The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Our mission is to advance scientific knowledge and to provide science-based information to improve the sustainability of food
and fiber production, protection of natural resources and the lives of all the people in Tennessee and across the world.

EPP seminars - Fall 2021

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
Zoom
9.17.2021Dr. Heather KellyExtension Field Crops Pathology Program
Dr. H. Kelly10:30am
Zoom
9.24.2021Dr. Jaydeep KolapeUT Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Center Dr. J. Kolape10:30am
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
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
Zoom
10.22.2021Elias Zuchelli
(Advisor: Dr. Kelly)
Fungicide Sensitivity and Spore Trapping of Cercospora sojina (M.S. exit seminar) E. Zuchelli10:30am
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
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
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
Zoom
11.19.2021Professional Experiences Summaries10:30am
Zoom