Department of entomology

seminar series

Fall Semester 2004

Mondays, 4.10 pm, W0142 Lagomarcino Hall

unless stated otherwise

Sept     13        Patti Anderson, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                        PhD dissertation seminar

Field Distribution, and Effects of Bt-Expressing Corn Anthers on Survival, Development, and Behavior of the Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus (L.)

20        Dr. Frank H. Collins, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

From the Genome to Population Biology: The Next Step in Mosquito Genome Analysis

Co-sponsored by the Interdepartmental Program in Genetics

27                Dr. Wayne Rowley, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

Highlights of a Career in Medical Entomology

Oct       4         Dr. S. Reddy Palli, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

                        Ecdysone Receptor-Based Gene Switches for Reducing the Risk of Genetically Modified Crops

                        Co-sponsored by the Plant Sciences Institute

11        Jason Kinley, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University (cancelled)

            MS thesis seminar

            Vector Competence and Possible Vertical Transmission of West Nile Virus by Aedes vexans (Diptera:

Culicidae)

18        Johnson Odera, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

            PhD dissertation seminar

            Population Genetic Studies of the Tsetse Fly, Glossina pallidipes (Diptera: Glossinidae)

25                Megan O'Rourke, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

MS thesis seminar

Carabid Beetle Communities and Invertebrate Seed Predation in Conventional and Diversified Cropping Systems in Iowa          

Nov      1          Dr. Jerry Klun, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland

                        From Moths to Mosquitoes: A Brief Story of Organic Chemistry and Insect Behavior

            8          Emily-Jean Fuerst, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                        MS thesis seminar

                        G Protein-Coupled Receptors for PBAN-like Ligands in Insects

29        Mary Schuster, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                        MS thesis seminar

A Bug in the Hand is Worth Two in the Book

Dec      6          Bryan Clark, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                        MS thesis seminar

                        The Environmental Fate and Effects of Bt Proteins in Soil

Wedn.  8          Kate Kronback, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                        MS thesis seminar

Movement and Survival of European Corn Borer Larvae in Corn Hybrid Seed Production Fields: Relevance to Resistance Monitoring

Spring 2004 Seminar Series