Fall 2010 Seminar Series

Fall 2010 Seminar Series

Thursdays, 4:00 p.m., Heep Center, Room 101
Pre-seminar refreshments at 3:30 p.m., 4th floor atrium, Minnie Belle Heep Center

Sept 9

Punya Nachappa, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M University
“Plant-mediated interactions between pathogenic microorganisms and their insect vectors”

Sept 16

Juan Landivar, Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Corpus Christi
“Cooperative Research at the Corpus Christi R & E Center:
ongoing projects and opportunities”

Hosted by: Mike Brewer, contact Cecilia Tamborindeguy

Sept 23

Ian Kaplan, Dept. of Entomology, Purdue University
“The ecology of fear in arthropod food webs: causes, constraints, and consequences”

Hosted by: Micky Eubanks

Sept 30

Tom Miller, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University
Title: “Demographic structure in the dynamics of plant-insect interactions”

Hosted by: Raul Medina

Oct. 7

David Giron, CNRS-Perry Adkisson Distinguished Speaker Award
Title: “Leafminer insects trigger the host plant physiology through
an unexpected association with endosymbiotic bacteria”

Hosted by: Allison Bockoven EGSO

Oct 14

Tom Turner, University California Santa Barbara Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Title: “Ecological Functional Genomics: The how and why of genetic variation”

Hosted by: Aaron Tarone

Oct 21

Robert Coulson, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Title: “Knowledge Engineering Entomology Research, Development, and Application”

Hosted by: Cecilia Tamborindeguy

Oct 28

Mariana Mateos, Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University
Title: “Insights into the association between Drosophila and heritable Spiroplasma bacteria”

Hosted by: Cecilia Tamborindeguy

Nov 4

Mike Roe, Dept. of Entomology, North Carolina State University
Title: “Transcirptomics of tick reproduction: a new perspective”

Hosted by: Patricia Pietrantonio

Nov 18

Marty Condon, Dept. of Biology, Cornell College
“Specialization and diversity in the tropics: insights from true fruit flies and their parasitoids”

Hosted by: Robert Wharton

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