14 - Graduate Student TMP Competition: P-IE

Monday, November 17, 2014: 7:55 AM-12:30 PM
D133-134 (Oregon Convention Center)
Jessica D. Petersen

7:55 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:00 AM
Evaluating parasitoids and biocontrol of brassica pests in urban food production sites
David Lowenstein, University of Illinois at Chicago ; Emily Minor, University of Illinois
8:12 AM
Composition and impact of parasitoids of the lecanium scales in South Carolina
Ernesto Robayo Camacho, Clemson University ; Juang Horng Chong, Clemson University
8:24 AM
Assassins unmasked: Revealing the biology of the hyperparasitoid Psyllaphycus diaphorinae
Allison Bistline-East, University of California ; Mark S. Hoddle, University of California
8:48 AM
Host range, apparent competition, and biological control of the soybean aphid
Joe M. Kaser, University of Minnesota ; George E. Heimpel, University of Minnesota
9:24 AM
Cold tolerance of Trissolcus japonicus (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), an egg parasitoid of brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Erica C. Nystrom Santacruz, University of Minnesota ; Robert Koch, University of Minnesota ; Robert Venette, USDA - Forest Service ; Kim A. Hoelmer, USDA - ARS ; Christine Dieckhoff, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit (BIIRU)
9:36 AM
9:48 AM
Evidence for manipulation in caterpillar feeding behavior by a parasitoid wasp
Melissa A. Bernardo, Wesleyan University ; Michael S. Singer, Wesleyan University
10:00 AM
Hymenopteran parasitoids are attracted by sex pheromones of cerambycid beetles
Todd D. Johnson, University of Illinois ; Lawrence M. Hanks, University of Illinois
10:12 AM
Hunting behavior and competition of two parasitoids of the soybean aphid
James Kopco, North Dakota State University ; Jason P. Harmon, North Dakota State University
10:24 AM
Potential biocontrol of Erwinia tracheiphila by Pseudomonas fluorescens via cucumber beetle gut interactions
Dana C. Roberts, Pennsylvania State University ; Shelby J. Fleischer, Pennsylvania State University ; Joyce Sakamoto, Pennsylvania State University ; Jason Rasgon, Pennsylvania State University
10:36 AM
Life stage influence on subterranean plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar, susceptibility to microbial control agents
Peter Nelson, Michigan State University ; Mark E. Whalon, Michigan State University
10:48 AM
Increased susceptibility of Colorado potato beetle to pathogens following exposure to predators
Elizabeth D'Auria, Washington State University ; David Crowder, Washington State University
11:00 AM
Analysis of acidic plant hormones in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) under herbivore stress and inoculated with Beauveria bassiana entomopathogenic endophyte
Diana Castillo, Texas A&M University ; Gregory Sword, Texas A&M University ; Michael Kolomiets, Texas A&M University
11:12 AM
Baculovirus and coinfection dynamics in an insect host, Trichoplusia ni
Jennifer Scholefield, Simon Fraser University ; Jenny Cory, Simon Fraser University