2018 - 19 Seminar Schedule and Recordings

2018 - 2019 Seminar Dates

Wednesdays at 3:30 PM, 244 Kottman Hall (Columbus) video-linked to 121 Fisher Auditorium (Wooster).

Jan. 9: Student Proposal and Transition Talks

Development of a bioassay to assess carrot weevil (Listronotus oregonensis) response to host volatiles
Emily Justus (recording here)

Jan. 16: Parasitoid jewel wasp mounts multi-pronged neurochemical attack to hijack a host brain
Dr. Ryan Arvidson, College of Wooster (recording here)

Jan. 23: Do cities’ industrial pasts compromise their potential for insect conservation?
Dr. Frances Sivakoff, The Ohio State University (recording here)

Jan. 30: DeLong Memorial Lecture CANCELLED DUE TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. We hope to reschedule this seminar later in 2019.

Evolution of palpimanoid spiders: bizarre morphologies, unusual behaviors, and extreme speeds
Dr. Hannah Wood, The Smithsonian Institute (Columbus campus)

Feb. 6: A socio-ecological perspective on invasive pest management in agroecosystems
Dr. Carlo Moreno, College of Wooster (recording here)

Feb. 13: Graduate Recruitment Week, NO SEMINAR

Feb. 20: Designing agricultural landscapes for multiple ecosystem services
Dr. Doug Landis, Michigan State University (recording here)

Feb. 27: Life history and molecular physiology of climatic adaptation in the invasive vector mosquito, Aedes albopictus, Dr. Peter Armbruster, Georgetown University (recording here)

Mar. 6: A Bug’s World, NO SEMINAR

Mar. 13: Spring Break, NO SEMINAR

Mar. 20: ESA-North Central Branch Meeting, NO SEMINAR

Mar. 27: Biogeography of extreme bees in extreme environments
Dr. Laurence Packer, York University (recording here)

Apr. 3: Student Proposal and Transition Talks (recording here)

Determining critical photoperiod at different latitudes and localizing
Pdp1 and Cycle in the brain of Culex pipiens, Caitlin Peffers

Impacts of urban environmental influences on diapause and feeding patterns in the
northern house mosquito (Culex pipiens), Lydia Fyie

Apr. 10: Understanding the spotted-wing drosophila one berry at a time
Dr. Christelle Gúedot, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Recording here)

Apr. 17: Repeated evolution of embryonic axis determinants via alternative transcription in flies
Dr. Urs Schmidt-Ott, University of Chicago (Columbus campus)

Apr. 24Student Proposal and Transition Talks

Identifying honey bee floral resource utilization using pollen metabarcoding, Harper McMinn