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Department of Entomology Seminars: Spring 2010

Room 101 ASI - Seminars Start Promptly at 10:10

Jan. 22

Erin MacNeal Rehrig, Plant, Insect/Microbial Science, University of Missouri
“The Role of ERF Transcription Factors in Differential Responses to Generalist and Specialist Herbivores in Arabidopsis”
(Host: Felton)

 

Jan. 29

Monica Carvalho, Dept. of Geosciences, Penn State
“Plant-insect interactions through geological time: taking tropical forest herbivory into the fossil record”
(Host: Mescher)

 

Feb. 5

Jose Fuentes, Dept. of Meteorology & Atmospheric Science, Penn State
“Plant Volatiles and Their Interactions with Pollutants”
(Host: Mescher)

 

Feb. 12

Cesar Rodriquez, Rutgers University
“Integrating Applied Insect Chemical Ecology into Blueberry Pest Management”
(Host: Frost)

 

Feb. 19

Erin MacNeal Rehrig, Dept. of Plant, Insect/Microbial Science, Univ. of Missouri
“The Role of ERF Transcription Factors in Differential Responses to Generalist and Specialist Herbivores in Arabidopsis”
(Host: Felton)

 

Feb. 26

Dave Biddinger, Dept. of Entomology, Penn State
“Are We Moving Towards Ecologically-Based IPM in Pennsylvania Orchards?”
(Host: Rajotte)

 

March 5

Mark Ticehurst, President, Bio Base Technologies and National Gypsy Moth Management Group
“Career in Entomology: A Different Path”
(Host: Cameron)

 

March 12

Spring Break – No seminar

 

March 19

Eliana Gonzales-Vigil, Michigan State University
“Identification and Characterization of Tomato Rroteins Involved in Resistance to Insect Herbivores”
(Host: Felton)

 

March 26

Jeremy McNeil, University of Western Ontario
“The Roles of Infochemicals in the Reproduction of the potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, and its Primary Parasitoid, Aphidius nigripes”
(Host: Mescher)

 

April 2

Ken Haynes, University of Kentucky
“Evolution of ChemicalCcommunication in Moths: A Case Study of the Cabbage Looper”
(Host: Baker)

 

April 9

Dr. James Slavicek, USDA-FS, Delaware, Ohio
“The role of Lymantria dispar Nucleopolyhedrovirus Enhancins in Viral Potency”
(Host: K. Hoover)

 

April 16

Russell Groves, University of Wisconsin
“Potato Virus Y: A Continuing Risk for Seed Potato Production and Emerging Threat to Commercial Potato Storage”
(Host: Felton)

 

April 23

Fred Gould, North Carolina State University
“Genetic Pest Management for disease vectors and Ag. pests”
(Host: Read)