31 - Graduate Student TMP Competition: SysEB

Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:45 AM-12:30 PM
Portland Ballroom 253 (Oregon Convention Center)
Micky Eubanks
Stephen Yanoviak

8:45 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:48 AM
Canopy connectivity enhances arboreal ant communities
Benjamin Adams, University of Louisville ; Stephen Yanoviak, University of Louisville
9:00 AM
Gene expression and colony-level variation in fire ant foraging behavior
Alison A. Bockoven, Texas A&M University ; Craig J. Coates, Texas A&M University ; Micky Eubanks, Texas A&M University
9:12 AM
Evolution of behavior and host preferences of gracillariid leafminers (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)
David Plotkin, University of Florida ; Akito Y. Kawahara, Florida Museum of Natural History
9:48 AM
Competition induced stress and soldier caste-dependent stress resistance in a termite
Li Tian, University of Kentucky ; Kenneth F. Haynes, University of Kentucky ; Xuguo Zhou, University of Kentucky
10:12 AM
10:24 AM
Obeying the zeitgebers: Circadian rhythms of forest leaf litter arthropod communities
Derek Hennen, University of Arkansas ; Ashley Dowling, University of Arkansas
10:36 AM
10:48 AM
Effect of trap height on capture of ceramycid beetles with fermenting baits
Thomas Schmeelk, University of Illinois ; Lawrence M. Hanks, University of Illinois
11:00 AM
Colony provisioning affects use of leaf-piles in Atta cephalotes
Courtney Rockenbach, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ; Chris Reid, New Jersey Institute of Technology ; Cameron Currie, University of Wisconsin ; Simon Garnier, New Jersey Institute of Technology
11:12 AM
11:24 AM
Comparison of courtship songs in Cotesia (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
Justin Bredlau, Virginia Commonwealth University ; Karen Kester, Virginia Commonwealth University
11:48 AM
Postmortem chemical cues in differential undertaking behavior of a lower termite
Qian Sun, University of Kentucky ; Kenneth F. Haynes, University of Kentucky ; Xuguo Zhou, University of Kentucky
12:00 PM
Tracking movement of ground predators using an immuno-labeling technique
Caitlin Race, University of Arkansas ; Timothy J. Kring, University of Arkansas ; James Hagler, USDA - ARS ; Scott A. Machtley, USDA - ARS ; Robert N. Wiedenmann, University of Arkansas