Department of entomology seminar series

Fall Semester 2005

Mondays, 4.10 pm, E-164 Lagomarcino Hall

unless stated otherwise

 

Sept

8

Thurs. 4.10 pm, 210 Bessey Hall

Dr. Steve Juliano, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Pattern and Process in a Biological Invasion: Coexistence or Exclusion Among Competing Mosquitoes?

Co-sponsored with Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

 

 

12

Department Mixer including Introductions and Comments from the Chair

 

 

19

~ Special Seminar: 125 Years of Teaching Entomology at Iowa State University ~

Dr. Tom Turpin, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

The Pedagogy of Hexapodology: Teaching About Insects

 

 

20

Tues. 4:10 pm, 210 Bessey Hall

Dr. Stewart Gray, USDA-ARS, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Aphid Transmission of Luteoviruses: The Bug’s Perspective

Co-sponsored with Department of Plant Pathology

 

 

26

Betsy Matos, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

PhD dissertation seminar

Multitrophic Interactions in Wetlands Infested by an Invasive Species, Lythrum salicaria L.

 

 

29

Thurs. 4.10 pm, 210 Bessey Hall

Dr. Miguel Altieri, Division of Insect Biology, University of California at Berkeley, CA

Agroecology: Renewed Foundations for Ecologically Based Pest Management

Co-sponsored with Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

 

Oct

3

Dr. Diane Debinski, EEOB, Iowa State University

Butterflies and Biodiversity as Indicators of Global Climate Change

 

 

10

Dr. Joel Coats, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

Botanical Insect Repellents

 

 

17

Gretchen Schultz, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

MS thesis seminar

Influence of Elm Foliar Chemistry on the Feeding Preference of the Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica

 

20

Thurs. 4.10 pm, 210 Bessey Hall

Dr. Kari Segraves, Department of Biology, Syracuse University, NY

The Evolution of Cheating in Mutualisms

Co-sponsored with Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

 

 

24

Dr. Holly Popham, USDA-ARS and University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

The Role of Phenoloxidase in the Resistance of Heliothis virescens Larvae to Baculovirus Infection

 

 

27

Thurs. 4.10 pm, 210 Bessey Hall

Dr. David Andow, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Insect Ecology, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (Title to be announced)

Co-sponsored with Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

 

 

31

Laura Jesse, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

PhD dissertation seminar

The Biology of Rosa multiflora and Two of its Biotic Mortality Factors

 

Nov

14

Nina Richtman, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

MS thesis seminar

Larval Feeding Behaviors of Black Cutworm, Agrotis ipsilon, on Herculex I

 

 

28

Dr. Anthony Ives, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

Biodiversity and Biocontrol and

Density Dependence, Stochasticity, and the Dynamics of an Insect Seed Predator

 

Dec

5

Ben Kaeb, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

MS thesis seminar

Management of            Grape Colaspis (Colaspis brunnea) in Seed Corn Production

 

 

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