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Seminar Schedule

Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule

*All seminars take place Monday from 11:15 am-12:05 pm in Room 404A of the Biological Sciences Building, unless otherwise noted.

January 6

First Day of Class, (orientation/syllabi)

January 13
No Seminar

January 20
No Seminar - MLK Holiday

January 27
Dr. John Pickering, Associate Professor, School of Ecology, UGA
"Join the Dark Side -- Study the Fabulous Diversity of Local Moths to Understand Environmental Changes"

February 3
Dr. Russell Mizell, Professor, North Florida Education Center, University of Florida
"Ecological Services, IPM and Habitat Manipulation: “Putting the Ecosystem to Work”"

February 11 (Tuesday) - Co-hosted by Cellular Biology
*11AM, Rm S175, Paul Coverdell Center

Dr. Michael O'Conner, Ordway Professor of Developmental Biology, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota
"Neuroendocrine Control of Drosophila Developmental Timing, Body Size and Behavior" 

February 17
Dr. David Buntin, Professor, Department of Entomology, UGA
"Management of Insect Pests of Grain Crops"
February 24
Dr. Juan Luis Fuentes, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, The University of Tennessee
"The Insect Gut as Target and Prospecting Resource"

March 3
No Seminar - SEB Meetings

March 10
No Seminar - Spring Break

March 17
Dr. Tony Ives, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Food-web Interactions and the Response of Aphid Populations to Environmental Change"

March 24
Jim Hanula, Research Entomologist, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
"Bees and Trees: Effects of Forest Condition and Management on Pollinators"

March 31 - Lund Week Seminar

Dr. Wendy Moore, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona
"Almost Anything is Paussible: Explosive Defenses, Radiations, and Convergences within Flanged Bombardier Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Paussinae)"

April 7
Dr. Todd Blackledge, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Akron
"A Biomechanical Perspective on the Evolution of Spider Orb Webs"

April 14
Dr. Claudia Riegel, Entomologist & Director, New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board
"Running a Science-based Municipal Vector Control Program in New Orlean, Louisiana"
April 21
Dr. Tony Shelton, Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
"Entomology, politics and John Boyd Orr: the challenges we face in IPM"

April 28

Last Day of Class



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