Thursday, August 7, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
102 A, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 90 - Plant-Insect Interactions
8:00 AMPositive plant-aphid interactions: Synergy between induced defense and apparent competition
Steven D. Frank, North Carolina State University, Micky D. Eubanks, Texas A&M University, Caralyn Zehnder, Texas A&M University
8:20 AMThe role of plant genotypic diversity and defense variability on arthropod community structure differs across trophic levels
Scott H. McArt, Cornell University, Jennifer S. Thaler, Cornell University
8:40 AMThe importance of genetic diversity in supporting arthropod diversity in natural stands of a foundation tree species
Laura E. Hagenauer, Northern Arizona University, Sharon M Ferrier, Northern Arizona University, Matthew A Bowker, Northern Arizona University, Gery J Allan, Northern Arizona University, Thomas G Whitham, Northern Arizona University
9:00 AMPredator-aphid interactions on 16 milkweed species: A phylogenetic perspective on indirect defense
Kailen A. Mooney, University of California at Irvine, Anurag A. Agrawal, Cornell University, Rayko Halitschke, Cornell University, Andre Kessler, Cornell University
9:20 AMNeighborhood effects of intraspecific genetic variation and genotypic diversity influence patterns of aphid abundance on Solidago altissima
Mark A. Genung, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Gregory M. Crutsinger, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Nathan J. Sanders, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Joseph K. Bailey, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Jennifer A. Schweitzer, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMDoes asymmetric specialization differ between mutualistic and trophic networks?
Elisa Thebault, NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Colin Fontaine, NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London
10:10 AMEvaluating the relative contributions of plant morphology, aphid density, nutrient availability and environmental conditions to pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum) reproductive rates
N. Buchman, Ohio University, K. Cuddington, University of Waterloo
10:30 AMEnemy-free space advantage of specialist over generalist temperate forest caterpillars
Michael S. Singer, Wesleyan University, Timothy E. Farkas, Wesleyan University
10:50 AMInsect growth on Arabidopsis thaliana starch mutants: A model of the effects of elevated CO2 on plant-insect interactions
Jennie Y. Tang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Arthur R. Zangerl, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Evan H. DeLucia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
11:10 AMInteractions of nutrients, stress, omnivory, and side-to-side effects on community structure - CANCELLED
Juan M. Jiménez, University of Houston, Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston

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