Student Competition for the President's Prize, SEB: Evolution

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Room 103, First Floor (Convention Center)
Eric Chapman
Nick Miller
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Fitness trade-offs as a mechanism of coexistance within the family Calliphoridae: how to survive in a resource limited community
Jennifer Y. Rosati, University of Windsor; Sherah L. VanLaerhoven, University of Windsor
8:17 AM
Metal mouths: Analytical microscopy methods reveal new morphological characters and physiological properties in beetle mandibles
Nathan P. Lord, University of New Mexico; Joseph V. McHugh, University of Georgia; Kelly B. Miller, University of New Mexico
8:29 AM
Effect of group size on incipient colony success in a facultatively polygamous termite
Tamara R. Hartke, Northeastern University; Casey Hamilton, Towson University; Rebeca B. Rosengaus, Northeastern University
8:41 AM
The evolutionary history and diversity of weevils
William R. Kuhn, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Roger R. Youngman, Virginia Tech
8:53 AM
9:05 AM
Praying mantids use complex, perceptual algorithms to identify prey objects
Salina Dominguez, Northeastern Illinois University; Leolin López, Northeastern Illinois University; Justin Komito, Northeastern Illinois University; Frederick Prete, Northeastern Illinois University
9:17 AM
Using population genetics approaches to trace the origin of the USA invasion of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci biotype Q
Margarita Hadjistylli, University of California-Berkeley; Judith K. Brown, University of Arizona; Athena Lam, California Academy of Sciences; George K. Roderick, University of California
9:29 AM
Foraging biology of the ponerine ant Odontomachus brunneus
Lauren M. Hart, University of Missouri - Columbia; Walter R. Tschinkel, Florida State University
9:41 AM
Geographic variation and coevolution in a fungus-growing ant (Apterostigma dentigerum) quadripartite symbiosis
Eric Caldera, University of Wisconsin; Cameron Currie, University of Wisconsin
9:53 AM
Nest architecture influences the survival of termites with different nesting strategies following pathogen exposure
Marielle A. Postava-Davignon, Northeastern University; Rebeca B. Rosengaus, Northeastern University
10:05 AM
Concluding Remarks