COS 67 - Plant-Insect Interactions I

Tuesday, August 7, 2012: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Portland Blrm 256, Oregon Convention Center
1:30 PM
 The Nutrient Availability Hypothesis: A test of a unifying plant-herbivore hypothesis
Warren B. Sconiers, Texas A&M University; Micky D. Eubanks, Texas A&M University
1:50 PM
 Spatial heterogeneity and host-plant preferences influence the abundances of an insect herbivore
William C. Wetzel, University of California, Davis; Donald R. Strong, University of California, Davis
2:10 PM
 Trait convergence in a plant-pollinator network
Silvia B. Lomáscolo, Universidad de Cuyo; Natacha P. Chacoff, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas; Rocio Castro-Urgal, Group of population and community ecology, Universitat de Les Illes Balears; Diego P. Vázquez, Centro Científico y Tecnológico Mendoza
2:50 PM
 Context-dependent benefits from an indirect ant-plant mutualism: Competition for ant attendance limits ant benefits to coffee
Zachary Hajian-Forooshani, University of Michigan; David J. Gonthier, University of Michigan; Aaron Iverson, University of Mchigan; Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan; Stacy M. Philpott, University of California, Santa Cruz; John Vandermeer, University of Michigan
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 The effect of neighborhood composition on four mechanisms of associational resistance and susceptibility
Tania N. Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Nora C. Underwood, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
4:00 PM Cancelled
 Effects of parasitism and competition on Asphondylia borrichiae
Keith H. Stokes, University of South Florida; Peter Stiling, University of South Florida
4:20 PM
 Patch-level nontarget attack by the biocontrol weevil Mogulones crucifer: A temporary spillover effect requiring host plant presence?
Haley A. Catton, University of British Columbia Okanagan; Rosemarie A. De Clerck-Floate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Robert G. Lalonde, University of British Columbia Okanagan
4:40 PM
 Scale insects: An emergent threat to Southern California salt marshes
Jeremy D. Long, San Diego State University; Laura Porturas, San Diego State University