Student Competition for the President's Prize, SEB: Phylogenetics and Evolution

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 104, First Floor (Convention Center)
John Wenzel
Ainsley Seago
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Description and phylogeny of a new Neotropical genus of Acalyptini associated with cyclanth inflorescences (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae)
Juliana Cardona-Duque, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez; Nico Franz, University of Puerto Rico
8:47 AM
Paridris and Trichoteleia: Pandora’s Taxonomic Box
Elijah Talamas, Ohio State University; Norman Johnson, The Ohio State University; Lubomir Masner, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
8:59 AM
Factors contributing to the dear enemy phenomenon between two invasive ant species, the Argentine ant and the Asian needle ant
Eleanor Spicer, North Carolina State University; Jules Silverman, North Carolina State University
9:11 AM
Evolution of contrasting defensive strategies within the North American Asidini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Aaron D. Smith, Michigan State University; Anthony Cognato, Michigan State University
9:35 AM
9:47 AM
Evolution of cannibalism in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, in response to a host-plant shift?
Karyn Collie, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York; Mitchell Baker, Queens College, City University of New York
9:59 AM
Phylogeny and and evolution of sexual morphology in Argia (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)
Ryan Caesar, The Ohio State University; John W. Wenzel, The Ohio State University
10:11 AM
Exploring the evolution and diversity of Hawaii's endemic seed bugs, Nysius (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)
Jesse A. Eiben, University of Hawaii, Manoa; Daniel Rubinoff, University of Hawai'i
10:23 AM
Evolution of katydids, a preliminary molecular phylogeny of the family Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera: Ensifera)
Joseph D. Mugleston, Brigham Young University; Hojun Song, Brigham Young University; Michael F. Whiting, Brigham Young University
10:35 AM
Comparative transcriptomics and the evolution of sociality in bees
Brielle J. Fischman, University of Illinois; S. Hollis Woodard, University of Illinois; Kranthi Varala, University of Illinois; Sydney A. Cameron, University of Illinois; Matt E. Hudson, University of Illinois; Gene E. Robinson, University of Illinois; Andrew G. Clark, Cornell University
10:47 AM
Concluding Remarks