Fall 2014 Colloquium

Fall 2014 Speakers


August 27     Herma Amalia (PhD student with Lavine and Walsh), “Characterization of insecticide resistance mechanism in the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus ?Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae)”

September 3    No colloquium

September 10   No colloquium

September 17   Erin McCullough (Post-doc at Univ. Montana) “Elaboration and diversification of rhinoceros beetle horns”

September 24   Ian Kaplan (Department of Entomology, Purdue), “Attracting carnivorous insects with plant volatiles: The future of biocontrol or playing with fire?”

October 1        Jay Brunner (WSU Entomology Dept. @TFREC). “A personal perspective of apple IPM in Washington”

October 8        Andy Deans (Department of Entomology, Penn State), “Semantic annotation and the future of phenotype data”

October 15      Rodney Cooper, USDA-ARS, Wapato, WA. “Acquired and innate host plant resistance against psyllids”

October 22      Steve Garczynski, USDA-ARS, Wapato, WA. “What we have learned about codling moth in the last seven years  and how can this information be applied in the future?”

October 29      Ute Chambers (WSU Entomology Dept. @TFREC) “Advancing decision support tools: testing data accuracy and integrating new information”

November 5     Tom Unruh, USDA-ARS, Wapato, WA. “Gut content analysis of common predators of codling moth: what are we missing?”

November 12   Adam Dolezal (Dept. Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology & Dept of Entomology, Iowa State University), “Effects of pollen nutrition on virus susceptibility and survival in honey bees”


November 26   THANKSGIVING

December 3     Elias Bloom (PhD student w/ Crowder). “The diversity and stability of native bee communities in diversified urban and rural farming systems”

December 10   Matthew Jones (PhD student w/ Snyder). “Natural suppression of human pathogens”