From 6-8 of November, in the Faculty of Information and Communication, Montevideo, Uruguay, the II Meeting of Behavioral Biology of the Southern Cone was held. Marina Alma, Andrés Devegili and Alejandro Farji-Brener demonstrated what LIHo is doing in Patagonia. Their presentations showed the importance of wind for the distribution of aphids in host plants and for the chemical communication of ants. In addition, they discuss on the aggressiveness in ecological interactions between ants and aphids, and on the effects of exotic wasps on honeybees (and how to use repellents to avoid it).
So great were the repercussions, that Andrés Devegili was awarded for his excellent oral communication. Congratulations Andrés!!!
1. Aggression within the milking ants’ guild explains the population growth of aphids (oral communication). Devegili, Lescano, Gianoli, Farji-Brener
AWARDED as one of the BEST COMMUNICATIONS!!!
2. Stems functioning as a windbreaker: their role in the distribution of aphids on plants (poster). Devegili, Alma, Lescano, Farji-Brener
3. Effect of wind on the chemical communication of leaf-cutting ants (poster). Alma
4. Agonistic interactions between social wasps Vespula germanica and V. vulgaris on honey bees Apis mellifera and evaluation of repellents as a management strategy (poster). Buteler, Alma, Josens, Lozada