Departmental Seminars

The Entomology Department regularly hosts seminars during the spring and fall teaching semesters in at noon on Fridays in Russell Labs 150 or via Zoom. For each seminar listed below, note the format may be in-person, virtual, or both. Use this link to join the recurring zoom meeting for virtual attendance.

DateSpeakerTitleAffiliationFormat
Sep 16Berry BrosiEffects of experimentally induced community-level phenological mismatches on plant pollination and fecundityUniversity of WashingtonIn person
Sep 23Rick LindrothThe butterfly effect: highlights, lowlights, and insights from my 37-year career at UW-MadisonUW-MadisonIn person (Rm. 184, 10:45AM)
Sep 30Shawn Steffan and Allee HochmuthDepartmental Codes and Policies etc.UW-MadisonIn person
Oct 7Ainsley SeagoTBDCarnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh, PA)Virtual
Oct 14Russ GrovesDepartmental awards and recognitionUW-MadisonIn-person
Oct 21Prarthana DharampalTBDUW-MadisonIn person
Oct 28Bobbi PeckarskyTBDUW-MadisonIn person
Nov 4Ignacio Escalante MezaTBDUW-Milwaukee/University of Illinois at ChicagoIn person
Nov 11StudentsEntSoc Practice TalksUW EntomologyIn-person
Nov 18Xia LeeTBDWI DHS + UW EntomologyIn-person
Nov 25No ColloquiumThanksgiving Break
Dec 2Olivia BernauerTBDUW EntomologyIn-person
Dec 9Anurag AgrawalDoane LectureCornell EEBIn person

Past seminar series

+2022 Spring Colloquium
DateSpeakerTopic/TitleAffiliationFormat
Jan 28Celso OliveiraPhytochemical diversity and plant-insect interactionsUW-MadisonIn-person
Feb 4Dr. Shalene JhaPlant-animal interactions and ecosystem services in the face of global changeUniversity of Texas, AustinVirtual
Feb 11Dr. Lynn AdlerFloral traits mediating bee-pathogen interactionsUniversity of Massachusetts, AmherstVirtual
Wed, Feb 16Dr. Emily BickDigital Entomology: Approaches in precision pest ecologyUniversity of CopenhagenIn-person and virtual
Feb 18No seminar---
Feb 25Dr. Punya NachappaWild wild west: emerging viruses and viroids of hemp in ColoradoColorado StateIn-person
Mar 4No noon seminar---
Mar 4, 1:00-2:00pmPrecision Pest Ecology candidate #2Research SeminarIn-person (Russell 184) and virtual
Wed, Mar 9Dr. Sara EmeryBig data, conservation biological control and precision pest ecologyUC DavisIn-person and virtual
Mar 11Dr. Art WoodsThermal ecology of aspen leaf minersUniversity of Montana, MissoulaIn-person
Mar 18SPRING BREAK---
Mar 25PJ Liesch2021's Trends and Highlights from the UW Insect Diagnostic LabUW-MadisonIn-person
Thu, Mar 31Dr. Diana SixFrom little to big: Bark beetle-fungus symbiosis effects at the landscape levelUniversity of Montana, MissoulaDoane lecture (in-person, 584 Russell Labs)
Apr 1Dr. Diana SixForests, bark beetles and a changing climate: Finding trees that have what it takes to persist in the face of severe outbreaksUniversity of Montana, MissoulaDoane lecture (in-person)
Apr 8Dr. Amelia LindseySymbiont-mediated losses of sex in parasitoid waspsUniversity of MinnesotaIn-person and virtual
Apr 15Dr. Lora RichardsCaterpillars, chemistry, and plants: A story of diversity and scaleUniversity of Nevada, RenoIn-person and virtual
Apr 22Dr. Emily Poppenborg MartinArthropod biodiversity and ecosystem services in farmland: pathways to prediction, pathways to enhancement?University of HannoverVirtual
Apr 29Yi-Ming WengEvolution in sky islands: how alpine beetles respond to glacial cyclesUW-MadisonIn-person and virtual
May 6Erin LoweDissertation defenseUW-MadisonIn-person and virtual
+2021 Fall Colloquium

2021 Fall Colloquium

DateSpeakerTitleAffiliationFormat
Fri, Sep 10EGSA-hosted picnicIn person 
Fri, Sep 17Dr. Matt SmithThe mechanisms and ecological impact of individuality in insect behaviorUW-Madison (from Harvard)In person + Virtual
Fri, Sep 24Dr. Genevieve PugesekThe cryptic life cycle stages of bumble bees: using natural history to guide conservationUW-Madison (from Tufts)In person + Virtual
Fri, Oct 01Dr. D. André Green IIMonarch migration as an integrative model of complex trait evolutionUniversity of MichiganVirtual
Fri, Oct 08Dr. Joe LouisRegulation of plant defense responses to sap-sucking aphidsUniversity of NebraskaVirtual
Fri, Oct 15Dr. Mary JamiesonUnderstanding drivers of plant-insect interactions: from landscapes to moleculesOakland UniversityIn person + Virtual
Fri, Oct 22Dr. Lynette StricklandVariation in nature: maintenance, control and benefitsUniversity of MemphisVirtual
Fri, Oct 29Dr. Lora RichardsPhytochemical diversity, plant-insect interactionsUniversity of Nevada-RenoIn person + Virtual
Fri, Nov 05No colloquium (Entomology Society of America Meeting)
Tue, Nov 9Dr. Gebbiena Bron - Research SeminarFrom plague to Rift Valley fever: exploring vector-borne pathogen invasion, persistence, and controlWageningen UniversityIn person (Rm 150)
Wed, Nov 10Dr. Gebbiena Bron - Teaching SeminarZoonotic vector-borne diseases: How they stay with us and how to control themWageningen UniversityIn person (Rm 216)
Fri, Nov 12Dr. Anurag AgrawalConvergence and divergence in the diversity of insects feeding on a toxic plantCornell UniversityIn person (Doane Lecture) + Virtual
Mon, Nov 15Dr. Andrew MacDonaldInfectious disease in a changing world: Land use and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseaseUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraIn person (Rm 150) + Zoom
Tue, Nov 16Dr. Andrew MacDonaldPlanetary health impacts of land use
and land cover change
University of California, Santa BarbaraIn person (Rm 216) + Zoom
Fri, Nov 19Dr. Anthony VaudoBee nutritional ecology: unifying behavior, communities, and conservationUniversity of Nevada-RenoZoom
Fri, Nov 26No colloquium (Thanksgiving)
Mon, Nov 29Dr. Jean Tsao - Research SeminarDistribution of Lyme disease risk in the eastern US: it's not just about the ticks....or is it?Michigan StateIn person (Rm 150) + Zoom
Tue, Nov 30Dr. Jean Tsao - Teaching SeminarEmerging infectious diseases and spillover events: Cats, mink, deer, oh my!Michigan StateIn person (Rm 216) + Zoom
Fri, Dec 03DEI Committee
Fri, Dec 10Martin VenturaStudent DefenseUW-MadisonIn person + Zoom