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Oral Session # 26: Agro-Ecology II.
Presiding: K Gross
Tuesday, August 5. 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM, SITCC Meeting Room 100.
1:30 PM Kinzig, Ann *,1, 2, Redman, Charles2, 1 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ2 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Agrarian landscapes in transition: The case of central Arizona.
1:45 PM TBA.
2:00 PM Schaafsma, Hoski*,1, Briggs, John1, 1 Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona A legacy on the modern landscape of prehistoric farming in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
2:15 PM Sears, Robin1, 2, 1 Columbia University, New York, NY2 The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY Trees in Amazonian agroecosystems: Ecological and economic benefits of smallholder timber management.
2:30 PM Philpott, Stacy*,1, 1 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI A behaviorally-modified trophic cascade: Parasitic flies affect ants and ant prey in coffee agroecosystems.
2:45 PM Styrsky, John*,1, Eubanks, Micky1, 1 Auburn University, Auburn, AL An investigation of factors that influence the status of the red imported fire ant as a keystone predator.
3:00 PM Break.
3:15 PM Humston, Robert*,1, 2, Mortensen, David1, Bjørnstad, Ottar1, 1 Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA2 Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, USA Assessing patch dynamics of common sunflower (Heliathus annuus) in response to weed management in row crop agriculture.
3:30 PM Smith, Richard*,1, 2, Gross, Katherine1, 2, 1 W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, Michigan, USA2 Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA Multivariate analysis of weed community response to a long-term management and rotation experiment.
3:45 PM White, Jennifer*,1, Andow, David1, 1 University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN Should I stay or should I go? Parasitoid foraging for intermittently concealed hosts.
4:00 PM Hsu, Cynthia*,1, Heimpel, George1, 1 University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN Evaluating a parasitoid's potential to influence the evolution of insecticide resistance in its host.
4:15 PM Aquilino, Kristin*,1, Cardinale, Bradley1, Ives, Anthony1, 1 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA Predator diversity and the biological control of agricultural pests: A test of the host-plant heterogeneity hypothesis.