Seminars

Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule

*All seminars take place Monday from 11:30am- 12:20pm via Zoom.


August 31

Dr. Michael Crossley
Post Doctoral Associate, Entomology, University of Georgia
"Are Insects Broadly in Decline?"

September 14

J.T. Vogt
Project Leader/Biological Scientist U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station
"The Asian Needle Ant, Brachyponera chinensis -- Pest Status and Ongoing Ecological Studies"

 

September 21 

Dr. Habibu Mugerwa
Post Doctoral Associate, Entomology, University of Georgia
"Genetic Variability of Bemisia tabaci Whiteflies: Vectors of Viral Diseases Affecting Crop Production in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Southern United States""

September 28

Dr. Arash Kheirodin
Post Doctoral Associate, Entomology, University of Georgia
"Percentage of Host Crops and Crop Diversity Affects the Abundance and Parasitism of a Specialist Herbivore in Agricultural Landscapes"

October 5

Dr. Saurabh Gautam
Post Doctoral Associate, Entomology, University of Georgia
"Interactions Between Plant Viruses and Insect Vectors"

 

October 12

Dr. Olivia Smith
Post Doctoral Associate, Entomology,  University of Georgia
"Do Wild Birds on Farms Do More Harm Than Good? Ecological Services and Disservices Delivered by Farmland Wild Birds"

October 19

Dr. Apurba Barman 
Post Doctoral Associate, Entomology, University of Georgia
"Understanding the Population Dynamics of Silverleaf Whitefly in South Georgia: Essential for Integrated Pest Management"

October 26

Dr. Shaohui Wu
Post Doctoral Associate,  Entomology, University of Georgia
"A New Insecticidal Fungus for Managing Whiteflies"

November 2

Dr. Jen Moss
Post Doctoral Associate, Entomology, University of Georgia
"Parenting inthe Age of Climate Crisis: Is Flexibility the Key to Beetles' Success?"

 

November 9 

Dr. Amanda Meier 
Post Doctoral Associate, Entomology, University of Georgia
"Effects of Soil Microbes on Multitrophic Interactions Aboveground"

 

November 30

Dr. Lorenza Beati 
Professor, Biology, Georgia Southern University and Curator of the U.S. National Tick Collection
"Research at the National Tick Collection"