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.
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"
No Seminar - MLK Day
January 25 (Friday) - CANCELLED
Dr. Mark Galatowitsch
Assistant Professor of Biology, Centre College, Kentucky
"There and back again: trade-offs and dispersal across variable freshwater environments"
Dr. Vince Martinson
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
"Microbial ecology and functional host-microbe relationships within the insect gut"
Dr. Nancy Hinkle
Professor, Department of Entomology, UGA
"Biters, Blood-suckers, and Diseases -- O My! Pests of Animal Agriculture"
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"
Dr. Sanford Eigenbrode
University Distinguished Professor, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology, University of Idaho
"The Chemical Ecology of Aphid-Borne Plant Viruses"
Dr. Michael Riehle
Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona
"Manipulating cell signaling in mosquitoes to control malaria"
No Seminar - Spring Break
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"
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."
No Seminar - Lund Week
Dr. Jason Schmidt
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, UGA Tifton
"Enhancing Agricultural Multifunctionality by Harvesting Food Webs: A Mostly Spidery View"
Dr. Jon Benstead
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama
"Exploring Fundamental Effects of Seasonality on Ecosystem Structure and Function"