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.

DateSpeakerTopic/TitleAffiliationFormat
Jan 28Celso OliveiraPhytochemical diversity and plant-insect interactionsUW-MadisonIn-person
Feb 4Dr. Shalene JhaWild beesUniversity of Texas, AustinVirtual
Feb 11Dr. Lynn AdlerTBDUniversity of Massachusetts, AmherstVirtual
Feb 18TBD
Feb 25Dr. Punya NachappaTBDColorado StateIn-person
Mar 4DEI CommitteeDEI UpdateIn-person
Mar 11Dr. Art WoodsInsects and climate changeUniversity of Montana, MissoulaIn-person
Mar 18SPRING BREAK---
Mar 25PJ LieschTBDUW-MadisonIn-person
Apr 1Dr. Diana SixBark beetle-fungi symbiosesUniversity of Montana, MissoulaDoane lecture (in-person)
Apr 8TBD
Apr 15Dr. Lora RichardsPhytochemical diversity and plant-insect interactionsUniversity of Nevada, RenoIn-person
Apr 22Dr. Emily Poppenborg MartinInsect landscape ecologyUniversity of HannoverVirtual
Apr 29Yi-Ming WengDissertation defenseUW-MadisonIn-person
May 6Erin LoweDissertation defenseUW-MadisonIn-person

Past seminar series

+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