Member Symposium: Making Connections Across Disciplines to Combat Alien Invaders

Tuesday, November 12, 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting Room 9 AB (Austin Convention Center)
Veronica Manrique
Rodrigo Diaz
William Overholt

8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Population genetics of invasive Bemisia tabaci cryptic species in the US based on microsatellite markers
Aaron Dickey, University of Florida ; Lance S. Osborne, University of Florida ; Robert G. Shatters, USDA-ARS, US Horticultural Research Laboratory ; Paula M. Hall, University of Florida ; Cindy L. McKenzie, USDA - ARS
8:25 AM
Behavioral and ecological interactions of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis, and its parasitoids
Andrea L. Joyce, Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California Merced
8:45 AM
Impact and management of the 'kudzu bug' Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae), an invasive pest of soybeans in the southeastern United States
Nicholas J. Seiter, Clemson University ; Jeremy K. Greene, Clemson University ; Francis Reay-Jones, Clemson University ; Phillip M. Roberts, University of Georgia
9:05 AM
9:05 AM
Understanding the impact of the Harrisa cactus mealybug and its natural enemies in Florida to help preserve native cacti in Puerto Rico
Scott W. Weihman, USDA APHIS PPQ Center for Plant Health Science and Technology ; Amy L. Roda, USDA-APHIS-PPQ ; Jose Carlos V. Rodrigues, University of Puerto Rico ; Matthew A. Ciomperlik, USDA, APHIS, Plant Protection & Quarantine
9:20 AM
Integrating insecticides, biological control, genetic resource conservation, and resistance breeding to combat the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae)
Robert M. Jetton, North Carolina State University ; Albert Mayfield, USDA, Forest Service ; Scott M. Salom, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
9:40 AM
10:00 AM
Detection of biotic and abiotic resistance upon the arrival of an exotic plant
Rodrigo Diaz, University of Florida ; Catharine M. Mannion, University of Florida ; Erin Rosskopf, USDA-ARS Horticultural Research Laboratory ; William A. Overholt, University of Florida
10:20 AM
Understanding physiological interactions among specialist herbivores to inform weed biological control
Sathyamurthy Raghu, University of Arkansas ; Matt Purcell, USDA-ARS ; Bradley Brown, USDA ARS Australian Biological Control Laboratory
10:40 AM
The role of rescue effects in invasion and biological control: insights from a model system
Ruth A. Hufbauer, Colorado State University ; Marianna Szucs, Colorado State University ; Brett Melbourne, University of Colorado ; Emily Kasyon, Colorado State University
11:00 AM
Partnerships in weed biological control: The quest for Old World natural enemies of cogongrass
William A. Overholt, University of Florida ; James P. Cuda, University of Florida ; John Goolsby, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
11:20 AM
Biological control of the invasive weed Arundo donax in the Rio Grande Basin: A bi-national cooperative program
Maricela Martinez-Jimenez, Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua ; John Goolsby, USDA, Agricultural Research Service ; Don Thomas, USDA Agricultural Research Service ; Adalberto Perez de Leon, USDA, Agricultural Research Service ; Alex E. Racelis, University of Texas Pan-American ; Kenneth Summy, Pan American University ; Alan A. Kirk, USDA - ARS ; Guy Mercadier, USDA-ARS, European Biological Control Laboratory ; M. Cristofaro, BBCA ; John Gaskin, USDA-ARS ; Matthew Ciomperlik, USDA, APHIS, Plant Protection & Quarantine, ; Chenghai Yang, USDA - ARS ; Mike Grusak, USDA-ARS
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