Entomology Spring Seminar Series: March 30-May 25
March 30-May 25, 2011
Gary Felton, professor and head of the Department of Entomology at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver the Thomas and Nina Leigh Distinguished Alumni Seminar in Entomology to be held Wednesday, May 25 in Ballroom B of the new UC Davis Conference Center, across from the Mondavi Center. The schedule: Hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m.; public seminar at 6 p.m.; and a dinner for invited guests to follow his talk.
DAVIS--Nine speakers are lined up for the UC Davis Department of Entomology’s spring seminar series, set March 30 through May 25.
The seminars are held every Wednesday noon from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. in 122 Briggs Hall.
Many of the presentations will be webcast (in a project coordinated by professor James R. Carey) and then archived.
Assistant professors and seminar coordinators Neal Williams and Louie Yang have announced the speaker:
March 30: Bernard "Bernie" Roitberg, professor, Centre for Pest Management, Department of Biosciences, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. His topic: “The Irritable Insect.” Host: Jay Rosenheim. His talk will be webcast and then archived.
April 6: Bruce Hammock, Distinguished Professor of Entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and UC Davis Cancer Center. Topic: "Moths to Medicine: Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibitors as Analgesic Agents for Neuropathic and Inflammatory Pain" Host: Neal Williams. His talk will be webcast and then archived.
April 13: Alex Diamantidis, postdoctoral researcher, University of Thessaly, Greece and UC Davis. General topic: "Life History, Evolution of the Medfly as a Global Invader: Biotypes from Six World Regions." Host: James R. Carey. His talk will be webcast and then archived.
April 20: Nikos Papadopoulos, associate professor of Applied Entomology and director of the Laboratory of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, University of Thessaly, Greece. General topic: "Cost of Reproduction in Male Medflies: New Perspectives." Host: James R. Carey
April 27: Dave Kavanaugh, senior curator and chairman, Entomology Department at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. Topic: "Systematic Studies of the Genus Nebria (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae) and Their Implications for Biogeography, Ecology, Evolution, and Climate Change." Host: Phil Ward
May 4: Lee Dyer, professor, Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
Topic: "Trophic Interaction Diversity Across Broad Geographic Gradients." Host: Rick Karban. This seminar will not be webcast.
May 11: Dave Lytle, associate professor, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore. Topic: "Catastrophic Floods and Epic Droughts: How Extreme Events Shape Populations of Aquatic Organisms." Host: Louie Yang. His talk will be webcast and then archived.
May 18: Lora Morandin, population biologist, College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley. Topic. "Restoring Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Landscapes. " Host: Neal Williams. This seminar will not be webcast.
Distinguished Seminar: Gary Felton
May 25: Thomas and Nina Leigh Distinguished Alumni Seminar in Entomology to be held in Ballroom B of the new UC Davis Conference Center, across from the Mondavi Center. Hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m.; public seminar at 6 p.m.; and a dinner for invited guests to follow his talk. Gary Felton, professor and department head, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., will speak on "Dialogues at the Plant-Herbivore Interface." (His talk will not be webcast due to unpublished data.) Host: Michael Parrella. See more information about his talk and directions. For more information on his UC Davis visit, contact Naima Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 752-0492.
--Kathy Keatley Garvey
UC Davis Department of Entomology