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Entomology

Seminar Schedule

Spring 2016 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 11
No Seminar - First Day of Class, (orientation/syllabi)

January 18
No Seminar - MLK Day

January 25

Dr. Sarah Short, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
"Bugs and Their Bugs: Mosquito-microbe Interactions and Implications for Vector Control"


February 1
Ms. Stacey Vigil, Research Professional II, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, UGA
"Culicoides Biting Midges of the Southeastern United States"
February 8
Dr. David Jenkins, Entomologist/Forest Health Specialist, South Carolina Forestry Commission
"What Killed My Tree? Contrasts Between Orchard Health and Forest Health"
February 15
Dr. Tracey Leskey, Research Entomologist, USDA ARS West Virginia
"Pheromone-Based Decision Support Tools and Management Tactics for the Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug"
February 22
Dr. Oscar Liburd, Professor and Program Leader, Fruit & Vegetable IPM, Department of Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida
"Using Pests' Ecology to Implement IPM Programs in Small Fruits"
February 29
Dr. Joshua Benoit, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati
"Combined Transcriptomic and Physiological Approaches to Examine Mechanisms that Underlie Insect Matrotrophic Viviparity"

March 7
No Seminar - Spring Break

March 14
Dr. Catherine Linnen, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky
"From Mutations to Species: Causes and Consequences of Host Use Variation in Pine Sawflies"

March 21
Dr. Jennifer Brisson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester
"Aphids and Polyphenism"

March 28
Dr. Vaughn Walton, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
"Opportunities and Challenges Associated with a Globally Invasive Pest of Small and Stone Fruit"

April 4
Dr. Chris Asaro, USDA Forest Service, Atlanta, GA
"Outbreak History of Gypsy Moth, Fall Cankerworm and Other Spring Defoliators and Impacts on Oak-Dominant Forests"

April 11
Dr. Jim Fry, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester
"Pick your Poison: Evolutionary Genetics of Ethanol Resistance in Drosophila"
April 18
Dr. Nathan Burkett-Cadena, Assistant Professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida
"Ecology of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Throughout the Americas: A Role for Reptiles?"
April 25
Dr. Jeff Tomberlin, Associate Professor and Program Director - Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M
"Quorum Sensing as an Interkingdom Cue Regulating Arthropod Behavior: Applications in Ecology and Beyond"

May 2
No Seminar - Last Day of Classes
 

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