Fall 2008 Seminar Series

Click on the presenter’s name to learn more about their research.

Click on the host’s name if you’d like to arrange a time to meet with the seminar speaker, or have questions about the seminar.


Thursdays, 4:00 p.m., Minnie Belle Heep Center, Room 101

Pre-seminar refreshments at 3:30 p.m., 4th floor atrium, Minnie Belle Heep Center

September 4

Chris Nice, Dept. of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos

“The contribution of gene exchange to biodiversity in butterflies”

Hosted by:Aaron Dickey

September 11

Diana Wheeler, Dept. of Entomology, University of Arizona

 “Caste determination in honey bees – insights from molecular studies”

Hosted by:  Patricia Pietrantonio and Hsiao-Ling Lu

September 18

Kelly Miller,Dept. of Biology, University of New Mexico

“Females who play hard-to-get are for suckers: Mating systems in diving beetles”

Hosted by:  John Oswald and Joshua Jones

September 25

Steve Cook, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M University

“Evolution of voluntary self-sacrifice (autothysis) in a clade of
exploding ants: ecological implications”

Hosted by:Spence Behmer

October 2

Ken Whitney, Dept. of Biology, Rice University

“Hybridization and adaptation to insect herbivores in wild sunflower”

Hosted by:  Raul Medina

October 9

Ping Wang, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University

“Bt-resistance in cabbage looper: An opportunity to study Bt-resistance
mechanisms in field populations”

Hosted by:Keyan Zhu-Salzman

October 16

Tom Holt, Manager of Biology, BASF

“Linking BASF science with entomology: discovery, development,
evaluation and implementation”

Hosted by:  Kevin Heinz

October 23

** Perry Adkisson Distinguished Speaker **

Consuelo De Moraes, Dept. of Entomology, Penn State University

“Chemical communication among plants and insects”

Hosted by:The Graduate Students, contact Aaron Dickey

October 30

Judie Bronstein, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biologoy, University of Arizona

“Why cooperate? Ecology of a costly plant/insect mutualism”

Hosted by:  Micky Eubanks

November 6

Tony Zera, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Juvenile hormone regulation of wing polymorphism in Gryllus crickets:
Evolutionary endocrinology meets chronobiology”

Hosted by:Spence Behmer

October 13

John Stireman, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Wright State University

“Ecological speciation in a multi-trophic context: Goldenrods, gall midges
and natural enemies”

Hosted by:  Spence Behmer and Karl Roeder

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