ENWC Seminar Series

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
University of Delaware
Wednesday 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Room 009 Townsend Hall
*Refreshments at 11:00 a.m.*


February 8 Welcome back Coffee Hour


February 15 Practice talks for Southeast Deer Study Group:

1.     Jacob Haus “Retention of expandable collars on male white-tailed deer”

2.     Justin Dion, “Twenty years of the modern vaginal implant transmitter; then and now”

3.     Eric Ness, “A Comparison of White-tailed Deer Recruitment Rates to Relative Predator Abundance in Maryland”

February 22 NO SEMINAR
March 1 Dr. Dan Ardia, Ph.D., Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA – “Environmental Change and Avian Life Histories: An Ecophysiological Perspective?”
March 8 Steve Frank, Ph.D., North Carolina State University – “Can forests take the heat? Managing pests and ecosystem services in a warming climate.”
March 15 Practice talks for Entomological Society of America – Eastern Branch

1.     Sean Boyle, “Effects of kairomones from invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) and native beneficial spined soldier bug (Podisus maculiventris) on the host foraging behavior of the egg parasitoid Trissolcus japonicas

2.     Devan George, “Effect of Release Time and Diapause on Phenology of Newly Introduced Emerald Ash Borer Parasitoid, Oobius Agrili

March 22 Hannah Clipp, M.S. Candidate Proposal, “An investigation of landbird stopover patterns along the U.S. coast of the Gulf of Mexico during spring migration”

Kate McGrew, M.S. Candidate Proposal, “Reducing gillnet bycatch: Seaduck underwater hearing thresholds and auditory deterrent devices”

April 5 Alicia Berlin, Ph.D., Wildlife Biologist, USGS Biological Survey, Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge – “Research on wintering waterfowl & seabirds on Chesapeake Bay & along the Atlantic coast: What we have learned and where we are headed.”
April 12 Phil Coppola, Ph.D. Candidate Proposal, “Influence of Forest Management on Breeding Songbird Community and Success of Re-introduced Northern Bobwhite in the New Jersey Pine Barrens”
April 19 Paul Kerlinger, Ph.D., Curry & Kerlinger, LLC, Cape May, NJ  – “Reducing night migrating bird fatalities at communication towers and wind turbines.”
April 26 Dara Satterfield, Ph.D., James Smithson Fellow (Smithsonian National Board Fellowship), Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park – “Insects on the move: How long-distance insect migrations influence infectious disease patterns and other ecological processes.”
May 3 Imogene Davis, Ph.D. Candidate Proposal, “Phylogeography, population structure, and conservation genetics of snow leopards (Panthera uncia) across Central Asia”
May 10 Devan George, M.S. Candidate Proposal, “Evaluation of the Phenology, Establishment, and Impact of the Newly Introduced Egg Parasitoid, Oobius agrili, on Emerald Ash Borer in Mid Atlantics”
May 17 End of the Year Potluck Lunch