A Discussion of the Prevalence of Host-associated Differentiation in Insects: Cascading Effects and Evolutionary Diversification

Tuesday, December 14, 2010: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Golden West (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Raul F. Medina
Julie Byrd Hébert
Apurba K. Barman
Raul F. Medina
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:45 PM
Herbivore differentiation along a scale of host plant genetic variation
Luke M Evans, Northern Arizona University; Gerry Allan, Northern Arizona University; Thomas Whitham, Northern Arizona University
2:05 PM
2:15 PM
Host-plant hybridization and HAD
Julie Byrd Hébert, University of Maryland; Sonja J. Scheffer, USDA - APHIS; David J. Hawthorne, University of Maryland
2:35 PM
The geographic pattern of HAD
Apurba K. Barman, University of Georgia; Raul F. Medina, Texas A&M University; Megha N. Parajulee, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Christopher G. Sansone, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center
2:55 PM
Differential immune response and host plant-associated genetic differentiation (HAD) in populations of generalist species of Lepidoptera
J. Gwen Shlichta, University of Maryland; Pedro Barbosa, University of Maryland; Eric P. Benson, Clemson University
3:15 PM
3:25 PM
HAD as a community phenomenon
Aaron M. Dickey, Texas A&M University; Raul F. Medina, Texas A&M University
3:45 PM
Starbursts of speciation: rapid amplification of diversity among Rhagoletis flies and their parasitoid wasps
Andrew A. Forbes, University of Iowa; Eric Anderson, University of Iowa; Jeffrey Feder, University of Notre Dame; Glen R. Wood, University of Notre Dame
4:45 PM
Concluding Remarks
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