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Rutgers Entomology Seminars - Fall 2023

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

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

Date Presenter Seminar Title
Sept. 8

Anne Nielsen    (Associate Professor, Rutgers Entomology)

Integration of Behavioral and Population Ecology into Tree Fruit IPM.


Sept. 15 Alexander Payne   (Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana)

Honey bees (Apis mellifera) Within the Disease Pyramid.


Sept. 22 Rupesh Kariyat (Associate Professor, University of Arkansas)          

Surface Warfare: How Plant Structural Defenses Challenge Herbivory. 


Sept. 29 Cecilia Tamborindeguy  ( Dept. of  Entomology, Texas A&M University)

Interactions Among a Bacterial Pathogen, its Insect Vector and Plant Host.   

Missed it? Watch it on YouTube.

Oct. 6 Chase Stratton  (Dept. of Biological Sciences, Delaware State University)

Shared Phytochemicals Predicate Efficacy of Essential Oils Against Western Flower Thrips in the Greenhouse.   

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Oct. 13 Yong-Lak Park (Dept. of Entomology, West Virginia University)

Detection and Management of Invasive Pests Using Drones and Artificial Intelligence.   

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Oct. 20

Karen Poh (Animal Disease Research Unit, USDA) 

Tricks are for Ticks: Cattle Fever Ticks and Asian Longhorned Ticks in the Babesia Bovis System.

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Oct. 27

Isaac Esquivel  (Dept. of Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida)

Quid Pro Quo? Relationship of Bees in Pollinator Independent Crops.

Rescheduled to February 23, 2024. 

Dec. 1   

Tarikul Islam (Rutgers University)

A Multifaceted Defense: Impacts of Silicon Fertilization on Plant Defenses Against Herbivorous Insect Pests.

In-person or Watch it on Zoom.


Dec. 8

Matthew Brown  (Rutgers University)

Integrating Arthropod Pest Management, Plant Disease Control, and Natural Enemies in Ornamentals, Turfgrass, and Tomatoes. 

In-person or Watch it on Zoom