Entomology/Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program Seminar Series


DateSpeakerAffiliation/SponsorTitle/topic

January 13

Graduate students

Graduate students only

Introduction

January 20

MLK Holiday

NO SEMINAR

January 27

Megan Sheffield

Clemson University Library

February 3

Dr. Stephen Kresovich

The Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Chair of Genetics, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry and SAFES at Clemson University

"Clemson’s Future in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Human Health: The Role of the Advanced Plant Technology Program"

February 10

Nicholas Seiter

Entomology PhD Graduate Student "Evaluating Management Options for the Invasive 'Kudzu Bug,' Megacopta cribraria"

February 17

Dr. George Abawi

Professor, Plant Pathology, Cornell University; President of American Phytopathological Society (APS)

"The Cornell Soil Health Assessment Protocol and the Connections Between Soil Health and Root Health"

February 24 Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda Extension Research Associate, Clemson University "Honey Bee Behavioral Genetics - Foraging Behavior and Resistance to Varroa Mites"
March 3 Dr. Wonkeum Park USDA-ARS Molecular studies of cotton in Pee Dee REC: Focusing on analysis of the aquaporin gene family
March 10

1. Nathan Redding

2. Shawn Jadrnicek

3. Alex Pellet

PES Graduate Students

1. "Host-plant gene expressions during infection of syncytium-forming nematode Rotylenchulus reniformis"

2. "Integrating row covers and hydronic heating for high tunnel season extension vegetable production"

3. Stormwater runoff modeling at the South Carolina Botanical Gardens"

March 17

No seminar

Spring Break

 

March 24

Dr. Paula Shrewsberry University of Maryland "Arthropod communities in native vs. alien urban landscapes: how do they differ?"

March 31

Dr. Travis Faske

University of Arkansas

"Frog eye leafspot and root-knot nematodes: new challenges from old pathogens"

April 7

Ms. Kristin Walker

Michelin Career Center, Clemson

"Job Searching Tips from an Expert"

(Bring CU ID and a laptop or ipad)

April 14

TBD

April 21 TBD
April 28 No Seminar Exam Week

Spring 2014

Seminars begin at 11:15 a.m. on the campus of Clemson University, G-22 Lehotsky Hall (auditorium in the basement of Lehotsky)

(Entomology 8090/CSEN 4550/PLPA 8070)