Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section P-IE7. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room A13, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Andrew J. Storer
Matthew D. Ginzel
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Characterization of the arthropod community in Nebraska switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)
Sandra Schaeffer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Frederick P. Baxendale, Department of Entomology; Tiffany Heng-Moss, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Gautam Sarath, USDA - ARS ; Robert Mitchell, USDA-ARS
8:29 AM
Effects of severe inundation on a coastal marsh grass and its associated insect assemblage
Mark S. Fox, Tulane University; Lee A. Dyer, University of Nevada; Michael J. Blum, Tulane University; Kristen Butcher, Tulane University; Alex Kolker, Tulane University
8:41 AM
Multi-state comparison of aphid community composition in prairies
Wayne J. Ohnesorg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Thelma T. Heidel, Purdue University; Matthew E. O'Neal, Iowa State University; Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin; Cory Straub, Ursinus College; Clifford S Sadof, Purdue University; Bob O'Neil, Purdue University
8:53 AM
Ecological effects of an invasive social wasp on Hawaiian Hymenoptera
Erin E. Wilson, University of California San Diego; David A. Holway, University of California
9:05 AM
Landscape affects on soybean aphid and natural enemy abundances in Iowa
Nicholas P. Schmidt, Iowa State University; Matthew E. O'Neal, Iowa State University; Lisa Schulte, Iowa State University
9:17 AM
9:29 AM
Herbivory induced spatial patternsĀ in plant physiology and gene expression under predicted future climate conditions
Paul Nabity, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at Urbana-Champaign; Michael Hillstrom, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Richard L. Lindroth, University of Wisconsin; Evan H. DeLucia, University of Illinois
9:41 AM
Estimating carabid beetle population parameters in field corn to identify potential bioindicator species
Miles Lepping, University of Maryland; Galen Dively, University of Maryland; Paula M. Shrewsbury, University of Maryland
9:53 AM
Feedback between invasive belowground herbivores and habitat composition in northern hardwood ecosystems
David R. Coyle, University of Georgia; William J. Mattson, USDA Forest Service; Alexander L. Friend, USDA Forest Service; Kenneth F. Raffa, University of Wisconsin
10:17 AM
The use of arthropods as ecological measures of desert spring health classification
Alex M. Johnson, Michigan State University; Mark E. Whalon, Michigan State University