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
Title:
Biological control of saltcedar with leaf beetle in Texas: Unfulfilled promises

March 7

Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University
Title:
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
Title:
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
Title:
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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