Biological Control

Monday, August 10, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
318, Baltimore Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Modeling the dynamics of the invasive tree, Melaleuca quinquenervia, in the Everglades, with and without biological control
Bo Zhang, University of Miami; Donald L. DeAngelis, United States Geological Survey; Min Bahadur Rayamajhi, United States Department of Agriculture
1:50 PM
 Rapid evolution in an herbivore biological control agent: simultaneous adaptation to novel host and climate
Linda P. Buergi, Oregon State University; Peter B McEvoy, Oregon State University; Evrim Kara├žetin, Erciyes University
2:10 PM
 Effects of invasive rat removal on Mediterranean island ecosystems
Caitlin Weber, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan; Jakob Fric, Hellenic Ornithological Society; Johannes Foufopoulos, University of Michigan
2:30 PM
 Using a fungal pathogen to control a non-native invasive plant, despite spillover effects
Krista Ehlert, Montana State University; Jane Mangold, Montana State University; Fabian Menalled, Montana State University; Zachariah J. Miller, Montana State University
2:50 PM Cancelled
 Can the invasive tree Ailanthus altissima be tamed with a native Verticillium fungus?
Joanne Rebbeck, US Forest Service Northern Research Station; Donald D. Davis, Penn State University; Tim D. Fox, USDA Forest Service; Joan Jolliff, USDA Forest Service
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 No evidence for landscape composition effects on biological control in Wisconsin soy agroecosystems despite evidence of effects on natural enemy abundance
Kaitlin Stack Whitney, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Timothy D. Meehan, Neon Inc.; Christopher J. Kucharik, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Philip A. Townsend, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin - Madison
3:40 PM
 Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on N2O emission under elevated CO2
Yunpeng Qiu, North Carolina State University; Keke Wu, Sun Yat-Sen University; Xuelin Zhang, Henan Agricultural University; Cong Tu, North Carolina State University; Kent O. Burkey, USDA, Plant Science Research Unit; Richard W. Zobel, USDA, Plant Science Research Unit; H. David Shew, North Carolina State University; Shuijin Hu, Nanjing Agriculture University
4:00 PM
 A keystone ant species provides robust biological control of the coffee berry borer under varying pest density conditions
Jonathan R. Morris, University of Michigan; John Vandermeer, University of Michigan; Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan
4:20 PM
 The negative effects of prey pathogens on predators
Andrew J Flick, Louisiana State University; Bret D. Elderd, Louisiana State University; Miguel A. Acevedo, Universidad de Puerto Rico
4:40 PM
 Increased temperature alters beetle and predator behavior to determine rates of predation and herbivory
Orsolya Beleznai, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Jamin Dreyer, University of Kentucky; Mark A. Williams, University of Kentucky; James D. Harwood, University of Kentucky
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