Ten-Minute Papers, P-IE: Ecology

Wednesday, December 15, 2010: 8:45 AM-11:30 AM
Towne (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Organizer :
Paul W. Borth
John Tooker
8:45 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:50 AM
Arthropod communities and ecosystem services in urban vacant lands
Mary M. Gardiner, The Ohio State University
9:02 AM
Competition between a native (Coccinella novemnotata) and introduced (C. septempunctata) coccinellid:  Imapct on prey population growth and predator fitness
John Losey, Cornell University; Leslie Allee, Cornell University; Rebecca R. Smyth, Cornell University; Leo Stellwag, Cornell University
9:14 AM
9:26 AM
Effects of carnivore pressure and host-plant traits on phenotypic divergence in an adaptive radiation of gall midges
Jeremy Heath, Wright State University; John O. Stireman, Wright State University
9:38 AM
9:50 AM
What limits the reproductive success of insect parasitoids in nature?
Michal Segoli, University of California, Davis; Jay A Rosenheim, University of California
10:02 AM
10:14 AM
Myrmecophilous Parrhasius polibetes butterflies (Lycaenidae) improve offspring survival near ant-tended treehoppers
Lucas A. Kaminski, Universidade Estadual de Campinas; André V. L. Freitas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas; Paulo S. Oliveira, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
10:26 AM
Exploring omnivory in native plant-herbivore-omnivore systems
Billy Krimmel, University of California, Davis
10:50 AM
Impact of boring insects on the reproductive success of Our Lord's Candle (Hesperoyucca whipplei)
Danny Cuellar, California State University, Long Beach; Dessie Underwood, California State University
11:02 AM
Colony-founding ant queens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) have strong habitat preferences
Walter R. Tschinkel, Florida State University; JR. King, Central Connecticut State Univ
11:14 AM
Variation in ground dwelling insect assemblages within a fragmented agricultural landscape at Sebele content farm, Gaborone, Botswana
Lenketsang Tshiamiso, Botswana College of Agriculture; Motshwari Obopile, Botswana College of Agriculture
11:26 AM
Concluding Remarks