Oral Session 67: Mutualism - Parasitism III: Ants.
Presiding: K Mooney
Wednesday, August 4, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Meeting Room D 135.
8:00 AM Leigh, Michael*,1, 3, Inouye, David2, 3, 1 University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA3 Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Crested Butte, CO, 812242 University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 81224 The 'long arm' of protective mutualisms.
8:20 AM Altfeld, Laura1, Stiling, Peter1, 1 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA Myrmecophily on Baccharis halimifolia - the effects of an ant-homopteran mutualism on a community of insects.
8:40 AM LeBrun, Edward*,1, Feener, Donald2, 1 University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA2 University of Utah, Sale Lake City, UT Attack by phorid flies enforces the dominance-discovery trade-off in an assemblage of woodland ants.
9:00 AM Cooper, Laura *,1, Murphy, John1, Eubanks, Micky1, 1 Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA Effects of ant-aphid mutualisms on arthropod community strucutre & spread of aphid-vectored viruses.
9:20 AM Mooney, Kailen*,1, 1 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Indirect emergent properties of bird and ant effects on ponderosa pine growth and phloem chemistry.
9:40 AM Break.
9:50 AM Morris, William*,1, Ness, Josh2, Bronstein, Judith2, 1 Duke University, Durham, NC, USA2 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA Interspecific competition among ant mutualists: Consequences for a cactus producing extrafloral nectar.
10:10 AM Ness, Josh*,1, Morris, William2, Bronstein, Judith1, 1 University of Arizona, Tucson2 Duke University, Durham Contrasting the diet and aggressiveness of the ant bodyguards tending an extrafloral nectary-bearing plant.
10:30 AM Marussich, Wendy*,1, 1 firstname.lastname@example.org, Tempe, AZ, USA Fatty acid composition of seeds and elaiosome in three species of Datura.
10:50 AM Nicolai, Nancy*,1, Smeins, F.1, Cook, J.2, 1 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX2 Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX Interaction between season and community composition on seed preference by Pogonomyrmex barbataus, red harvester ant.
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