Member Symposium: Coming Together to Break it Down: A Global Perspective on Decomposers

Sunday, November 10, 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting Room 15 (Austin Convention Center)
Sean D. Whipple
Jeffrey D. Bradshaw

8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:10 AM
Termites as decomposers enriching soil and the environment
Shripat Kamble, University of Nebraska
8:50 AM
Roly-poly recyclers: Isopods as macro-decomposers
Kerri M. Farnsworth-Hoback, University of Nebraska - Kearney
9:10 AM
Maggots as agents of decomposition
Leon G. Higley, University of Nebraska
9:30 AM
Burying the dead: The effects of carcass burial and brood development of Nicrophorus beetles on surrounding soil nutrients
W. Wyatt Hoback, University of Nebraska - Kearney ; Brian Peterson, University of Nebraska at Kearney
9:50 AM
10:20 AM
The poop on dung beetle evolution
T. Keith Philips, Western Kentucky University
11:00 AM
What are the benefits of dung beetles to agriculture?
Sean D. Whipple, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ; Jeffrey Bradshaw, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
11:20 AM
Concluding Remarks
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