Entomology Seminar Series
The Department of Entomology sponsors a seminar series covering a wide range of topics and speakers. Seminars are normally held on Tuesdays of the spring and fall semesters from 4 -5 pm. Please 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.
* Preceding the seminar, there will be a Question and Answer session with our out-of-town speakers for graduate students and postdocs from 3:30-3:55 pm.
Entomology Virtual Seminar Schedule
Kansas State University
Dr. Xuming Liu (USDA-ARS adjunct faculty), “Molecular Determinants for Host Resistance/Susceptibility to Parasites”
Dr. Bethany McGregor (USDA-ARS adjunct faculty), “The Messy Ecology of Vector-borne Disease”
Jessica Butters (MSc Student Seminar), “Providing for pollinators: integrating and conserving natural habitats”
Dr. Jessica Kansman* (Penn State), “Stressful times call for stressful measures: How are tritrophic interactions affected by drought?”
Hannah Stowe (MSc Student Seminar), “Dietary Diversity and Continuity Improve Fitness and Energetic Reserves and Alters Flight Capacity of Native Coccinellid Predators”
Ivan Grijalva (PhD Student Seminar), “Automated Recognition of Sugarcane Aphid and Coccinellids using Machine Learning Strategies”
Dr. Brett Blaauw* (University of Georgia), “Developing sustainable pest management programs for southeastern fruit production”
Cameron Osborne (PhD Student Seminar) “Enhancing RNAi efficiency in the biting midge Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)”
Dr. Duane McKenna* (University of Memphis), “The Evolution and Genomic Basis of Beetle Diversity”
Valerie Nguyen (MSc Student Seminar), “Population Genetics and Resource Utilization of the Lesser Grain Borer in Manhattan, KS”
Entomological Society of America practice talks
Dr. Sheina Sim* (USDA-ARS-Hilo, HI), “Insect genomics and its applications to protecting what's for dinner”
Dr. Matthew McCary* (Yale University). “Unraveling soil community dynamics in the face of global change"
No seminar (Entomological Society of America Meetings)
No seminar (Thanksgiving)
Marco Ponce (PhD Student Seminar), "The interaction between storage microbes and stored product insects on insect behavior, dispersal, growth, and grain quality of durable commodities"