Premier Presentations at Entomology 2015

ESA is excited to announce Premier Presentations, new to Entomology 2015. ESA leaders have selected 20 invited presentations (5 from each Section) to highlight during Entomology 2015. With many high-quality submissions, the following speakers have been selected for Premier Presentations. These speakers will have their presentations highlighted in the Program Book and will be interviewed on-site in Minneapolis for a 2-3 minute video that will be posted online, further highlighting their work. Congratulations to the following authors:

Medical, Urban, and Veterinary Entomology

Title: Dynamics and impacts of sarcoptic mange in Yellowstone's wolves 
Authors: Emily Almberg1, Paul Cross2, Andrew Dobson3, Douglas Smith4 and Peter Hudson5, 1Penn State University, Bozeman, MT, 2US Geological Survey, Bozeman, MT, 3Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 4National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 5Penn State University, University Park, PA

Title: From island to subarctic populations: what role do vectors play in the transmission of avian malaria in a naive avifauna? 
Author: Jenny S. Carlson, University of California, Davis, CA

Title: Field trials of autocidal approaches to suppress Aedes albopictus
Author: Stephen Dobson, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Title: Introduced parasite causes significant mortality in Darwin’s finches: is there an immediate solution? 
Author: Sarah Knutie1 and Dale H. Clayton2, 1University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Title: Best bed bug monitoring practices
Author: Changlu Wang and Narinderpal Singh, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology:

Title: Immune system responses to a drop in food supply: Not a global decline, but a shift in immune system strategy
Author: Shelley A. Adamo, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

Title: Aggression and metabolism in hybrid honey bees is linked to allele specific expression
Author: Joshua Gibson,Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Title: Mosquitoes and malaria: role of vector control in the eradication agenda
Author: Anthony A. James, University of California, Irvine, CA

Title: Exploiting plant behavior and chemical ecology for developing new crop protection strategies for Africa
Authors: Zeyaur Khan1, Charles Midega1, Toby Bruce2, Tony Hooper2, Michael Birkett2 and John Pickett2, 1International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya, 2Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Title:  The developmental basis of phenotypic evolution in ants: hormones, genes, and epigenetics 
Authors: Rajendhran Rajakumar and Ehab Abouheif, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Title: A genomics approach to studying migration in high-flying moth pests
Authors: Christopher Jones1, Jason Lim1, Chris Bass1 and Jason Chapman2, 1Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, United Kingdom, 2University of Exeter, Penryn, United Kingdom

Title: Diversity of interactions in mutualism-centered plant-insect symbioses: the case of figs and fig wasps
Authors: Renee Borges, Ananya Jana, Satyajeet Gupta, Vignesh Venkateswaran and Pratibha Yadav, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Title: A bat’s perspective on the autumn movements of migratory noctuid moths 
Authors: Jennifer Krauel1, John Westbrook2 and Gary McCracken1, 1University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2USDA ARS, College Station, TX

Title:  Development of a system approach to multi-pest management: Application of a Bayesian decision theory approach to the joint management of the Cephus cinctus Norton (Hymenoptera: Cephidae) and Bromus tectorum L 
Authors: Fabian Menalled1, Ilai Keren2, David K. Weaver1 and James Robison-Cox1, 1Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 2Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, WA

Title: Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab toxin in Helicoverpa spp. is conferred by mutations in a novel ABC transporter
Authors:  Wee Tek Tay1, Rod Mahon2, Tom Walsh3, Sharon Downes4, William James3, Siu Fai Lee5, Annette Reineke6, Adam Williams5, Karl Gordon3 and David G. Heckel7, 1Biosecurity Flagship, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra, Australia, 2CSIRO, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 3CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, 4CSIRO, Narrabri, Australia, 5University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia, 6Geisenheim University, Geisenheim, Germany, 7Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany

Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity:

Title: Division of labor from 50,000 evolutionary feet 
Author: Patrick Abbot, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Title: The status of North America’s butterflies: Are once-common species in trouble?
Author: Scott Black, Xerces Society, Portland, OR

Title: The 1KITE initiative. Past, present and future
Authors: Karl M. Kjer1, Bernhard Misof2 and Xin Zhou3, 1Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, 2Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany, 3Beijing Genomics Institute, Shenzhen, China

Title: Genes and genomes yield new insights into the phylogeny and evolution of beetles (order Coleoptera)
Authors: Duane D. McKenna1, Stephanie Haddad1 and Seunggwan Shin2, 1University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Title: The pre-adult social environment has lasting impacts on adult behavior and health in the honey bee Apis mellifera
Author: Clare Rittschoff1,2, Chelsey Coombs1, Maryann Frazier2, Christina M. Grozinger2 and Gene E. Robinson1, 1University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 2Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA