Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section SVPHS3. Structural, Veterinary, and Public Health Systems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room D10, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Moderators:
Roger D. Moon
Faith Oi
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:17 AM
Ability of bed bug detecting canines to locate live common bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs (Cimex lectularius)
Margaret Pfiester, University of Florida; Philip G. Koehler, University of Florida; Roberto M. Pereira, University of Florida
8:29 AM
Termite cooperation to alter moisture content of food items
Nicola T. Gallagher, Ohio State University; Susan Jones, The Ohio State University
8:41 AM
Efficacy of contaminated cockroach gel baits on Blattella germanica
Barbara E Bayer, University of Florida; Philip G. Koehler, University of Florida
8:53 AM
The effects of dietary nitrogen on symbiotic nitrogen fixation in the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
Megan E. Meuti, The Ohio State University; Susan Jones, The Ohio State University; Peter S. Curtis, The Ohio State University
9:05 AM
Wood moisture effects on Formosan termite mortality and water loss
Wai-Han Chan, University of Florida; Philip G. Koehler, University of Florida; Roberto M. Pereira, University of Florida
9:17 AM
Break
9:41 AM
Sublethal effects of UV radiation on two termite species (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) and their gut microfauna
Nurmastini Bujang, University of Florida; Nan-Yao Su, University of Florida
10:05 AM
Antennal sensilla essential for off-host aggregation behavior by bed bugs, Cimex lectularius
Joelle F. Olson, University of Minnesota; Roger D. Moon, University of Minnesota; Stephen A. Kells, University of Minnesota
10:29 AM
Phylogeographical study of the Formosan subterranean termite and the Asian subterranean termite in Taiwan by using mitochondrial DNA sequences (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
Hou-Feng Li, University of Florida; Weimin Ye, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services; Nan-Yao Su, University of Florida; Natsumi Kanzaki, University of Florida
10:41 AM
Mating frequency of Pachycondyla chinensis (Hymenopter: Formicidae) queens inferred from microsatellite analysis
Andrew S. Tebeau, Clemson University; Matthew Turnbull, Clemson University; Patricia A. Zungoli, Clemson University; Eric P. Benson, Clemson University