Depar​tment Seminars​ - Spring 2020

Seminars scheduled on Thursdays at 3:45 PM in the Roy L. Whistler Hall of Agricultural Research, Room 116.
Refreshments at 3:15 PM unless noted otherwise.

*In February we will be interviewing three candidates for the Osmun Endowed Chair in Urban Entomology faculty position.
These candidates are listed here with Osmun Faculty Interview* as the Sponsor. All presentations will be at 9:30AM in WSLR 116.
They will each present both a Research Seminar on Thursday and an Extension Presentation on Friday.

Date/ Sponsor​ Presenter Seminar Topic/Area of Interest

January 16
Ian Kaplan
Danny Haelewaters
Purdue Botany & Plant Pathology
Arthropod-associated Laboulbeniales fungi, the elephant in the room
January 23
Aaron Smith
Marcin Kamiński
Purdue Entomology
Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert: a tale of darkling beetles
January 30
Michael Scharf
Herbert Siqueira
Purdue Entomology
Resistance to insecticides in the highly invasive tomato pinworm Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917): current status and management
February 6 & 7
Osmun Faculty Interview*
Dini Miller
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Dept of Entomology
THURS: A Biological Science (how insects evolved to survive in the urban environment) Or a Social Science (how human behavior has allowed insects to thrive in the urban environment)
FRI: How Improving the Pest Management Industry can Improve Peoples’ Lives
February 13 & 14
Osmun Faculty Interview*
Warren Booth
University of Tulsa, Dept of Biology
THURS: Using bed bugs to understand urban pest evolution in the urban environment
FRI: How can The Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management meet today’s evolving needs?
February 20
Ameya Gondhalekar
Joe Zhou
University of Kentucky
From “Scared to Death” to “Peace of Mind” - Social Buffering in Termites
February 27
Stephen Cameron
Julie Allen
University of Nevada at Reno
Untangling the web of vertebrate – louse – symbiont evolution a bioinformatics approach
February 27 & 28
Osmun Faculty Interview*
Barry Pittendrigh
Michigan State University, Dept of Entomology
THURS: From Genomics to Outreach: Systems Approaches to Entomological Research and Impact
FRI: The Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management: A Systems Approach as a Vision Towards the Future of Societal Engagement
March 5
John Couture
Charlie Mason
Penn State
When very hungry caterpillars get very bad tummy aches: understanding the roles and impacts of gut microbiomes in mediating plant defenses
March 12
John Couture
Harmony Dalgleish
Cornell University
March 19
March 26
Ashley Leach
Heather Leach
Penn State
Invasion of the Lanternflies: response and management for the new pest, spotted
April 2
Krystal Hans

Sherah VanLaerhoven
University of Windsor
April 9
Mat Dittmann

Manuela Ramalho
Cornell University
Exploring connections between microbial community and host phylogenetic history: a powerful tool to better understand the evolutionary significance of these associations in nature
April 16
Cliff Sadof
Dave Kellam
University of New Hampshire
How research and programming can fuel a modern Extension marketing machine
April 23
Paola Olaya Arenas
Ivette Perfecto
University of Michigan
Complex ecological interactions in the coffee agroecosystem
April 30
Undergraduate Capstone Presentations
TBA closer to end of semester
​May 7
Elizabeth Long
​Zsofia Szendrei
Michigan State
​Supporting pollinators in vine crops: from honey bees to wild bees

Seminars scheduled on Thursdays at 3:45 PM in the Roy L. Whistler Hall of Agricultural Research, Room 116.

Refreshments at 3:15 PM unless noted otherwise.

*Osmun Endowed Chair in Urban Entomology faculty position candidates present both Thursdays and Fridays, both at 9AM in WSLR 116.


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