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 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 image of a video camera
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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 image of a video camera
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January 29, 2021

Antarctica’s Charismatic Megafauna: The Past, Present and Future,” by Dr. Byron Adams, Nematode Evolution, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah image of a video camera
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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 image of a video camera
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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 image of a video camera
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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 image of a video camera
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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 image of a video camera
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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 image of a video camera
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April 2, 2021

From Fundamental to Applied Research Using Acarine Systems,” by Dr. Alexandra Revynthi, Acarology, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology, TREC, Homestead, FL image of a video camera
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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 image of a video camera
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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