Lab Meetings

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Weekly lab meetings are an integral part of our culture.  They serve as a sounding board for new ideas and concepts, a chance to present and critique experimental design, group input into logistics planning, help in interpreting preliminary results, assisted decision making, requests for hands in upcoming large experiments, discussions of lab operations, planning social events, and practice for upcoming presentations.  We convene in an informal lunch-time atmosphere that facilitates collegial discussion.  Each student takes a turn every semester.  Typically a new student uses their first meeting to present a research proposal and solicit feedback.  Their next meeting is usually devoted to honing the fine points of their proposal, often matters of experimental design and pragmatic choices.  Subsequent meetings are for presenting results, interpreting data, and practice for presentations at meetings.   Sometimes students volunteer to lead sessions on areas in which they have gained particular expertise such as analytical chemistry procedure, a new statistical analysis, or how to sharpen a chain saw.  And when students go abroad for either research or pleasure, they often present a travelogue.  Over time, the schedules of these lab meetings also provide a nice road map of our journeys as a group.

 

Spring 2016

Date                              Presenter                                     Topic

19-Jan                             Ken                                       Overview, and Lab Logisitics for Semester & Field Season

26-Jan                             Pat                                        Undergraduate research

2-Feb                              Michael Falk                            Plans and questions for field season

9-Feb                              Mike Howe                              Bark beetle – bacteria – phytochemical interactions

16-Feb                            Stephanie                               2015 results on nitidulid – oak wilt fungus interactions

23-Feb                            Rachel                                   Termite – bacteria – fungal interactions

1-Mar                             Stephanie                               Plans for field season:  nitidulid – oak wilt interactions

8-Mar                             Zhudong                                 Plans for field season: D. valens

15-Mar                           Mike Howe                              Statistical analysis of Ips population drivers

22-Mar                           No meeting                             Spring break

29-Mar                           Ken Keefover-Ring                   TBD

5-Apr                              Rachel                                   Practice talk for Int. Res. Grp. On Wood Protection

12-Apr                            Presenters at NAFIWC              Posters for NAFIWC

 

Fall 2015

Date                  Presenter                             Topic

31-Aug               Mike Howe, Mike Falk          Practice for NCFPWC

7-Sep                 No Meeting                           Labor Day

14-Sep               Stephanie                              Practice for NCFPWC

21-Sep               Stephanie, Mike, Michael    Practice for NCFPWC

28-Sep               Rachel                                   Termites and Microbes

5-Oct                 Michael Falk                         FTC-Aspen

12-Oct               Mike Howe                           Bark Beetles-Bacteria

19-Oct               Stephanie                              Nitidulids-Oak wilt

26-Oct               Rachel                                   Practice talk for ESA

2-Nov                 Michael Falk                         Practice talk for ESA

9-Nov                 Rachel, Michael                    Practice talk for ESA

16-Nov               No Meeting                           ESA meeting

23-Nov               General                                 ESA meeting impressions

30-Nov               Jesse                                      Analysis of disturbance effects on red pine plantation vegetation

7-Dec                 Mike Howe                           Analysis of bark beetle population dynamics data

 

Spring 2015

Date                  Presenter                             Topic

26-Jan                Mike Falk, Mike Howe          Practice for DNR talks

2-Feb                 Michael Falk                         Research proposal: FTC Aspen phenological synchrony

9-Feb                 No Meeting                          

16-Feb               Mike Howe                           Research proposal: Bacterial degradation

23-Feb               Adam Krause                        Natural enemies of mountain pine beetle in high elevation pines

2-Mar                Mary Jamieson                     Organization for Tropical Studies

9-Mar                Rachel Arango                      Bacterial-Fungal-Termite Interactions

16-Mar              Ken                                        What is the best way to handle ‘Discussions” in Plant-Insect Interactions?

23-Mar              No Meeting                           Stephanie & Ken scouting oak wilt / nitidulid sites

30-Mar              No Meeting                          

6-Apr                 Michael Falk                         Prior Defoliation effects on aspen phenology

13-Apr               Stephanie Jagemann            Degree-day models of Nitidulids associated with oak wilt

20-Apr               Mary Jamieson                     Summary of Research done at UW

 

Fall 2014                                                                                                      

Date               Presenter                   Topic

3-Sep                  Ken                           Overview

8-Sep                  No Meeting                 NOVUS

15-Sep                All                             Lab Cleanup

22-Sep                Jesse                        Mountain pine beetle predators in Wisconsin red pine stands

29-Sep                Rachel                       Termite – microbial interactions

6-Oct                  Mary                         Effects of simulated warming on eastern spruce budworm

13-Oct                Jesse                        Recent results on bark beetle – mite interactions

20-Oct                Adam                        Mountain pine beetle predators in whitebark and lodgepole pine stands

27-Oct                Charlie                       Practice ESA talk: Symbionts of gypsy moth

3-Nov                 Mary                         Practice ESA talk: Aspen – forest tent caterpillar interactions iin a changing climate

10-Nov               Charlie, Mary              Practice ESA talk

17-Nov               No Meeting                 ESA National Meetings

24-Nov               Jesse                        Practice thesis defense talk

1-Dec                 Mike Howe                 Turpentine Beetle – Microbial Interactions

8-Dec              Ken                           Defensive responses of whitebark vs lodgepole pine

15-Dec            Michael Falk                Aspen – Forest Tent Caterpillar  Phenology

 

Spring 2014

Date                              Presenter                                     Topic

27-Jan                             Ken                                       Overview

3-Feb                              Rachel                                   Termite – microbe interactions

10-Feb                            Mary                                     Simulated warming and tree-insect interactions

17-Feb                            Jesse                                     Mite – bark beetle interactions

24-Feb                            Johnny                                   Forest tent caterpillar- warming interactions

3-Mar                             Charlie                                   Populus – baceria interactions

10-Mar                           Mary                                     TBA

17-Mar                           No Meeting                            

24-Mar                           No Meeting                            

31-Mar                           Ken K-R                                 Induced terpene chemistry of ponderosa pine

7-Apr                              No Meeting                            

14-Apr                            Rachel                                   termite – microbe interactions

21-Apr                            Johnny                                   Practice talk for thesis defense

28-Apr                            Charlie                                   Practice talk for thesis defense

5-May                       Jesse                                     Practice talk for thesis defense

12-May                     Adam                                    Practice talk for thesis defense

Spring 2013

 

Date Presenter Topic
7-Jan Ken Overview
14-Jan Todd Practice talk for DNR meeting
21-Jan No meeting MLK Day
28-Jan No meeting Ken away
4-Feb Adam Research Proposal
11-Feb No meeting Ken away
18-Feb Jesse Practice talk for WFIWC
25-Feb No meeting Gordon Conference
4-Mar No meeting WFIWC
11-Mar Group Discussion Gordon Conf, WFIWC, W2187, NCEAS
18-Mar Charlie Bacteria-Populus-Gypsy moth interact
25-Mar Rachel Termite-bacteria-fungal interactions
1-Apr Mary Folivore – Climate Change interactions
8-Apr Jesse Below-above-ground interactions and vegetation
15-Apr Todd and Ken Status of EAB bio-control releases
22-Apr Johnny Phenol. of FTC and hosts in changing climate
6-May Todd Volatiles affecting orientation of EAB parasites

Fall 2012

Date Presenter Topic
10-Sep Ken General – Lab operations, etc.
17-Sep All Lab Cleanup
24-Sep Charlie Practice presentation for prelim
1-Oct Rachel Practice presentation for certification
8-Oct Jesse Practice presentation for ESA statistics
22-Oct Charlie, Todd Critique of Posters for ESA meeting
29-Oct Johnny, Jesse Practice talks for ESA: FTC, Mites
5-Nov Johnny, Jesse; Charlie, Todd Practice talks & posters for ESA
12-Nov X No Meeting: Ent Soc America Meetings
19-Nov Todd Emerald Ash Borer Parasites
26-Nov Mary Performance of folivores under simulated global warming
3-Dec Adam, Jesse Responses of midwestern predators to MPB pheromone
10-Dec Adam MPB in historical vs semi-naïve tree species

Spring 2012

Date Presenter Topic
26-Jan Ken General – Lab operations, etc.
2-Feb Todd Research Proposal: EAB parasites
9-Feb Johnny Research Proposal: Egg hatch
16-Feb Ezra B4Warmed
23-Feb Charlie Roles of bacteria in poplar – gypsy moth Interactions
1-Mar Rachel Termites
8-Mar Jesse Mites of bark beetles
15-Mar TBA TBA
22-Mar TBA TBA
29-Mar No meeting No Meeting: WFIWC
5-Apr No meeting No Meeting: Spring Break
12-Apr Ken General – Lab operations, etc.

Fall 2011

Date Presenter Topic
14-Sep Ken Logistics
21-Sep Jesse, Luke The mite’s lament – Should I stay or should I go?
28-Sep Todd Poster for EAB meeting
5-Oct Erinn Chemical defenses of whitebark vs lodgepole pines to MPB
12-Oct Ezra Responses of FTC to simulated warming
19-Oct Charlie Roles of bacteria in poplar – gypsy moth Interactions
26-Oct Ryan, Hannah, Erinn Behavior of MPB in mixed LPP – WBP pstands
2-Nov Rachel, Jesse Practice talk for ESA
9-Nov Rachel, Jesse Practice talk for ESA
16-Nov No meeting ESA meeting
23-Nov Ken Discussion of ESA meeting
30-Nov Todd Research proposal: Sources of attraction for EAB parasites
7-Dec Johnny Research prop: Population variability in FTC egg eclosion

Spring 2011

Date Presenter Topic
26-Jan Ken Discussion of ESA meeting 2-Feb
No Meeting Ken at IFIRAW  
9-Feb Rachel Updated Research proposal
16-Feb No Meeting Ken at CHE All-member meeting
23-Feb Erinn Monoterpenes in fire-injured lodgepole pine
2-Mar Charlie Bacteria – Gypsy Moth interactions
9-Mar No Meeting Ken at CHE : Oreskes
16-Mar Jesse Mite – Bark Beetle Interactions
23-Mar Aaron Bark Beetle – Bacteria Interactions
30-Mar Sandye Assoc of MPB-symbionts with various tree species
6-Apr Attendess of NAFIWC Practice talks for NAFIWC
13-Apr Todd Behavior of parasitic wasps attacking Agrilus
20-Apr No meeting  
27-Apr Ezra Schwartzberg Eval. climate warming on tree-insect interact
4-May Paal Krokene Interact. among spruce trees, fungi & I typographus

Fall 2010

Date Presenter Topic
15-Sep Ken General Meeting
29-Sep Erinn Practice talk for thesis defense: Fire/MPB/LPP
6-Oct Dave What lurks beneath: Invasive weevils
13-Oct Aaron Bacteria – MPB – Host Interactions
20-Oct Andy MPB responses to fire-injured ponderosa vs lodgepole pines
27-Oct Jesse Ips – Mite – Fungal Interactions
3-Nov   Charlie Bacteria associated with poplars and gypsy moths
10-Nov Sandye Association of bacteria with MPB in various pines
17-Nov Rachel Research Prop: Symbiotic bacteria in termite ecology
24-Nov Andy, Jesse Practice talks for ESA
     
1-Dec Aaron, Charlie Practice talks for ESA
     
8-Dec Andy, Jesse, Aaron, Charlie Practice talks for ESA

Spring 2010

Date Presenter Topic
20-Jan Ken General Meeting
27-Jan Aaron Bacterial symbionts of Sirex and bark beetles
3-Feb Celia Bacterial – Terpene Interactions
10-Feb Charlie Bacteria associated with poplars and gypsy moths
17-Feb Andy MPB responses to fire-injured ponderosa vs lodgepole pines
24-Feb X No meeting – Gordon Conference
3-Mar Celia Bt-Bacterial interactions
10-Mar Jesse Ips – Mite – Fungal Interactions
17-Mar Erinn Effects of fire injury on defense chemistry of lodgepole pine
24-Mar Andy Practice talk for WFIWC
31-Mar X No meeting – Spring break
7-Apr X No meeting – WFIWC
14-Apr Dave PhD Practice talk
21-Apr Chris, Erinn Whitebark vs lodgepole responses to MPB
28-Apr Dave Effects of root herbivory on deer tick populations

Fall 2009

Date Presenter Topic
16-Sep Ken General Meeting
23-Sep Aaron, Erinn Practice talks for IUFRO
30-Sep   IUFRO meeting
7-Oct Charlie Bacteria associated with poplars and gypsy moths
14-Oct Aaron Bacterial – Fungal – Bark Beetle Interactions
21-Oct Erinn MPB-Fire-Lodgepole pine interactions
28-Oct Ken General Meeting
4-Nov Jesse Ips – Mite – Fungal Interactions
11-Nov Celia Practice presentation for TRIA talk
18-Nov Dave Ticks in declining pine stands
25-Nov Andy MPB in fire-injured ponderosa and lodgepole pines
2-Dec Dave Invasive root weevils
9-Dec Celia and Aaron Bacterial – Terpene Interactions

Spring 2009

12-Jan Ken General Meeting
19-Jan No meeting MLK
26-Jan General Meeting Ken & Erinn with Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Grp
2-Feb Andy Research proposal: Bark beetle – fire interactions
9-Feb Charlie Research proposal: Endophytes
16-Feb Jesse Research proposal: Mite- bark beetle-fungal interact
23-Feb Erinn Research Plans: Physiology of fire-injured trees
2-Mar Ken & Dave Does root herbivory contribute to Lyme disease?
9-Mar Celia Do bacteria metabolize pine defensive compounds?
16-Mar No meeting Spring Break
23-Mar Michelle Role of plant phenology to host selection by weevils
30-Mar Aaron Bacterial – Fungal Bark Beetle Interactions
6-Apr No meeting General Meeting
13-Apr Dave Practice for Final Ph.D. Research Seminar
20-Apr Celia Practice for Final Ph.D. Research Seminar
27-Apr Ken General Meeting

Lab Visitors this semester: Pat Tobin, Barbara Bentz, Brian Aukema

Fall 2008

22-Sep Aaron Bacteria-Fungal-Bark beetle Interactions
29-Sep Jesse Research Proposal: Mite-Fungal-Bark beetle Interactions
6-Oct Celia Interactions between MPB population phase and tree defense
13-Oct Charlie Research Prop: Induced Defenses – Do endophytes play a role?
20-Oct Erinn Fire -bark beetle – lodgepole interactions in Greater Yellowstone Eco.
27-Oct Aaron, Erinn, Dave Practice for ESA
3-Nov All Lab Cleanup
10-Nov Aaron, Erinn, Dave Practice for ESA
17-Nov ESA meetings  
24-Nov Dave Coyle Belowground Herbivory
1-Dec Mario Contarini Gypsy moth mating success vs population density
8-Dec Chris and Justin MPB in Whitebark Pine: Host selection behavior;

Lab Visitors this semester: Staffan Lindren, Bill Mattson, Dan Herms

Spring 2008

Jan 30 Erinn Mountain pine beetle – fire interactions: Results and upcoming plans
Feb 13 Stephanie Quantifying effects of forest gaps on insect biodiversity
Feb 20 Aaron Interactions among bark beetles, bacteria, and fungi
Feb 27 No Meeting  
Mar 5 Dave Root herbivory by invasive insects
Mar 12 Celia Terpenes of whitebark and lodgepole pines
Mar 19 No Meeting Spring Break
Mar 26 Erinn practice talk for Intern Assoc Landscape Ecologists
Apr 2 Aaron practice talk for Western Forest Insect Work Conference
Apr 9 No Meeting WFIWC
Apr 16 Jesse Research plans on beetle symbiont interactions
Apr 23 Arnaud Results from 2007 on Mark Recapture of bark beetles & predators

Fall 2007

Sept. 5 General Ken
Sept. 12 Aaron Interactions between bacterial and fungal associates of bark beetles
Sept. 19 Dave Root weevil abundance in northern hardwood forests
Sept. 26 Celia Mountain pine beetle varies host selection with population density
Oct 3 Nichole Bacterial gut symbionts of gypsy moth
Oct 10: Arnaud Dispersal by bark beetles and predators
Oct 17 All Lab clean-up
Oct 24 Erinn Interactions among fire, mountain pine beetle, and competitors
Oct 31 Megan Mountain pine beetle in whitebark and lodgepole pines
Nov 7 General open discussion
Nov 14 Ken & Bob Vegetational responses in declining in Red Pine stands
Nov 21 Stephanie Insect biodiversity in red pine stands
Nov 28 Practice for ESA Dave
Dec 5 Jesse Research Proposal

Lab Visitors this semester: John Reeve

Spring 2006

Jan 22 Ken General; Host Shifts by Jack Pine Budworm (a brain-storming session)
Jan 29 Erinn MPB and competitors in fire scarred lodgepole pine
Feb 5 Dave Poster presentation for Gordon Conference
Feb 12 Celia Does MPB change host selection during different population stages?
Feb 19 No Meeting Gordon Conference on plant-insect interactions
Feb 26 Nichole Bacterial associates of Lepidoptera
Mar 5 No Meeting Western Forest Insect Work Conference
Mar 12 Aaron Interactions among bark beetles, bacteria, and fungi
Mar 19 Dimitrios Avtzis Phylogenetics of bark beetles
Mar 26 Alex Stewart Jones, Southampton
(joint with Gratton & Lindroth labs)
Apr 2 No Meeting Spring Break
Apr 9 Arnaud Mark Recapture of bark beetles & predators
Apr 16 No Meeting CSRS review
Apr 23 Dave Root herbivory by invasive insects

Apr 30

Stephanie

Effects of root-herbivore induced gaps on insect biodiversity

Lab Visitors this semester: Bill Mattson, Dan Herms

Fall 2006

Sept. 11 General Ken
Sept. 18 Dave Belowground herbivory by invasive weevils
Sept. 25 Nichole Role of enteric bacteria in toxicity of Btk
Oct 2 All annual lab clean-up Oct 9
Oct. 9: Arnaud Dispersal by bark beetles and predators
Oct. 16 Melissa Interactions with NPV
Oct. 23 Alex Chemical ecology of cottonwood leaf beetle
Oct. 30 Celia Chemical ecology of MPB-host interactions
Nov. 6 Ken & Bob Interactions between below- and above- ground herbivory
Nov. 13 Celia Chemical ecology of MPB-host interactions
Nov. 20 Practice for ESA Nichole, Melissa,
Nov. 27 Final rehearsals for ESA Nichole, Melissa; Dave’s poster
Dec. 4 Erinn Research Proposal

Spring 2006

Jan 24 Everyone Lab Clean-up
Jan 31 Melissa Predators and Karner Blue
Feb 7 Nichole A novel theory of Bt toxicity
Feb 14 Yasmin  
Feb 21 Dave Results with root herbivory
Feb 28 Matt McMahon Effects of trap spacing on pheromone trap-catch data
Mar 8 Celia Attraction of natural enemies to signals of two sympatric bark beetles
Mar 21 Melissa Effects of gypsy moth control agents on Karner Blue Butterfly
Mar 28 Arnaud Mark Recapture of bark beetles & predators
Apr 4 Alex Travelogue, OTS
Apr 11 Alex CLB research plans
Apr 18 Archana Gut symbionts of beetles
Apr 25 Becky Does the density of traps affect estimates of gypsy moth abundance?

Fall 2006

Sept. 11 Ken General
Sept. 18 Dave Belowground herbivory by invasive weevils
Sept. 25 Nichole Role of enteric bacteria in toxicity of Btk
Oct 2 All annual lab clean-up
Oct 9 Arnaud Dispersal by bark beetles and predators
Oct 16 Melissa Interactions with NPV
Oct 23 Alex Chemical ecology of cottonwood leaf beetle
Oct 30 Celia Chemical ecology of MPB-host interactions
Nov 6 Ken & Bob Interactions between below- and above- ground herbivory
Nov 13 Celia Chemical ecology of MPB-host interactions
Nov 20 Practice for ESA Nichole, Melissa,
Nov 27 Final rehearsals for ESA Nichole, Melissa; Dave’s poster
Dec 4 Erinn: Research Proposal: MPB-fire

Spring 2006

Jan 24 Everyone Lab Clean-up
Jan 31 Melissa Predators and Karner Blue
Feb 7 Nichole A novel theory of Bt toxicity
Feb 14 Yasmin Bark beetle symbioses
Feb 21 Dave Results with root herbivory
Feb 28 Matt McMahon Effects of trap spacing on pheromone trap-catch data
Mar 8 Celia Variable attraction of natural enemies to signals of sympatric barks
Mar 21 Melissa Toxicity of gypsy moth control agents to endangered species
Mar 28 Arnaud Mark Recapture of bark beetles & predators
Apr 4 Alex Costa Rica Travelogue, OTS
Apr 11 Alex CLB research plans
Apr 18 Archana Gut symbionts of beetles
Apr 25 Becky Does the density of traps affect estimates of gypsy moth abundance?

Fall 2005

Sept. 6 Ken General
Sept. 13 Becky Practice talk for NCFPWC
Sept. 20 NCFPWC  
Sept. 27 Archana Gut symbionts of Emerald Ash Borer and Southern pine beetle
Oct 4 Brian Everything I learned in the Raffa lab
Oct 11 Nichole Gut Bacteria – Btk-Gypsy moth
Oct 18 Boone Practice for ESA
Oct 25 Dave, Yasmin Practice for ESA
Nov 1 Becky, Alex Practice for ESA
Nov 8 Dave Physiological effects of root herbivory
Nov 15 MPB meetings  
Nov 22 Celia Lodgepole pine defense against mountain pine beetle
Dec 6 Melissa Effects of Gypchek carrier on Karner Blue
Dec 13 ESA meetings  
Dec 20 Yasmin Nematode bearing structures of spruce beetles

Spring 2005/b>

Jan 10 Ken Organizational meeting; Lab Logistics, concerns, new purchases, etc.
Jan 24 Ken An overview of our program: Over-riding questions, and linkages
Feb 7 Melissa Intersection of gypsy moth, Karner Blue, and orchid pollinators
Feb 14 Celia Predator effects on mountain pine beetle – Ips pini interactions
Feb 21 Yasmin Interactions among microorganisms and bark beetles
Feb 28 Aurelien Effects of rearing density on lipid content and behavior of Ips pini
Mar 7 Nichole Synergism of Bt activity on gypsy moth
Mar 14 Bob Murphy Mortality in red pine stands: 2004
Mar 21 Celia Lodgepole pine defense against mountain pine beetle
Mar 28 WFIWC  
Apr 4 Dave Invasive root herbivores
Apr 11 Archana Gut symbionts of Emerald Ash Borer and Southern pine beetle
Apr 18 Becky Population dynamics of gypsy moth
Apr 25 Matt How do number of choices and deployment pattern affect trap data?
May 2 Alex Behavioral responses by CLB to chemical signals leading to aggregation
May 9 Brian Spatial analysis of red pine decline

Fall 2004

Sep 13 Ken General
Sep 20 Aurelien Interactions between colonization density and host selection
Oct 4 Yasmin Observations on spruce beetles
Oct 11 Dave Proposal for studying belowground herbivory of invasive weevils
Oct 18 Becky Habitat interactions with Gypsy moth natural enemies
Oct 25 Archana Gut microbiota of Emerald Ash Borer
Nov 1 Nichole Effect of antibiotics on gypsy moth susceptibility to Btk
Nov 8 Brian Landscape approaches to MPB
Nov 15 ESA meetings  
Nov 22 Alex Chemical ecology of cottonwood leaf beetle
Dec 6   Celia: Experimental approaches to MPB-LPP interactions
Dec 13 Melissa Research proposal: Karner Blue and Gypchek

Spring 2004

Feb 2 Ken General Lab Meeting: Technicians, Vehicles, Purchasing
Feb 9 Alex Cottonwood Leaf Beetle- Spatial patterns & sources of aggregation
Feb 16 Becky Habitat interactions with Gypsy moth natural enemies
Feb 23 Yasmin Bark beetle-Fungal-tree interactions: Dissecting net impacts of fungi
Mar 8 Celia Mountain pine beetle & Ips
Mar 22 Brian Mountain pine beetle & Ips: Spatial modeling
Mar 29 Renee Invasive weevil complex in northern Wisconsin
Apr 5 Lab Cleanup Joint effort!
Apr 12 Nichole How do gut symbionts affect gypsy moth vigor?
Apr 26 Archana Gut symbionts of Emerald Ash Borer
May 3 Ken Some general thematic issues in forest insect ecology

Spring 2003

Sep 10 Ken General Lab Meeting: Purchasing, Equipment Reporting, Lab Policies
Sep 17 Renee Practice for NCFPWC
Oct 24 NCFPWC  
Oct 1 IUFRO (please meet without me, but don’t sign a name)
Oct 8 Italo Cellulolytic activity of bacteria in wood borer guts
Oct 15 Nichole How do enteric bacteria affect susceptibility to Btk
Oct 22 Renee & Brian Practice for ESA
Oct 29 ESA  
Nov 12 Brian Statistical analysis of bark beetle symbiont frequencies
Nov 19 Celia Differential chemical responses of predators of MPB and pine engraver
Dec 3 Yasmin Research plans with spruce beetle
Dec 10 Alex Research proposal
Dec 17 Becky Research proposal

Spring 2003

Jan 28 Ken General
Feb 4 Celia Differential chemical responses of predators of MPB and pine engraver
Feb 11 No Meeting  
Feb 18 Renee Host preferences of invasive root weevils
March 25 ESA NC branch meetings  
April 1 Nichole Census of gut microbiota in gypsy moth
April 8 Brian K. Response of red pines and spruce to fungal inoculation
April 22 Italo Cellulolytic activity of bacteria in wood borer guts
April 29 Brian A Statistical analysis of bark beetle symbiont frequencies
May 6 Lisa C. Synergism of Bt

Fall 2002

Sept. 9 Ken Ophiostomatoid- Ips pini– red pine interactions
Sept. 16 Brian & Eva Ophiostomatoid- Ips pini– red pine interactions
Sept. 23 Brian K Effects of diterpene acids on beetles and associated fungi
Sept. 30 Italo Gut symbionts of wood borers
Oct 7 Lab Clean-up Everyone
Oct 14 Shahla Results with Introduced Basswood Thrips
Oct 21 Brian A Results with predation experiments
Oct 28 Renee Results with invasive weevils
Nov 4 ESA Practice talks  
Nov 11 ESA Practice talks  
Nov 18 No Meeting ESA meetings
Dec 2 Celia Response of parasitic wasps to beetle-associated fungi
Dec 9 Nichole Gypsy moth – Btk

Spring 2002

Jan 28 General Ken
Feb 4 Renee Research Proposal – Invasive root feeding weevils
Feb 11 Celia Research Proposal – Role of fungi in host finding by natural enemies?
Feb 25 Nichole Gypsy moth – Btk
Mar 4 Brian Aukema Generalized linear models: binomial regression, probit analysis
Mar 11 No meeting  
Mar 18 Shahla Practice Thesis Defense Colloquium
Apr 1 Shahla Practice Thesis Defense Colloquium
Apr 8 Brian K Research plans for Ophiostomatoid- Ips pini– red pine interactions
Apr 29 Jaimie Practice Thesis Defense Colloquium
May 6 Greg SBW and BT-Metagenomes

Fall 2001

Sep 6 Ken General
Sep 27 Jaimie Evidence for detoxification of terpenes by gypsy moth
Oct 4 Jason Introduced weevil phenology
Oct 11 Brian Predation of pine engravers: experiments in progress
Oct 18 Nichole Gut microbiota of gypsy moth
Oct 25 No Meeting  
Nov 1 Shahla Host preferences of introduced basswood thrips
Nov 8 Greg Spruce budworm susceptibility to pathogens
Nov 15 ESA Practice Brian, Shahla
Nov 22 No Meeting  
Nov 29 Renee Research Proposal Invasive belowground weevils in hardwood forests
Dec 6 Celia Research Proposal

Spring 2001

Jan 29 General  
Feb 5 Richard Southern pine beetle, fungi, and mites
Feb 12 Nadir Karner Blue Plans and methods
Feb 19 Shahla European collaboration to compare Tilia budbreak and T. calcaratus
Feb 26 Nichole Gut microbiota of gypsy moth
Mar 5 No meeting  
Mar 19 Brian Predation of pine engravers: experiments in progress
Apr 2 Becky Undergrad forestry experience in Chile
Apr 9 Ken General
May 7 Jaimie HPLC of diterpene acids

Spring 2000

Jan 24   Lab operations, equipment reports, technicians, etc.
Jan 31 No meeting Gypsy Moth Coordinating meeting
Feb 7 Ice Skating  
Feb 14 Ken General Lab Meeting
Feb 21 Ken Job Hunting Strategies
Feb 28 No meeting  
Mar 6 Brian Predator impacts on pine engravers
Mar 13 Jaimie Does gypsy moth detoxify terpenes?
Mar 20 Shahla Sampling approaches for bud-feeding insects
Mar 29 No meeting Branch meetings
Apr 3 Kimberly Host selection behavior of pine engravers
Apr 10 Kimberly Host selection behavior of spruce beetle
Apr 17 Kirsten Fungi associated with Dryocoetes
Apr 24 Nadir Role of root herbivores and fungi in gaps
May 1 Nichole Bt – midgut bacteria interactions
May 8 General Lab Meeting  
May 12 Kemp Natural Resource Station  

Fall 2009

Sep 8 Ken General Review of Lab Policies
Sep 15 WFIWC  
Sep 22 Lab Photo Exchange  
Sep 29 Nichole Bt synergism
Oct 6 NSF  
Oct 13 Kirsten Insects & fungi associated with spruce
Oct 20 Shahla Season 2 Thrips/Basswood: Preliminary Results
Oct 27 Ken General discussion
Nov 3 Jaimie Terpene processing by tussock moths
Nov 10 Howie Bark beetle – predator interactions
Nov 17 Sara Cottonwood leaf beetle
Dec 1 Nadir ESA talk, population dynamics of subcortical insects
Dec 7 Kimberly Cues influencing Ips pini post-landing host behavior

Fall 1998

Sep 9 Ken General Review of Lab Policies
Sep 16 NCFPWC  
Sep 23 Lab Photo Exchange  
Sep 30 Kirsten Insects and fungi associated with spruce in Great Lakes region
Oct 7 NSF  
Oct 14 Nadir Predator-prey relationships
Oct 21 Jaimie Terpene mediation of gypsy moth feeding
Oct 28 Brian Bark Beetle & predator monitoring and, clerid density predation assays,
Nov 4 Kimberly Host selection behavior of Ips pini
Nov 11 ESA  
Nov 18 Jaimie Processing of terpenes by Lymantriidae
Nov 25 No Meeting  
Dec 2 Shahla Research proposal
Dec 8 Nichole Research proposal
Dec16 Nathan Gypsy moth predation by small mammals

Spring 1998

Jan 26 Ken General Meeting – Lab Operations, etc.
Jan 26 Kirsten Research Proposal & Prelim Beetle emergence / fungal isolation data
Feb 2 Nadir Research Proposal, & Preliminary field collection data
Feb 9 Howie Research Proposal, & 1997 trap collection data
Feb 16 Jaimie Distribution of monoterpenes and nutrients in larch
Feb 23 No Meeting  
Mar 2 Ken Gordon Conference review
Mar 9 No Meeting  
Mar 16 Kimberly Host Selection data with D. rufipennis and I. pini
Mar 23 Ken Long term issues in forest entomology and insect ecology stimulating my research: How students’ (past, present & future) programs fit in
Mar 30 Kimberly Practice talk for WFIWC; Field Season; Caging Assay Discussion
Apr 6 Nadir Results of 1997 Field Season
Apr 13 Ken NRC Committee on Future of Pesticides; Expert Witnessing:
Apr 20 Shahla Effects of forest management practices on diversity of ground beetles
Apr 27 Jaimie Ph.D. Proposal: How do Lymantriids handle terpenes?
May 4 Nathan Integrated Effects of Induction on herbivores & parasites
May 8-10 Kemp Biological Station  

Visitors this Semester: Brian Farrell:  April 24, Dan Herms: April 3