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Tuesday, December 5th
Kaiulani 1 Kaiulani iiQueen Liliuokalani BallroomKaiulani 3
Hawaiian Entomological Society Business Meeting and Awards
Welcome and Plenary address: The 2027 Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan - Joshua Atwood
BREAK (Poster presenters please set up your posters)
10:30am-12:00pmPollinator Health, Conservation, and Management IEntomology Submitted Papers I - Approaches to monitoring and control of Coffee Berry BorerHawaiian Botanical Forum Climate Change SymposiumPoster Room
Conservation of the endangered Hawaiian yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus anthracinus) - Jason Graham (18 minute talk)Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) Rates of Development as Affected by Environmental Factors and Coffee Plant Phenology - Lindsey Hamilton, Robert Hollingsworth (18 minute talk)10:30am: Back from the future: Shifting focus from long-term climate projections towards integrating climate into today’s plant conservation efforts - Lucas Fortini (22 minutes)
Developing a Pollinator Conservation Strategy for Hawaii and the Pacific Region - Lauren Weisenberger (18 minute talk)Monitoring and Estimating Coffee Berry Borer Populations Between Growing Seasons on The Big Island of Hawaii - Samuel Fortna, Lindsey Hamilton, Robert Hollingsworth (18 minute talk)
10:52am: Shifting baselines in Hawaiian vegetation: climate change, invasion, and restoration - Jonathan Price (22 minutes)
Flower visitation by native and non-native bees: what do we know and what do we need to know? - Don Drake, Michelle Akamine, Chuck Chimera, Rachael Graham, Tim Kroessig, Paul Krushelnycky, Lara Reynolds, Kim Shay, & Kenta Watanabe (18 minute talk)Invasive pest and host plant dynamics across a heterogeneous landscape: insights from area-wide monitoring of Coffee Berry Borer on Hawai’i Island - Melissa Johnson (18 minute talk)
11:15am: Quantitative approaches towards restoration in Dryland Ecosystems in Hawaii -Susan Cordell (22 minutes)
Detection of relative size by honeybees - Patricia Couvillon & Charis Dowell (18 minute talk)
Search for biological control of coffee berry borer: Diversity of hymenopteran parasitoids in coffee and macadamia ecosystem - Ishakh Thodi (18 minute talk)
11:38am: How understanding causes of vulnerability may inform adaptation planning: the case of the Haleakala silversword - Paul Krushelnycky, Jesse Felts, Kasey Barton, Rob Robichaux, Creighton Litton, and Matt Brown (22 minutes)
Bringing the butterflies back: Attempts to reintroduce the Kamehameha butterfly to five sites in the Koolau Mountains, Oahu - William Haines, Katrina Scheiner, Layla Rohde, and Cynthia King (18 minute talk)The Native Hawaiian Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae): an up-to-date review of their diversity, distribution, and conservation concerns - Conrad Gillett (18 minute talk)
1:30pm-3:00pmPollinator Health, Conservation, and Management IIUsing Molecular Tools to Control Pest Species IHawaiian Botanical Forum Submitted Talks IPoster Room
Exotic flower visitors exploit large floral trait spaces resulting in
asymmetric resource partitioning with native visitors - Jesse Eiben (18
minute talk)
Assessing global population structure in the invasive oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) - Mike San Jose (18 minute talk)1:30pm: Anticipating sensitivity to climate change: the importance of temperature and moisture in explaining variance in Hawaiian subalpine plant communities -Alison Ainsworth & Don Drake (9 minutes)
Bringing home the pollen, and what happens next- Zhening Zhang, Ethel M. Villalobos, and Scott Nikaido (18 minute talk)Diagnostic phylogenomics for food security - Julian Dupuis (18 minute talk)1:39pm: Resource Stewardship for the 21st Century: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation to Protect Botanical Resources at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park -Mark Wasser (18 minutes)
1:57pm: Phylogeny and biogeography of Hawaiian Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) -Melissa Johnson (9 minutes)
Exclusion of Invasive ants increases nest success of an endangered Hawaian yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus anthracinus) - Sheldon Plentovich, Jason Graham, Cynthia King (18 minute talk)PCR-Based Gut Content Analysis to Detect Cryptic Predation on Macadamia Felted Coccid (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) by Coleoptera: Coccinellidae Species in Macadamia Nut Orchards in Hawaii - Rosemary Gutierrez (18 minute talk)
2:06pm: The exceptional ecological and genetic diversity of Hawaii's landscape- dominant woody species complex, Metrosideros -Elizabeth Stacy, Alexander Dietrich, Jill M. Ekar, Bettina Engelbrecht, Jennifer Johansen, Melissa Johnson, Angalee Kirby, Joel Lau, Eric Manzane, Keenan Morrison, Rebecca Ostertag, Yohan Pillon, Donald K. Price, Tomoko Sakishima, Gary Sur, Adam Williams (18 minutes)
TBD Preparing the Molokai Lands for Pollinators - William "Butch" Haase (18 minute talk)Developing tools for investigating source of invasive species - Scott Geib (18 minute talk)
2:24pm: Challenges in propagating some of Hawaii's rarest plants in tissue culture -Cindy Yamamoto (9 minutes)
Are honey bees an appropriate umbrella species for general pollinator conservation efforts? - Christina Mogren (18 minute talk)Peptidergic signaling in tephritid fruit flies: assessment of peptide and receptor conservation/variation using genomic and transcriptomic datasets - Andy Christie (18 minute talk)2:33pm: Assessing current and future landscape flammability in Hawaii -Clay Trauernicht (18 minutes)
3:30pm-5:00pm Forest HealthUsing Molecular Tools to Control Pest Species IIHawaiian Botanical Forum Discussion breakouts (all four discussion breakouts running concurrently) Poster Room
The role of insects in the spread of rapid ohia death - Curtis Ewing, Kylle Roy, Gordon Bennett (15 minute talk)Using genomic techniques to develop novel genetic sexing strains for the sterile insect technique - Sheina Sim (18 minute talk)3:30pm: PlantCam demo and discussion: Using real-time monitoring to help rare species conservation -Led by Lucas Fortini
Biology of two new invasive shot hole borers (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) in Southern California - Christine Dodge, Colin Umeda, Michele Eatough Jones, Paul Rugman-Jones, Akif Eskalen, Timothy Paine, Richard Stouthamer
(15 minute talk)
Obligate bacterial symbioses in the widespread pest leafhopper, Macrosteles quadrilineatus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) - Gordon Bennett and Meng Mao (18 minute talk)
3:30pm: Which past and which future? Developing vegetation baselines for restoration and research -Led by Jon Price
Current status of the Invasive Shot-Hole Borers (Polyphagous and Kuroshio) in California, a Devastating Orphan Pest in the Urban and Riparian Forests in California - John Kabashima, Akif Eskalen, Greg McPherson (15 minute talk)Construction of a Molecular Barcode Reference Library for Hawaiian Arthropod Taxa - Natalie Graham (18 minute talk)
Management of major pests attacking ficus trees in Hawaii’s urban forests - Zhiqiang Cheng, Matthew Kellar, and Bishnu Bhandari (15 minute talk)Potential genetic pest management tools in Hawai'i - Floyd Reed (18 minute talk)3:30pm: Quantitative approaches towards restoration in Dryland Ecosystems in Hawaii under a changing climate -Led by Susan Cordell
A new outbreak of myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii) on ohia (Metrosideros spp.) on Oahu and Molokai - J.B. Friday (15 minute talk)
3:30pm: Research to guide adaptation strategies for plant conservation under changing climate: what we know and what we need to know -Led by Paul Krushelnycky and Kasey Barton
The assessment of naio resistance (Myoporum sandwicense) to Myoporum thrips (Klambothrips myopori) - Leyla Kaufman, Dominique Zarders, Mark Wright (15 minute talk)
Wednesday, December 6th
Queen LiliuokalaniKaiulani 1 Kaiulani 2 Kaiulani 3
Plenary address: Kūmokuhāliʻi: The Hawaiian forest through multiple eyes -Ulalia Woodside
BREAK - Poster Break 1 (presenters grab a snack and stand by your poster)
10:30am-12:00pmHawaiian Botanical Forum Restoration SymposiumEntomology Submitted Papers II Interagency BiosecurityPoster Room
10:30am: Re-wilding the Hawaiian Landscape in the Face of Climate Change -Elliott Parsons, Coauthors Edith Adkins, Kealaka'i Knoche, Ryder Souza, Leila Dudley (22 minutes)Against all odds: survival and future of Megalagrion xanthomelas on Oahu - Karl Magnacca (18 minute talk)Managing invasive ants in Hawaii and the Pacific region: The little fire ant and the Hawai`i Interagency Biosecurity Plan - Cas Vanderwoude (18 minute talk)
10:52am: Anapuka Dune Restoration Project in the Mokio Preserve -Critical Habitat Restoration on Molokai's NW Coast -Butch Haase (22 minutes)Persistence of a small population of the endangered orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly (Megalagrion xanthomelas) at Kaloko-Honōkohau National Historical Park - Robert Peck (18 minute talk)Biosecurity and Public Health: The Threat of Arboviral Diseases - Gracelda Simmons and Lincoln Wells (18 minute talk)
11:15am: Seed Banking for an Uncertain Future: A Climate Change Insurance Policy for Hawai‘i Conservation -Marian Chau (22 minutes)Understanding the diversity and ecological function of microbial endosymbionts associated with Maunakea’s endemic wēkiu bug (Nysius wekiuicola) - Heather Stever and Gordon Bennett (18 minute talk)Mamalu Poepoe: Enhancing invasive species surveillance at Hawaii's airports - Leyla Kaufman (18 minute talk)
11:38am: Propagation of Rare Hawaiian Plants: Examples from the Army's Oahu Natural Resources Program's Nursery -Matthew Garma (22 minutes)Effects of the invasive thief ant, Solenopsis papuana, on reproductive success of endemic Hawaiian picture-winged Drosophila flies - Cassandra Ogura-Yamada, Paul Krushelnycky, Kelvin Kanegawa, Kenneth Kaneshiro, Karl Magnacca (18 minute talk)E-Manifesting and Transitional Inspection Facilities: Increasing Efficiency Through Risk-Based Inspections - Jonathan Ho (18 minute talk)
An imperfect marriage between pollinator and plant: infidelity of the fig wasp Pleistodontes imperialis when presented with an assortment of figs - Brock, K.C., Bernard, J. (presenter), Walsh, S.W., Wolkis, D., and Weiblen, G.D. (18 minute talk)Leveraging Department of Defense Entomology to Improve Global Health and Regional Biosecurity - Jodi Fiorenzano (18 minute talk)
1:30pm-3:00pmHawaiian Botanical Forum Submitted Talks IIPalm Pests ITopics in Biocontrol IPoster Room
1:30pm: Challenges and success of collecting and outplanting Polyscias bisattenuata (Araliaceae) on Kauai -Natalia Tangalin (9 minutes)Current Status of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response in Hawaii - Keith Wesier (15 minute talk)Biological control projects of the recent past of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture - Amber Tateno, Juliana Yalemar, and Mohsen Ramadan (15 minute talk)
1:39pm: Liko Na Pilina experimental restoration project: Plant community development 4 years post outplanting -Nicole Martin (17 minutes)Oviposition Preferences of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) - Megan Manley, Michael Melzer, Helen Spafford (15 minute talk)Updates on current ongoing biocontrol projects at the Hawaii Department of Agriculture - Juliana Yalemar (15 minute talk)
1:56pm: Genetic Storage of Endangered Plant Species Vulnerable to Climate Change -Dan Adamski (5 minutes)Research updates on chemical and biological control of coconut rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) in Hawaii - Zhiqiang Cheng, Matthew Kellar, Kelsey Mitsuda, Roshan Manandhar, and Jing Li (15 minute talk)Melastome biocontrol - Tracy Johnson (15 minute talk)
2:01pm: Observations on Oahu Cyanea - ovule counts versus seed set -Susan Ching Harbin and Marian M. Chau (9 minutes)Approaches for coconut rhinoceros beetle control in Hawaii - T. Vowell (15 minute talk)Progress in the selection of potential biocontrol agents for albizia (Falcataria moluccana) - Ken Puliafico (15 minute talk)
2:10pm: Hawaiian Ferns for Restoration Use: A call for propagators -Sam Champine-Tocher, Kay Lynch, and Ashly Trask (17 minutes)Engineering approaches to surveillance and control of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle - Daniel M. Jenkins (15 minute talk)Assessing biological control of Schinus terebinthifolius - Michelle Au (15 minute talk)
2:27pm: Restoring Native Plants in an Abandoned Quarry under Changing Climate -Lida Pigott Burney (16 minutes)The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros): Using Genomics to Track an Invasion Across the World’s Largest Ocean - J. Bradley Reil (15 minute talk)Entomopathogenic fungi as biological control agents of Macadamia Felted
Coccid (Eriococcus ironsidei) in Hawaii - Rosemary Gutierrez (15 minute
2:43pm: Developing a Plant Conservation Research Agenda for Hawaii -Matthew Keir (17 minutes)
BREAK - Poster Break 2 (presenters grab another snack and stand by your poster)
3:30pm-5:00pm Hawaiian Botanical Forum Discussion breakouts (all four discussion breakouts running concurrently) Palm Pests IITopics in Biocontrol IIPoster Room
3:30pm: Restoration of Dry Coastal and Lowland Ecosystems -Led by Butch Haase

Updates on the South American Palm Weevil Invasion in Southern California - John Kabashima, Mark Hoddle (18 minute talk)The dynamics and impact of Secusio extensa on fireweed - Paul Krushelnycky, Forest Starr, Kim Starr, Melelani Abran, Mark Thorne, James Leary, Mach Fukada, and Dan Rubinoff (18 minute talk)Strawberry guava biocontrol update - Nancy Chaney (poster)
3:30pm: Prioritizing Needs for Seed Banking in Hawai'i -Led by Marian ChauPacific Perspectives of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Hawaii) - Darcy Oishi (18 minute talk)Biological control and whole farm pest management: opportunities and challenges in Hawaii - Krishna Bayyareddy (18 minute talk)
3:30pm: Propagation and Culture of Native Plants -Led by Matthew GarmaInvasive Species Are Everyone’s Responsibility - Roland Quitugua (18 minute talk)Fitness effects of founder female number of Trichogramma papilionis reared in captivity on a factitious host Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller) - Abdulla Ali (18 minute talk)
3:30pm: Taking Ecological Restoration of Hawaii’s Forests to the Next Level and Beyond
-Led by Elliott Parsons
Outreach Efforts of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response - Kailee Tam (18 minute talk)Response of a Cyprinid Fish to the Scavenger Deterrent Factor Present in Insects Killed by an Entomopathogenic Nematode and its Mutualistic Bacterium - Ramalingam Karthik Raja, Baris Gulcu, Selcuk Hazir, Harry K. Kaya (18 minute talk)
Oryctes rhinoceros in Japan and its biotype - Madoka Nakai (18 minute talk)
Hawaiian Lobelioid Conservation Meeting
Thursday, December 7th
Queen LiliuokalaniKaiulani 1Kaiulani 2Kaiulani 3
8:30am - 10:00am Mosquitoes Suck: New approaches to mosquito surveillance and control in HawaiiWorkshop
An introduction to the All Partners Access Network, a new tool for mosquito surveillance in Hawaii - James Harwood (15 minute talk)Identification of invasive slugs and snails workshop presented by Norine Yeung and Jaynee Kim
Effects of plant infusions on oviposition of mosquitoes present in lowlands of Oahu - Priscilla Seabourn (15 minute talk)
Efficacy test of soap solutions for immature mosquito control - Jeomhee Hasty (15 minute talk)
Evaluation of short-term, local control of Culex quinquefasciatus and challenges to landscape level control on the Alaka`i Plateau, Kauai - Dennis LaPointe, Lisa Crampton, Michael Riney, Theodore Black and Justin Hite (15 minute talk)
Steps to control mosquito-vectored avian diseases in Hawai‘i - Jolene Sutton (15 minute talk)
Using population genetic inference to evaluate the biosecurity risks of field sites for testing purposefully designed self-replicating management tools - Adam Vorsino, Joshua Fisher, Sheldon Plentovich, Stephen E. Miller (15 minute talk)
BREAK (Poster presenters please take down your posters)
10:30am-12:00pmHawaiian Botanical Forum Submitted Talks IIIWorkshop
10:30am: Drone use for Botanical Surveys of Vertical Surfaces -Ben Nyberg (8 minutes)Mosquito identification workshop presented by James Harwood
10:38am: The Tropical Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center in Hawaii -JB Friday, Doug Jacobs, Travis Idol, James Leary, Creighton Litton, Susan Miyasaka, Christian Giardina, Christina Liang, Nick Koch, Kyle Earnshaw (17 minutes)
10:55am: Implications of Recent Fabaceae Taxonomic Revisions on Biological Control -Ken Puliafico (17 minutes)
11:12am: Non timber forest products in Hawaii -Katie Kamelamela (16 minutes)
11:28am: Seeds Don't Stay Still! The importance of decontamination in natural resources work -Ryan Chang (16 minutes)
11:44am: 643-PEST Invasive Species Reporting System -JC Watson (8 minutes)
11:52am: Turning a new leaf: Engaging industries in policy decision-making for prevention of invasive plant introductions -Chelsea Arnott (8 minutes)
1:00pm-4:00pm DLNR Insectary and Snail labMonsanto Farm TourManoa Cliff Restoration ProjectKaiwi Scenic Shoreline State Park - Yellow-faced bee conservation
The DLNR Hawaii Invertebrate Program, Insectary and Snail Lab house applied research projects, and support the conservation and management of rare invertebrate species. Projects range from basic biological and ecological studies on rare or declining species, to the development of specific captive rearing, propagation and reintroduction techniques. These facilities were just established in 2016, please come learn about our new projects! Limited transportation will be provided to and from the hotel. Further details and registration will be provided at the registration desk. Monsanto Hawaii will provide attendees a tour of its farm site in Kunia. The tour is intended for individuals interested in learning more about the company’s activities including their sustainable pest management practices in Hawaii. The farm tour will offer a first-hand look at the company’s local operations, and will provide information about Hawaii’s seed industry, Monsanto’s seed development efforts globally and the work being done in Hawaii as part of the seed development process. Transportation to and from the farm will be provided by Monsanto. Further details and registration will be provided at the registration desk.The Mānoa Cliff Trail is an easily accessible hike that is still great for observing native plants. The vegetation along the Mānoa Cliff Trail ranges from Lowland Mesic Shrub land to Lowland Mesic Forest. Join us to learn about the restoration efforts currently underway along the section of the Mānoa Cliff Trail between its junctions with the Pu’u ‘Ōhi’a and Pauoa Flats Trails, including manually controlling alien weeds and replacing them with native plants. Further details and registration will be provided at the registration desk.The Kaiwi Scenic Shoreline is one of just a handful of locations where the Hawaiian yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus anthracinus) can still be found on Oʻahu. Hylaeus anthracinus is one of seven species of yellow-faced bee recently recognized as federally endangered. Habitat loss, invasive predators (such as ants), climatic events, and competition with non-native solitary bees has contributed to the decline of these important pollinators. Come learn about the efforts underway to stabilize and recover these remarkable pollinators along the Kaiwi Coast. Further details and registration will be provided at the registration desk.
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