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

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Room 107, First Floor (Convention Center)
Jacqueline Miller
Jason R. Cryan
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Raiding the taxonomic toolbox: using integrative taxonomy to unravel Batesian mimicry complexes in the Taeniapterini (Diptera: Micropezidae)
Morgan D. Jackson, University of Guelph; Stephen Marshall, University of Guelph; Jeffrey H. Skevington, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes
8:17 AM
Impacts of the invasive herb garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on local ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) communities in northern temperate forests
Kaloyan Ivanov, Virginia Museum of Natural History; Joe B. Keiper, Virginia Museum of Natural History
8:29 AM
Effects of environmental parameters on predacious diving beetle (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) abundance and species richness among three habitat types in southern Mississippi
Kristopher Alexander Pitcher, University of Southern Mississippi; Donald Yee, The University of Southern Mississippi
8:41 AM
8:53 AM
Competitive effects of a dominant arboreal ant (Azteca instabilis) on ground foraging ant diversity and community structure in a coffee agroecosystem
Katherine Ennis, University of Michigan; Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan; John Vandermeer, University of Michigan
9:05 AM
9:17 AM
The effects of fire on the community composition, diversity and abundance of Carabidae in an Artemisia filifolia Torr. habitat
Joy Newton, West Texas A&M University; Gj. Michels, Texas AgriLife Research Center
9:29 AM
Novel patterns of diversification in Hawaiian bark lice
Emilie Bess, University of Illinois; Kevin P. Johnson, University of Illinois
9:53 AM
Biodiversity and spatial distribution of arthropods associated with a Salvinia minima mat
Katherine A. Parys, USDA - ARS; Seth Johnson, Louisiana State University
10:05 AM
Biogeography of the Pepsis hymenaea-group: a new approach
Eduardo Fernando Santos, Universidade de São Paulo; Fernando Noll, UNESP
10:17 AM
10:29 AM
Concluding Remarks