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Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule

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

January 8

First Day of Class, (orientation/syllabi)

January 15

MLK Day – No Seminar

January 22

Lisa Limeri
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia
"The Evolution of Color Polymorphisms in Colias Butterflies"

January 29

Krushnamegh Kunte
National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India
"Molecular evolution and functional diversity of doublesex, a master regulator of polymorphisms in insect"

February 5

Ellen Martinson
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
"Evolution and Function of Venom in Parasitoid Wasps"

February 12

Michael Caterino
Professor, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University; Director, Clemson University Arthropod Collection
"Fine-Scale Diversification Patterns in Beetles, Southern California vs. Appalachia"

February 19

David Crowder
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Washington State University
"Untangling the Role of Food Web Interactions on the Dynamics of Vector-Borne Pathogens"

February 26

Germain Chevignon
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia
"Genomic and Transcriptomic Characterization of the Symbiont-Mediated Defense of the Pea Aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum Against the Parasitoid Wasp Aphidius ervi"

March 5

ESA Southeastern Branch Meeting

March 12

Spring Break 

March 19  

Doug Booher, PhD
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Illinois and Field Museum
"Evolution and Maintenance of Biodiversity and Biomechanical Complexity in the Predatory Ant Genus Strumigenys Smith" 

March 26

Jay Rosenheim
Faculty, Department of Entomology, University of California-Davis
"Fitness-limiting factors in an uncertain world: case studies with insect parasitoids and plants"

April 2

Kent Daane
Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California Berkeley"Biological Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila -- Getting Imported Material Through the Quarantine Process (or the science and politics of classical bio-control)"

April 9

Kirsten Stelinski-Pelz
Associate Professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida
"Microbial Ecology of the Asian Citrus Psyllid: Interactions and Applications"

April 13  Lund Week

Barbara Sharanowski
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Department, University of Central Florida

April 16

Deborah Finke
Associate Professor, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri
"Context-dependent species interactions: Environmental effects on the susceptibility of plants to a vector-borne pathogen"

April 23

Rita Rio
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, West Virginia University
"Small But Mighty: Microbiota Roles in Tsetse Biology"

April 30

Final Exams