Presentations at National Meetings

Entomological Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT. November 14, 2004.
Svenson, G., and M. F. Whiting. The phylogeny of Mantodea: preying without repentance.
Odgen, T. H. and M. F. Whiting. Mayflies, molecules, and morphology: A comprehensive analysis of the phylogeny and evolution of Ephemeroptera.
Osborne, J., T. H. Ogden, L. Jacobus, P. McCafferty, and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Ephemerellidae (Ephemeroptera); Combined approach based on morphological and molecular data.
Jarvis, K. and M. F. Whiting. Grylloblattid phylogenetic and population structure: The original ice capades.
Bybee, S., T. H. Ogden, A. Rehn, and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Odonata: Molecular and morphological evidence.
Robertson, J., S. Bradler, and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Phasmida: Basal diversification, wing recurrence, and evolution of egg laying and dispersal strategies.
Jones, J. and M. F. Whiting. A phylogeny of the scorpionfly family Panorpidae (Mecoptera: Panorpidae).
Garza, C., T. Killian, S. Weller, M. DeCosta, and M. Whiting. Sound, sex, and security: Testing for adaptive shifts in tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae).
Trowbridge, R., K. Dittmar de la Cruz, and M. F. Whiting. Crusin’ in the bat-mobile: Co-evolution of S. symbiont Arsenophonus spp. in batflies (Diptera: Streblidae).
Weller, S., M. DaCosta, R. Simmons, J. Zaspel, P. Larson, M. Whiting, and C. Garza. Evolution of courtship and defense behaviors in tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) based on morphology and molecules.
Dittmar De La Cruz, K., M. Porter, S. Murray and M. Whiting. Phylogenetic inferences on the parasitic batflies.
Cameron, S. and M. Whiting. Mitochondrial genomics and insect phylogeny: The good, the bad, and the ugly.
K. Miller and Q. Wheeler. Asymmetrical male mandibular horns and mating behavior in Agathidium (Coleoptera: Leiodidae).
Svenson, G and M. Whiting. East of Eden.
 
Invited lecturer, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. November, 2004.
Svenson, G. and M. F. Whiting. Application and Utility of Phylogenetics to Biological Systems: long-wavelength opsin in Mantodea.
 
Guest Lecture, University of Melbourne, (Victoria, Australia), November, 2004.
Cameron, S.L. and M. F. Whiting. How insects are changing assumptions about mitochondrial genetics and genomics.
 
Symposium for Phylogenetic Research, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India. September 29, 2004
Svenson, G. and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Mantodea. (Invited Speaker)
Cameron, S.L. and M. F. Whiting. Insect mitochondrial genomics: Technical Limitations and Evolutionary Implications.
Miller, K. B., J. Bergsten and M. F. Whiting. Antagonistic Sexual Selection and the Phylogeny of Diving Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae).
 
Symposia of the XXII International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, August 2004.
Cameron, S.L., S. Barker, and M. F. Whiting, Phylogenetic utility of mitochondrial genomes in resolving insect interordinal relationships. The Phylogeny of the Insects – What can entire Mitochondrial Genome Sequence Tell Us?
Whiting, M.F., M.. Terry, M., T. H. Ogden, G. Svenson, K. Jarvis, S. Bybee, and S. L. Cameron. Molecular evidence on phylogenetic relationships among major lineages of Pterygota. The Phylogenetic Relationships Among and Within “Basal Pterygote” Orders.
Bradler, S., M. F. Whiting, and J.A. Robertson. 2004. Phylogeny and the Evolution of Wings in Extant Phasmatodea. (Oral Presentation).
 
8th Joint Meeting of Signal Transduction Society, Weimar, Germany. November 2004.
Dittmar, K. Identification of a PKR-like eIF2 alpha kinase from zebrafish containing Z-DNA binding domains.
 
Invited lecture, FIOCRUZ Manaus, Brazil, August 2004.
Dittmar, K. Evolutionary thought and its influence on modern society.
 
Plecoptera and Ephemeroptera Joint Meetings. Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana, August, 2004.
Ogden, H. and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Ephemeroptera: Molecular Evidence.
Terry, M. and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Plecoptera: Molecular Evidence.
Osborne, J., H. Ogden, and M. F. Whiting. Preliminary phylogeny of Ephemerellidae: Combined approach based on morphological and molecular data.
 
Annual Convention of the National Speleological Society, Michigan, USA. July, 2004.
Dittmar, K and M. F. Whiting. Bats and their ectoparasites: A first molecular phylogeny of batflies (Diptera).
 
Meeting of the Society of Protozoologists, Smithfield, Rhode Island, June, 2004.
Cameron, S.L. and P. J. O’Donoghue. On Micromastigotes and the evolution of the hypermastigont condition in the Parabasalida.
 
Evolution 2004, Fort Collins, CO. June, 2004.
Cameron, S.L. and M. F. Whiting. Insect ordinal relationships inferred by mitochondrial genomics.
Svenson, G. and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Mantodea: evolutionary trends in mantids
Ogden, H. and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny and Evolution of Mayflies (Ephemeroptera).
 
Dragonfly Society of America, July 2004
Bybee, S., H. Ogden, A. Rehn, and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Odonata: molecular evidence.
 
University of Florida, Dept of Entomology invited speaker. May, 2004
Bybee, S., H. Ogden, A. Rehn, and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Odonata: molecular evidence.
 
Invited speaker, New York State Museum, February 12, 2004
Whiting, M. F. Harvesting the Tree of Life.
 
Hawaii International Conference on Computer Science, January 2004
Whiting, D. G., Q. Snell, R. Nichols, M. Porter, K. Tew, K. Crandall, M. Whiting, and M. Clement. Complex Performance Analysis Through Statistical Experimental Design: An Evaluation of Parameters Associated with Speed in Parallel Phylogenomics.
 
Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, December 3 – 7, 2003, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dittmar, K., Whiting,M. F., Hastriter, M. Phylogeny of the Siphonaptera.
 
Entomological Society of America, Oct. 27, 2003. Cincinnati, Ohio
Taylor, S. D., K. Dittmar-De La Cruz, M.F. Whiting. Can a Flea See? An Investigation of Flea Opsin (Flopsin).
Bybee, S.M., T. H, Ogden, M. F. Whiting. Odonate Phylogeny: a preliminary molecular estimate.
Jarvis, K. J. and M. F. Whiting. Cold, Cold Heart: Dispersal and Evolution of North American Ice Crawlers (Grylloblattodea: Grylloblatta).
Svenson, G.J. and M.F. Whiting. The phylogeny of Mantodea based on molecular evidence: evolution of a charismatic predator.
Ogden, T. H. and M. F. Whiting. 2003. Evolution of the delicate ones: Phylogeny of Ephemeroptera based on molecular evidence.
Sullivan, J., Cameron, S.L., Whiting, M.F. Coleoptera – the beetle mitochondrial genome and evolution.
 
Phylogenomics symposia of the Entomological Society of America, Oct. 25, 2003. Cincinnati, Ohio
Whiting, M.F., Cameron, S.L. & Miller, K.B. Supercomputing, mitochondrial genomics, and dense taxon sampling in insects: Deep Six 2003.
 
Milbenkundliches Kolloquium, September 26 – 29, 2003. Greifswald, Germany.
Dittmar, K., Morando, M., Avila, L. Pterygosomatidae von Liolaemus spp. aus Argentinien.
 
The Phylogenetic Relationships within the Insect Orders, September 19 – 21, 2003, Dresden, Germany
Dittmar, K., Whiting, M. F., Whiting, A., Hastriter, M. Fleas on Trees: A phylogeny for Siphonaptera based on molecular evidence.
Jarvis, K. J. and M. F. Whiting. New Insights in Grylloblattid Phylogeny.
Svenson, G.J. and M.F. Whiting. The phylogeny of Mantodea based on molecular evidence: evolution of a charismatic predator.
Ogden, T. H. and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Ephemeroptera: Molecular Evidence.
Terry, M. D. and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Plecoptera: Molecular and morphological evidence.
 
National Science Foundation Biocomplexity in the Environment Awardees Meeting, September 2003. Arlington, Virginia.
Whiting, M.F., Crandall, K.A, Snell, Q.O., Clement, M.J. Whiting, D.G., Cameron, S.L. & Miller, K.B. Deep 6: Resolving Insect Ordinal Relationships.
 
XVIII Congresso Brasileiro de Parasitologia, August 26 – 29, 2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dittmar, K., Whiting, M. F. Delimiting species boundaries in the Pulex irritans/ simulans complex (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).
Dittmar, K., Whiting, M. F., Reinhard, K., Jansen, A., Araujo, A. Trypanosoma cruzi in Prehistoric Texas: A phylogeographic study.
 
International Willi Hennig Society, July 22, 2003. New York, New York.
Taylor, S. D., S. M. Bybee, C. R. Nelson, M. F. Whiting. A Phylogeny of Robber Flies (Diptera: Asilidae): Molecular Evidence.
Bybee, S.M., T. H, Ogden, M. F. Whiting. Odonate Phylogeny: a preliminary molecular estimate.
Cameron, S.L., Whiting, M.F. & Barker, S.C. Diversity and evolution of the insect mitochondrial genome.
Jarvis, K. J., F. Haas, and M. F. Whiting. The Phylogeny of Dermaptera: Molecular Evidence.
Svenson, G.J. and M.F. Whiting. The phylogeny of Mantodea based on molecular evidence: evolution of a charismatic predator.
Ogden, T. H. and M. F. Whiting. 2003. The problem with the Paleoptera problem: sense and sensitivity.
 
Evolution 2003, June 2003. Chico, California
Cameron, S.L., Whiting, M.F. & Barker, S.C. Mitochondrial genome evolution in insects.
 
Annual Meeting of the Paleopathology Association of America, April 22 – 23, 2003. Tempe, Arizona.
Dittmar, K., Whiting, M. F., Reinhard, K. Jansen, A., Araujo, A. Molecular Diagnosis of Prehistoric Trypanosoma cruzi in the Texas-Coahuila border region.
 
Entomological Society of America, Nov. 14, 2002. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Robertson, J.A., J.V. McHugh, M. F. Whiting. From polka dots to zigzags: Color patterning and the Phylogeny of Erotylidae.
Taylor, S.D., S. Bybee, C. R. Nelson, and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Robber Flies (Diptera: Asilidae): Preliminary Molecular Analysis.
Jones, J.J. and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Panorpidae: Molecular Evidence.
 
Entomological Society of America, Dec. 10, 2001. San Diego, California
Terry, M., M. Gruwell, and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of the Polyneoptera: Molecular and Morphological Evidence.
Robertson, J., J. V. McHugh, and M. F. Whiting. The phylogeny of the Erotylidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Erotylidae) based on molecular data.
Jarvis, K., F. Haas, and M. F. Whiting. Phylogeny of Dermaptera: Preliminary molecular evidence.
Cherry, J.J., D. McClellan, and M. F. Whiting. Effects of selection on the molecular evolution of the cyt-b gene in Hawaiian Platynini beetles.
 
Entomological Society of America. Dec. 4, 2000. Montreal, Canada
M. Gruwell, M. D. Terry, and M. F. Whiting. Molecular phylogeny of the Polyneopterous insect orders.
J. Robertson, J. McHugh, and M. F. Whiting. A preliminary molecular phylogenetic analysis for the Erotylidae.
 
International Hennig Society Meetings XX, Aug. 26, 2001. Corvallis, Oregon
Robertson, J., C. DeHaesse, and M. F. Whiting. A molecular phylogeny for Collembola.