SysEB Section Symposium: Systematics and Evolution of Native Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting Room 6 A (Austin Convention Center)
Karen W. Wright
Rita Isabel Vélez-Ruiz

8:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks
8:05 AM
The bee tree of life: Insights from a supermatrix approach to apoid phylogeny
Shannon Hedtke, Cornell University ; Sml. Patiny, UMons ; Bryan N. Danforth, Cornell University
8:27 AM
Evolution of extreme morphologies in bees: Examples from the Xeromelissinae
Laurence Packer, York University ; Roshanak Salehi, York University ; Jennifer Albert, York University
8:49 AM
Rampant parallelism in morphology and nesting behavior in mason bees (Osmia)
Molly Rightmyer, Smithsonian Institution ; Terry Griswold, USDA-ARS Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory ; Seán Brady, National Museum of Natural History
9:33 AM
9:53 AM
Evolution of diet breadth in bees
Karen W. Wright, University of New Mexico ; Kelly B. Miller, University of New Mexico
10:15 AM
Morphological evidence, phylogeny and classification reassessment of Euglossa Latreille (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
Ismael A. Hinojosa-Díaz, University of Kansas ; Michael S. Engel, University of Kansas
10:37 AM
Biodiversity studies of bees: A perspective from species-level systematics
Victor H. Gonzalez, University of Kansas ; Michael S. Engel, University of Kansas
10:59 AM
High diversity countries: one of the few challenges for a young bee systematist
Rita Isabel Vélez-Ruiz, Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection
11:21 AM
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