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.

August 26

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"

September 2

No Seminar - Labor Day

September 9 

Mac Callaham
US Forest Service
"The Tragedy of the Spargnophilidae - Earthworms on the Margins of North American Freshwater"

September 16

Dr. Joanna Chiu
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California-Davis
"Mechanisms Underlying Seasonal Regulation of Insect Physiology"

September 23

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"


September 30

Dr. William Nicholson
Microbiologist, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta
"Alpha-Gal Syndrome: An IgE-Mediated Meat Allergy Associated with Ixodid Tick Bites"

October 7

Dr. Ben Parker
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
"Who's Driving This Symbiosis? Intraspecific Variation in an Insect-Microbe Interaction"

October 14

Dr. Deborah Gordon - Brady Seminar
Professor, Biology, Stanford University
"The Ecology of Collective Behavior in Ants"

October 21

Dr. Craig Roubos
Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Entomology, UGA
"Blueberry Pest Management: IPM in Peril?"

October 28

Dr. David Tarpy
Professor and Extension Specialist, Entomology, North Carolina State University
"Queen Reproduction Quality and Colony Health in Honey Bees"


November 4

Dr. Jamie Kneitel
Professor, Ecology, California State University - Sacramento
"The Latitudinal Biodiversity Gradient of Temporary Ponds: What is the Role of Species Traits?" 

November 11

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"

November 18

No Seminar - ESA

November 25

No Seminar - Thanksgiving


December 2

Dr. Marshall Hedin
Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University
"Phylogenomics and the Evolution of Trapdoor Spiders & Kin (Araneae, Mygalomorphae)"