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. 

Spring 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*
January 31st Dr. Paul Marek VT, Entomology Dr. Maggie Couvillon Appalachian millipede diversity and the evolution of bioluminescence
February 7th

 

Dr. Kelly Maloney

USGS Dr. Sally Entrekin Predicting and forecasting biological condition of streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed using benthic macroinvertebrates 
February 14th

Dr. V. Bruce Steward

CORTEVA Agriscience Dr. Scott Salom Uncertainty is certain in industry: a perspective from and entomologist in corporate agri-sciences
February 21st

Mr. Greg Pond

US EPA Region III Dr. Sally Entrekin Macroinvertebrates at the source: indicators of flow in extreme headwaters**
February 28th

Dr. Jeff Bloomquist

University of Florida
Dr. Aaron Gross
New bioassay methods and chemistries for vector control
March 7th ESA EB Practice Talks
- - -
March 14th
ESA EB – No seminar
- - -
March 21st Dr. Kasie Raymann
UNCG
Dr. Maggie Couvillon
The impact of the gut microbiome on honey bee health**
March 28th

Dr. Chloé Lahondere

VT, Biochemistry
Dr. Roger Schürch
Thermal biology, eco-physiology and neuroethology of disease vector insects  
April 4th Dr. Susan Fahrbach
Wake Forest University
Dr. Maggie Couvillon
Impacts of fipronil on honey bee brain development
April 11th Dr. Philip Tipping
USDA-ARS
Dr. Scott Salom / Jeremiah Foley
Canceled
April 18th Student Proposals - - -
April 25th Student Proposals - - -
May 2nd Student Proposals - - -
May 9th Dr. Roberto Galizi Imperial College Dr. Igor Sharakhov Genetic tools for the control of human malaria mosquitoes

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

** Speaker requested the seminar not be recorded.