Fall 2016 Seminar Schedule
*All seminars take place Monday from 12:20 pm-1:10 pm in Room 404A of the Biological Sciences Building, unless otherwise noted.
No Seminar - First Day of Class, (orientation/syllabi)
Dr. Norman Leppla
Professor, Department of Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida
"Mole Cricket IPM Guide: A Model for Extension"
Dr. Ryan Garrick
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Mississippi
"Dead wood is not waste wood: molecular ecology of log-dwelling arthropods in the southern Appalachian mountains"
No Seminar - Labor Day
Dr. Nathan Lord
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Georgia College and State University
"Out of the darkness: Ultraviolet duplications in beetles allow for the restoration of the lost blue opsin class in Neuropteroidea"
Dr. Bradley Mullens
Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California Riverside
"Animal welfare, the organic food movement, and the future of poultry pest control"
No Seminar - International Congress of Entomology in Orlando
October 3 - Brady Seminar
Dr. Doug Emlen
Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana
"Mechanisms of Extreme Growth"
Dr. JoVonn Hill
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University
"Studies of Grasshopper Biodiversity and Ecology in the Grasslands of the Southeastern United States"
Dr. Phillip Roberts
Professor, Department of Entomology, UGA Tifton Campus
"Cotton IPM: Solutions to Real World Problems"
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences, Clemson University
"When decomposers gone bad - Pest status and management of ambrosia beetles in ornamental plant system"
Dr. Cesar Rodriguez-Saona
Professor, Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers
"Applying chemical ecology for blueberry insect pest management"
Dr. Sarah Kocher
Associate Research Scholar, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University
"The interplay of genes and ecology in the evolution of social behavior"
Dr. Rufus Isaacs
Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University
"Integrated crop pollination for sustainable blueberry yields"
No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
"Community Assembly over Evolutionary Time: Application of next generation sequencing for high throughput assessment of Hawaiian arthropod diversity"
No Seminar - Last Day of Class