Spring 2020 Series

All seminars are scheduled for Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. in 220 Price Hall unless otherwise indicated. A small reception will follow each research seminar. 

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 Public perception of GMO crops or funding/success of multidisciplinary projects to address global challenges or eliminating disease by bioengineering mosquitoes
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. 

Fall 2019 Series

All seminars are scheduled for Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. in 220 Price Hall unless otherwise indicated. A small reception will follow each research seminar. 

Date Speaker Affliation Host Title*
September 12th Dr. Igor Sharakhov VT, Entomology Dr. Dini Miller Basic and applied aspects of mosquito cytogenetics and genomics
September 19th

Dr. Gina Angelella

VT Eastern Shore AREC Dr. Megan O'Rourke Implications of agricultural intensification for ecosystem services & disservices: insect-vectored pathogens, pest suppression, & pollination
September 26th

Dr. Liz Gleim

Hollins University Dr. Gillian Eastwood Ticks & Fire: Can long-term prescribed fire be used to reduce tick-borne disease risk? 
October 3rd

Dr. Mike Weaver

VT, Extension  Dr. Tim Kring Alwood - The Bug House Legacy
October 10th

Dr. Stefan Jaronski

USDA, VT Dr. Tom Kuhar
Entomopathogens - Managing insect pests with fungi - Where are we going? Where should we be going? 
October 17th Dr. Luis Escobar
VT, Fish and Wildlife Dr. Gillian Eastwood Vector-borne disease in the face of climate and land-use change invasive species, fleas, ticks, and mosquitos
October 24th Dr. Doug Pfeiffer VT, Entomology Dr. Dini Miller Spotted Lanturnfly in Virginia: Establishment, expansion, and challenges
October 31st Dr. Megan O'Rourke
VT, SPES Dr. Tom Kuhar
Cancelled
November 7th

Dr. Claire Rittschof

University of Kentucky
Dr. Maggie Couvillon
Busy bees: integrative approaches to behavior and health
November 14th ESA Practice Talks - - -
November 21st ESA - No Seminar - - -
November 28th Thanksgiving - No Seminar - - -
Dec 5th Graduate Student Proposals - Dr. Aaron Gross Graduate Student: Morgan Roth

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

** Speaker requested the seminar not be recorded.