Fall 2019 Seminar Schedule
*All seminars take place Monday from 12:20pm- 1:10pm in Room 404A of the Biological Sciences Building, unless otherwise noted.
Dr. Karen Vail
Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
"Bed Bug Detection in Low-income High Rises for the Elderly and Disabled"
No Seminar - Labor Day
US Forest Service
"The Tragedy of the Spargnophilidae - Earthworms on the Margins of North American Freshwater"
Dr. Joanna Chiu
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California-Davis
"Mechanisms Underlying Seasonal Regulation of Insect Physiology"
Dr. Vince Jones
Professor, Insect Ecology and Behavior, Washington State University
"Using DSS (Decision Support System) Tools to Understand the Past, Improve the Present, and Anticipate the Future of Fruit Tree IPM"
Dr. William Nicholson
Microbiologist, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta
"Alpha-Gal Syndrome: An IgE-Mediated Meat Allergy Associated with Ixodid Tick Bites"
Dr. Ben Parker
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
"Who's Driving This Symbiosis? Intraspecific Variation in an Insect-Microbe Interaction"
Dr. Deborah Gordon - Brady Seminar
Professor, Biology, Stanford University
"The Ecology of Collective Behavior in Ants"
Dr. Craig Roubos
Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Entomology, UGA
"Blueberry Pest Management: IPM in Peril?"
Dr. David Tarpy
Professor and Extension Specialist, Entomology, North Carolina State University
"Queen Reproduction Quality and Colony Health in Honey Bees"
Dr. Jamie Kneitel
Professor, Ecology, California State University - Sacramento
"The Latitudinal Biodiversity Gradient of Temporary Ponds: What is the Role of Species Traits?"
Dr. Monika Gulia-Nuss
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada - Reno
"Functional Genomics Tools for Ticks: Lessons Learned from Non-model Organism Research"
No Seminar - ESA
No Seminar - Thanksgiving