The International Firefly Symposium 2014

Detailed Program Agenda

Please take a moment to review this impressive lineup of scheduled Firefly Symposium presentations. To quickly find a particular speaker name, use the FIND command (CTRL + F) and type in the last name. Complete abstracts and full author recognition will be available in the printed Program & Abstracts Book at the symposium.

 

Important Note: This schedule is still a draft and is subject to change. It will not be finalized until all presenters have been confirmed.

Monday, August 11, 2014

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Registration Office Open [Century Ballroom A]

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Poster Presenters and Sponsors Set-up Displays [Century Ballroom A]

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Networking Social [Century Ballroom A]

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

8:00am – 9:00am

Morning Refreshments / Poster Viewing [Century Ballroom A]

9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome and Official Opening [Century Ballroom A]

9:15am – 10:30am

Keynote Address [Century Ballroom A]

Moderator

Marc Branham

9:15am – 10:15am

James E. Lloyd – Fireflies Come of Age

10:15am – 10:30am

Question and Answer Session

10:30am – 10:50am

Refreshment Break / Poster Viewing [Century Ballroom A]

10:50am – 12:30pm

Session 1: Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Genetics [Century Ballroom A]

Moderator

Lesley Ballantyne

10:50am – 11:15am

Paul Marek – The evolution of bioluminescence in the Sierra luminous millipedes

11:15am – 11:40am

Gavin J. Martin – A molecular phylogeny of Lampyridae and its implications to the evolution of firefly signaling systems

11:40am – 12:05pm

Abner B. Lall – Colors of the night: Do fireflies detect the color of their bioluminescence?

12:05pm – 12:30pm

Yelena M. Pacheco – A phylogenetic comparison of populations of Pyractomena in the western United States

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Group Lunch [Albert's Restaurant at Hilton University of Florida]

1:30pm – 2:20pm

Session 2: Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Genetics (continued)
[Century Ballroom A]

Moderator

Ming-Luen Jeng

1:30pm – 1:55pm

Kathrin F. Stanger-Hall – A phylogeny of North American Photinus fireflies: Implications for taxonomy and signal evolution

1:55pm – 2:20pm

Marc A. Branham A long term off-site collection enhancement loan of Lampyridae from the US National Collection to the University of Florida: A history and plan for the future

2:20pm – 2:40pm

Refreshment Break / Poster Viewing [Century Ballroom A]

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Bus Loading [Conference Center Driveway]

4:45pm – 9:15pm

Dinner and Tour of Firefly Habitat in Cedar Key, Florida

10:30pm

Group Returns to Hotel

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

8:00am – 9:00am

Morning Refreshments / Poster Viewing [Century Ballroom A]

9:00am – 10:40am

Session 3: Biology and Behavior [Century Ballroom A]

Moderator

Nada Badruddin

9:00am – 9:25am

Lawrent "Larry" L. Buschman – The bioluminescent behavior of some North American lampyrid larvae

9:25am – 9:50am

Andrew Moiseff – Female Photinus carolinus lateralize their response flashes

9:50am – 10:15am

Raphael De Cock – The enigmatic Blue Ghost Firefly Phausis reticulata (Coleoptera: Lampyridae): Observations on its courtship, mating and oviposition behaviors

10:15am – 10:40am

Lawrent "Larry" L. Buschman – Courtship flash communication in two Photuris fireflies

10:40am – 11:00am

Refreshment Break / Poster Viewing [Century Ballroom A]

11:00am – 12:15pm

Session 4: Biology and Behavior (continued) [Century Ballroom A]

Moderator

Anchana Thancharoen

11:00am – 11:25am

Sara M. Lewis – Comparative study of nuptial gifts in some North American and Asian fireflies

11:25am – 11:50am

Xinhua Fu – Sexual dimorphism, mating systems, and nuptial gifts in several genera of Asian fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)

11:50am – 12:15pm

Somyot Silalom – The life history of the common Giant Terrestrial Firefly, Lamprigera tenebrosus (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) in Thailand

12:15pm – 1:30pm

Group Lunch [Albert's Restaurant at Hilton University of Florida]

1:30pm – 3:10pm

Session 5: Biology and Behavior (continued) [Century Ballroom A]

Moderator

Christopher Cratsley

1:30pm – 1:55pm

Jen-Zon Ho – Ants as a diet for the life cycle of the Torrential Firefly Luciola cereta (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)

1:55pm – 2:20pm

John W. Wenzel – A new firefly larva from Dominican amber and phylogenetic hypothesis of larval feeding behavior across Lampyridae (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)

2:20pm – 2:45pm

Yuichi Oba – Evolution of firefly luciferase and biosynthetic origin of firefly Luciferin

2:45pm – 3:10pm

Vor Yiu – Towards an easy and cheap method to record and analyse firefly flash patterns

3:10pm – 3:30pm

Refreshment Break / Poster Viewing [Century Ballroom A]

3:30pm – 4:45pm

Session 6: Conservation, Ecotourism and Education
[Century Ballroom A]

Moderator

Xinhua Fu

3:30pm – 3:55pm

Nada Badruddin – Fireflies in the grounds of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM): Studies on their diversity and seasonality

3:55pm – 4:20pm

Veronica Khoo – Conservation of the Selangor River population of Pteroptyx tener in Malaysia: Results of seven years of monitoring

4:20pm – 4:45pm

Mahadimenakbar M. DawoodStudies on congregating fireflies (Coleoptera; Lampyridae; Pteroptyx sp.) in Sabah, Malaysia

6:00pm

Informal Dinner at University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology followed by Evening on Own to Explore Gainesville

Thursday, August 14, 2014

8:00am – 9:00am

Morning Refreshments / Poster Viewing [Century Ballroom A]

9:00am – 10:40am

Session 7: Conservation, Ecotourism and Education (continued) [Century Ballroom A]

Moderator

Sara Lewis

9:00am – 9:25am

Chiahsiung Wu – Habitat restoration of the Aquatic firefly, Aquatica ficta (Olivier, 1909) restoration in Taipei city, Taiwan

9:25am – 9:50am

Anchana Thancharoen – Toxicity and behavioral responses of the freshwater firefly larvae, Luciola aquatilis, to glyphosate herbicide

9:50am – 10:15am

Stefan Ineichen – Light into darkness. The significance of glowworms and fireflies in European culture

10:15am – 10:40am

Christopher Cratsley – Approaches to incorporating fireflies in STEM education

10:40am – 11:00am

Refreshment Break / Poster Viewing [Century Ballroom A]

11:00am – 12:15pm

Session 8: Conservation, Ecotourism and Education (continued) [Century Ballroom A]

Moderator

Somyot Silalom

11:00am – 11:25am

Choong Hay Wong – Piloting and using Citizen Science to monitor the fireflies in Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor State, Malaysia 

11:25am – 11:50am

Don Salvatore – Firefly Watch: A Citizen Science project to monitor firefly numbers

11:50am – 12:15pm

Lynn Faust – Milkweed Fireflies: The occurrence and behaviors of 5 adult North American fireflies, Photinus pyralis, Photinus cooki, Pyropyga minuta and Photuris sp. on milkweed Asclepias syriaca

12:15pm – 1:30pm

Group Lunch [Albert's Restaurant at Hilton University of Florida]

1:30pm – 3:15pm

Session 9: Ecology and Diveristy; Art [Century Ballroom A]

Moderator

Vor Yiu

1:30pm – 1:55pm

Zachary H. Marion – Extending the concept of diversity partitioning to characterize phenotypic complexity

1:55pm – 2:20pm

Radim Schreiber – Photographing the glow of fireflies up-close (Art Presentation)

2:20pm – 2:45pm

James K. Fischer Fireflies and the photic field

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Open Question and Answer Session / Poster Visitation

3:15pm – 3:35pm

Refreshment Break / Continued Poster Viewing [Century Ballroom A]

4:45pm

Walk to Florida Museum of Natural History

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Guided tour of the Butterfly Rainforest - A Natural Exhibit

5:30pm – 6:15pm

Networking Reception [Museum's Thompson Gallery]

6:15pm – 7:30pm

Dinner and Special Presentation [Museum's Central Gallery]

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Attendees on Own to Visit Museum Exhibits and Return to Hotel

Friday, August 15, 2014

8:00am – 9:00am

Morning Refreshments / Poster Viewing [Century Ballroom A]

9:00am – 11:00am

Session 10: Selangor Declaration Discussion and Firefly Research Network [Century Ballroom A]

Moderators

 Choong Hay Wong and Raphael De Cock

9:00am – 9:50am

Selangor Declaration for the Conservation of Fireflies / Updates and Discussion

9:50am – 10:40am

Firefly Research Network Meeting

10:40am – 11:00am

Closing Remarks

11:00am

Symposium Concludes
Poster and Sponsor Display Removal

 

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UF/IFAS

Conference Deadlines

Hotel Reservation
Deadline:

  July 4, 2014

 

Regular Registration Deadline:
  July 11, 2014

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