Fall 2009 Seminar Series

Seminars will be held Thursdays at 4pm in Kleberg Center, Room 127, unless noted in the calendar below.

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.

September 3

Antonino Cusumano, University of Palermo, Italy

“Extrinsic and intrinsic competition between
two egg parasitoids of a true bug”

Hosted by: Raul Medina

September 10

** NOTE: Perry Adkisson Distinguished Speaker **

Gregory Sword, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney

“Its what’s inside that counts: the central role of
nutritional ecology in locust and
Mormon cricket mass migration”

 Hosted by: Paul Lenhart

September 17

Jason Rasgon, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute,
and The W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

“Heritable microbes for malaria control”

Hosted by: Michel Slotman

September 24

Nicole Gerado, Dept. of Biology, Emory University

“The pea aphid immune response in
relation to both pathogens and symbionts”

Hosted by: Cecilia Tamborindeguy

October 1

David Soderlund, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University

“Mechanisms of insecticide action and
resistance at the voltage-gated sodium channel”

Hosted by: Patricia Pietrantonio

October 8

Tony Joern, Division of Biological Sciences, Kansas State University

“Grasshoppers in food webs: context-dependence,
resources, and the ecology of fear”

Hosted by: Spence Behmer

October 15

Ginger Carney, Dept. of Biology, Texas A&M University

“Modulating Drosophila melanogaster reproduction:
genes, experience, and hormones”

Hosted by: Spence Behmer

October 22

Andrea Joyce, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M University

“The role of geography and host-plant species
in the vibrational communication of
braconid parasitoid wasps”

Hosted by: Raul Medina

October 28

** NOTE: This seminar is on a WEDNESDAY, and located
in the Horticulture Building (HFSB room 102) **

Michael Parrella, Dept. of Entomology, University of California, Davis

“An international perspective on sustainable
production in greenhouses”

Hosted by: Kevin Heinz

November 5

Blaine Cole, Dept. of Biology, University of Houston

“Measuring fitness in harvester ants”

Hosted by: Micky Eubanks

November 12

Corbin Jones, Dept. of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“Genetic and evolutionary consequences of
host specialization in
Drosophila sechellia

Hosted by: Aaron Tarone

November 19

Patrick Abbot, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University

“The evolution of sociality and symbiosis in insects:
tragedies, venoms, and other
tall tales from aphids and flies”

Hosted by: Spence Behmer

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