Departmental Seminars

The entomology department regularly hosts seminars during the teaching semester.
All seminars are at 12:00 PM in Russell Labs Room 150 unless otherwise noted.

Please contact either Shawn Steffan ( or Walt Goodman ( about meeting with speakers on their visits to Madison
Sept 15, 2017Dr. Prarthana DharampalUW Madison EntomologyBees are microbe-farmers; Microbes are bee-keepers
Sept 22, 2017Dr. John C. Moore Colorado State UniversityArctic tundra food webs - Some lessons live underfoot
Sept 29, 2017Dr. Mike DraneyUW Green BayAn arachnologist learns to RAP: Developing a Rapid Assessment Protocol for rainforest spiders
Oct 6, 2017Dr. Tony Orth Genomics Institute, Novartis Research FoundationFrom watching bugs to making drugs – Why training in Entomology matters
Oct 13, 2017Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium
Oct 20, 2017Dr. Hongjie Li UW Madison BacteriologySymbionts-mediated plant biomass digestion in fungus-cultivating termites
Oct 27, 2017Dr. Israel Del Toro Lawrence UniversitySocial Hymenoptera and the Ecosystem Services They Provide: A Case for Ants and Bees.
Nov 3, 2017students practice for ESA mtgUW Madison Entomology
Nov 10 2017Dr. John Orrock UW-Madison Dept of iBioInformation has consequences: Cues of attack risk cause indirect effects and cannibalism among herbivores
Nov 17, 2017Dr. Barrett Klein UW-LaCrosseInsects Incorporated: Ant art, fly food, moth music, and termite technology
Nov 24, 2017Thanksgiving
Dec 1, 2017Dr. Marla SpivakUniversity of MinnesotaCharles C. Doane Lecture: "Honey Bee Colonies Have Socialized Medicine"
Dec 8, 2017Dr. Jon Pauli UW-Madison FWE"Slowly, slowly, slowly," said the moth: A syndrome of mutualism reinforces the lifestyle of a sloth.
Dec 15, 2017Grad student exit seminars
Feb 2, 2018Dr. Alison Bennett Ohio Sate University
Feb 9, 2018Dr. Karen OberhauserUW Arboretum
Feb 16, 2018Dr. Charles Mason Penn State University
Feb 23, 2018Dr. Ben ZuckerbergUW-Madison FWE
March 2, 2018Dr. Jennifer Angus UW-Madison
March 9, 2018Dr. Walt GoodmanUW-Madison, Entomology
March 16, 2018Dr. Matthew McCaryUW Ento
March 23, 2018NCB ESA Meeting
April 6, 2018Dr. Ben JaffeUW Entomology
April 13, 2018Dr. Cesar Rodriguez-Saona Rutgers U
April 20, 2018Kyle JohnsonMN DNR
April 27, 2018Dr. Shawn SteffanUW Entomology
May 4, 2018PJ LieschUW Entomology
May 11, 2018Student exit seminars