Fall 2020 Series

All seminars are scheduled for Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. virtually using Zoom unless otherwise indicated. If you are interested in attending these virtual seminars you may register here to receive the Zoom links and calendar reminders automatically. 

Date Speaker Affliation Host Title*
September 10th Kirby Stafford Connecticut Ag. Exp. Station, & State Entomologist of CT Gillian Eastwood Strategies and Challenges to Tick-Borne Disease Prevention: It’s More Than Just Lyme Disease
September 17th

Graduate Student Proposals

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Dini Miller/

Jonathan Auguste

Graduate Students: Dakotah Todd and James Carver
September 24th

Michael Hoffman

Cornell University Thomas Kuhar Our changing menu: What climate change means to the foods we love and need
October 1st

Robert Puckett

Texas A&M Dini Miller Red Imported Fire Ant management
October 8th

Claudia Rückert

University of Nevada James Weger
Antiviral responses of Culex spp. mosquitoes – capacity building in understudied arbovirus vector mosquitoes.
October 15th Fred Gould NC State University Sally Taylor How Eugenics Impacted Agricultural Biotechnology
October 22nd Jenny Jandt University of Otago, New Zealand Maggie Couvillon Vespula wasps show consistent differences in colony-level aggression over time and across contexts
October 29th Daniel Hasegawa
USDA-ARS Alejandro Del-Pozo
Epidemiology of plant virus-insect vector interactions
November 5th

Cerruti Hooks

University of Maryland
Daniel Frank
Ecological-based management of insect pests
November 12th Brian Lovett West Virginia University Stefan Jaronski Insect-killing fungi and their potential as versatile biotechnology
November 19th ESA - No Seminar - - ASTMH & Entomology 2020 (ESA) Nov 16-19th
November 26th Thanksgiving - No Seminar - - -
Dec 3rd Graduate Student Proposals - Scott Salom Graduate Student: Carrie Preston

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

** Speaker requested the seminar not be recorded. 

Spring 2020 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 23rd Dr. Megan Meuti Ohio State Univeristy Dr. Aaron Gross Uncovering the underpinnings of seasonal responses in mosquitoes
January 30th

Dr. Mary Salcedo

VT, Biomedical Engineering Dr. Sally Entrekin Circulation of hemolymph in the wings of the North American grasshopper
February 6th

Dr. Kathijo Jankowski

University of Wisconsin Dr. Sally Entrekin Linking land and water in a large river: Understanding the distribution and role of large wood in the Upper Mississippi River**
February 13th

Dr. Coby Schal

NC State  Dr. Dini Miller Chemical ecology in and around homes: Semiochemicals used right under our noses**
February 20th

Graduate Student Proposals

VT, Entomology Dr. Maggie Couvillon  -
February 27th Dr. Takao Sasaki University of Georgia Dr. Maggie Couvillon Psychology of animal groups: when and how collective intelligence emerges from individual cognition
March 5th Dr. Adrian Smith NC State Entomology Students From Social Insect Communication to Science Communication Online
March 12th Spring Break - No Seminar - - -
March 19th

Dr. John Wallace

Millersville University Dr. Dini Miller Cancelled
March 26th Dr. Mike Scharf Purdue University Dr. Dini Miller Cancelled
April 2nd Dr. Rory McDonnell Oregon State University Dr. Sally Taylor Cancelled
April 9th TBD - - TBD
April 16th Dr. Fred Gould NC State Dr. Sally Taylor Cancelled
April 23rd Graduate Student Proposals VT, Entomology Dr. Burgh, Dr. Salom -
April 30th Graduate Student Proposals VT, Entomology Drs. Eastwood, Miller, Couvillon -

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

** Speaker requested the seminar not be recorded.