Student Competition for the President's Prize, P-IE: Chemical Ecology, Plant Defense

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 212, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Tracy C. Leskey
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Subterranean herbivore-induced volatiles released by citrus roots upon feeding by Diaprepes abbreviatus recruit entomopathogenic nematodes
Jared G. Ali, University of Florida; Hans T. Alborn, USDA - ARS; Lukasz L. Stelinski, University of Florida
8:47 AM
Efficacy of pheromone-baited traps for detection and quantitative sampling of longtailed mealybug (Pseudococcidae:  Psuedococcus longispinus) in production nurseries
Rebeccah A. Waterworth, University of California; Jocelyn G. Millar, University of California, Riverside; Ian M. Wright, University of California-Riverside; J. Steven McElfresh, University of California
8:59 AM
Armyworm feeding plasticity trumps structural defenses of fescue pasture grasses
Craig P. Keathley, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory (USHRL); Daniel A. Potter, University of Kentucky
9:11 AM
Purification and identification of a lepidopteran fatty acid amide hydrolase and its role in larval metabolism
Emily H. Kuhns, University of Florida; Irmgard Seidl-Adams, Pennsylvania State University; James Tumlinson, Pennsylvania State University
9:35 AM
9:47 AM
Herbivore-induced ethylene: plant-herbivore interaction of ethylene-insensitive petunias and western flower thrips
Claudia H. Kuniyoshi, Ohio State University; Luis Canas, The Ohio State University
9:59 AM
Stop and smell the flowers: an approach to attract syrphids into apple orchards
Lessando M. Gontijo, Washington State University; Elizabeth Beers, Washington State University
10:11 AM
Deceptive chemical signals induced by a plant virus attract insect vectors to inferior hosts
Kerry Mauck, Pennsylvania State University; Consuelo M. De Moraes, Pennsylvania State University; Mark Mescher, Pennsylvania State University
10:23 AM
Unraveling the semiochemical mediated oviposition behavior of female dogwood borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae)
Daniel L. Frank, West Virginia University; Aijun Zhang, USDA-ARS; Tracy C. Leskey, USDA - ARS; J. Christopher Bergh, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
10:47 AM
Concluding Remarks