2018 - 19 Seminar Schedule and Recordings

Fall 2018 Seminar Dates

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

Sept. 12: Characterizing molecular differences that lead to seasonal changes in mosquito reproductive physiology, Dr. Megan Meuti, Ohio State Entomology (click for recording) 

Sept. 19: Environmental filtering of wild bee diversity by urbanization, Dr. Scott MacIvor, University of Toronto

Sept. 26: Student Proposal and Transition Talks

Chemosensory function and morphology of female Trissolcus basalis (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) antennal sensilla, Kendall King

The impacts of heavy metal contamination on the common eastern bumblebee, Bombus impatiens, Sarah Scott (click for recording) 

Oct. 3: Animation and film for outreach and engagement, Dr. Cable Hardin, South Dakota State University

Oct. 10: Volatile world of olfactory signals and reception in insects, Dr. Zain Syed, University of Kentucky

Oct. 17: Student Proposal and Transition Talks

Discovery of natural drimane sesquiterpene lactones from Madagascan medicinal plants (Cinnamosma spp.) for mosquito vector control, Edna Alfaro Innocente

Old brood comb: the effects of comb age and build-up on honey bee survival, Stephanie Murray

Oct. 24: The evolution of the insect-based biomass conversion industry: perspectives on how a small idea can make a global impact, Glen Courtright, Founder, Enviroflight, LLC


Nov. 7: Insect Kir channels: the discovery of molecular target of insecticide flonicamid Dr. Jianya Su, Nanjing Agricultural University


Nov. 21: Thanksgiving Break, NO SEMINAR

Nov. 28: Convergent Evolution of a Social Symbiosis, Dr. Joe Parker, California Institute of Technology

Dec. 5: Student Proposal and Transition Talks

Ants as biological indicators of the value of urban vacant land as a conservation habitat, Alex Tyrpak

Potential strategies to control fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) resistance to Bt proteins, Ana Trabanino

Dec. 12: Student Proposal and Transition Talks

Lady beetles in the city: how does urban habitat management affect the abundance and diversity of native and exotic lady beetles? Denisha Parker

The impacts of soil legacy & management on biodiversity and biocontrol services in urban environments, Emily Sypolt

Dec. 19: Student Proposal and Transition Talks

Insecticide resistance in populations of American tomato moth, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) to commonly used insecticides, Denis Nyamu