Student Competition for President's Prize, SVPHS: Structural and Urban

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:15 AM-11:00 AM
Room 206, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Kyle Jordan
Brad Kard
8:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:27 AM
Interspecific competition and territory defence mechanism of Coptotermes formosanus and C. gestroi (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
Hou-Feng Li, University of Florida; Rou-Ling Yang, University of Florida; Nan-Yao Su, University of Florida
8:39 AM
Cellulase genes from Nasutitermes corniger (Motschulsky)
Nurmastini Bujang, University of Florida; Nan-Yao Su, University of Florida
8:51 AM
Toxicity interaction of fipronil and imidacloprid against Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
Pan Luo, Louisiana State University; Gregg Henderson, Louisiana State University
9:03 AM
Wood consumption by Formosan subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) as affected by wood moisture and temperature
Bal Krishna Gautam, Louisiana State University; Gregg Henderson, Louisiana State University
9:15 AM
9:27 AM
Dissecting the problem:  Could differences in Fraxinus spp. anatomical characteristics influence host preference of emerald ash borer?
Sara R. Tanis, Michigan State University; Deborah G. McCullough, Michigan State University; Bert M. Cregg, Michigan State University; Therese Poland, USDA - Forest Service
9:39 AM
9:51 AM
Genetic evidence of Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus, colony movement following construction in Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, Louisiana
Carrie Owens, City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board; Claudia Husseneder, Louisiana State University; Nan-Yao Su, University of Florida; Eric Guidry, City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite & Rodent Control Board
10:03 AM
Variability of salivary reservoirs among Reticulitermes flavipes castes
Nicola T. Gallagher, Ohio State University; Susan Jones, The Ohio State University
10:15 AM
10:27 AM
Survivorship and growth potential of modern bed bug (Cimex lectularius) populations in the United States
Andrea Polanco, Virginia Tech; Dini Miller, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Carlyle C. Brewster, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
10:39 AM
Characterization and experimental manipulation of endosymbionts in the bed bug
Mark H. Goodman, University of Kentucky; Elizabeth S. Andrews, University of Kentucky; Stephen L. Dobson, University of Kentucky; Michael F. Potter, University of Kentucky; Kenneth F. Haynes, University of Kentucky
10:51 AM
Concluding Remarks