Dr. Clare Rittschof, University of Kentucky, Department of Entomology
Dr. Rosemary Gillespie, University of California - Berkeley, Department of Entomology
Entomology Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) speaker. Co-sponsored by EEB / EEOB. Read more about Evolution of spiders on oceanic islands: The venture of few and gain of many.
Dr. David Hembry, University of Arizona, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Riccardo Bommarco, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dept of Ecology
Abstract. Beneficial wildlife provide ecosystem services that support agricultural production. There is opportunity to capitalize on their services and manage them for productive and environmentally friendly cropping. Focusing mainly on crop pollination and insect pest regulation, I go through evidence of land use solutions from the farmer's field to the landscape, and suggest future options to bolster beneficial arthropods in agriculture. Read more about How to promote beneficial insects in agriculture.
Eric Yu, Iowa State University, Department of Entomology
Dr. Andrew Short, University of Kansas, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Co-sponsored by EEB / EEOB. Read more about Ecological promiscuity and patterns of diversification in aquatic beetles.