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

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 211, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Ann M. Fraser
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:42 AM
Impact of late season injury by a gall-inducing fly, Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), on flowering in cranberry
Sunil Tewari, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Anne Averill, University of Massachusetts
8:54 AM
Instinct vs learning in the initiation of a species-specific caterpillar-ant mutualism
Leah C. Blazek, Kalamazoo College; Ann M. Fraser, Kalamazoo College
9:18 AM
Competition between herbivore feeding guilds on cotton plants is species specific and likely plant-mediated
Adam Zeilinger, University of California; Dawn M. Olson, USDA, Agricultural Research Service; David A. Andow, University of Minnesota
9:30 AM
Influences of vermicompost on host preference, development, and performance of the cabbage aphid pests, Myzus persicae and Brevicoryne brassicae
Amos Gray Little, North Carolina State University; Yasmin J. Cardoza, North Carolina State University
9:42 AM
Characterization of the host selection behavior of western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus Knight)
Ram B. Shrestha, Texas Tech University; Megha N. Parajulee, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Stanley C. Caroll, Texas AgriLife Research Center
9:54 AM
Temptations of weevil: feeding and ovipositional preferences of Hylobius warreni on bark in laboratory bioassays
Gareth R. Hopkins, Utah State University; Matthew Klingenberg, University of Northern British Columbia; Brian H. Aukema, Canadian Forest Service & University of Northern British Columbia
10:06 AM
10:18 AM
Quantifying apparent competition among leafminers and their shared natural enemies in the field
Eleanor J. Blitzer, University of California; Stephen C Welter, University of California-Berkeley
10:30 AM
Response of the western pine beetle (Dendroctonus brevicomis) to variation in host phytochemistry
Thomas S. Davis, University of Idaho; Richard W. Hofstetter, Northern Arizona University
10:42 AM
Does elevated carbon dioxide universally alter phytohormone signaling?
Clare Casteel, University of Illinois; May R. Berenbaum, University of Illinois; Evan H. DeLucia, University of Illinois
10:54 AM
Concluding Remarks