Fall 2014 Colloquium 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”