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.

January 13

Dr. Kate Boersma
Assistant Professor, Biology, University of San Diego
"High and Dry: Aquatic invertebrate adaptations to life in the desert"

January 20

No Seminar - MLK Day

January 27 

Dr. Jaap De Roode
Professor, Biology, Emory University
"Migration, microbes and medication in the monarch butterfly"

February 3

Dr. Kevin Loope
Research Assistant Professor, Biology, Georgia Southern University
"Social Evolution and Invasion Ecology of Yellowjacket Wasps"

February 10

Dr. Brendan Hunt
Associate Professor, Entomology, University of Georgia
"Simple Inheritance, Complex Regulation: Supergene-Mediated Fire Ant Queen Polymorphism"


February 17

Dr. Matt Ballinger
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University
"Specificity and Evolution of Parasite Defense in a Drosophila Symbiont"

February 24

Dr. Shimat Joseph Villanasery
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
"Improving IPM in Turf and Ornamentals: Looking for Alternative Strategies"

March 2

Dr. Darold Batzer
Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
"The Flood-pulse Continuum: Implications of Spatial and Temporal Change in River Flooding Dynamics on Floodplain and Riverine Biota"

March 9 -- Spring Break


March 16

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


March 23

Assistant Professor, Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida
"Discoveries Through the Microbiome in Flies" 

March 30 -- SEB


April 6

Dr. Hollis Woodard CANCELLED
Assistant Professor, Entomology, University of California-Riverside
"Social regulation of feeding behaviors in bumble bees"

April 13


April 20

Dr. Ryan Garrick CANCELLED
Associate Professor, Biology, University of Mississippi
"Molecular ecology and phylogenetic diversity of Southern Appalachian forest invertebrates"

April 27

Dr. Gaurav Kumar