ESA Annual Meetings Online Program

Insect Research on the Urban Frontier: Biocontrol and Pollination Services in City Landscapes

Wednesday, November 16, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:55 AM
Room A1, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Mary M. Gardiner
Donald C. Weber
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:10 AM
8:35 AM
Biodiversity and trophic dynamics in urban arthropod communities: patterns and causes
Stanley H. Faeth, University of North Carolina; Christofer Bang, Arizona State University; Susanna Saari, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
8:55 AM
Response of arthropods to urban habitat structure and management
Thomas Sattler, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL; Martin K. Obrist, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL; Peter Duelli, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL; Marco Moretti, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
9:20 AM
Bringing nature home: designing backyards to encourage beneficial insects as components of restored ecosystems
Douglas W. Tallamy, University of Delaware; Karin Burghardt, University of Delaware; Chris Phillips, University of Delaware
9:40 AM
Patterns in arthropod taxa and ecosystem function in native and alien urban landscapes
Paula M. Shrewsbury, University of Maryland; Douglas W. Tallamy, University of Delaware; Michael J. Raupp, University of Maryland; Ellery A. Krause, University of Maryland
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Converting vacant land to produce food in cities: influences on beneficial insects and arthropod-mediated ecosystem services
Mary M. Gardiner, The Ohio State University; Scott Prajzner, The Ohio State University; Caitlin Burkman, The Ohio State University, OARDC
10:35 AM
Largest known occurrence of morphological anomalies of predatory beetles in an urban landscape
Kamal JK. Gandhi, University of Georgia; Daniel A. Herms, The Ohio State University
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