2- Undergraduate Student Ten-Minute Paper Competition: PBT, MUVE, SysEB

Monday, November 11, 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting Room 4 BC (Austin Convention Center)
D. Wes Watson
Catherine Hill
Mark R. Brown

8:00 AM
Differential parental investment in the face of pathogenic pressures: Manduca sexta as an insect model organism
Theodore Bowe, Northeastern University ; Rebeca B. Rosengaus, Northeastern University
8:12 AM
Molecular systematics and evolution of the Ptinidae (Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea) and related families: an update
Suzanne Scott, Western Kentucky University ; T. Keith Philips, Western Kentucky University
8:24 AM
Ready to strike: Exposing the systematics of ambush bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Phymatinae)
Sarah Frankenberg, University California ; Amy Michael, University of California ; Christiane Weirauch, University of California
8:36 AM
Cooperation vs. competition:  Factors influencing the success of group-founding queens in the red imported fire ant
Alison A. Bockoven, Texas A&M University ; Micky D. Eubanks, Texas A&M University
8:48 AM
Immune responses elicited by social aphid soldier attacks
Andrew W. Legan, Vanderbilt University ; Sarah P. Lawson, Vanderbilt University ; Patrick Abbot, Vanderbilt University
9:00 AM
The effects of rearing environment on physiological development of Polistes wasps
Chad Soenksen, Iowa State University ; Jennifer M. Jandt, Iowa State University ; Amy L. Toth, Iowa State University
9:12 AM
9:24 AM
Controlling mosquitoes as a labor of Hercules:  Timing of mortality of larvae and production of adult Aedes albopictus
Kristina McIntire, Illinois State University ; Steven Juliano, Illinois State University
9:36 AM
9:48 AM
Effect of storage method on manure as a substrate for filth fly development
Billie Shine, Tarleton State University ; Cassie A. Schoenthal, Texas A&M University ; Sarah McKamie, Tarleton State University ; Caitlin Schlagal, Tarleton State University ; K. H. Lohmeyer, USDA, Agricultural Research Service ; David H. Kattes, Tarleton State University
10:00 AM
Effect of minerals on spinose ear tick (Otobius megnini) distribution within animal shelters
Caitlin Schlagal, Tarleton State University ; Billie Shine, Tarleton State University ; Sarah McKamie, Tarleton State University ; David H. Kattes, Tarleton State University
10:12 AM
Exploration of microbial ecosystems in the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), and its control implications
Chris M. Powell, University of Texas ; Blake R. Bextine, University of Texas
10:24 AM
Characterization of Aedes aegypti SLC-7 family amino acid transporter CAT3
Hannah Drumm, New Mexico State University ; David P. Price, New Mexico State University ; Lisa L. Drake, New Mexico State University ; Stacy D. Rodriguez, New Mexico State University ; Immo A. Hansen, New Mexico State University ; Dmitri Boudko, Rosalind Franklin University
10:36 AM