COS 31 Plant-Insect Interactions

Tuesday, August 4, 2009: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Grand Pavillion VI, Hyatt
William F. Morris
8:00 AM
Benefit and cost curves for typical pollination mutualisms
William F. Morris, Duke University; Diego P. Vázquez, Centro Científico y Tecnológico Mendoza; Natacha P. Chacoff, Centro Científico y Tecnológico Mendoza
8:20 AM
Selenium accumulation in the floral tissues of two Brassicaceae plant species: Implications for plant-pollinator interactions
Kristen R. Hladun, University of California - Riverside; John T. Trumble, University of California - Riverside
8:40 AM
Urbanization shaping plant-insect interactions
Lynn S. Adler, University of Massachusetts; Rebecca E. Irwin, Dartmouth College; Paige S. Warren, University of Massachusetts
9:00 AM
Community heritability, repeatability and stability of a dominant tree species: from the common garden to natural stands
Art R. Keith, Northern Arizona University; Thomas Whitham, Northern Arizona University
9:20 AM
Changes in abiotic factors alter the strength and relative contribution of antagonistic and mutualistic interactions
Nicole L. Soper Gorden, University of Massachusetts; Lynn Adler, University of Massachusetts
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Chemical mimicry allows parasitism of an ant-Acacia mutualism by a coreid bug (Mozena sp.: Coreidae)
Andre Kessler, Cornell University; Katja Poveda, Göttingen University; Joe Sapp, University of California Santa Cruz; Ellen M. Reid, Louisiana State University; Susan Whitehead, University of Colorado; Amanda Posto, Indiana University; Anne M. Royer, Michigan State University
10:10 AM
Indirect effects of hemipterans on ant-defended plants
Elizabeth G. Pringle, Stanford University; Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford University; Rodolfo Dirzo, Stanford University
10:30 AM
Advantage of specialist over generalist temperate forest caterpillars at avoiding bird predation
Michael S. Singer, Wesleyan University; Tim E. Farkas, Wesleyan University; Kailen A. Mooney, University of California at Irvine
10:50 AM
Nutrient availability and life stage of Cirsium altissimum affects community interactions
Michael Mellon, University of Nebraska at Lincoln; Svata Louda, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
11:10 AM
Invertebrate detritivores, not herbivores, affect plant growth in a rainforest understory
Chelse M. Prather, University of Notre Dame; Gary E. Belovsky, University of Notre Dame