Rutgers Entomology Seminars - Spring 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Seminars begin at 11:00 am in Thompson Hall, Room 206, unless otherwise noted.

Dr. Dina Fonseca is coordinating this semester's speakers. For inquiries call 848-932-9774. Related seminars: Ecology and Evolution

Date Presenter Seminar Title Institution
26 Jan
Dina Fonseca
Note - this seminar begins at 11:30 am. The silver lining - effective urban mosquito control by informed citizens.
CVB/Entomology, Rutgers University
2 Feb
Rafael Valentin
Application of environmental DNA to survey for agricultural pests
DEENR, Rutgers University
9 Feb
Andrea Egizi
It's not just Lyme disease: lessons from 10 years of tick surveillance in Monmouth County, NJ.
Tick-borne Disease Lab at CVB, Monmouth County Mosquito
16 Feb
Yvonne Linton
The application of DNA barcoding to tick-borne disease surveillance. Postponed to a later date.
Walter Reed Biosytematics Unit, Smithsonian Wash DC
23 Feb
Olga Kostromytska
Insecticide resistance in annual bluegrass weevil - Baseline susceptibility, cross resistance patterns, mechanisms and implications for management.
Entomology, Rutgers University
2 Mar
AMCA - no seminar
9 Mar
Practice Seminars By Students Taking The Seminar Course - AN AUDIENCE IS WELCOMED!
16 Mar
Spring break & NJMCA - no seminar
23 Mar
Kevin Cloonan
Exploiting odor-mediating behaviors for managing insect pests.
Entomology, Rutgers University
30 Mar

Shirley Luckhart

and Edwin Lewis

Karl Maramarosch Memorial Seminar - Host-pathogen interactions across scales of biology and disease systems - what we can learn by talking (and listening) to each other.
Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem, University of Idaho
6 Apr
James Burtis
The biotic and abiotic effects of the soil environment on blacklegged tick survival and energy use.
Natural Resources, Cornell
13 Apr
Michael Raupp
When generalists specialize: Patterns of host use on trees and shrubs by Halyomorpha halys in the invaded range.
Entomology, University of Maryland
20 Apr
Carolyn (Lindy) McBride
Molecular insights into the evolution of mosquito preference for human odor.
Biology, Princeton
27 Apr
Richard Falco
Factors influencing seasonal abundance of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis.
Fordham University