95th ESA Annual Meeting (August 1 -- 6, 2010)

COS 57 - Herbivory: Plant Defenses

Wednesday, August 4, 2010: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
412, David L Lawrence Convention Center
John G. Bishop
8:00 AM
Can optimal defense theory be used to predict the distribution of plant chemical defenses?
Andrew C. McCall, Denison University; James A. Fordyce, University of Tennessee
8:20 AM
Influence of plant ontogeny on tolerance and resistance to leaf damage
Carolina Quintero, University of Colorado at Boulder
8:40 AM
Consequences of plant viral infection on the performance of herbivores from different guilds
Monica F. Kersch-Becker, Cornell University; Jennifer S. Thaler, Cornell University
9:00 AM
Evolutionary ecology of mutualistic plant traits in Viburnum: Extrafloral nectaries and leaf domatia
Marjorie G. Weber, Cornell University; Wendy Clement, Yale University; Anurag A. Agrawal, Cornell University
9:20 AM
Relatedness to a native and leaf traits predict herbivory on non-native oaks
Ian Pearse, United States Geological Survey; Andrew L. Hipp, The Morton Arboretum
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Ontogenetic variation in herbivore defense phenotypes in the introduced weed Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)
Christina Alba, Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; Dana M. Blumenthal, USDA, Agricultural Research Service; Deane Bowers, University of Colorado; Ruth A. Hufbauer, Colorado State University
10:30 AM
Induction of phenolics by natural herbivores in the Neotropical tree genus Inga (Leguminosae)
Ryan J. Bixenmann, Montana State University; Phyllis D. Coley, University of Utah; Thomas A. Kursar, University of Utah
11:10 AM
Small bugs, big impacts: effects of aphids on cotton defenses against a chewing herbivore
Adrianna Szczepaniec, Texas A&M University; Micky D. Eubanks, Texas A&M University