Spring 2013 Colloquium

July 1 – 1:00pm Charles Coslor, MS Seminar WECN dial in #: 5706052. In Pullman this will be in FSHN 164.

June 5 2:00-5:00pm Cole Pearson, MS seminar and defense. “Characterization and Correlation of Electrical Penetration Graph (EPG) Waveforms of the Psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae)”; The WECN dial in # is: 5705559 and can be viewed in Pullman in FSHN 164.

April 24 – noon-1:00pm Dr. Steve Wratten, Lincoln University; Bio-Protection Research Center, New Zealand; Invited Speaker for E. Paul Catts Lecture, “Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and the Future of Food”

April 19 – 1:00pm R. Andrew Rodstrom, PhD seminar and defense. AMS dial #: 5705039

April 17 – Robbie Zinna, Ph.D. student, Proposal, “Evolution of Morphological Novelty: Insights From Developmental Mechanisms of Beetle Horns”

April 10 – Dr. Cory Straub, guest speaker, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, “Plant diversity and the predation of herbivorous insects: New twists on the Enemies Hypothesis

April 3 – Christine Lynch, PhD Defense, “Exploring Consumption by Two Generalist Hemipteran Predators in Potatoes Using Molecular Gut Content Analysis and Behavioral Studies.”

March 27 – Dr. Brook Swanson, guest speaker, Gonzaga, “The evolution of beautiful weapons: fiddler crab claws and conflicting sexual selection.”

March 13 Spring Break

March 6 – Dr. Julián Hillyer, guest speaker, Vanderbilt, “Physiological interactions between the mosquito circulatory and immune system.”

January 23 – Dr. Meixiang Wu, visiting scholar in Laura Lavine’s Lab, Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, “Insecticide resistance in the onion thrips T. tabaci: identification of insecticide resistance alleles and insights into integrated pest management of this insidious pest”