Depar​tment Seminars​ - Spring 2018

Date/ Sponsor​ Presenter Seminar Topic/Area of Interest



January 11
Cliff Sadof

Elizabeth Barnes
Purdue University

Competition and community interactions of two generalist insects
January 25
Trevor Stamper
Sohath Zamira Yusseff Vanegas
University of Vermont
Caribbean Calliphoridae: opening the door for future studies in forensic entomology
February 1
Matt Ginzel
John Riggins
Mississippi State University
Secret symbiosis: bark beetles, ophiostomatoid (bluestain) fungi, and subterranean termites
February 8
Trevor Stamper
Krystal Hans
Delaware State University
CSI Delaware: teaching forensic science at an HBCU using a collaborative science initiative
February 15
Adam Alford
Thomas Kuhar
Virginia Tech
Seven years of battling an invasive stink bug pest in Virginia
February 22
John Ternest
Hollis Woodard***
Univ of California - Riverside
Nutritional ecology and physiology of bumble bees
March 1
Paola Olaya Arenas
Jaap de Roode
Emory University
Host-parasite coevolution within a tri-trophic interaction: evolution of parasite virulence and behavioral medication in the migratory monarch butterfly
March 8
John Couture
Rick Lindroth*
University of Wisconsin
Chemical and evolutionary ecology of herbivore defense in an iconic forest tree species
March 15

March 22
Ian Kaplan
Nathan Burkett-Cadena
University of Florida
Deforestation, invasive predators, and climate change: ecosystem disruption affects mosqiuto-borne disease ecology
March 29
Doug Richmond
Kyle Wickings
Cornell University
Insect-microbe interactions in the rhizosphere and their implications for pest management in turfgrass systems

April 5
Ian Kaplan

Greg Sword
Texas A&M
Fungal endophytes can mediate resistance to insects, nematodes and drought in cotton agroecosystems
April 12
Ian Kaplan
Nick Barber
Northern Illinois University
Community re-assembly in restored tallgrass prairie from three perspectives
April 19
Christian Krupke
Christina DiFonzo
Michigan State University
Bt shaming: the art of regulating Bt traits through public hazing

April 26


May 3
Ashari Zain



Coby Schal
North Carolina State University



Getting to know your roommates: chemosensory adaptations in cockroaches

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.

*Rick Lindroth seminar will be at 1:30 PM in WSLR 116.


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