Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule

*All seminars take place Monday from 11:15am pm- 12:05 pm in Room 404A of the Biological Sciences Building, unless otherwise noted.

January 14

Dr. Elizabeth Tibbetts
Professor & Associate Chair for Research and Facilities, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
"Wasps know each other's faces: communication, cognition, and cooperation in the Polistes"

January 21

No Seminar - MLK Day

January 25 (Friday) - CANCELLED


January 28

Dr. Mark Galatowitsch
Assistant Professor of Biology, Centre College, Kentucky
"There and back again: trade-offs and dispersal across variable freshwater environments"

February 4

Dr. Vince Martinson
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
"Microbial ecology and functional host-microbe relationships within the insect gut"


February 11

Dr. Nancy Hinkle
Professor, Department of Entomology, UGA
"Biters, Blood-suckers, and Diseases -- O My! Pests of Animal Agriculture"

February 18

Dr. Rodrigo Diaz
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University
"Understanding the Role the Roseau Cane Scale on Phragmites Die-offs at the Mississippi River Delta"

February 25

Dr. Sanford Eigenbrode
University Distinguished Professor, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology, University of Idaho
"The Chemical Ecology of Aphid-Borne Plant Viruses"

March 4

Dr. Michael Riehle
Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona
"Manipulating cell signaling in mosquitoes to control malaria"

March 11

No Seminar - Spring Break

March 18

Dr. Paul Nabity
Assistant Professor of Plant Insect Ecology and Cooperative Faculty Member, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California Riverside
"Mechanisms Underlying Insect-Induced Phenotypes in Plants" 

March 25

Dr. Scott Egan
Assistant Professor, Department of BioSciences, Rice University
"Caught in the Act: What Studies of Incipient Speciation Tell Us About the Evolution of Biodiversity."

April 1

No Seminar - Lund Week

April 8

Dr. Jason Schmidt
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, UGA Tifton
"Enhancing Agricultural Multifunctionality by Harvesting Food Webs: A Mostly Spidery View"

April 15

Dr. Jon Benstead
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama
"Exploring Fundamental Effects of Seasonality on Ecosystem Structure and Function"

April 22

Dr. Heather Jordan
AssistantProfessor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tennessee
"Black Soldier Flies, Bacteria, and Biowaste, Oh My!"