Student Competition for President's Prize, SVPHS: Veterinary and Stored Product Pests

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Room 207, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Michelle Smith
Bradley Mullens
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:12 AM
Using habitat and meterological cues to improve sand fly sampling methods
Logan M. Minter, University of Kentucky; Grayson Brown, University of Kentucky; Douglas W. Johnson, University of Kentucky
8:36 AM
Chemical ecology and management of lesser mealworm Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Narinderpal Singh, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; D. T. Johnson, University of Arkansas; CD. Steelman, University of Arkansas; Robert J. Bartelt, USDA-ARS
8:48 AM
House fly, Musca domestica, (Diptera: Muscidae) dispersal from and Escherichia coli O157:H7 prevalence on dairy farms in North Central Florida
Roxanne G. Burrus, University of Florida; Jerome A. Hogsette, USDA - ARS; Phillip E. Kaufman, University of Florida; James E. Maruniak, University of Florida; Volker Mai, University of Florida; Amy H. Simonne, University of Florida
9:00 AM
Factors affecting the on-host distribution of northern fowl mites, Ornithonyssus sylviarum
Dale Allen Halbritter, University of Florida; Bradley Mullens, University of California
9:24 AM
9:36 AM
An evaluation of associated bacteria and methicillin-resistant Staphalococcus aureus (MRSA) pathogen transfer capabilities of Tegenaria agrestis (Agelenidae), with hemolytic venom analysis
Melissa M. Gaver-Wainwright, Washington State University; Richard Zack, Washington State University; Matthew J. Foradori, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; Laura C. Lavine, Washington State University
9:48 AM
Bloodmeals from ivermectin-treated cattle reduce survivorship and fecundity of the human malaria vector Anopheles gambiae s.s.
Megan L. Fritz, Michigan State University; Piera Siegert, Michigan State University; Edward D. Walker, Michigan State University; James R. Miller, Michigan State University
10:00 AM
The effect of relative humidity on black soldier fly development: a study using two dietary resources
Leslie Holmes, University of Windsor; Sherah L. VanLaerhoven, University of Windsor; Jeffery Tomberlin, Texas A&M University
10:12 AM
Hymenopteran pupal parasitoids attacking filth flies in Florida
Jimmy Pitzer, University of Florida; P.E. Kaufman, University of Florida; Christopher Geden, USDA - ARS
10:24 AM
Gene duplication and genome evolution in the Ixodidae
Janice Pagel Van Zee, Purdue University; Jason Meyer, Purdue University; Shannon Schlueter, Purdue University; Jessica Schlueter, Purdue University; Catherine HIll, Purdue University; Phil Dixon, Iowa State University
10:36 AM
Horizontal transfer of methoprene by contact and/or cannibalization in Tribolium castaneum
Angela M. Tucker, Kansas State University; James Campbell, USDA - ARS; Frank Arthur, USDA - ARS; Kun-Yan Zhu, Kansas State University
10:48 AM
Genetic diversity and differentiation among populations of Tribolium castaneum
Altair A. Semeao, Kansas State University; James Campbell, USDA - ARS; Richard W. Beeman, USDA - ARS; R. Jeff Whitworth, Kansas State University; Phil Sloderbeck, Kansas State University
11:00 AM
Concluding Remarks