Cold Case Files: Integrative Perspectives on Physiological and Molecular Responses of Insects to Low Temperature

Wednesday, December 16, 2009: 7:15 AM-11:00 AM
Room 211, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Richard E. Lee Jr.
Jack R. Layne, Jr.
7:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
7:45 AM
8:10 AM
Supercooling and vitrification in the beetle larvae, Cucujus clavipes puniceus (Coleoptera: Cucujuidae), in Alaska
Todd Sformo, University of Alaska; B.M. Barnes, University of Alaska-Fairbanks; J. McIntyre, University of Alaska-Fairbanks; K. Jeannet, University of Alaska-Fairbanks; John Duman, University of Notre Dame; Kent Walters, University of Notre Dame; G. Fahy, 21st Century Medicine, Inc; B. Wowk, 21st Century Medicine, Inc
8:35 AM
Cellular cold-sensing and signal transduction: the calcium connection
Nicholas M. Teets, The Ohio State University
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
Cryoprotective dehydration and the resistance to inoculative freezing in a polar insect
Michael A. Elnitsky, Mercyhurst University; David L. Denlinger, Ohio State University; Richard E. Lee, Miami University
9:40 AM
Climate warming and cold tolerance:  predictions for the mountain pine beetle
Barbara J. Bentz, USDA - Forest Service; Jacques Régnière, Laurentian Forestry Centre
10:05 AM
Summertime freezing, the paradox of climate change–how do montane insects cope?
Elizabeth P. Dahlhoff, Santa Clara University; Nathan E. Rank, Sonoma State University
10:30 AM
From the bottom up–extending laboratory studies of cold tolerance to large-scale models
Brent J. Sinclair, University of Western Ontario; Katie E. Marshall, University of Western Ontario; Caroline M. Williams, University of Western Ontario; Stephanie Sobek, University of Western Ontario
10:55 AM
Concluding Remarks
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