Student Competition for the President's Prize, SEB: Phylogenetics: I

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 105, First Floor (Convention Center)
Barbara Sharanowski
Rebecca Simmons
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
8:47 AM
Phylogeny and comparative analysis of color pattern evolution in a Mexican-Central American Bombus (Pyrobombus) species complex
Michelle A. Duennes, University of Illinois; Heather M. Hines, University of Illinois; Sydney A. Cameron, University of Illinois
8:59 AM
Phylogenetic evidence for a new braconid subfamily (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Maxfischeriinae) with five new species and the description of a novel egg morphology
C. Andy Boring, University of Kentucky; Barbara J. Sharanowski, University of Kentucky; Michael J. Sharkey, University of Kentucky
9:11 AM
Systematics of the Archiborborini (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae)
Joel H. Kits, University of Guelph; Stephen Marshall, University of Guelph
9:35 AM
Bad news for bees: new species of bee killers (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Apiomerus spp.)
Lily Berniker, University of California-Riverside; Christiane Weirauch, University of California
9:47 AM
9:59 AM
10:11 AM
Large data sets, large sets of trees, and how many brains? Visualization and comparison of phylogenetic hypotheses inferred from rDNA in Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
Ana Dal Molin, University of Manitoba; Suzanne Matthews, Texas A&M University; Seung-Jin Sul, Texas A&M University; James Munro, University of California-Riverside; James B. Woolley, Texas A&M University; John M. Heraty, University of California; Tiffani Williams, Texas A&M University
10:23 AM
Investigating the Sirex noctilio - parasitoid complex in New York State
Patrick T. Eager, SUNY-ESF; Douglas C. Allen, SUNY-ESF; Melissa K. Fierke, State University of New York
10:35 AM
Systematics of Kapala (Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae) and the origin of an Old World species
Elizabeth Murray, University of California; John M. Heraty, University of California
10:47 AM
Confirmation of species when morphological characteristics are indistinguishable between native and introduced congeners
Gina Davis, Virginia Tech; Nathan Havill, USDA - Forest Service; Zach N. Adelman, Virginia Tech; Scott Salom, Virginia Tech
10:59 AM
Concluding Remarks