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

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 106, First Floor (Convention Center)
Jennifer Zaspel
Peter S. Cranston
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:47 AM
Unravelling the phylogeny of the Chloropidae (Diptera): tribe Elachipterini
Julia J Mlynarek, McGill University; Terry A. Wheeler, McGill University
8:59 AM
On predacious diving beetles (Dytiscidae): Phylogenetic analysis of relationships among members of the genera Hygrotus Stephens and Coelambus Thomson using molecular data
April J. Tafoya, University of New Mexico; Eugenio H. Nearns, University of New Mexico; Kelly B. Miller, University of New Mexico
9:11 AM
Eucalantica: a lost child of Saridoscelinae, a subfamily new to the New World
Jae-Cheon Sohn, University of Maryland; Don Davis, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian; Kenji Nishida, Universidad de Costa Rica
9:35 AM
Limits and generic relationships of the tribe Sciophilini (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)
Christopher J. Borkent, McGill University; Terry A. Wheeler, McGill University
9:47 AM
9:59 AM
Identification of lineage-specific adaptive changes in the genomes of 13 bee species
S. Hollis Woodard, University of Illinois; Brielle J. Fischman, University of Illinois; Kranthi Varala, University of Illinois; Sydney A. Cameron, University of Illinois; Matthew Hudson, University of Illinois; Andrew G. Clark, Cornell University; Gene Robinson, University of Illinois
10:11 AM
Revision of the genera of the family Phalacridae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)
Matthew Gimmel, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History; Christopher E. Carlton, Louisiana State University
10:23 AM
Phylogeographic and population genetic analysis of the barklouse Echmepteryx hageni
Scott M. Shreve, University of Illinois; Edward Mockford, Illinois State University; Kevin P. Johnson, University of Illinois
10:47 AM
Concluding Remarks