Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule
*All seminars take place Monday from 11:15am- 12:05pm in Room 404A of the Biological Sciences Building, unless otherwise noted.
Dr. Kate Boersma
Assistant Professor, Biology, University of San Diego
"High and Dry: Aquatic invertebrate adaptations to life in the desert"
No Seminar - MLK Day
Dr. Jaap De Roode
Professor, Biology, Emory University
"Migration, microbes and medication in the monarch butterfly"
Dr. Kevin Loope
Research Assistant Professor, Biology, Georgia Southern University
"Social Evolution and Invasion Ecology of Yellowjacket Wasps"
Dr. Brendan Hunt
Associate Professor, Entomology, University of Georgia
"Simple Inheritance, Complex Regulation: Supergene-Mediated Fire Ant Queen Polymorphism"
Dr. Matt Ballinger
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University
"Specificity and Evolution of Parasite Defense in a Drosophila Symbiont"
Dr. Shimat Joseph Villanasery
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
"Improving IPM in Turf and Ornamentals: Looking for Alternative Strategies"
March 9 -- Spring Break
Dr. Lorenza Beati
Professor, Biology, Georgia Southern University
"Research at the U.S. National Tick Collection"
Dr. Adam Wong
Assistant Professor, Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida
"Metabolic interactions between insects and their gut bacteria"
March 30 -- SEB
Dr. Hollis Woodward
Assistant Professor, Entomology, University of California-Riverside
"Social regulation of feeding behaviors in bumble bees"
Dr. Ryan Garrick
Associate Professor, Biology, University of Mississippi
"Molecular ecology and phylogenetic diversity of Southern Appalachian forest invertebrates"
Dr. Gaurav Kumar