Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section P-IE10. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room A12, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Emily Coll
Theresa L. Pitts-Singer
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Evidence for pollen as a route of virus transmission in the pollinator community
Rajwinder Singh, Pennsylvania State University; Abby Kalkstein, Pennsylvania State University; Diana Cox-Foster, Pennsylvania State University; Edwin Rajotte, Pennsylvania State University; Nancy Ostiguy, Pennsylvania State University; Dennis VanEngelsdorp, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; Edward C. Holmes, Pennsylvania State University; Claude dePamphilis, Pennsylvania State University; Rick Donovall, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
8:47 AM
The use of hen egg white lysozyme to control chalkbrood disease in honey bee colonies
Amanda Van Haga, University of Alberta; B. Andrew Keddie, University of Alberta; Stephen F. Pernal, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
8:59 AM
Reproductive parameters of citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri (Risso)
Rebeccah A. Waterworth, University of California; Jocelyn G. Millar, University of California, Riverside; J. Steven McElfresh, University of California; Ian M. Wright, University of California-Riverside
9:11 AM
Persistent and reticent foraging strategies: Energy optimization in honey bee (Apis mellifera) nectar foraging
Byron N. Van Nest, East Tennessee State University; Darrell Moore, East Tennessee State University
9:23 AM
The foraging behavior of a native pollinator, Bombus vosnesenskii (Radoszkowski) (Hymenoptera: Apidae), in flowering red clover
Kimberly Skyrm, Oregon State University; Sujaya Rao, Oregon State University; William Stephen, Oregon State University
9:35 AM
9:59 AM
10:11 AM
Mapping sleep behavior in a society of insects: Spatial and temporal analysis of worker honey bee sleep 
Barrett Anthony Klein, University of Texas-Austin; Martin Stiegler, University of Würzburg; Arno Klein, Columbia University; Jürgen Tautz, University of Würzburg
10:23 AM
Optic flow misdirection experiments provide strong evidence for referential communication in a stingless bee (Melipona panamica)
Megan A. Eckles, University of California, San Diego; James C. Nieh, University of California, San Diego
10:35 AM
The effects of temperature on the developmental rates of black soldier flies
Leslie Holmes, University of Windsor; Sherah L. VanLaerhoven, University of Windsor