Entomology/Plant and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series


January 12

Dr. Joe Culin

Clemson University

“Viewer’s Choice”

January 19

MLK Holiday


January 26

Dr. Stacy Clark

USDA Forest Service, Knoxville, TN

"American chestnut (Castanea dentata) restoration in the Southeastern United States"

February 2

Dr. John Gottula

Bayer CropScience, Morrisville, NC

"Plant Biotechnology Development: An Early Career Perspective"

February 9

Dr. Kathrin Stanger-Hall

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

February 16

Dr. Sydney E. Everhart

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE "Current advances in population genetic analyses for non-model organisms"
February 23 Dr. John Adamczyk USDA-ARS, Poplarville, MS

“Leading Agricultural Research Programs: It’s Never a Dull Moment! “

March 2 Dr. Matthew Smith University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

"Ecology of ectomycorrhizal fungi in the Guiana Shield: A molecular perspective

March 9 Dr. Brian Wiegmann North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC "Flies in the Tree of Life: New Insights in Insect History from Phylogenomics"

March 16

No seminar

Spring Break


March 23

1. David Robb

2. Zhen Fan

3. Madeline Dowling

PES Graduate Student Research Proposals

1. "Weeds, Nitrogen, and Yield: Measuring the Effectiveness of an Organic No-till System"

2. "Fitness and Competitive Ability of Alternaria alternata Field Isolates with Resistance to Multiple Classes of Fungicides"

3. "Mutagenesis in Monilinia fructicola"

March 30

Dr. Chris Saski

Clemson University Genomics Institute

April 6

Dr. Paula Mitchell

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC (Adjunct Professor, Clemson)

"Feeding Behavior of Stink Bugs and Leaffooted Bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)"

April 13

1. Suzette Sharpe

2. Sandy Lin

3. Luke Dant

PES Graduate Student Research Proposals

1. "Phytophthora species associated with American chestnut (Castanea dentata) in the Southeastern United States"

2. "Rearing Black soldier Fly to Supplement Natural Populations in Waste Composting Systems"

3. "Developing management practices for control of mini-ring disease in bermudagrass"

April 20 Dr. Walker Jones USDA-ARS “Life After Clemson – A Career in Biological Control of Invasive Pests”
April 28 No Seminar Exam Week

Spring 2015

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/PES 4550/PLPA 8070)