Seminars are available via bridged videoconference for those at remote sites.
Dial 7834000 between 10:15 and 10:30 when the seminar begins.
Any sooner and the conference will not have begun; any later and you risk disturbing the ongoing seminar.
Please note that this number changes each term.
As a courtesy, please keep your microphones muted except when wishing to speak.
For meetings with the seminar speaker or related questions, please contact Dr. Jiri Hulcr,


Seminar Speaker:

Richard LevineAl Wysocki

University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology
1881 Natural Area Drive, University of Florida

Entomology and Nematology


10:20 a.m. - Refreshments
10:30 a.m. - Seminar begins, connect Polycom
11:30 a.m. - Seminar ends, disconnect Polycom
Mingling & discussions
noon - Pizza lunch with students

Room 1031, Steinmetz Hall

Aug. 28 – “Introductions” by Blair Siegfried and Heather McAuslane Department of Entomology, University of Florida

Sept. 4 – “Communicating Entomology,” Richard Levine, Entomological Society of America, Public Relations Officer. Hosted by: Mike Bentley

Sept. 11 – “Ants, Plants, and Bacteria: Symbiosis and Evolutionary Diversification,” Corrie Moreau, Chicago Field Museum, Associate Curator. Hosted by: Andrea Lucky

Sept. 18 – “Pests and pathogens in pineapple: Developing an IPM plan for producers in GhanaJennifer Gillett-Kaufman, University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department, Associate Extension Scientist. Hosted by: Jiri Hulcr

Sept. 25 – “The developmental basis of caste evolution in ants: hormones, genes and epigenetics,” Rajendhran Rajakumar, UF Department of Biology, postdoctoral associate. Hosted by: Dan Hahn

Oct. 2 – “Insect physiological ecology: a nutritional perspective Spencer Behmer, Texas A&M University, Professor. Hosted by: Dan Hahn

Oct. 9 – “The Butterflies of IguazĂș Falls, Argentina,” Bill Cooper, National Science Foundation, program chair. Hosted by: Christine Angelini

Oct. 16 – “Distance Education at UF,” Al Wysocki, University of Florida IFAS, CALS Associate Dean and Professor. Hosted by: Heather McAuslane

Student coordinator: Heather Erskine