The Disciplinary and Geographical Diversity of Classical Biological Control

Tuesday, December 14, 2010: 8:00 AM-11:35 AM
Garden Salon 1 (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Livy Williams
Charles Vincent
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:30 AM
Risk assessment and classical biological of the soybean aphid
George E. Heimpel, University of Minnesota
8:50 AM
Biological control of the olive fruit fly: Weighing benefits against risks
Kent M. Daane, University of California; Xin-geng Wang, University of California, Riverside; Karen R. Sime, State University of New York, Oswego; Hannah Nadel, USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), Center for Plant Health Science; Charles H. Pickett, California Department of Food and Agriculture; Marshall W. Johnson, University of California
9:30 AM
The entodiversity of South-Eastern Europe and Asia Minor for thistle biocontrol
Stephen Clement, USDA - ARS; Massimo Cristofaro, Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (ENEA), Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Labor; Lincoln Smith, USDA - ARS
10:30 AM
Plant pathogens for classical biological control of weeds
William Bruckart, USDA-ARS; D. K. Berner, USDA-ARS
10:50 AM
Novel interactions of invasive plants and herbivores: Implications for classical biological control
Jianqing Ding, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yi Wang, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Wei Huang, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science; Gregory S. Wheeler, USDA - ARS; Evan Siemann, Rice University
11:10 AM
Classical biological control of Brazilian peppertree: A graduate student perspective
Veronica Manrique, University of Florida; James P. Cuda, University of Florida; William Overholt, University of Florida
11:30 AM
Concluding Remarks
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