Ten-Minute Papers, SEB: Behavior and Evolution

Wednesday, December 16, 2009: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Room 102, First Floor (Convention Center)
Edward L. Vargo
Floyd W. Shockley
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
The semantic web and linked data for entomologists
Peter J. DeVries, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1:47 PM
An update on the tumbling flower beetles of the New World (Coleoptera: Mordellidae)
Christy Jo Geraci, Smithsonian Institution; Terry Erwin, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
2:11 PM
Effect of male mating history on females in Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), a parasitoid of house fly pupae
Bethia H. King, Northern Illinois University; C. Robyn Fischer, Northern Illinois University
2:35 PM
What multiple DNA markers revealed about Coptotermes formosanus population structure
Tracie M. Jenkins, University of Georgia; Brian T. Forschler, University of Georgia; Dan Suiter, University of Georgia; Tyler D. Eaton, University of Georgia
2:47 PM
Variation in excavation rate among tunnelers in the Formosan subterranean termite
Paul Bardunias, State University of New York; Nan-Yao Su, University of Florida
2:59 PM
3:11 PM
Communication signals used in worker-drone interactions in the honey bee, Apis mellifera
Marina Boucher, University of North Carolina-Charlotte; Stanley S. Schneider, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
3:23 PM
The selective advantage of colony growth in the western harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Blaine J. Cole, University of Houston; Diane C. Wiernasz, University of Houston
3:35 PM
Brain scaling in ants: body to brain size ratio
Marc A. Seid, University of Scranton; Armando Castillo, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Luis Elizondo, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; William Wcislo, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
3:47 PM
Hey babies, I'll protect you! Resources and defensiveness in killer bees
Justin Schmidt, Southwestern Biological Institute
3:59 PM
The organization and allocation of foragers in the Florida harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex badius)
Christina Kwapich, Arizona State University; Walter R. Tschinkel, Florida State University
4:23 PM
Colony structure of the odorous house ant (Tapinoma sessile)
Sean Menke, North Carolina State University; Warren Booth, North Carolina State University; Rob R. Dunn, North Carolina State University; Jules Silverman, North Carolina State University
4:35 PM
Concluding Remarks