FALL 2021 - SPRING 2022

DateSpeakerSeminar Title and AbstractZoom RecordingTime & Location
8.27.2021Dr. Javier Ceja-NavarroThe Complex Microbial Life and Interactions in Lilliputian Landscapes: Examples from the Guts of Insects and the Soil Rhizosphere Dr. Javier Ceja-Navarro11:30am - 1:00pm
PBB 156/157
9.03.2021Dr. Christopher Smallwood
Managing Thousand Cankers Disease in high-value planting of Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) in Washington state Dr. C. Smallwood10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
9.17.2021Dr. Heather KellyExtension Field Crops Pathology ProgramDr. H. Kelly10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
9.24.2021Dr. Jaydeep KolapeUT Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Center Dr. J. Kolape10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
10.08.2021Dr. Denita Hadziabdic GuerrySome Days, I think: "I've Got This"! (A Story of Those Days, Plus the Other 1820 Days of my Tenure-Track Life) Dr. D. Hadziabdic Guerry10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
10.15.2021Dr. Kevin MoultonPursuit of a Phylogenomically Informed Higher Classification and DNA Fingerprint Resources for the Meniscus Midges (Diptera: Dixidae)Dr. K. Moulton10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
10.22.2021Elias Zuchelli
(Advisor: Dr. Kelly)
Fungicide Sensitivity and Spore Trapping of Cercospora sojina (M.S. exit seminar) E. Zuchelli10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
10.29.2021Peter Tandy
(Advisor: Dr. Jurat-Fuentes, Dr. Kelly, & Dr. Lamour)

Wilson Ouma
(Advisor: Dr. Ownley)
Developing Novel Genomic Tools for Insects and Fungi (M.S. exit seminar)


Impact of various agronomic practices on pests and pathogens in organic soybean, corn, wheat, and strawberry cropping systems
P. Tandy


W. Ouma
10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
11.05.2021Matthew Longmire
(Advisor: Dr. Grant)

Tara Barnette
(Advisor: Dr. M. Windham)
Ecological Impacts of Laurel Wilt on Sassafras and Nothernn Spicebush (Ph.D. proposal seminar)


Evaluation of Eriophyid Mite Collection Methods and Environmental Parameters that Affect Phyllocoptes fructiphilus Populations (M.S. proposal seminar)
M. Longmire

T. Barnette
10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
11.12.2021Shelly Pate
(Advisor: Dr. Kelly)

Corey Day
(Advisor: Dr. M. Windham)
A Tale of Multiple Interactions in Soybean: Worms and Dead Man's Fingers (Ph.D. proposal seminar)


Investigating the Fine-Scale Environmental Drivers of Focal La Crosse Virus Persistence in East Tennessee
(Ph.D. proposal seminar)
S. Pate


C. Day
10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
2.11.2022Jackson Turner
(Advisor: Dr. Moulton)
Creating Larval Identification Keys for Larvae of the Family Dixidae (M.S. proposal seminar) J. Turner10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
2.18.2022Rajeev Roy
(Advisor: Dr. Jurat-Fuentes)
Characterization of Vip3Aa resistance in Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) (Ph.D. Proposal Seminar) R. Roy10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
3.04.2022Noah Parker
(Advisor: Dr. Moulton)
Describing the Dixella (Diptera: Dixidae) Species Group Indiana and Dichotomous Key Construction (M.S. Proposal Seminar) N. Parker10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
3.11.2022Autumn McLaughlin
(Advisor: Dr. Kelly)
Evaluation of Pre-Harvest Management Strategies for Corn Ear Rots and Associated Mycotoxins (Ph.D. Proposal Seminar) T. Hamm10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
3.25.2022Jessica Krob
(Advisor: Dr. Stewart)
Evaluation of Insecticide Resistance in Tobacco Thrips, Frankliniella fusca (Hinds), Populations and Plant Density Effects on Thrips Injury to Cotton (M.S. Exit Seminar) J. Krob10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
4.01.2022Trinity Hamm
(Advisor: Dr. Staton)
Genetics and Genomics of Cornus florida and C. kousa to Enhance Dogwood
Breeding
(Ph.D. Proposal Seminar)
T. Hamm10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
4.08.2022Rufus Akinrinlola
(Advisor: Dr. Hansen and Dr. Kelly)
Improved and Sustainable Management of Economically Important Nematodes and Plant Diseases in Tennessee (Ph.D. Exit Seminar) R. Akinrinlola10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
4.22.2022Kassie Hollabaugh
(Advisor: Dr. Grant)

Julian Cosner
(Advisor: Dr. Grant)
Evaluating the Ecological Relationships among Beauveria bassiana, Kudzu Bug, Kudzu, and Soybean (Ph.D. Proposal Seminar)


Parasitic Fauna, Olfactory Experience, and Tritrophic Interactions of Helicoverpa zea and Chloridea virescens on Hemp, Cannabis sativa (Ph.D. Proposal Seminar)
K. Hollabough



J. Cosner
10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
4.29.2022Ryan Vichich
(Advisor: Dr. Tsuruda)

Victoria Hull
(Advisor: Dr. Tsuruda)
People, Programs, and Pollinators: Two Surveys on Public Knowledge and Mite Prevalence (M.S. Proposal Seminar)


The Effects Education, Resource Availability, and Nutrition Can Have on Honey Bees (M.S. Proposal Seminar)
R. Vichich


V. Hull
10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom
5.06.2022Taylor Miller
(Advisor: Dr. Hansen)
Assessment of Phytophthora nicotianae Isolated from Tobacco and Tomato in Tennessee for Fungicide Sensitivity, Race Types, and Pathogenicity (M.S. Proposal Seminar) T. Miller10:30am - 11:20am
Zoom