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Entomology Seminar

Spring 2022 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*
January 27th Matt Heron Georgia Institute of Technology Margaret Couvillon The evolution of multicellularity 
February 3rd Lorena Lopez Virginia Tech Eastern Shore AREC Thomas Kuhar  Development of sustainable management techniques for insect and mite pests in vegetable production systems
February 10th Jose R. Loaiza Smithsonian Tropical Research Insitute Gillian Eastwood Research priorities for the long-term control of Aedes mosquitoes in Panama
February 17th No Seminar - - -
February 24th No Seminar - - -
March 3rd Chow-Yang Lee University of California, Riverside Scotty Yang

Insecticide resistance and its management in bed bugs — a global perspective

March 10th Spring Break - No Seminar - - -
March 17th Lindy McBride Priceton University Maria Sharakhova Why and how a dangerous disease vector mosquito evolved to selectively target humans
March 24th Christoph Grüter University of Bristol, England Roger Schürch CANCELLED
March 31st Graduate Student Proposals Virginia Tech Entomology - -
April 7th Steve Golladay Jones Center Sally Entrekin Of Limpkins, Apple Snails, and Mayfly Mass Emergence: Invasive Species, Novel Ecosystems, and an Uncertain Future
April 14th Zach DeVries University of Kentucky Dini Miller Urban Pests, Pesticides, and Emerging Contaminants
April 21st Joe Keiper Virginia Museum of Natural History VT Entomology Forensic Entomology: Principles & Reality
April 28th Graduate Student Proposals Virginia Tech Entomology - -

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

** Speaker requested the seminar not be recorded. 

Entomology Seminar Series 2022.pdf

Fall 2021 Series

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

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.