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.
January 10, 2020
“Epidemiology of lethal bronzing disease in Florida,” by Dr. Brian Bahder, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville, FL See a video of this seminar here!
January 17, 2020
January 24, 2020
“Pesticides, pathogens and pollinator declines: What do we know?,” by Dr. Scott McArt, Cornell University, Department of Entomology See a video of this seminar here!
January 31, 2020
“Assessing the consequences of declining freshwater biodiversity: Impacts of catastrophic amphibian declines on Central American streams,” by Dr. Matthew Whiles, UF/IFAS, Soil & Water Sciences Department, Gainesville, FL See a video of this seminar here!
February 7, 2020
“Development of integrated pest management and insect resistance management tools and strategies for field crops in Florida,” by Dr. Silvana Paula-Moraes, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology See a video of this seminar here!
February 14, 2020
“Status of IPM in the glades: The contrasting examples of sugarcane and sweet corn in southern Florida,” by Dr. Julien Beuzelin, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, Everglades Research and Education Center, FL See a video of this seminar here!
February 28, 2020
“Monoclonal antibodies for soybean nematode detection,” by Dr. Peter DiGennaro, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville, FL See a video of this seminar here!
CANCELED!!! March 27, 2020
“Development and application of an IPM program for spotted-wing drosophila in berry crops,” by Dr. Oscar Liburd, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville, FL
CANCELED!!! April 3, 2020
“Leveraging genomic resources to improve management of emerging and invasive pests,” by Dr. Erin Scully, USDA-ARS Center for Grain and AnimalHealth Research
CANCELED!!! April 10, 2020
“Combat in female parasitoid wasps: implications for contest theory and agricultural practices,” by Dr. Ryan Earley, University of Alabama