Spring 2024 Seminar Schedule

*All seminars take place on Mondays from 11:30 am- 12:20 pm in Biological Sciences 404A.

January 22

Dr. Sandra Mendiola
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
The Bacterial Symbiont of an Agricultural Insect Pest Affects Pathogen Vectoring Across Scales"

January 29

Dr. Kyle McLean
Rsearch Ecologist, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND
"Macroinvertebrate Response to Shifts in Hydroclimatic Variability and Ecohydrological Conditions in the Northern Great Plains"

February 5

Dr. Joe Parker 
Assistant Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
"Retracing the Evolutionary Steps Toward Symbiosis'"

February 12

Dr. Brian Wiegmann CANCELLED
William Neal Reynolds Professor of Entomology, North Carolina State University
"The Biodiversity and Evolution of Mosquitoes and Other Flies Revealed by Phylogenomics"

February 19

Dr. Karl Glastad
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester
"Lifespan Plasticity in Ants: Hormones, Heat Shock and Hallmarks of Aging "

February 26

Dr. Micky Eubanks
Professor of Entomology, Colorado State University
"Powerful Mutualisms Shape Pest Management and the Success and Impact of Invasive Species"

March 4 -- Spring Break


March 11

Dr. Joel Kingsolver CANCELLED

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina
"Variable Temperatures and Climate Change Across Insect Life Cycles"

March 18

No Seminar - SEB

March 25

Dr. Takeo Sasaki
Assistant Professor, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia
"Collective Decision-making and Learning in Ants"

April 1

Dr. Geoff Williams
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Officer - Bee Health & Management, Entomology & Plant Pathology, Auburn University
"Neonics & Neglected Bees: Effects of Neonicotinoids on Honey Bee Queens and Drones"

April 8

Dr. Scotty Yang
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech University
"Global Invasion of the Crazy Ant Through the Lens of Endosymbiont, Myrmecophile and Nutrition Ecology"

April 15

Lund Week - No Seminar

April 22

No Seminar