Student Competition for the President's Prize Display Presentations, Section P-IE4. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall 3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Insect interactions of twelve rare plant species in Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge: Generalists or specialists?
Catherine M. Clark, Utah State University; David A. Tanner, Utah State University; James P. Pitts, Utah State University
The darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge dune systems
Nicole F. Boehme, Utah State University; James P. Pitts, Utah State University
A preliminary survey of the blister beetles of New Mexico
Sam Lowry, New Mexico State University; C. Scott Bundy, New Mexico State University
Tracking early plant community succession following various methods of control for Tamarix spp. at the Great Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge
Alissa Marie Berro, Oklahoma State University; Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University; Karen Hickman, Oklahoma State University; Kristopher Giles, Oklahoma State University
Ant and plant biodiversity of karst and beach flat habitats in Guam
Maia Raymundo, University of Queensland; Ross H. Miller, University of Guam
Utility of fluctuating asymmetry in caddisflies (Trichoptera) as an indicator of coastal wetland health in Lake Erie
Jennifer R. Milligan, Cleveland State University; Joe B. Keiper, Virginia Museum of Natural History
Taxonomy, biogeography, and phenology of the carrion beetles of Texas (Coleoptera: Silphidae)
Patricia Mullins, North Carolina State University; Edward G. Riley, Texas A&M University; John Oswald, Texas A&M University