Honoring Hölldobler and Wilson by Celebrating the Social Insects

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Room 107-108, First Floor (Convention Center)
Organizers:
Walter R. Tschinkel
Sanford D. Porter


8:05 AM
The evolutionary ecology of harvester ants
Blaine J. Cole, University of Houston
8:30 AM
Extreme specializations of castes in ants
Diana Wheeler, University of Arizona
9:20 AM
9:35 AM
9:45 AM
Age, size, brain and subcaste evolution in the ant genus Pheidole
Amy Mertl, Boston University ; Mario Muscedere, Boston University ; James F.A. Traniello, Boston University
10:10 AM
On the metapleural gland of ants, reloaded
Ulrich G. Mueller, University of Texas ; Sze Huei Yek, University of Texas ; Jeffery A. Riffell, University of Arizona
10:35 AM
Endosymbionts and the evolution of herbivory in ants and the diversification of the ants
Naomi E. Pierce, Harvard University ; Jacob A. Russell, Drexel University ; Corrie S. Moreau, University of California-Berkeley ; Benjamin Goldman-Huertas, Harvard University ; Mikiko Fujiwara, Harvard University ; David J. Lohman, National University of Singapore
11:00 AM
1:30 PM
Ant conservation: importance and challenges
Leeanne E. Alonso, Conservation International
1:55 PM
Vibrational signals influence development in Polistes wasps
Robert L. Jeanne, University of Wisconsin - Madison ; Sainath Suryanarayanan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:20 PM
Advances in ant systematics: phylogenetics and species-level taxonomy
Philip S. Ward, University of California-Davis
2:45 PM
3:10 PM
3:25 PM
3:40 PM
Causes and consequences of genetic diversity in ant societies
Jürgen Gadau, Arizona State University
4:05 PM
The evolution of eusociality in termites
Barbara L. Thorne, University of Maryland
4:30 PM
Honeybee democracy
Thomas D. Seeley, Cornell University
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