Mission statement

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



January 24, 2020

Pesticides, pathogens and pollinator declines: What do we know?,” by Dr. Scott McArt, Cornell University, Department of Entomology




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


February 21, 2020

Why have pest problems gotten worse?,” by Dr. Hugh Smith, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, Balm GCREC


February 28, 2020

Monoclonal antibodies for soybean nematode detection,” by Dr. Peter DiGennaro, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville, FL


March 13, 2020

Nematodes as bioindicators of soil health,” by Dr. Alemayehu Habteweld, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville, FL


March 20, 2020

Nematodes as bioindicators of soil health,” by Dr. Paul Shirk, USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology


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


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