Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section P-IE8. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room A11, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Karla M. Addesso
Brian T. Sullivan
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Interspecific interactions among two foundation bark beetles
Thomas S. Davis, University of Idaho; Richard W. Hofstetter, Northern Arizona University
8:47 AM
Optimization of protein marking and detection system for the study of intercrop movement behavior of Lygus hesperus (Knight)
Ram B. Shrestha, Texas Tech University; Megha N. Parajulee, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Stanley Carroll, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center
8:59 AM
Do turfgrass species influence oviposition site preference in Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica Newman)?
Tara Wood, University of Arkansas; Donald C. Steinkraus, University of Arkansas; Daniel A. Potter, University of Kentucky
9:11 AM
Don't like your neighbours? Move!: Evidence of reduced natural enemy assemblages for mountain pine beetle that colonize spruce vs. pine
Fraser R. McKee, University of Northern British Columbia; Brian H. Aukema, Canadian Forest Service & University of Northern British Columbia
9:23 AM
Characterizing the settling behavior of T. tabaci (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on onion foliage
Anitha Chitturi, University of Georgia; David G. Riley, University of Georgia
9:35 AM
9:59 AM
Resource competition between two forensically important blow fly species (Diptera: Calliphoridae)
Jennifer Y. Rosati, University of Windsor; Sherah L. VanLaerhoven, University of Windsor
10:11 AM
Aphid protection by a native and exotic ant
B. E. Powell, North Carolina State University; Jules Silverman, North Carolina State University
10:23 AM
Male-produced aggregation pheromone of the cerambycid beetle Rosalia funebris
Ann M. Ray, University of California-Riverside; Ian P. Swift, Placerita Canyon Nature Center; J. Steven McElfresh, University of California; James D. Barbour, University of Idaho; Jocelyn G. Millar, University of California, Riverside; Lawrence M. Hanks, University of Illinois
10:35 AM
Seasonal variation in males' response to female sex pheromone in the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae (Gmel.) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in northern California
Soledad C. Villamil, University of California, Davis; Ed Lewis, University of California; Frank G. Zalom, University of California, Davis