Student Competition for the President's Prize, P-IE: Ecology: I

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:15 AM-11:00 AM
Room 208, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Gj. Michels
8:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:20 AM
Egg size in Harmonia axyridis is a function of female age and body size
German Vargas, Colombian Sugarcane Research Center; Jim Nechols, Kansas State University; JP. Michaud, Kansas State University
8:32 AM
8:44 AM
Abundance and Frequency of Rotation Resistance for Two Species of Corn Rootworm (Diabrotica spp.) in Eastern Iowa
Mike Dunbar, Iowa State University; Aaron J. Gassmann, Iowa State University
8:56 AM
Study of relatedness of populations of introduced species of millipedes (Class Diplopoda) in the family Julidae
Monica A. Farfan, University of Illinois; Hans Klompen, The Ohio State University
9:08 AM
Insect and disease response to wildfire and prescribed fire in red pine in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Rita M. Koch, Michigan Technological University; Linda M. Haugen, USDA Forest Service; Linda M. Nagel, Michigan Technological University; Michael E. Ostry, USDA Forest Service; Andrew J. Storer, Michigan Technological University
9:20 AM
Southwestern corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) dynamics on the Texas High Plains
Camilo Garzon, West Texas A&M University; Bonnie Pendleton, West Texas A&M University; Jerry Michels, Texas A&M University
9:32 AM
Temporal occurrence and seasonal abundance of the redbanded stink bug, Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood) in Louisiana soybean
Joshua H. Temple, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; Jeffrey A. Davis, Louisiana State University; Jarrod T. Hardke, Louisiana State University AgCenter; Jessica Moore, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; Paul Price, Louisana State University Agricultural Center; Steve Micinski, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; B. Rogers Leonard, Louisiana State University
9:44 AM
9:56 AM
Mulch as a potential management tool for lesser cornstalk borer, Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), in bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Harsimran Gill, University of Florida; Robert McSorley, University of Florida; Gaurav Goyal, University of Florida-IFAS
10:08 AM
Effects of experimental inundation on a coastal salt marsh trophic network
Mark S. Fox, Tulane University; Thomas Shannon, Tulane University; Michael J. Blum, Tulane University; Jeffrey Q. Chambers, Tulane University; Lee A. Dyer, University of Nevada
10:20 AM
Crematogaster torosa ants form polydomous nests and outstations independently of food distance
Michele C. Lanan, University of Arizona; Anna Dornhaus, University of Arizona; Judith Bronstein, University of Arizona
10:32 AM
The influence of different temperatures on the life history of the passionvine mealybug (Planococcus minor)
Antonio Francis, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Moses T.K. Kairo, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
10:44 AM
10:56 AM
Concluding Remarks