Friday, 4 August 2006: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Palladian (Omni Shoreham Hotel)
Symposium 20: Invasive ants
This symposium covers a broad range of topics associated with a variety of invasive ants, including ecology, distribution, population genetics and environmental and economic impacts. Symbionts and biocontrol are subjects for several other presentations. Invasive ants discussed include those in the following genera: Solenopsis, Linepithema, Wasmannia, Monomorium, Anoplolepis, and Lasius. Overall the symposium will be a great opportunity to meet colleagues and to learn about some of the best research being done with a diversity of invasive ants around the world.
Organizers:Sanford D. Porter
Andrew Suarez
10:00 AMInvasive ants: causes of ecological success
David A. Holway
10:40 AMFire ant biology, ecology and biocontrol
Sanford D. Porter
11:00 AMImported Fire Ant: Economic Impacts Justifying Integrated Pest Management Programs
Bastiaan M. Drees, Curtis F. Lard
11:20 AMFire ants in Australia: A history of the invasion
Michael T. Henshaw, Nicole Kunzmann, Matthias Santera, Cas Vanderwoude, Ross Crozier
11:40 AMPopulation Genetics of the Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta in the U.S.A
David DeWayne Shoemaker
12:00 PMBehaviourally and genetically distinct populations of an invasive ant provide insight into invasion history and impacts on a tropical ant community
Kirsti L. Abbott, Stephanie N.J. Greaves, Peter A. Ritchie, Phil J. Lester
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