Department of entomology

seminar series

Spring Semester 2004

Mondays, 4.10 pm, E-164 Lagomarcino Hall

unless stated otherwise

Jan      26        Dr. John Hill, Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University

                        The Soybean Aphid in Iowa: Precursor of a Larger Problem?

Feb      2          Dr. Kyung Seok Kim, Corn Insect and Crop Genetics Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Ames, Iowa

Genetic Structuring of Boll Weevil (Anthonomus grandis Boheman) Populations in the United States

            9          Dr. David Yeates, Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia

                        Flyodiversity: Supertrees, Supermatrices, and Hennig's Legacy

            16        Dr. Junwei Zhu, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

From Basic Research in Chemical Ecology to its Practical Applications in Sustainable Agriculture

23            Betsy Matos and Laura Jesse, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                        Purple Loosestrife: An Invasive Species in its Natural Habitat

Mar      1          Dr. Richard Hellmich, Corn Insect and Crop Genetics Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Ames, Iowa

                        Bt Corn: Lessons Learned from the European Corn Borer and Monarch Butterfly

8          Dr. Robert Novak, Illinois Natural History Survey and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

                        West Nile Virus in Illinois: A Tale of Two Seasons

22            Entomology Graduate Student Organization speaker

Dr. Robert Hall, Department of Entomology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri

Forensic Entomology Background and Cases

29            Miller lecture

Dr. Keyan Zhu-Salzman Department of Entomology, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas

Gaining Molecular Insights into Plant-Insect Interactions through DNA Microarrays      

Cosponsored by the Center for Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses, Plant

                        Sciences Institute

Apr       5          Paul A. Dahm Memorial Lecture in Entomology

Dr. Keith Solomon, Center for Toxicology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment - A New Framework for Risk Assessment?

Cosponsored by the Interdepartmental Toxicology program

Fri        9          4.10 pm E-164 Lagomarcino Hall

Dr. Diane Caporale, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

                        Human Tick-Borne Diseases in the Upper Midwest

                        Cosponsored by the department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

19        Keri Henderson, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

MS thesis seminar

Fate of Atrazine and Metolachlor in a Phytoremediation System: Mass Balance and Plant Uptake      

26        Mary Schuster, Department of Entomology, Iowa State University

                        MS thesis seminar

A Bug in the Hand is Worth Two in the Book

Tues    27       Note location: 1414 Molecular Biology Building at 4.10 pm

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

Fall 2003 Seminar Series