Fall 2021 Seminar Series

Thursdays at 4pm, Heep Center, Room 103 and on Zoom

September 2

Dr. Henry Fadamiro, Department of Entomology and Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
Title: Chemical-mediated multitrophic interactions: Mechanisms and applications for pest management
Host: Dr. Ed Vargo

September 9

Dr. Nicole Gerardo, Department of Biology, Emory University. Title: TBA. Virtual presentation.
Host: Aggie Women in Entomology

September 16

Dr. Megan Fritz, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland.
Title: Studies on the genetics of host preference and urban habitat use in Culex West Nile virus vectors.
Virtual presentation.
Host: Dr. Michel Slotman

September 23

Dr. Maeva Techer, Department of Entomology, TAMU
Title: The untold story of Varroa mite successful invasion unraveled by worldwide population genomics. 
Host: Greg Sword

September 30

Dr. Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University
Title: The chemical ecology of an invasive frugivorous pest at multiple spatial scales
Host: EGSO

October 7

Dr. Joshua King, Department of Biology, University of Central Florida
Title: Killing fire ants and valuing dung beetles: insect ecology informs solutions to big conservation problems
Virtual Presentation
Hosts: Dr. Micky Eubanks and Dr. Ed Vargo

October 14

Dr. Joseph Gillespie, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Title: The importance of arthropod-borne pathogens turned mutualists.
Host: Dr. Spencer Johnston

October 21

Drs. Michael Brewer and Ashleigh Faris, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Title: Natural enemy response to a pest invasion into a continent-scale agroecosystem: the case of sugarcane aphid on sorghum in North America.
Host: Dr. Ed Vargo

October 28

Open for ESA Practice Talks

November 4

ESA, no seminar

November 11

Dr. Kelly Brayton,
Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University.
Title: Anaplasma marginale: from Africa to America and back again
Host: Dr. Adela Chavez

November 18

Dr. Fiona Goggin, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas.
Title: Molecular determinants of host plant resistance to phloem-feeding herbivores
Host: Dr. Keyan Zhu-Salzman

November 25

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2

Perry Adkisson Award: Dr. Peter Ellsworth,
Department of Entomology, Maricopa Agricultural Center, University of Arizona.
Title: Arizona cotton IPM.
Host: Dr. Phillip Kaufman

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