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Department of Entomology

Department of Entomology
123 W. Waters Hall
1603 Old Claflin Place
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506-4004

785-532-6232 fax

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Entomology Seminar Series

The Department of Entomology sponsors a seminar series covering a wide range of topics and speakers. Seminars are normally held on Mondays of the spring and fall semesters. We typically enjoy some social time with light snacks from 3:40 until 4 pm, when the seminar begins. Please come and join us!

In addition to maintaining a high caliber of speakers, each year the department recognizes alumni and other scientists for their contributions to the science of entomology via the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Theodore L. Hopkins Distinguished Colloquium Award. The students of the Popenoe Entomology Club also select the Popenoe Speaker each year and sponsor his or her visit to the department.

NOTE: Seminars in Waters 231 are streamed live using Zoom. If you would like to watch them live (all times are Central US time), you can join us:
Meeting ID: 537 148 3579
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/5371483579
Or iPhone one-tap:  14157629988,5371483579# or 16465687788,5371483579#
Or Telephone:    Dial: +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll)    Meeting ID: 537 148 3579 


Spring 2017 - Tuesdays at 4 pm, Waters 231
(unless otherwise noted)


DateSpeaker and Presentation Topic/Title
Jan 24Aaron Dossey (All Things Bugs): Developing Insects for Food, Feed, Pharma and Other Valuable Applications
Jan 31Justin McMechan (University of Nebraska, Department of Entomology): Oversummering ecology of the wheat curl mite
Feb 7Mary Gardiner (The Ohio State University, Department of Entomology): Quantifying the value of urban vacant land for conservation and ecosystem services
Feb 14 
Feb 21A Large Family of Bacterial Genes in the Hessian fly Genome
Feb 28Rob Morrison (USDA-ARS, CGAHR): Integrated pest management of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug through behaviorally-based strategies
Mar 7Judy Wu Smart (University of Nebraska, Department of Entomology): Effects of neonicotinoids on honey bee and bumble bee queens and impacts on colony development
Mar 14Jonathan Lundgren (Ecdysis Foundation): Popenoe Club Speaker: Ecologically based food systems and the future of entomology and pest management
Mar 21No seminar: Spring Break
Mar 28Kris Silver (Dept. of Entomology, Kansas State Univ.): Using an in vitro approach to study dsRNA uptake
Apr 4Divine Tarla (University of Dschang, Cameroon): Climate change and sustainable management of taro (Colocasia esculenta) leaf blight in Western Highlands of Cameroon
Apr 11Fred Gould (Dept. of Entomology, North Carolina State Univ.): Hopkins Colloquium Speaker: Elevating the discussion of genetically engineered crops
Apr 18Katie Reif (Kansas State University, Veterinary Medicine): Identifying determinants of vector competence for tick-borne pathogens
Apr 25Peter Klein (Dept. of Entomology, Kansas State Univ.): Stress-regulated gene expression of Ascorbate-Peroxidases sAPX and tAPX in Arabidopsis thaliana
May 2Grace Craigie (Department of Entomology, Kansas State University): PhD Research Proposal: Monitoring for Sugarcane Aphids (Melanaphis sacchari) In Grain Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) using Hyperspectral Imaging Drones
Streaming Video

Some Seminars are available LIVE via streaming video (using windows media player). Go to video page before the start of seminar . Archived seminars are available the week following seminar.

Other Seminars

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