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 - Spring 2019

DateSpeakerSeminar title and abstractZoom recordingEvaluation formsTime & location
01.25.2019Shelly Pate
(Advisor: Dr. Kelly)

Tyler Smith
(Advisor: Dr. Kelly)
Analyzing Populations of Cotton Seedling Disease and Evaluating Seed Treatment Efficacy (M.S. proposal seminar)

Fungicide Screening for Target Spot and Frogeye Leaf Spot in Cotton and Soybean (Ph.D. proposal seminar)
S. Pate


T. Smith
3:35pm
160 PBB
02.01.2019Tara Rickman
(Advisor: Dr. Olukolu)
Genome Wide Association Study in Hexaploid Sweetpotato Germplasm (M.S. proposal seminar)
Abstract
T. Rickman3:35pm
160 PBB
02.08.2019Dawson Kerns
(Advisor: Dr. Stewart)


Tim Siegenthaler
(Advisor: Dr. Hansen)
Effect of Bt Expression on Bollworm Spatial Distribution Within the Cotton Canopy and the Impact of Protein Source on Quantified Resistance (M.S. proposal seminar)
Abstract

Exploring Population Structure and Fungicide Sensitivity of Phytophthora Blight of Cucurbits and Peppers (Phytophthora capsici) Found in Tennessee (M.S. proposal seminar)
Abstract
D. Kerns


T. Siegenthaler
3:35pm
160 PBB
02.15.2019Beant Kapoor
(Advisor: Dr. Guerry)

Matthew Longmire
(Advisor: Dr. Grant)
Flowering Dogwoods under Fire: Responses of the Microbiome to Prescribed Burn Management (M.S. proposal seminar)
Abstract


Evaluating the Impact of a Dual Cropping Soybean System on Pest and Beneficial Insects, and Slugs, in Tennessee (M.S. proposal seminar)
Abstract
B. Kapoor


M. Longmire
3:35pm
160 PBB
02.22.2019Devin Rowe
(Advisor: Dr. Trout Fryxell)
Identifying predictors and developing spatial-temporal models for La Crosse virus vectors (Aedes albopictus (Say), Ae. japonicus (Theobald), and Ae. triseriatus (Skuse)) in an endemic area (Knox County, TN) (M.S. exit seminar)
Abstract
D. Rowe3:35pm
160 PBB
03.01.2019Wanwan Liang
(Advisor: Dr. Grant)
Determine Spread and Distribution of Kudzu Bug (Megacopta cribraria) and Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) and Evaluate Effects of Kudzu Bug on Kudzu with Remote Sensing (Ph.D. exit seminar)
Abstract
W. Liang3:35pm
160 PBB
03.08.2019Dr. Brandon Ballengee
Louisana State University
Citizen Science and Engagement in Research Through Art
Abstract
Ballengee10:10am
113 PBB
03.08.2019Travis Davis
(Advisor: Dr. Trout Fryxell)
Improving identification methods for Tabanus flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) from the southeastern United States using DNA barcoding and environmental niche modeling (M.S. exit seminar)
Abstract
T. Davis3:35pm
160 PBB
03.15.2019Nicholas Strange
(Advisor: Dr. Trigiano)
Floral visitors of Helianthus verticillatus, a rare sunflower species in the southeastern United States (M.S. exit seminar)
Abstract
Strange3:35pm
160 PBB
03.29.2019Dr. Wei-Chee Wong
Fulbright Scholar from Malaysia
Molecular guided oil palm crop improvement and its major disease caused by Ganoderma boninense1:00pm
160 PBB
03.29.2019Fang Liu
(Advisor: Dr. Staton)
Understanding soybean root microbiome assembly from both plant and soil aspects (Ph.D. exit seminar)
Abstract
F. Liu3:35pm
160 PBB
04.05.2019Meher Ony
(Advisor: Dr. Guerry)
An assessment of genetic diversity and spatial distribution of Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud) using microsatellite loci (M.S. exit seminar)
Abstract
M. Ony3:35pm
160 PBB
04.12.2019Dr. Rob Dunn
N.C. State University
Imagining the Future
Abstract
R. Dunn
10:10am
113 PBB
04.12.2019Swati Mishra
(Advisor: Dr. Jurat-Fuentes)
Mechanism of resistance to dsRNA in Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) (M.S. exit seminar)
Abstract
S. Mishra
S. Mishra3:35pm
160 PBB
04.26.2019David Bechtel
(Advisor: Dr. Grant)
Impact of Insecticide on Pollinator Communities in a Forest: A Model System Using Hemlocks, Rhododendron maximum and Imidacloprid (M.S. exit seminar)
Abstract
D. BechtelD. Bechtel3:35pm
160 PBB