Student Competition for the President's Prize Display Presentations, Section P-IE6. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall 3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Effect of host tree condition on the fitness of the introduced brown spruce longhorn beetle, Tetropium fuscum (Fabr.), in Canada
Leah Flaherty, University of Massachusetts; Jon Sweeney, Canadian Forest Service; Deepa Pureswaran, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service - Atlantic Forestry Centre
Heritability of lodgepole pine defenses against mountain pine beetle: Family does matter
Daniel S. Ott, University of Vermont; Dezene Huber, University of Northern British Columbia; Alvin D. Yanchuk, British Columbia Ministry of Forests; Kimberly F. Wallin, University of Vermont
Using ecological niche modeling to examine the influence of host specificity on species distribution in the leaf beetle Microrhopala floridana and its host plant
Jessica N. Awad, University of Florida; Marc A. Branham, University of Florida; Heather McAuslane, University of Florida
Bean leaf beetle (Cerotoma trifurcata) feeding preference and defoliation impact on snap beans
Meredith Cassell, Virginia Tech; Thomas P. Kuhar, Virginia Tech; Peter Schultz, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mechanisms of resistance of poinsettias to the silverleaf whitefly
Karla J. Medina-Ortega, The Ohio State University; Luis Canas, The Ohio State University
Exploring soybean germplasm for resistance to Aphis glycines
Mariana Chiozza, Iowa State University; Gustavo C. MacIntosh, Iowa State University; Matthew E. O'Neal, Iowa State University
Comparison of potato aphid isolates, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, with variable responses to host plant resistance in tomato, Solanum lycopersicum
Godshen R. Pallipparambil, University of Arkansas; John C. Reese, Kansas State University; Frederic Francis, Gembloux Agricultural University; Fiona L. Goggin, University of Arkansas
Screening of plantain hybrids for resistance to Raoiella indica (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and use of a systemic acaricide to control the mite
Jose I. Marengo, University of Puerto Rico; Lesly Colon, University of Puerto Rico; Shirley Cruz, Departamento de Agricultura de Puerto Rico; Brian Irish, USDA-ARS; Jose Carlos V. Rodrigues, University of Puerto Rico
Role of gland trichomes in inducing tomato defense
Donglan Tian, Penn State University; Gary Felton, Pennsylvania State University
Evaluation of resistant wheat for Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor)
Dayna-Pauline R Alvey, Oklahoma State University; Kristopher Giles, Oklahoma State University; Brett Carver, Oklahoma State University; Tom A. Royer, Oklahoma State University
Native ants disperse invasive thistle seeds: Myrmecochory and the establishment of Carduus nutans and Cirsium arvense in Colorado
Christina Alba-Lynn, Colorado State University; Shanna C. Henk, United States Department of Agriculture