Spring 2019 Seminar Series

January 17

Heath Blackmon, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University
Title: The evolution of genome structure across the tree of life

January 24

Rachelle Adams, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University
Title: Exploitation of a symbiotic network: Behavioral and chemical transitions of predators, parasites and protective symbionts

January 31 – Note Location Change: Wehner 115

Gene Robinson, Department of Entomology and Director, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois
Title:  From Me to We: Searching for the Genetic Roots of Sociality

February 7

 J.P. Michaud, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University
Title:  Parental effects in the Coccinellidae: Condition-dependence, age-specific changes, and benefits arising from polyandry

February 14

Sonja Swiger,   Department of Entomology, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Stephenville  
Title: Juggling livestock pests and mosquito issues for the entire state of Texas – Life as an Extension Entomologist

February 21

Pia Olafson, USDA  Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory, Kerrville, TX
Title: Blood-feeding and filth-dwelling: A tale of two muscid pests of livestock

February 28

Allen Knutson,  Department of Entomology, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas
Biological control of saltcedar with leaf beetle in Texas: Unfulfilled promises

March 7

Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University
The potential consequences of crop domestication on tri-trophic interaction

March 14

Spring Break

March 21

Thomas Chouvenc, Department of Entomology, University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
Hybridization of two termite invaders and its potential consequences

March 28

No Seminar. Seminar is Canceled

April 4

Seth Davis, Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University          
Title: The spruce beetle in Colorado: chemical, microbial, and population ecology

April 11

 Xiao-Qiang Yu    School of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri
Insect Toll Signaling Pathways in Innate Immunity

April 18

Christian Peeters, Laboratoire d’E´cologie, CNRS, Universite´ Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France   
Title: Engineering a novel lifestyle: Melissotarsus and Rhopalomastix ants chew tunnels in healthy wood to accommodate their scale insect partners

April 25

Ismael Badillo-Vargas, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco 
Title: Forging new tools for the war against Bactericera cockerelli and “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum”

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