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2015 Entomology Grad Student Symposium

2015 Entomology Graduate Student Symposium
Friday, September 25th

Join us in hearing about the exciting research being done in the Entomology Department! We will have a full day of student oral presentations and posters with awards for the best presentations! There will be a BBQ/potluck after the symposium from 5:00-8:00pm that evening at the Cals DIX Shelter (see attachment below for directions). If you have any questions you may email our seminar coordinators below. We are looking forward to having a great 2015 symposium!

Coordinators: Katharine Swoboda Bhattarai & Johanna Elsensohn

Location: Thomas Hall, Stephen's Room, Rm # 3503


Entomology Graduate Student Symposium Schedule


 Breakfast provided in lobby


 Session 1: Oral Presentations

9:05 - 9:17am

Urban warming and chronic herbivory decrease street tree growth and function

Emily K. Meineke, Elsa Youngsteadt, Robert R. Dunn, and Steven D. Frank

9:17 - 9:29am

Exploring the evolution of fitness modifiers using a simulation model

Gabriel Zilnik and Fred Gould

9:29 - 9:41am

Visualizing the inter- and intraspecific differential responses of Frankliniella fuscaand Frankliniella occidentalis to systemically-applied imidacloprid and cyantraniliprole 

Damon A. D'Ambrosio, Thomas M. Chappell, Alana L. Jacobson, and George G. Kennedy

9:41 - 9:53am

Overcoming barriers to IPM adoption in flue cured tobacco 

Jeremy Slone and Hannah J. Burrack

9:53 - 10:05am

Dividing the pie: differential dung pat size utilization by sympatric Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae) and Musca autumnalis (Diptera: Muscidae)  

Fallon E. Fowler and Bradley A. Mullens

10:05 - 10:17am

Pest and environmental factors influencing the success of young street trees in urban tree planting programs 

Kristi M. Backe and Steven D. Frank

10:17 - 10:29 am

Assessment of simulated damage by Anthonomus signatus (Say) in southeastern plasticulture strawberry production

Douglas McPhie and Hannah J. Burrack



10:45 - 10:57am

Emergency queen rearing in honey bees (Apis mellifera) 

James M. Withrow and David R. Tarpy

10:57 - 11:09am

Are we underestimating LC50s? Results from power analysis in simulated populations 

H. Alejandro Merchan and Hannah J. Burrack

11:09 - 11:21am

Differential attraction of Aedes aegypti to the host Lemur catta

Meredith Spence, Michael H. Reiskind, and Rob R. Dunn

11:21 - 11:33am

A killer-rescue gene drive system for mosquito population replacement in the dengue vector Aedes aegypti

Sophia Webster and Max Scott

11:33 - 11:45am

Urban warming and drought stress combine to increase pest fitness on urban trees

Adam Dale and Steve Frank


 Lunch provided in lobby 

1:00-3:00 pm Session 2: Poster Presentation

The best of two worlds: the use of CRISPR/Cas9 and transposable elements to generate a genome-wide mutagenesis system for the Western corn rootworm, Diabriotica virgifera virgifera

Fu-Chyun Chu, Stephanie Gorski, Yasmin J. Cardoza, and Marcé D. Lorenzen


Corn plant and seedling insect complex interactions with seed-applied and in-furrow insecticides

Forrest Howell, Dominic Reisig, and Hannah Burrack


Effects of non-crop habitat on Drosophila suzukii infestation in commercial blackberry fields

Katharine A. Swoboda Bhattarai and Hannah J. Burrack


Coupling transcriptomics and RNA interference to gain insight into Bt resistance in the Western corn rootworm

Folukemi Adedipe and Marcé D. Lorenzen


Chemical mediation of queen and king recognition and other royal communication in subterranean termites (Reticulitermes flavipes)

Colin Funaro, Coby Schal, and Ed Vargo


Seasonal dynamics of non-cultivated hosts of Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) in central New York

Johanna Elsensohn and Greg Loeb


Global molecular impact of environmental chemicals on human health

Robert D. Mitchell III, Andrew Wallace, Ernest Hodgson, Anirudh Dhammi, and R. Michael Roe


Effect of using early-planted soybeans as a trap crop for Megacopta cribraria in commercial soybeans

Alejandro Del Pozo, Dominic Reisig, Clyde Sorenson, and Jack Bacheler


Coleopteran Cadherins: Critical to Cry toxicity?

Nicole Gutzmann, Brenda Oppert, and Marcé D. Lorenzen


Where the reviled things are: Habitat segregation of a diverse mosquito assemblage

Michael H. Reiskind, Randi H. Griffin, M. Shawn Janairo, and Kristen A. Hopperstad


Contributions to the knowledge of conservation biological control of Myzus persicae L. in organic tobacco: Aphidophagous hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) associated with flower strips in Southern Brazil

Joana T. Klein, Luiza R. Redaelli, Simone M. Jahnke, and Andreas Köhler


Effects of synthetic acaricides on honey bee grooming behavior and natural resistance to the parasitic Varroa destructor mite

Igor Medici de Mattos, Ademilson E. E. Soares, and David R. Tarpy

5:00-8:00pm BBQ/Potluck at Lake Wheeler