Student Competition for the President's Prize, P-IE: Spatial and Community Ecology

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 210, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Allan Showler
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Resistance, movement and rotation distance in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say)
Kathleen Schnaars-Uvino, The City College of New York-CUNY-Graduate Center; Mitchell Baker, Queens College, City University of New York
8:47 AM
Insect-fungus interaction: do scolytid-associated fungi affect the woodwasp Sirex noctilio?
Kathleen Ryan, University of Toronto; Peter De Groot, Natural Resources Canada; Sandy Smith, University of Toronto
8:59 AM
Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) oviposition preference and larval performance on primary non-crop hosts
JM. Beuzelin, Louisiana State University AgCenter; L. T. Wilson, Texas AgriLife Research Center; Allan Showler, USDA - ARS; T.E. Reagan, Louisiana State Univeristy; Anna Meszaros, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
9:23 AM
Factors promoting genetic differentiation in cotton fleahopper (Pseudatomoscelis seriatus)
Apurba K. Barman, Texas A&M University; Megha N. Parajulee, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Christopher G. Sansone, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center; Raul F. Medina, Texas A&M University
9:35 AM
9:47 AM
Tree vigor and its relation to emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) larval development on green and white ash trees
Chenin K. Limback, Michigan State University; Deborah G. McCullough, Michigan State University; Yigen Chen, Michigan State University; Therese Poland, USDA - Forest Service; Bert M. Cregg, Michigan State University
9:59 AM
Comparative lab and field biology of three picture-winged fly pests of corn
Gaurav Goyal, University of Florida-IFAS; Gregg S. Nuessly, University of Florida; John L. Capinera, University of Florida; Dakshina Seal, University of Florida; Gary Steck, University of Florida; Kenneth Boote, University of Florida
10:11 AM
Biology and management of an invasive white grub, Plectris aliena (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), in North Carolina
Nancy Brill, North Carolina State University; Mark R. Abney, University of Georgia
10:23 AM
Effects and attack characteristics of the native stem borer, Amphicerus bicaudatus Say (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae), on invasive Tamarix sp.
Wyatt Williams, Colorado State University; Andrew P. Norton, Colorado State University; Ned A. Tisserat, Colorado State University; Curtis Utley, Colorado State University
10:35 AM
The dietary significance of spider web placement as determined by molecular gut-content analysis
Kelton D. Welch, USDA-ARS; James D. Harwood, University of Kentucky
10:47 AM
Oviposition by the fungus gnat Bradysia impatiens (Diptera: Sciaridae) on geranium plants (Pelargonium x hortorum) inoculated with microorganisms
Sarah Braun, Cornell University; John Sanderson, Cornell University; Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University; Stephen P. Wraight, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
10:59 AM
Concluding Remarks