06 - Graduate Student TMP Competition: MUVE

Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:20 AM-12:30 PM
B115-116 (Oregon Convention Center)
Nancy Hinkle
Roxanne G. Burrus

8:20 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:36 AM
Along the Chisholm Trail: Establishing the distribution of lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) populations in Oklahoma
Jaclyn Martin, Oklahoma State University ; Bruce Noden, Oklahoma State University
8:48 AM
Ticks and tick-borne pathogens from two populations of American black bear in eastern Oklahoma
Jessica Mitcham, Oklahoma State University ; Delaina Skinner, Oklahoma State University ; Eileen Johnson, Oklahoma State University ; Bruce Noden, Oklahoma State University
9:00 AM
Specifying host and pathogen associations of Amblyomma maculatum (Gulf Coast tick)
Sarah E. Mays, University of Tennessee ; Allan E. Houston, University of Tennessee ; Rebecca Trout Fryxell, University of Tennessee
9:12 AM
Nitrogen economy at colony foundation in the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
Aaron Mullins, University of Florida ; Nan-Yao Su, University of Florida
9:24 AM
Effect of temperature on tunneling behavior of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
Jie Chen, Louisiana State University ; Gregg Henderson, Louisiana State University
9:36 AM
Age polyethism of workers in relation to egg clusters in juvenile colonies of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki
He Du, University of Florida ; Thomas Chouvenc, University of Florida ; Weste Osbrink, USDA - ARS ; Nan-Yao Su, University of Florida
9:48 AM
10:00 AM
Polydomy and intraspecific aggression in the Asian needle ant, Pachyconcyla chinensis (Emery)
Hamilton Allen, Clemson University ; Eric P. Benson, Clemson University ; Patricia A. Zungoli, Clemson University
10:12 AM
10:24 AM
Bed bug, Cimex lectularius, aversion to smooth surfaces
Benjamin A Hottel, University of Florida ; Roberto Pereira, University of Florida ; Philip G. Koehler, University of Florida
10:36 AM
Bed bug feeding and defecation behaviors on a live host compared to an artificial membrane system
Courtney Darrington, The Ohio State University ; Susan C. Jones, The Ohio State University
10:48 AM
Effects of feeding, mating, and starvation on oviposition and fertility in the bed bug, Cimex lectularius
Yvonne Matos, North Carolina State University ; Coby Schal, North Carolina State University
11:00 AM
The diversity and stability of native bee communities in diversified urban and rural farming systems
Elias Bloom, Washington State University ; David Crowder, Washington State University
11:12 AM
Mosquito species diversity patterns in an urban environment of Okinawa, Japan
Tomonori Hoshi, Nagasaki University ; Nozomi Imanishi, Nagasaki University ; Yukiko Higa, Nagasaki University ; Luis Chaves, Nagasaki University
11:24 AM
Larval nutrition affects the capacity of mosquitoes to vector malaria by shaping adult life-history traits
Lillian Moller-Jacobs, Pennsylvania State University ; Courtney Murdock, Pennsylvania State University ; Mark Kennedy, Pennsylvania State University ; Rachel Thomas, Pennsylvania State University ; Matthew B. Thomas, Pennsylvania State University
11:36 AM
Vector competence of selected mosquito strains infected with dog heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis)
Chris J. Holderman, University of Florida ; Phillip E. Kaufman, University of Florida ; Salvador Gezan, University of Florida ; C. Roxanne Connelly, University of Florida