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

COS 42 - Predation and Predator-Prey Interactions

Tuesday, August 3, 2010: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
412, David L Lawrence Convention Center
Justin C. Touchon
1:30 PM
Toward a phylogenetic perspective on the evolution of inducible defenses in Amybstoma salamanders
Heather M. Shaffery, University of Pittsburgh; Rick A. Relyea, University of Pittsburgh
1:50 PM
Quantifying and manipulating spatiotemporal variation in risk to prey of small mammals
Tyler E. Schartel, Southern Illinois University; Eric M. Schauber, Southern Illinois University; Taylor P. Campbell, University of North Dakota; Brett J. Goodwin, University of North Dakota; Richard S. Ostfeld, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Clive G. Jones, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
2:10 PM
Differential responses of odor-mediated predators to density and distribution characteristics of prey patches
Miranda, L. Wilson, Georgia Institute of Technology; Marc J. Weissburg, Georgia Tech
2:30 PM
Double deception: ant-mimicking spiders fool both visually and chemically-oriented predators
Divya Uma, University of Maryland; Martha Weiss, Georgetown University
2:50 PM
Cougar presence influences diet optimization in ungulate prey
David M. Choate, Wright State University; Gary E. Belovsky, University of Notre Dame; Michael L. Wolfe, Utah State University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Size and density-mediated interactions among sequential predators of different life stages of the red-eyed treefrog
James R. Vonesh, Virginia Commonwealth University; Michael W. McCoy, Boston University; Justin C. Touchon, Vassar College; Karen M. Warkentin, Boston University
3:40 PM
The influence of plant architecture on the foraging efficiencies of generalist predators feeding on pea aphids
Paula G. Reynolds, University of Waterloo; K. Cuddington, University of Waterloo
4:00 PM
The sensory ecology of chemically-mediated non-consumptive effects
Marc J. Weissburg, Georgia Tech; Matthew C. Ferner, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve; Delbert L. Smee, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
4:20 PM
Trait-mediated effects of a host-specific ant parasite on multi-predator effects: Phorids, ants, and the coffee berry borer
Stacy M. Philpott, University of California, Santa Cruz; Gabriella Pardee, University of Toledo; David J. Gonthier, University of Michigan
4:40 PM
Prey availability vs. mutual interference as determinants of emigration in a hunting spider
Jason M. Schmidt, Miami University; Kerri M. Wrinn, Miami University; Ann L. Rypstra, Miami University