Ten-Minute Papers, P-IE: Biological Control

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 7:00 AM-11:00 AM
Room 201, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Andrew Chow
Mark Brown
7:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
7:05 AM
Ecosystem effects of a conservation biocontrol experiment in an eastern orchard
Mark Brown, USDA, Appalachian Fruit Research Station
7:17 AM
7:29 AM
Molecular diagnosis of aphid predation by Harmonia axyridis in midwestern US prairie/savanna habitats
Eric G. Chapman, Kent State University; Thelma T. Heidel, Purdue University; Robert J. O'Neil, Purdue University; James D. Harwood, University of Kentucky
7:41 AM
Host plant structure influences courtship vibration transmission and mating for the parasitoid wasp, Cotesia flavipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
Andrea L. Joyce, Texas A&M University; S. Bradleigh Vinson, Texas A&M University; W.H. White, USDA - ARS; Raul F. Medina, Texas A&M University
7:53 AM
The spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe subsp. micranthos) biological control program moves to Arkansas
Carey R. Minteer, University of Arkansas; Timothy J. Kring, University of Arkansas; Yj. Shen, University of Arkansas; Robert N. Wiedenmann, University of Arkansas
8:05 AM
Mechanism in ant community assembly
Joshua King, Central Connecticut State University; Walter R. Tschinkel, Florida State University
8:17 AM
Differential host suitability and preferences for two strains of the egg parasitoid, Avetianella longoi
Darcy A. Reed, University of California; Qiao Wang, Massey University; Timothy D. Paine, University of California; Jocelyn G. Millar, University of California, Riverside
8:29 AM
8:39 AM
Successful dissemination of Lathrolestes ensator (Ichneumonidae), a larval parasite of the apple sawfly, Holocampa testudinea (Tenthredinidae)
Charles Vincent, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Margaret Appleby, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA); Alan Eaton, University of New Hampshire; Jacques Lasnier, Ag-Cord, Inc.
8:51 AM
Functional responses and intraguild predation of natural enemies of the soybean aphid
Yingen Xue, University of Guelph; Christie Bahlai, University of Guelph; Andrew Frewin, University of Guelph; Mark K. Sears, University of Guelph; Arthur W. Schaafsma, University of Guelph; Rebecca H. Hallett, University of Guelph
9:03 AM
Life history traits of Blattisocius keegani reared on navel orangeworm with potential for biological control in orchards
Hillary Q. Thomas, University of California-Davis; Nicole Nicola, University of California-Davis; Frank G. Zalom, University of California, Davis
9:15 AM
Open-field dispersal of a soybean aphid parasitoid in response to host plant resistance
Mark K. Asplen, University of Minnesota; Jeremy M. Chacón, University of Minnesota; George E. Heimpel, University of Minnesota
10:03 AM
Development of life tables to assess the impact of natural enemies on emerald ash borer: a second year update
Jian J. Duan, USDA - ARS; Leah S. Bauer, USDA - Forest Service; Juli Gould, USDA - APHIS; Michael D. Ulyshen, USDA - Forest Service; Roy G. Van Driesche, University of Massachusetts
10:15 AM
Suitability and attraction of cassava genotypes to the predatory mite Typhlodromalus aripo
Rachid Hanna, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Alexis Onzo, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA); Maurice W. Sabelis, University of Amsterdam; Christine Zundel, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture; Alfred G. O. Dixon, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
10:27 AM
Concluding Remarks