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Fall 2013 Colloquium Speakers

Posted by | December 6, 2013
August 21   Daisy Fu – Postdoc in Snyder laboratory“The good and the bad: nematodes in the agricultural ecosystem”

August 28   Carmen Castillo – PhD student in Snyder laboratory (Proposal seminar)“Ecology of the Potato Psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, on bittersweet nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, in Washington”

September 4th   James Harwood – Entomology, University of Kentucky “Disentangling the spider’s web”

September 11  Adam Strong – PhD student in Owen laboratory (Proposal seminar)

September 18  Christina Kennedy – Senior Scientist at the Nature Conservancy “Finding common ground: promoting human-dominated landscapes to maintain species & ecosystem services”

September 25  Tariq Mustafa – PhD student in Zack laboratory (Proposal seminar) “Comparative Biology of Potato Psyllid Haplotypes”

October 2  A Marm Kilpatrick – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz “Urbanization and vector-borne disease: Drivers of opposing patterns for West Nile virus and Lyme disease

October 9  Sanford Eigenbrode – Univ. Idaho Entomology “Report from REACCH: Integrating Entomology into a Large Collaborative Project”

October 16  Erica Crespi – WSU Biological Sciences “Stress and amphibian decline: Is there evidence supporting the stress-linked susceptibility hypothesis?”

October 23  Ivan Milosavljevic – PhD student in Crowder laboratory (Proposal seminar) “Ecology and management of wireworms in Pacific Northwest cereal crops”

October 30  Tara Piraneo – Masters student in Walsh laboratory (Defense) Acaridice Resistance of the Two-spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae) in Hops”

November 6  Luke Harmon – Univ. Idaho Biological Sciences “Detecting the signature of species interactions in the tree of life”

November 20  Jeremiah Busch – WSU Biological Sciences “The evolution of floral traits when cross-pollination is costly”

December 4  Elinor Lichtenberg – Postdoc, Crowder laboratory “Eavesdropping, foraging, and dominance in keystone Neotropical pollinators: stingless bees”


Summer 2013 Colloquium Speakers



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


Wednesday, 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.


Wednesday, 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”

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

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

Wednesday, 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

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


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

Wednesday, March 13 – Spring Break

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


Wednesday, 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”