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 15, 2021
“Nipaecoccus viridis: an Opportunistic Invader in Citrus,” by Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock, Insect Ecology/IPM, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, CREC, Lake Alfred,FL See a video of this seminar here!
January 22, 2021
“A Population-Genomics Approach to Arboviral Competence in the Mosquito Aedes aegypti,” by Dr. Derrick Mathias, Mosquito-borne Diseases, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, FMEL, Vero Beach, FL See a video of this seminar here!
January 29, 2021
“Antarctica’s Charismatic Megafauna: The Past, Present and Future,” by Dr. Byron Adams, Nematode Evolution, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah See a video of this seminar here!
February 5, 2021
“Introduced Annelids and Plant Species Restructure the Native Soil Biota of a Colorado Grassland,” by Dr. Timothy Seastedt, Ecosystem Ecology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado See a video of this seminar here!
February 12, 2021
“Urban Entomology: Recent Research, Planned Extension Activities, and Efforts to Increase Diversity and Inclusiveness Among Scientists,” by Dr. Vernard Lewis, Pest Management, University of California, Berkeley See a video of this seminar here!
February 19, 2021
No seminar this week
February 26, 2021
“The Importance of Stability: Understanding Homeostasis in the Cockroach Gut Microbiome,” by Dr. Elizabeth A. Ottesen, Insect-Microbe Symbiosis (in cockroaches), University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia See a video of this seminar here!
March 5, 2021
“Combat in Female Parasitoid Wasps: Implications for Contest Theory and Agricultural Practices,” by Dr. Ryan Earley, Animal Behavior and Mechanisms, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL See a video of this seminar here!
March 12, 2021
“Leveraging Genomic Resources to Improve Management of Emerging and Invasive Pests,” by Dr. Erin Scully, Research Molecular Biologist, USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, Manhattan, KS See a video of this seminar here!
March 19, 2021
“The Road to Termite Royalty: It's Complicated, With a Florida Twist,” by Dr. Thomas Chouvenc, Social Insects, Termites, Ecology, and Evolution, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, FLREC, Ft. Lauderdale, FL See a video of this seminar here!
March 26, 2021
“Impacts of Insect Herbivory on Tea Quality: Strategies for a Changing Climate,” by Dr. Eric Scott, Chemical Ecology/Agroecology, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL See a video of this seminar here!
April 2, 2021
“From Fundamental to Applied Research Using Acarine Systems,” by Dr. Alexandra Revynthi, Acarology, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, TREC, Homestead, FL See a video of this seminar here!
April 9, 2021
“Drivers of Pathogen Dynamics in Wild and Managed Pollinators,” by Dr. Margarita López-Uribe, Bee Evolution, Social Immunity, Feral Honey Bee Health, Penn State University, University Park, PA See a video of this seminar here!
April 16, 2021
“Soil Community Ecology Through an Eye of a Nematode,” by Dr. Dorota Porazinska, Soil Microbial Ecology, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville, FL