MS: Biogeography and Evolution of Mesoamerican Arthropods

Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 1:30 PM-4:15 PM
B110-112 (Oregon Convention Center)
Michael Branstetter
John T. Longino

1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
1:50 PM
Phylogenomics and comparative biogeography of two Mesoamerican ant genera
Michael Branstetter, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
2:50 PM
3:00 PM
Endemism in MesoAmerican weevils
Robert S. Anderson, Canadian Museum of Nature
3:45 PM
Ancient reverse colonization of Central America from the Caribbean in weevils of the Exophthalmus genus complex (Curculionidae: Entiminae)
Guanyang Zhang, Arizona State University ; Usmaan Basharat, Arizona State University ; Nico Franz, Arizona State University
3:57 PM
Phylogeography and population genetics of the Mesoamerican bumble bee species complex, Bombus ephippiatus.
Michelle A. Duennes, University of Illinois ; Jorge Merida, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur ; Esteban Pineda, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur ; Philippe Sagot, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur ; Remy Vandame, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur ; Sydney A. Cameron, University of Illinois
4:09 PM
Concluding Remarks
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