Entomology Seminar Schedule

Event Date Event Time Location Speaker Title Event Recording
January 24, 2017 3:00pm 490 Hodson Hall Sarah Boyer, Associate Professor, Macalester College

A test of the biodiversity museum hypothesis

February 14, 2017 3:00pm 490 Hodson Hall Sarah Knutie, Post Doctoral Scholar, University of South Florida

Host defenses against parasites in response to environmental change

February 15, 2017 3:00pm 490 Hodson Hall Dr. John Beckman, Post-doctoral Fellow, Yale Univ

“A Wolbachia Deubiquitylating Enzyme Induces Cytoplasmic Incompatibility: Applications for Insect Ecology”

February 21, 2017 3:00pm 490 Hodson Hall Jonathan Dregni

The effect of a neonicotinoid seed treatment on soybean aphid and a parasitoid wasp in Minnesota

MS Thesis Proposal

February 28, 2017 3:00pm Hodson 490 Jessica Hartshorn Minnesota DNR - Forestry, Grand Rapids

"Sirex in the South: phenology, ecology, and biological control"

March 7, 2017 3:00pm

No Seminar

March 14, 2017 9:00am 490 Hodson Hall

No Seminar - Spring Break

March 21, 2017 3:00pm 490 Hodson Hall Eric Middleton

"Wildflower plantings in agroecosystems:The effects on beneficial insect communities and biological control of Colorado Potato Beetle"

March 28, 2017 3:00pm Matt O'Neal, Professor of Entomology, Iowa State University

"Combining Crop Production and Conservation for Improved bee health: what can be learned from Iowa?"

April 4, 2017 10:45am Hodson 490 Grace Sward

Thesis Defense:"Evaluating Host Plant Use of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, in Minnesota."

April 4, 2017 3:00pm Hodson 490 James Wolfin

"Bee lawn habitat enhancement project"


April 11, 2017 3:00pm Hodson 490 Ian Lane

"Bee Community Assembly in Minnesota Prairie Restorations: What Role does Agriculture Play?"

April 18, 2017 3:00pm Hodson 490 Julia B. Leone

Thesis Proposal Seminar: What mechanisms are driving butterfly community composition in Minnesota tallgrass prairie?

April 25, 2017 3:00pm 490 Hodson Hall Christelle Guedot, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin

"The establishment of a new pest: Phenology, crop susceptibility, and impact of landscape on spotted wing Drosophila"

May 2, 2017 3:00pm Hodson 490 Alan Ritchie

Influence of Landscape and Local Factors on Pollen Limitation in Restored Prairies

May 9, 2017 3:00pm 490 Hodson Hall Daniela Pezzini

Community characterization and sampling plan development for stink bugs in North Central soybean

May 11, 2017 3:00pm 490 Hodson Hall Jake Wittman

Thesis Proposal: Evaluating gypsy moth larval movement potential and efficacy of barriers to limit their movement

May 24, 2017 3:00pm Cargill 105 Marc Epstein

"from Frenatae to below the Fish tanks:

May 26, 2017 9:30am Hodson 495 Theresa Cira

Thesis Defense: Managing Halyomorpha halys: Effects of cold tolerance, insecticides, and linguistic uncertainty

June 8, 2017 1:00pm Hodson 495 Trisha Leaf

Thesis defense: Utility of Sticky Traps for Integrated Pest Management of Corn Rootworm (Diabrotica spp.)

June 14, 2017 9:15am Alderman Hall 310 Petra Kranzfelder

Thesis Defense: "Cumulative Effects of Coastal Watershed Land Use on Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) Communities of Neotropical Estuaries in Costa Rica"