2019 Eastern Branch Meeting

Thank you for joining us for the 

90th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch 

of the Entomological Society of America

which took place March 9-12, 2019 in Blacksburg, Virginia

Student Competition Winners

Session Position Name Presentation Title Institution
PhD - Oral 1st Margaret Lewis Interactions between spotted-wing drosophila and fruit rot fungi in fall red raspberries University of Maryland
PhD - Oral 2nd Derek Hennen First molecular phylogeny of the swift pink millipedes Pseudopolydesmus Attems, 1898 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Polydesmidae) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MS/BS - Oral 1st Erica Moretti Influence of abiotic factors on onion maggot (Delia antiqua) population dynamics and their damage in commercial onion fields Cornell University
MS/BS - Oral 2nd Morgan Thompson Potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae) feeding alters above- and belowground nutrient allocation and nitrogen fixation across alfalfa cultivars University of Maryland
PhD - Poster 1st Sean Boyle Effects of four selective insecticides on squash bug, Anasa tristis (Hemiptera:Coreidae), and its primary parasitoid, Gryon pennsylvanicum (Hymenoptera:Scelionidae) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
PhD - Poster 2nd Megan Wilson Mirroring the honeybees: The first account of a wax gland system in termites Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
MS/BS - Poster 1st  Morgan Roth Sampling Varroa destructor and screening for acaricide resistance Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MS/BS - Poster 2nd Devneet Kainth D-mannitol ingestion causes concentration-dependent mortality and developmental delay in Drosophila melanogaster Drexel University


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