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Entomology Seminar

Fall 2021 Series

All seminars are scheduled for Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. in person in 220 Price Hall unless otherwise indicated. All seminars will have a virtual component for people who want to participate virtually.  If you are interested in attending these seminars virtually you may register here to receive the Zoom links and calendar reminders automatically.

Date Speaker Affliation Host Title*
September 9th Eric Day Virginia Tech Entomology Department of Entomology At a Crossroad, Recent Invasive Arthropods Threatening Virginia
September 16th Brendan Hunt University of Georgia

Roger Schürch

Supergene Mediated Social Polymorphism in the Fire Ant S. invicta
September 23rd

Isabell Kingori

Kenyatta University Gillian Eastwood Cohort Study of Infection and Treatment of Primary School Children with Mixed Schistosoma mansoniSchistosoma haematobium In Taveta Sub Country Kenya. 
September 30th

Graduate Student Proposals

- Sally Taylor -
October 7th Graduate Student Proposals - Margaret Couvillon -
October 14th Stefan Jaronski Virginia Tech Entomology & USDA ARS Department of Entomology Expect the Unexpected or You Will Miss it. Beauveria, a Pathogen of Wheat Stem Sawfly, as an Endophyte in Wheat
October 21st Christine Carrington University of the West Indies Jonathan Auguste Genomics of SARS-CoV-2 in the Caribbean
October 28th ESA Practice talks - - -
November 4th

No Seminar - ESA

- - -
November 11th Kevin Loope Georgia Southern University Margaret Couvillon TBD
November 18th Tracey Leskey USDA ARS Chris Bergh Developing Sustainable Management Tactics for an Invasive Species in a Vulnerable Cropping System: The Story of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
November 25th Thanksgiving - No Seminar - - -
Dec 2nd Graduate Student Proposals - Roger Schürch & Scotty Yang -

*Recorded seminars are found by using the link on the title if the recording is available.

** Speaker requested the seminar not be recorded.

Spring 2021 Series

These seminars occured last semester and their recordings can be viewed by clicking on the link in their title.

Date Speaker Affliation Host Title*
January 28th Maria Sharakhova Virginia Tech Entomology Igor Sharakhov A journey from America to Europe: evolutionary history of the Holarctic malaria mosquitoes
February 4th Stephen Whitehead National Institutes of Health (NIH) Jonathan Auguste
Arbovirus pathogenesis and vaccine development
February 11th Tracey Leskey USDA-ARS Chris Bergh CANCELLED
February 18th Kris Silver University of Kansas Aaron Gross Unraveling Systemic RNA Interference Responses in Insects
February 25th Spring Break Day - No Seminar - - -
March 4th Shannon LaDeau Cary Institute of Ecosystem Science Mary Loften (EEB) Identifying and managing riskscapes of vector-borne disease in urban ecosystems**
March 11th Sven-Erik Spichiger WA State Dept Agriculture Entomology Graduate Students Invasive species management - Asian giant hornet in WA state
March 18th Assa Balayara Senegal Plant Protection Directorate Doug Pfeiffer Invasive pest species (oriental fruit fly and fall army worm) in Senegal/Africa
March 25th Ellen Lake USDA-ARS Scott Salom Biological Control of insects using insects against non-native plants**
April 1st Graduate Student Proposals Virginia Tech Entomology - -
April 8th Chris Fettig USDA Forest Service Scott Salom Small pests, big problems: Why bark beetles are chewing their way through western forests and what we can do about it
April 15th Natalie Clay Louisiana Tech Sally Entrekin Salted soil and salty leaves: Impacts of NaCl on detritivores in riparia
April 22nd Graduate Student Proposals Virginia Tech Entomology - -
April 29th Alexandra Cumbie Virginia Tech Entomology Gillian Eastwood Tick-borne rickettsial pathogens

*Recorded seminars are found by using the link on the title if the recording is available.

** Speaker requested the seminar not be recorded.