Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section P-IE2. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room A9, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Ted Cottrell
Douglas S. Richmond
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
The importance of generalist predators (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Staphylinidae) in the management of millipede populations in sweet potato and carrot fields
Adam Brunke, University of Guelph; Mark K. Sears, University of Guelph; Christine A. Bahlai, University of Guelph; Rebecca H. Hallett, University of Guelph
8:47 AM
An assessment of fertility and surfactant treatments on the field efficacy and persistence of the nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora
Terri Hoctor, Purdue University; Douglas S. Richmond, Purdue University; Timothy Gibb, Purdue University
8:59 AM
Effect of entomopathogenic nematodes on soil arthropod diversity in pistachio orchards
Amanda K. Hodson, University of Califonia-Davis; Edwin E. Lewis, University of California; Joel Siegel, USDA - ARS
9:23 AM
Interaction pathways between Diptera and coccinellid larvae: Evidence from an antibody-based detection system
Susan E. Moser, DuPont Pioneer; James D. Harwood, University of Kentucky; John J. Obrycki, University of Kentucky
9:35 AM
Development time and consumption rate of Podisus maculiventris feeding on Microtheca ochroloma
Cecil O. Montemayor, University of Florida; Ronald D. Cave, University of Florida
9:47 AM
9:59 AM
The shadow of niche partitioning on resource consumption
Tobin D Northfield, Washington State University; Gretchen Beth Snyder, Washington State University; William E. Snyder, Washington State University
10:23 AM
Liriomyza (Diptera: Agromyzidae) leafminer and parasitoid species composition on pepper and effects by selected insecticides in south Texas
Ricardo Hernandez, Texas A&M University; Marvin K. Harris, Texas A&M University; Tong-Xian Liu, Texas AgriLife Research Center
10:35 AM
Study of the larger black flour beetle Cynaeus angustus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in cotton gin trash
Jacob James, Texas Tech University; Christian Nansen, Texas AgriLife Research
10:47 AM
Flower plantings offset the negative effects of urbanization on beneficial insects
Ashley Bennett, Michigan State University; Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin