Member Symposium: Evolution of Insect Pests In a Connected and Changing World

Wednesday, November 13, 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting Room 9 AB (Austin Convention Center)
Samuel N. Crane
Gabriel Zilnik

8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Insect pests and biodiversity
Ke Chung Kim, Pennsylvania State University
8:30 AM
Expression of the red imported fire ant foraging gene and colony-level variation in behavior
Alison A. Bockoven, Texas A&M University ; Craig J. Coates, Texas A&M University ; Micky Eubanks, Texas A&M University
8:55 AM
The molecular physiology of an evolving adaptation - insights from the diapause response of Aedes albopictus
Monica Poelchau, Georgetown University ; Julie A. Reynolds, Ohio State University ; David L. Denlinger, Ohio State University ; Christine Elsik, University of Missouri ; Peter Armbruster, Georgetown University
9:20 AM
9:45 AM
9:55 AM
A next-generation sequencing approach to examining the evolution of Bt resistance
Megan L. Fritz, North Carolina State University ; Fred Gould, North Carolina State University
10:20 AM
Population genomics perspective on insect biotypes related to host-plant resistance
Andrew Michel, The Ohio State University, OARDC ; Jacob Wenger, The Ohio State University, OARDC ; MA. Rouf Mian, USDA, Agricultural Research Service ; Raman Bansal, Kansas State University
10:45 AM
Genetic and physiological adaptation of insect pests to insecticides
Jeff A. Fabrick, USDA-ARS U.S. Arid Land Agricultural Research Center
11:10 AM
Landscape-based approach for sustaining efficacy of Bt crops
Yves Carrière, University of Arizona ; Bruce E. Tabashnik, University of Arizona
11:35 AM
Concluding Remarks
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