Chalcidoid Symposium 2015

Evolution and biology of Chalcidoidea:

integrating genomics, fossils, microbiomes and natural history

Symposium at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology

Orlando, Florida, USA, September 25-30, 2016

Goal: to bring together researchers that specialize in phylogenetic, evolutionary and biological information on Chalcidoidea to present our current understanding of the group and to develop new integrative ways to address future studies in the group

Description: Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) are one of the greatest of all insect radiations with a tremendous taxonomic, biological and morphological diversity that is the product of many different evolutionary processes. We will integrate phylogenomic data, fossil data, and morphological data with evolutionary and biological processes to explain what we know about the evolution of this group, and what we see as priorities for future research.

Presentation id# 93111
Fossils and the march of Chalcidoidea through the Cretaceous
Lars Krogmann, State Museum of Natural History, Stuttgart, Germany

Presentation id# 93112
The most ancestral genus of Mymaridae, with comments on generic relationships and evolution within the family
John Huber, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Presentation id# 93113
Phylogenomics, genomics, and our understanding of Chalcidoidea evolution
Ralph Peters, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany

Presentation id# 93109
The jumpers: rogue taxa of Chalcidoidea. The interplay between genomics and morphology
James Woolley, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Presentation id# 93114
Figs and wasps arm-in-arm: an 80 million year walk in the jungle
Jean-Yves Rasplus, INRA - Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations, Montferrier-sur-Lez, France

Presentation id# 93115
Unjumbling the jumbled trichogrammatids: NGS to the rescue
Astrid Cruaud, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

Presentation id# 93118
What exactly is an aphelinid anyway?
Andrew Polaszek, Natural History Museum, London, England

Presentation id# 93121
Accelerating taxonomic discovery and description: Indonesian Encarsia as a test case
Stephan Schmidt, Zoologische Staatssammlung, Munich, Germany

Presentation id# 93123
The role of the symbiont Cardinium in shaping the ecology and evolution of Encarsia
Marco Gebiola, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Presentation id# 93126
Complicated symbiosis of Trichogramma and Wolbachia Amelia Lindsey, University of California, Riverside, CA

Presentation id# 93129
Genetics and genomics of Aphelinus - keeping ahead in the parasitism race
Keith R. Hopper, USDA - ARS, Newark, DE

Presentation id# 93130
Morphometrics and the description of cryptic species in the Chalcidoidea
Hannes Baur, Natural History Museum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Presentation id# 93132
Immature development of Chalcidoidea: trends, functional ecology and comparison with other parasitoids
Alexander Gumovsky, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

Presentation id# 93133
Insights into Eurytomidae and Chalcididae: what does the future hold?
Michael Gates, USDA - ARS, Washington, DC

Presentation id# 93110
Unraveling the ant parasitic Eucharitidae - taxonomic and biological approaches
John M. Heraty, University of California, Riverside, CA

Presentation id# 93134
Biological control in the 21st century - do chalcids still count?
Jesus Lara Artiga, University of California, Riverside, CA

Jim Woolley
John M. Heraty
Astrid Cruaud

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