Student Competition for the President's Prize Display Presentations, Section SEB3. Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiverstiy

Monday, November 17, 2008: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall 3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Systematics and speciation of ants in the ecologically important but taxonomically difficult Monomorium rothsteini Forel species complex
Kathryn S. Sparks, University of Adelaide; Andrew D. Austin, University of Adelaide; Alan N. Andersen, CSIRO; Steven O. Shattuck, CSIRO
A LUCID® key to the subgenera and species-groups of Sphenoptera Dejean of the Palaearctic (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
Crystal A. Maier, Montana State University; Mark Yu. Kalashian, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia; Michael A. Ivie, Montana State University; Mark G. Volkovitsh, Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Towards a revision of the genus Apodrosus Marshall (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)
Jennifer C. Girón, University of Puerto Rico; Nico Franz, University of Puerto Rico
Revision of the genera of the family Phalacridae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)
Matthew Gimmel, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History; Christopher E. Carlton, Louisiana State University
“Leptree fossil data-base”: The first step to construct molecular “backbone” phylogeny and dating of Lepidoptera
Jae-Cheon Sohn, University of Maryland; Conrad Labandeira, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History; Charles Mitter, University of Maryland; Don Davis, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian; Cynthia Parr, National Museum of Natural History
Addition of the 16S ribosomal RNA to an existing molecular data set to help determine higher level relationships within Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera)
Juan Carlos Garcia, Sam Houston State University; Sibyl R. Bucheli, Sam Houston State University; John W. Wenzel, The Ohio State University
Phylogenetic relationships of Central and South American flatwing damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera: Megapodagrionidae): An examination of monophyly in a convoluted group
Frank Andrew Fogarty, University of Florida; Seth M. Bybee, University of Florida; Spencer J Ingley, University of Florida; Marc A. Branham, University of Florida
Is molecular data supplanting morphological data in modern phylogenetic studies?
Seth M. Bybee, University of Florida; Jennifer M. Zaspel, University of Florida; Kyle A. Beucke, University of Florida; Clare H. Scott, University of Florida; Bradley Williams Smith, University of Florida; Marc Branham, University of Florida
A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the lichen moths of the genus Crambidia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Arctiinae)
Clare H. Scott, University of Florida; Marc A. Branham, University of Florida
Systematics of coccophagine aphelinids
Jason Mottern, University of California; John M. Heraty, University of California
Sociometry of Odontomachus brunneus
Lauren M. Hart, University of Missouri - Columbia; Walter R. Tschinkel, Florida State University