Depar​tment Seminars​ - Spring 2021

Seminars are scheduled on Wednesdays from 10:45-11:30AM Eastern Time with a Q&A session at the end of each presentation. All seminars will be virtual events (webinars) this semester due to COVID-19 restrictions. All Purdue Department of Entomology personnel will be sent a link to each webinar prior to the date of the event. Anyone outside the department that would like to be notified of upcoming webinars can subscribe to the entm.seminars listserv. Most of our virtual seminars are recorded and will be made available in a YouTube playlist shortly after the date of each seminar.

PresenterSeminar Topic/Area of Interest

Jan 20Dr. Chelsea Cook, Biology, Marquette UniversityIndividual Variation in Cognition and Gene Expression Shape Collective Foraging Behavior in Honey Bees
Jan 27Dr. Michael Scharf, Entomology, Purdue UniversityEndowed Chair Celebration Seminar: Addressing the problem of insecticide resistance in urban pests
Feb 3Dr. Stacy Philpott, Environmental Studies, UC Santa CruzBiodiversity and ecosystem services in urban agroecosystems
Feb 10Dr. Brian Nault, Entomology, Cornell UniversityVector-virus relationships in cropping systems: a case study of onion thrips and Iris yellow spot virus
Feb 17Dr. Alfred Fournier, Entomology, University of ArizonaArizona IPM: Documenting impacts, reducing risks, informing policy
Feb 24Dr. Hoover Pantoja, Biology, Purdue UniversityTiny eavesdroppers: an integrative study of antennal ears in mosquitoes and frog-biting midges
Mar 3
Dr. MacKensize Kjeldgaard, Entomology, Purdue UniversityStable isotope insights into the trophic interactions of invasive ants: Are sugar and sharing promoting abundance?
Mar 10
Dr. Smitha George, Biochemistry, Purdue UniversityHistone acetylation: embryonic and post-embryonic developments in insects
Mar 17Dr. Mayra Vidal, Biology, Syracuse UniversityDiet breadth evolution and diversification of a generalist insect herbivore
Mar 24Dr. Louie Yang, Entomology, UC DavisPeriodical cicadas as resource pulses linking aboveground and belowground communities: A 17-year perspective
Mar 31
Dr. Michael Stout, Entomology, Louisana State UniversityExploiting plant phenotypic plasticity for pest management
Apr 7Dr. Gail Langellotto, Horticulture, Oregon State UniversityInsect husbandry for urban agriculture
Apr 14Dr. Zsofia Szendrei, Entomology, Michigan State UniversitySupporting pollinators in vine crops: from honey bees to wild bees
Apr 21Dr. Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia, Entomology, Virigina TechExpanding the toolbox: Applied research for improving IPM
Apr 28
Department of Entomology, Purdue University
Undergraduate Capstone Forum
May 5Dr. Sheila Colla , Environmental & Urban Change, York University TBA

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