Fall 2012 Seminar Series

Thursdays, 4:00 p.m., Heep Center, Room 103
Pre-seminar refreshments at 3:30 p.m., 4th floor atrium, Minnie Belle Heep Center

Sept 6:

Astri Wayadande, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University
“Bugs and Bacteria: From Here to There”
Hosted by: Jeff Tomberlin

Sept. 13:

Sarah Hamer, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University
“The complex interface among wild bird populations, tick-borne pathogens, and human health”
Hosted by: Gabriel Hamer

Sept. 20:

**Perrry Adkisson Distinguished Speaker Seminar Award**

Andy Suarez, Department of Animal Biology,
Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: “Mechanisms of Ecological Success in Ants”

Sept. 27:

Jerry Michels, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo
”The Great Tamarisk Beetle Outbreak of 2012:
The Continuing Saga of Saltcedar Biological Control in the Texas Panhandle”

Hosted by: David Ragsdale

October 4:

Yolanda Chen, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont
“The geography of pest control in agriculture: endemism, species invasions, and rapid evolution”
Hosted by: Raul Medina

October 11

Brad Vinson, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
“Solitary bee research in Texas and Costa Rica”
Hosted by: Cecilia Tamborindeguy

October 18

Zeljko Radulovic, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
“Tick spit and tick feeding success”
Hosted by: Albert Mulenga

October 25

David Hughes, Department of Entomology, Penn State University
“Homoestatic fortresses: Chronic disease in an insect society”
Hosted by: Spencer Behmer

November 1

Rensen Zeng, Institute of Tropical and Subtropical Ecology, Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
“Plant chemical defense and insect responses”
Hosted by: Keyan Zhu-Salzman

November 9

Held on FRIDAY, November 9th at NOON in Heep Center, Rm. 413-414
Willem Takken, Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Lessons from the past: Integrated malaria vector control
is not a luxury but a necessity”

Hosted by: Michel Slotman

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