Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section P-IE1. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room A8, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Moderators:
John Tooker
Amanda L. Koppel
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
The effect of aphid density on intraguild predation of a soybean aphid parasitoid in the field
Jeremy M. Chac├│n, University of Minnesota; George E. Heimpel, University of Minnesota
8:17 AM
8:29 AM
Pentas lanceolatus as a nectar source for Larra bicolor and its effect on parasitism of Scapteriscus mole crickets
Cheri M Abraham, Mississippi State University; David Held, Mississippi State University
8:41 AM
Predicting parasitoid population dynamics resulting from novel interactions of climate change and selenium pollution
Casey D. Butler, University of California, Riverside; John T. Trumble, University of California - Riverside
9:05 AM
Efficacy and plant finding behavior of Euhrychiopsis lecontei Dietz (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent for Eurasian watermilfoil
Justin L. Reeves, Kent State University; Patrick D. Lorch, Kent State University; Mark W. Kershner, Kent State University
9:17 AM
Break
9:41 AM
Quantifying exposure pathways in generalist predator food webs: Uptake of Bt-endotoxins across multiple transgenic events
Julie A. Peterson, University of Minnesota; John J. Obrycki, University of Kentucky; James D. Harwood, University of Kentucky
9:53 AM
Efficacy and timing of entomopathogens against plum curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar) in Michigan
Mark E. Whalon, Michigan State University; Renee J. Pereault, Michigan State University
10:05 AM
Interaction pathways between slugs and carabid beetles in strawberry agroecosystems: Implications for biological control
Michael J Eskelson, University of Kentucky; Eric Chapman, University of Kentucky; Doulgas D. Archbold, University of Kentucky; John J. Obrycki, University of Kentucky; James D. Harwood, University of Kentucky