29 - Graduate Student TMP Competition: SysEB

Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:45 AM-12:30 PM
Portland Ballroom 256 (Oregon Convention Center)
David Wagner
John M. Heraty

8:45 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:48 AM
Exploring the murky waters: The systematics of Testudacarus (Acari: Torrenticolidae)
Joseph O'Neill, University of Arkansas ; Ashley Dowling, University of Arkansas ; Andrea Radwell, University of Arkansas
9:00 AM
Preliminary next-gen phylogeny of Philodoria (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), the endangered leaf miners of Hawaii
Chris A. Johns, Florida Museum of Natural History ; Daniel Rubinoff, University of Hawai'i ; Akito Y. Kawahara, University of Florida
9:12 AM
Molecular systematics of nearctic madicolous midges in the genus Androprosopa Mik (Diptera: Thaumaleidae)
Robert J. Pivar, University of Tennessee ; Bradley J. Sinclair, Canadian Food Inspection Agency ; John K. Moulton, University of Tennessee
9:24 AM
Transcriptome based phylogenetics of schizophoran flies
Keith M. Bayless, North Carolina State University ; Michelle Trautwein, California Academy of Sciences ; Malte Petersen, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig ; Karen Meusemann, CSIRO ; Brian M. Wiegmann, North Carolina State University
9:36 AM
Phylogenomic analysis of yellowjackets and hornets (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)
Federico Lopez Osorio, University of Vermont ; Kurt Pickett, University of Vermont ; J. M. Carpenter, American Museum of Natural History ; Bryan Ballif, University of Vermont ; Ingi Agnarsson, University of Vermont
9:48 AM
Evolutionary patterns and relationships in a group of eucharitid ant parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)
Elizabeth Murray, University of California ; John M. Heraty, University of California
10:00 AM
Systematics and host relationships of North American ant parasitoids in the genus Orasema
Austin Baker, University of California ; John M. Heraty, University of California
10:12 AM
Illuminating the Lampyridae: A step towards a large-scale molecular phylogeny of the fireflies
Gavin J. Martin, Brigham Young University ; Michael Swindle, Brigham Young University ; Yelena Pacheco, Brigham Young University ; Taylor King, Brigham Young University ; Marc A. Branham, University of Florida ; Michael F. Whiting, Brigham Young University ; Seth M. Bybee, Brigham Young University
10:24 AM
10:36 AM
Beetle trophic groups show differential effects of phylogeny and environment along a successional gradient
Nicholas Fountain-Jones, University of Tasmania ; Christopher Burridge, University of Tasmania ; Susan Baker, Forestry Tasmania ; Gregory Jordan, University of Tasmania
11:00 AM
Historical Biogeography of the enigmatic Chyphotid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chyphotidae)
Emily A. Sadler, Utah State University ; James P. Pitts, Utah State University
11:12 AM
11:24 AM
A global biogeographic history of the ogre-faced spider Deinopis
Anne McHugh, University of Vermont ; Lisa Chamberland, University of Vermont ; Ann Howard, University of Vermont ; Greta Binford, Lewis & Clark College ; J. Coddington, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History ; Mark S. Harvey, Western Australian Museum ; Matjaz Kuntner, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts ; Ingi Agnarsson, University of Vermont
11:48 AM