ENWC Seminar Series

Spring 2016 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 10                       Welcome back Coffee Hour

February 17                        Dr. Sean O’Donnell – Drexel University. “The life-zone layer cake: Ecology and behavior of army ants and their avian attendants across thermal gradients”

 February 24                      Dr. John Greenplate, Monsanto. “Principles and Practice of Insect Resistance Management for Bt Crops.”

March 2                                Dr. Zachary Ladin, University of Delaware. “Plugging the urban sink: simulating metapopulation responses of forest breeding songbirds to conservation efforts in urban landscapes”

March 9                                TBA

March 16                              Ashley Kennedy PhD Proposal. “What do birds eat? Examining bird dietary choices to improve avian conservation efforts”

March 23                             Dr. Brittney Cline – University of Delaware. Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program (SHARP)

March 30                             Practice talks for the North East Wildlife Society Meeting

April 6                                  T.J. Zenzal – University of Southern Mississippi. “Stopover Ecology of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird”

April 13                               Sean Boyle, M.S. Proposal. “Effects of contact kairomones from invasive brown marmorated stink bug and native beneficial spined soldier bug on the foraging behavior of egg parasitoid Trissolcus japonicus”

April 20                               Kaili Stevens, M.S. Proposal. “The winter ecology and success of reintroduced northern bobwhite into the New Jersey Pine Barrens”

                                                   Afraa Al Hchaimi, M.S. Proposal. “The use of the fungus Chaetomium globosum to control varroa mites in honey bee colonies”

April 27                               Sergio Cabrera-Cruz PhD Proposal. “Effects of anthropogenic development on migrating land birds”

May 4                                   Dr. Jamie McLaren – University of Delaware. Assessing reaction of migrating land birds to wind, landcover and topography using simulation modeling”

May 11                                Dr. Christopher Trisos, SESYNC. “Community assembly and niche conservatism in birds”

May 18                                End of the Year Potluck Lunch