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

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:15 AM-11:00 AM
Room 209, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Rick Foster
8:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:20 AM
The influence of nutrient availability on an insect food web in a tropical coffee agroecosystem
David Gonthier, University of Toledo; Gabriel Dominguez, Finca Irlanda; Stacy M. Philpott, University of Toledo
8:32 AM
Changes in flower thrips spatial distribution over time on a southern highbush blueberry field in North Central Florida
Elena M. Rhodes, University of Florida; Oscar E. Liburd, University of Florida
8:44 AM
Effects of farmscaping plants on the abundance and diversity of arthropods in organic tomato fields
Timothy D. Nafziger, Auburn University; Henry Y. Fadamiro, Auburn University
8:56 AM
Insect composition of a switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) monoculture in South Carolina
Claudia Holguin, Clemson University; Francis Reay-Jones, Clemson University; Jim R. Frederick, Clemson University; Peter H. Adler, Clemson University; T.J. Savereno, Clemson University; Bruce A. Fortnum, Clemson University
9:08 AM
Stand-level spatial interactions of secondary bark beetles with endemic Dendroctonus ponderosae populations may facilitate outbreaks
Jordan M. Koopmans, University of Northern British Columbia; Allan L. Carroll, The University of British Columbia; Staffan Lindgren, University of Northern British Columbia; Brian H. Aukema, Canadian Forest Service & University of Northern British Columbia
9:20 AM
The nutrient landscape of a plant community and its impact on niche partitioning in grasshoppers
Paul A. Lenhart, Texas A&M University; Spencer T. Behmer, Texas A&M University; Micky Eubanks, Texas A&M University
9:32 AM
9:44 AM
Spatial colonization patterns of the Colorado potato beetle in potato: relating land use patterns and population dynamics
Anders S. Huseth, University of Wisconsin; Russell L. Groves, University of Wisconsin
9:56 AM
The effect of aquatic subsidies on lakeshore arthropod communtities
Jamin Dreyer, University of Wisconsin; David Hoekman, University of Wisconsin; Erica C. Nystrom Santa Cruz, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin
10:08 AM
Beneficial arthropod communities associated with native floral plantings
Ashley Bennett, Michigan State University; Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin
10:20 AM
Spatial analysis of the association between the annual bluegrass weevil and susceptible golf course turf
Masanori Seto, Cornell University; Daniel C. Peck, Cornell University
10:32 AM
Soil arthropod community structure in an organic cover cropping system
Stephanie Erin Dold, University of Illinois; Richard Weinzierl, University of Illinois
10:44 AM
Invasive Japanese beetles facilitate aggregation and injury by a native scarab pest of ripening fruits
Derrick L. Hammons, University of Kentucky; S. Kaan Kurtural, University of Kentucky; Melissa Newman, University of Kentucky; Daniel A. Potter, University of Kentucky
10:56 AM
Concluding Remarks