, University of Illinois; Kevin P. Johnson, University of Illinois