Science Communication Posters

Wednesday, April 18

Addressing the emergence and spread of leishmaniasisin the borders of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay and Bolivia. Oscar Salomon1, Vanette Thomaz-Soccol2, Nilsa Gonzalez-Britez3, Gabriela Willat4, Lineth Garcia5 and Zaida Yadon1, 1National Institute of Tropical Medicine, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, 2Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, 3Universidad Nacional de Asunción, San Lorenzo, Paraguay, 4Ministerio de Salud Publica, Montevideo, Uruguay, 5Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Can the altitude impinges upon the black fly (Diptera:Simuliidae) species richness in the rivers of Valencian Autonomous Region (Spain)?
David López-Peña and Ricardo Jiménez-Peydró, Univ. of Valencia, Paterna (Valencia), Spain

Detection of bassianolide in Beauveria bassiana and determination of its toxic activity against Spodoptera sp.
Ninfa M. Rosas-Garcia, Jesús M. Villegas-Mendoza, Maribel Mireles-Martinez and Germán A. Rodríguez-Morales, Centro de Biotecnología Genómica-Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Reynosa, Mexico

Impact of partial house improvement on the house entry behaviour of malaria vectors.
Monicah Mburu1,2, Malou Juurlink1, Jeroen Spitzen1, Alexandra Hiscox1, Themba Mzilahowa2,3, Willem Takken1 and Robert S. McCann1,2, 1Wageningen Univ. and Research,The Netherlands, Wageningen, Netherlands, 2College of Medicine Univ. of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi, 3MAC Communicable Diseases Action Centre, Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi

Micro and meso scale environmental determinants of Lutzomyia longipalpis and Nyssomyia whitmani abundance, main vectors of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina.
Maria Quintana1, Maria Santini2, Regino Cavia3, Mariela Martinez4, Maria Fernandez3, Domingo Liotta4, Magali Giuliani4, Sofia Moya4 and Oscar Salomon4, 1INSUE Universidad Nacional de Tucumán-Nodo INMeT, San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina, 2Centro Nacional de Diagnóstico e Investigación en Endemo-epidemias, CA Bueos Aires, Argentina, 3Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, CA Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4National Institute of Tropical Medicine, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Pine wars, a new host: Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) attack dynamics in a naive host.
Antonia Musso1, Victor Shegelski1, Allan L. Carroll2 and Maya Evenden1, 1Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 2Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, BC, Canada

Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs)-mediated resistance against leafhopper, Amrasca biguttula (Ishida), in Gossypium hirsutum L.
SMD Akbar, Shashikant S Udikeri, Umesh V Mummigatti, Siddilingappa V Hugar, Rajendra A Nandagavi and Bangaramma Wadeyar, Agricultural Research Station, Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India

Science communication to policymakers: Winning political allies for insect science.
Ashley Kennedy, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE

Spatial variations 2011-2015 of Lutzomyia longipalpis snd Nyssomyia whitmani, the Leishmania spp. vectors in northeastern Argentina.
Maria Santini1, Maria Quintana2, Regino Cavia3, Maria Utges1, Mariana Manteca-Acosta4 and Oscar Salomon4, 1Centro Nacional de Diagnóstico e Investigación en Endemo-epidemias, CA Bueos Aires, Argentina, 2INSUE Universidad Nacional de Tucumán-Nodo INMeT, San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina, 3Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, CA Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4National Institute of Tropical Medicine, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

The immune responses of Galleria mellonella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) to enteropathogenic Escherichia coli.
Robin Chen and B. Andrew Keddie, Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

The sublethal effect of microsporidian infection on the flight capacity of the forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae).
Maya Evenden1, Dylan Sjolie1, Danielle Hoefele2, Pasan Arachchige1, Chetna Saran1, B. Andrew Keddie1 and Chris MacQuarrie3, 1Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 2Dept Biological Sciences, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 3Natural Resources Canada, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

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