Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section P-IE6. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room A6, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Marvin K. Harris
Dezene Huber
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
8:17 AM
Effects of root feeding by Diaprepes root weevil, Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on four woody ornamental plant species
Cliff Martin, University of Florida; Bruce Schaffer, University of Florida; Catharine Mannion, University of Florida
8:41 AM
Induced terpenoid defenses in lodgepole and jack pine and possible effects on the eastern spread of the mountain pine beetle
Erin Clark, University of Northern British Columbia; Dezene Huber, University of Northern British Columbia; Allan Carroll, Canadian Forest Service
8:53 AM
Potential host use by the Mediterranean pine engraver (Orthotomicus erosus) in North America
Abigail Walter, University of Minnesota; Robert C. Venette, University of Minnesota; Stephen A. Kells, University of Minnesota
9:05 AM
The effect of plant nutritional quality on the foraging decisions of omnivores
Jessica Fournier, University of Windsor; Sherah L. VanLaerhoven, University of Windsor
9:17 AM
Host phenological changes in foliar nutrients and chemical defenses constrain the performance of European pine sawfly larvae
Rodrigo A. Chorbadjian, Ohio State University; P. Larry Phelan, The Ohio State University; Daniel A. Herms, The Ohio State University
9:29 AM
9:41 AM
Differential stylet penetration behaviors of two Aphis gossypii biotypes in relation to host or vector infection with citrus tristeza virus
Jose D Gutierrez, California State University-Fresno; Elaine Backus, USDA - ARS; Ray Yokomi, USDA San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Research Center; Fred E. Schreiber, California State University, Fresno
9:53 AM
Squash bug feeding behavior on watermelon and watermelon relatives
Kaushal Maskey, Oklahoma State University; Astri Wayadande, Oklahoma State University; B.D. Bruton, USDA-ARS; Jacqueline Fletcher, Oklahoma State University
10:05 AM
Impacts of CO2 pollution on plant-insect interactions: A transcriptional and biochemical analysis of soybean defense signaling
Clare L. Casteel, University of Illinois; Evan H. DeLucia, University of Illinois; May R. Berenbaum, University of Illinois
10:17 AM
Favored by plant water stress, harmful spider mites displace plant-defense inducing mites from California vineyards
Menelaos C. Stavrinides, University of California-Berkeley; Kent M. Daane, University of California; Nick J. Mills, University of California, Berkeley
10:29 AM
Physical response of Physalis leaves to Heliothis subflexa eggs
Jennifer L. Petzold, Iowa State University; Fred Gould, North Carolina State University
10:41 AM
Host associated genetic differentiation in cotton fleahopper, Pseudatomoscelis seriatus (Reuter), in Texas
Apurba K. Barman, Texas A&M University; Raul F. Medina, Texas A&M University; Megha N. Parajulee, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Christopher G. Sansone, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center; Charles Suh, USDA ARS APMRU
10:53 AM
Growth by sugarcane plants in response to lesser cornstalk borer Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) damage during early growth stages
Hardev Singh Sandhu, University of Florida; Gregg S. Nuessly, University of Florida; Susan Webb, University of Florida; Ronald H. Cherry, University of Florida; Robert Gilbert, University of Florida