Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section SEB2. Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room D8, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Moderators:
Andrew Deans
Daniel Rubinoff
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Testing host associated differentiation on two parthenogenetic parasitoid species in a native forest system
Mauro Simonato, Universita' di Padova; Raul F. Medina, Texas A&M University; Andrea Battisti, Universita' di Padova
8:47 AM
Host specificity: The answer to the temperate parasitoid diversity anomaly
Kacie J. Johansen, University of Kentucky; Michael J. Sharkey, University of Kentucky
8:59 AM
Host associated differentiation in indigenous tree species
Aaron M. Dickey, Texas A&M University; Raul F. Medina, Texas A&M University
9:11 AM
Symbiont-mediated immunocomptence in the dampwood termite (Zootermopsis angusticollis)
Kelley F Schultheis, Northeastern University; Mark S Bulmer, Towson University; Rebeca B. Rosengaus, Northeastern University
9:23 AM
Fungal pressures within and surrounding nests of the arboreal termite species Nasutitermes acajutlae
Marielle A. Postava-Davignon, Northeastern University; Claire A. Fuller, Murray State University; John W. Stiller, East Carolina University; Erica A. Waddle, East Carolina University; Rebeca B. Rosengaus, Northeastern University
9:35 AM
Genetic approaches enhance our understanding of the consumption of insects by forest-dwelling bats
Luke E. Dodd, University of Kentucky; Lynne K. Rieske-Kinney, University of Kentucky; Michael J. Lacki, University of Kentucky
9:47 AM
Break
9:59 AM
Love thy neighbor: Composition of whirligig beetle aggregations in the East Texas Big Thicket (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae)
Edward Realzola, Sam Houston State University; Jerry L. Cook, Sam Houston State University
10:11 AM
10:23 AM
Genetic evidence for host race formation in the leafmining fly, Phytomyza glabricola (Diptera: Agromyzidae)
Julie Byrd H├ębert, University of Maryland; Sonja J. Scheffer, USDA - APHIS; David J. Hawthorne, University of Maryland
10:35 AM
Cospeciation in parasitic quill mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) and their bird hosts
Sarah A. Hendricks, San Francisco State University; Greg S. Spicer, San Francisco State University
10:47 AM