The mission of the Entomology and Nematology seminar series at the University of Florida is to provide an engaging weekly forum for leaders in the field of entomology and related sciences to share their research and network with students and faculty. The Seminar series schedule is intentionally multidisciplinary including current research that is relevant to the greater scientific community along with topics concerned with Florida’s unique environment and agricultural production system.
July 12, 2019
“From parasites to free-living worms: The search for molecular underpinnings of chemotaxis behaviors,” by Dr. Tiffany Baiocchi, Cal State Northridge See a video of this seminar here!
September 13, 2019
“The National Science Foundation -- Its Structure and Peer Review Process,” by Dr. Marc Branham, Associate Professor, Insect Systematics and Taxonomy, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville, FL See a video of this seminar here!
September 20, 2019
“Integrated management of major arthropod pests of tropical fruit crops in South Florida,” by Dr. Daniel Carrillo, Assistant Professor,
Management of Tropical and Invasive Pests, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, EREC Belle Glade, FL See a video of this seminar here!
September 27, 2019
“Appointment Continuum: Bridging Research and Extension Programs,” by Dr. Billy Crow, Professor, Landscape Nematology, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville, FL
October 11, 2019
“Microbial ecosystems in hydrologically active lakes beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet,” by Dr. Brent Christner, Associate Professor, UF/IFAS, Microbiology and Cell Science, Gainesville, FL See a video of this seminar here!
October 18, 2019
“Invertebrates alter the decomposition and fate of soil organic matter in managed grass systems,” by Dr. Kyle Wickings, Assistant Professor, Entomology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY See a video of this seminar here!
October 25, 2019
“DNA barcoding of nematodes: Phylogeographic and diagnostic applications,” by Dr. Thomas Powers, Professor, Plant Pathology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE See a video of this seminar here!
November 1, 2019
“Using Semiochemicals to Optimize Biological Control of Invasive Saltcedar?,” by Dr. Alexander Gaffke, Chemistry Research Unit at USDA-ARS- Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL See a video of this seminar here!
November 8, 2019
“Where the wild things are: entomopathogenic nematode biogeography,” by Dr. Larry Duncan, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, CREC Lake Alfred, FL
November 15, 2019
“Changes in animal migration and consequences for infectious disease: Monarch butterflies as a case study,” by Dr. Dara Satterfield, UF/Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Washington, DC See a video of this seminar here!