ENWC Seminar Series

Spring 2015 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.*
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 February 11
Welcome Back Coffee Hour

February 18
Dr. Navdeep Mutta
Research Scientist – Plant Protection at Dupont-Pioneer
“RNAi Mediated Research in Pea Aphid and Ant Genomics”

February 25
Dr. Tomás Carlo
Pennsylvania State University – Department of Biology
“Frugivores and the Maintenance of Tropical Plant Diversity”

March 4
Zachary Ladin
“Wood Thrush Diet, Genetics, and Population Ecology” (Dissertation Defense)

March 11
Save for ESA – Eastern Branch practice talks

March 18
Dr. Subba Reddy Palli
University of Kentucky – Department of Entomology
“Applications of RNAi Technology in Pest Management”

March 25
Samuel Roberts
“Tidal Marsh Bird Resiliency: a Case Study from Hurricane Sandy” (Student Proposal)

Emily Baisden
“Do Cultivated Traits Affect the Ecological Value of Native Ornamental Woody Plants?” (Student Proposal)

April 1
Spring Break – No Seminar

April 8
Timothy Freiday
“King Rails (Rallus elegans) in Delaware” (Student Proposal)

Conor Higgins: “Using Bird Community Index to Determine Vegetative Condition of Mid-Atlantic National Parks” (Student Proposal)

April 15
David Ingber
“Fitness and Oviposition Preferences of Host-strains of Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda Smith)” (Student Proposal)

Samantha Nestory
“Mechanical and Biological Control Methods for Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)” (Student Proposal)

April 22
Jacob McPherson
“Estimating Behavioral Multipliers to American Black Duck and Lesser Scaup Resting Metabolic Rate” (Student Proposal)

Chase Colmorgen
“Building a Predictive Model of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Prevalence for Atlantic Brant Using Remote Sensing and In Situ Sampling” (Student Proposal)

April 29
Adam Mitchell
“Quantifying Changes in Arthropod Trophic Structure and Its Impact on Breeding Bird Habitat Following Plant Invasion” (Student Proposal)

May 6
Dr. James Tumlinson
Pennsylvania State University – Department of Entomology
Center for Chemical Ecology
“TBA”

 May 13
End of the Year Potluck Lunch