Graduate Student Ten-Minute Paper Competition, P-IE: Ecology

Monday, December 13, 2010: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Sunset (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Rob Meagher
8:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Drought and herbivory interact on populations of the invasive weed Tamarix sp
Wyatt Williams, Colorado State University; Andrew P. Norton, Colorado State University
8:59 AM
My enemy's enemy is still my enemy: The spillback of an endemic herbivorous insect from a weed onto endemic host plants
Scot M. Waring, Lincoln University; Jon J. Sullivan, Lincoln University; Simon V. Fowler, Landcare Research; Roddy J. Hale, Lincoln University
9:11 AM
Direct and indirect competition between two species of leaf-mining fly
Eleanor J. Blitzer, University of California; Stephen C Welter, University of California-Berkeley
9:23 AM
A simple plant mutation triggers a predator-diversity trophic cascade
Tobin D Northfield, Washington State University; William E. Snyder, Washington State University; Gretchen Beth Snyder, Washington State University; Sanford D. Eigenbrode, University of Idaho
9:35 AM
Sacrificial eggs protect viable eggs from egg parasitoids
Joseph Deas, University of Arizona; Martha S. Hunter, University of Arizona
9:47 AM
Do praying mantises preferentially hunt near flowers?
Heather S. Mallory, Georgetown University; Martha Weiss, Georgetown University
9:59 AM
Description of the sexual generation of Disholcaspis quercusmamma (Walsh) (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae)
Crystal McEwen, Colorado State University; Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University
10:11 AM
The role of vision in host selection of Warren root collar weevil, Hylobius warreni
Laura Machial, University of Northern British Columbia; Staffan Lindgren, University of Northern British Columbia; Brian H. Aukema, University of Minnesota
10:23 AM
10:35 AM
Do ambusher and cruiser entomopathogenic nematodes disperse differently in soil in the absence of hosts?
Harit K Bal, The Ohio State University; Robin AJ. Taylor, The Ohio State University; PS. Grewal, The Ohio State University
10:47 AM
10:59 AM
Aquatic insect emergence at a landscape scale: an example from the Icelandic “midge lake”
Jamin Dreyer, University of Wisconsin; Phil Townsend, University of Wisconsin; M. Jake Vander Zanden, University of Wisconsin; David Hoekman, University of Wisconsin; Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin
11:11 AM
Manure inputs affect composition of predatory beetle assemblages in vegetable fields
Jessica Awad, University of Vermont; Yolanda H. Chen, University of Vermont; Scott Lewins, University of Vermont
11:23 AM
Effects of mulches and weeds on predators (Carabidae and Staphylinidae) and their potential prey in highbush blueberries
Justin M. Renkema, Dalhousie University; Sandra J. Walde, Dalhousie University; G. Christopher Cutler, Nova Scotia Agricultural College; Kenna Mackenzie, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Derek H. Lynch, Nova Scotia Agricultural College
11:35 AM
Understanding mechanisms underlying foraging behavior of lady beetle larvae
Swapna R. Purandare, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Brigitte Tenhumberg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
11:47 AM
Concluding Remarks