Student Competition for the President's Prize, P-IE: Biological Control: II

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 202, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Eric Rebek
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Prey suppression improved despite intraguild predation: the roles of intraspecific regulation and resource partitioning
Yao-Hua Law, University of California-Davis; Jay A. Rosenheim, University of California, Davis
8:47 AM
Attraction of herbivores and their natural enemies to horse nettle (Solanum carolinense L.) plants
Rupesh Ram Kariyat, Pennsylvania State University; Kerry Mauck, Pennsylvania State University; Mark C. Mescher, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University; Consuelo M. De Moraes, Pennsylvania State University; Andrew G. Stephenson, The Pennsylvania State University
8:59 AM
Biology and host specificity of Eumolpus asclepiadeus: a potential biological control agent of Vincetoxicum spp.
Aaron S. Weed, Dartmouth College; André Gassmann, CABI; Richard Casagrande, University of Rhode Island
9:11 AM
9:23 AM
Compatibility of entomopathogenic fungus, Isaria fumosorosea, and the aphid parasitoid, Lysiphlebus testaceipes, compatibility for managing infestations of brown citrus aphid, Toxoptera citricida
David A. Pick, Florida Atlantic University; Pasco Avery, University of Florida; Wayne B. Hunter, USDA - ARS; Charles A. Powell, University of Florida-IFAS; David G. Hall, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
9:35 AM
9:47 AM
9:59 AM
Evaluating the efficacy of Podisus maculiventris and Isaria fumosorosea as biological control agents of Microtheca ochroloma
Cecil O. Montemayor, University of Florida; Ronald D. Cave, University of Florida
10:11 AM
Competitive interactions between a native and an introduced parasitoid of the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines (Homoptera: Aphididae)
Camila Botero, University of Wisconsin-Madison; David B. Hogg, University of Wisconsin
10:23 AM
Persistence of entomopathogenic nematodes applied by drip irrigation to control Vitacea polistiformis in ‘Cynthiana’ grape
Roaida Said, Florida A&M University; Raymond L. Hix, Florida A&M University; Stuart Reitz, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
10:35 AM
What tangled webs they weave: evaluating potential prey items in hemlock canopies
Rachael Elaina Mallis, University of Kentucky; Lynne Rieske-Kinney, University of Kentucky
10:47 AM
Survey of entomopathogens attacking larval western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) in Iowa cornfields
Melissa L. Rynerson, Iowa State University; Aaron J. Gassmann, Iowa State University
10:59 AM
Concluding Remarks