2016 Pacific Branch Meeting Symposia

Monday, April 4, 2016: 01:30 PM

Using high-throughput data to impact and inform pollinator management and policy      
Organizer: Vanessa Corby-Harris

Celebrating a Mixed-Plate in the Pacific Branch: Fostering Diversity in Science 
Organizers: Jonathan Koch and Emily A. Sadler, 

Integrating Insect Conservation Theory and Practice 
Organizers: Daniel Rubinoff and Jesse A. Eiben

Navel Orangeworm Management for the 21st Century 
Organizers:  Brad Higbee and Kris Tollerup

Population Perspectives in Agroecology 
Organizers:  John Banks and John Stark


Monday, April 4, 2016: 05:00 PM

What's New in Industry 
Organizers:  Jesse M. Richardson and Christopher Clemens


Tuesday, April 5, 2016: 08:00 AM

Challenges and Solutions for the Floriculture and Nursery Industry's Exotic Pest Crisis 
Organizers:  Arnold Hara and James A. Bethke

Animal and Plant Vector Biology: Addressing Old Questions with New Technologies
Organizers:  Monika Gulia-Nuss and Judith K. Brown

The Future of Genetic Engineering: Opportunities, Risks, and Challenges 
Organizers:  Natalie Boyle and Sujaya Rao

Honoring Professor Minoru Tamashiro's Contributions to Entomology: His Legacy and Academic
Organizers: Nan-Yao Su, J. Kenneth Grace and Faith Oi

Little Genes, Big Data: Applying Genomic Techniques to Solve the Problems that Bug Us
Organizers:  Joe Hull and Scott Geib

Strategies Underlying the Evolution of Herbivory 
Organizers:  Paul Nabity and Noah Whiteman

New Tools to Mitigate the Spread of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle and other Invasive Scarabs     
Organizers:  Mary Liz Jameson, Joshua Dunlap and Jackie Baum

Promising Accomplishments in Biological Control
Organizer: Thomas R. Unruh

Celebrating North America's Iconic Native Pollinator-Contemporary Advances in the Study of Bumble Bee Ecology and Evolution 
Organizers:  S. Woodard, Jonathan Koch and James Strange


Wednesday, April 6, 2016: 08:00 AM

IPM of Agriculturally Important Heteroptera in Western States 
Organizers:  Casey Butler and John C. Palumbo

Current Research on Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the Pacific Area
Organizers:  Roger Vargas and Nicholas Manoukis,

Pollinator Protection: Parasites, Pathogens, and Management Practices 
Organizers: Brian Bret and Amber Vinchesi

Bringing natural history back in to focus: Utilizing modern resources for high throughput observational data 
Organizers: Eric Gordon and Kaleigh Russell