Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section SEB5. Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiverstiy

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room A2, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Michael F. Whiting
Cheryl Barr
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:59 AM
On the longhorned beetles of the world: A phylogeny based on molecular data
Eugenio H. Nearns, University of New Mexico; Kelly B. Miller, University of New Mexico; Ian P. Swift, Placerita Canyon Nature Center
9:23 AM
AFLP, mtDNA, and microsatellite analysis of emerald ash borer populations from Asia and North America
Alicia M. Bray; Leah S. Bauer, USDA - Forest Service; Robert A. Haack, USDA - Forest Service; Therese Poland, USDA - Forest Service; James J. Smith, Michigan State University
9:35 AM
mtDNA barcoding for taxonomic identification within the genus Agrilus
John Shukle, Purdue University; Jeffrey D. Holland, Purdue University
9:47 AM
9:59 AM
Assessing the effects of primer specificity on eliminating numt contamination in DNA barcoding
Matthew J. Moulton, Brigham Young University; Hojun Song, Brigham Young University; Michael F. Whiting, Brigham Young University
10:11 AM
Phylogeography, evolution and cryptic diversity of pine-feeding Chionaspis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) across North America
Rodger Gwiazdowski, University of Massachusetts; Benjamin B. Normark, University of Massachusetts
10:23 AM
Molecular phylogeny of the Gracillarioidea: Preliminary evidence from eight genes
Akito Y. Kawahara, University of Maryland; Jerome C. Regier, University of Maryland; Donald R. Davis, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; Atsushi Kawakita, Kyoto University; Charles Mitter, University of Maryland; Issei Ohshima, National Institute for Basic Biology; Jurate De Prins, Royal Museum for Central Africa; Carlos Lopez-Vaamonde, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique; David L. Wagner, University of Connecticut
10:35 AM
Phylogenetic investigation of mimicry complexes in Dasymutilla (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)
Kevin A. Williams, Utah State University; James P. Pitts, Utah State University
10:47 AM
A tale of two species: Parthenogenetic and sexual populations of the genus Haploembia Verhoeff found in California
Alicia M. Hodson, University of Florida; Kelly B. Miller, University of New Mexico