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.


August 26, 2022

Student Welcome/Employee Recognition,” by Drs. Andrea Lucky and Heather McAuslane, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, Florida


September 2, 2022

Faculty Highlights of their Research, Teaching and Extension Programs,” by Faculty Flash, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, Florida    See a video of this seminar here! 



September 16, 2022

One Health, Vexing Pests, and the Conflict of Two Rights,” by Dr. Kristen Healy, Mosquito/non target, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA  See a video of this seminar here! 


September 23, 2022

The Environmental Modulation of Mosquito Vector Microbiomes,” by Dr. Matthew Medeiros, Vector Borne Disease Ecology, University of Hawai‘i  See a video of this seminar here! 


September 30, 2022

CANCELEDHighlights of Postdoctoral Research,” by Postdoctoral Flash Talks (Drs. Jason Williams, Maya Saar, Bernie Mach), Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, Florida


October 7, 2022

Holiday - No Seminar - University of Florida Homecoming


October 14, 2022

Plant-pollinator Networks Across Scales,” by Dr. Julian Resasco, Insect Ecology, University of Colorado Boulder  See a video of this seminar here! 


October 21, 2022

Population Structure of Aedes mosquitoes in the Pacific Islands and their Implications for Genetic Control,” by Dr. Yoosook Lee, Population genomics, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS, Vero Beach FMEL  See a video of this seminar here! 


October 28, 2022

Highlights of Postdoctoral Research,” by Postdoctoral flash talks (Drs. Bayo Adedoja, Stan Chabert, Bernie Mach, Maya Saar, and Jason Williams), Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS, Gainesville, Florida


November 4, 2022

Systematics of Platygastroidea: A Conjunction of Methods,” by Dr. Elijah Talamas, Entomology, Nematology and Plant Pathology, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville, Florida


November 11, 2022

Holiday - No Seminar


November 18, 2022

ESA Convention - No Seminar


November 25, 2022

Thanksgiving - No Seminar


December 2, 2022

Insect Ecosystem Services in a Changing World,” by Dr. Debbie Finke, Insect Ecology and Biocontrol, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO