Department of entomology

seminar series

Spring Semester 2005

Mondays, 4:10 pm, E-164 Lagomarcino Hall

unless stated otherwise

Jan      24        Megan O'Rourke, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

From Mark-Recapture to Microsatellites to Radar: Understanding Insect Movement Across Landscapes

31              Dr. Richard Preziosi

School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK

                        How the Ladybird Changed Her Spots

Feb      7          Dr. Huarong Li, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

Reduced Proteinase Activity is the Major Mechanism of Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab Protoxin in the European Corn Borer

            14        Jason Kinley, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

MS thesis seminar

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

21               Dr. Marlin Rice,

Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                        True Lies from Australia: Natural History Observations on Her Insect and Spiders

            28        Dr. Vladimir Blagogerov, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

Fossil Record and Phylogeny of Diptera

Mar      7          Dr. Matt O'Neal

Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

Soybean Aphid Management: Integrating Biological Control, Economic Thresholds, and Reduced-Risk Insecticides

Thurs    24        4:10 pm, 210 Bessey Hall

Dr. Peter Cranston

Phylogenetic inertia, ecological stasis or global homogeneity: Entomological tales from Gondwana

Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA

                        Co-sponsored by Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

28                Dr. Brian M. Wiegmann

Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University,

Raleigh, NC

                        Flies in the Tree of Life: Mining the Fossil, Anatomical and Molecular Record

                        Co-sponsored by Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Apr       4          Paul A. Dahm Memorial Lecture in Entomology

and Miller lecturer

Dr. Michael Adang

Departments of Entomology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Bridging Basic Bt Toxin Receptor Research to Pest Insect Control

Cosponsored by the Interdepartmental Toxicology program

Thurs   7          4.10 pm, 277 Science I

Sandhya Boyapalle, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

Ph.D. dissertation seminar

                        A Cell Culture System and Infectious Clone for the Study of Rhopalosiphum padi Virus

            11        Sara Erickson, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

M.S. thesis seminar

Vector Competence of Ochlerotatus triseriatus (Diptera:Culicidae) for West Nile Virus

18               Tyasning Nusawardani, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

M.S. thesis seminar

Effects of a Protease-Expressing Recombinant Baculovirus Insecticide on the Parasitoid Cotesia marginiventris (Cresson)

Wedn   20        4.10 pm, E-164 Lagomarcino Hall: EGSO speaker

Dr. Marjorie Hoy, Department of Entomology and Nematology University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

                        Transgenic Insects for Pest Management Programs: Risks and Rewards

                        Second seminar: 7.30 pm Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

                        Agricultural Bioterrorism

25               Greg Curler, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

M.S. thesis seminar

A Revision of the Genus Neotelmatoscopus Tonnoir (Diptera: Psychodidae:
Psychodinae: Telmatoscopini)

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