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 12, 2024

Chemical Cues Linked to Risk: How Organisms Navigate Conflict in a Chemical World,” by Dr. Anjel Helms, Assistant Professor of Chemical Ecology, Department of Entomology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program, Texas A&M University See a video of this seminar here!



January 26, 2024

Behavioral Disease Ecology in Insects and Arachnids,”by Dr. Nick Keiser, Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL See a video of this seminar here!


February 2, 2024

Big Questions for Little Vectors: Phenotypes, Medical Importance, and Other Underexplored Mosquito Traits,” by Dr. Donald Yee, Biologicial, Environmental, and Earth Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi See a video of this seminar here!



February 16, 2024

The Effects of Phenological Change on Plants, Pollinators, and their Interactions,” by Dr. Rebecca Irwin, Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University



March 1, 2024

“TBA,” by Dr. Marlene Zuk, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota


March 8, 2024

“TBA,” by Dr. Derrick Mathias, Evolutionary Biology and Genetics, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology Department, FMEL, Vero Beach, FL


March 15, 2024

Spring Break


March 22, 2024

“TBA” by Dr. Jose Pietri, Assistant Professor, Basic Biomedical Sciences, University of South Dakota


March 29, 2024

“TBA by Dr. Zach Adelman, Entomology, Texas A&M University


April 5, 2024

“TBA by Dr. David Tarpy, Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University


April 12, 2024

“TBA by Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock, Entomology, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology Department, Lake Alfred CREC, Lake Alfred, FL


April 19, 2024

“TBA by Dr. Elizabeth Cash, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


April 26, 2024

“TBA”by Dr. Rachel Mallinger, Pollinator Ecology and Conservation, UF/IFAS, Entomology and Nematology Department, Gainesville, Florida