Entomology Meeting 2018 Fall

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Insect Systematics, Morphology, Evolution & Biology
Course #: EEB 5895 Section 028
Date/time: Monday 12:20-1:15
Location: TLS 313
Contact: David Wagner, Kevin Keegan
Course page uploads: Kevin Keegan


Our entomology meetings are open to graduate students, undergraduate students, employees, alumni and friends who are interested in entomology.
Our labs (Wagner, Henry, Simon, and Garcia-Robledo) have a variety of foci hovering around Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, Neuroptera, Coleoptera, Odonata, and Acari.
The main goals of these meetings are to:

  • Practice presenting papers and facilitating discussion on relevant topics in entomology
  • Brainstorm research ideas and present results
  • Tell biology-related jokes

Meetings typically begin with announcements about entomology related happenings, followed by a discussion of a paper, a practice talk, etc. Participants are encouraged to attend every lab meeting, read every paper, and come prepared with questions.

Entomology related show-and-tell is always welcome in the form of specimens (alive or dead), articles, books, or PowerPoint presentations.

All students taking this meeting for credit (and all others who wish to participate) should sign up to present a paper at least once per semester. If you would like to take this meeting for credit, email David Wagner to request a permission number. The schedule below lists our meeting dates.

Email Kevin Keegan to reserve your date -or-
add yourself if you have EEBedia credentials

Keeping in Touch

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Recent Articles (Ripe for Discussion!)

Email Kevin Keegan if you have any additions for the recent articles list, or add them yourself if you have EEBedia credentials.

Testing the role of the Red Queen and Court Jester as drivers of the macroevolution of Apollo butterflies

Dual evolutionary origin of insect wings supported by an investigation of the abdominal wing serial homologs in Tribolium


****Please send a PDF of the paper you're presenting to the listserv AT LEAST by the Friday before you are to present****

When adding a link to the schedule below please link to the DOI of the paper using http://dx.doi.org/ See the schedule for examples of how to do this and ask Kevin if you have any questions.

Presentation schedule Fall 2018

Date Name Paper and presentation Show-and-tell
August 27 (No Meeting)
September 3 LABOR DAY (No Meeting)
September 10 Dave Arthropod Diversity in a Tropical Forest (Basset et al. 2015)
September 17 Kevin Think the museum fire in Brazil can't happen here? Think again
September 24 Kevin An Onychophoran and Its Putative Lepidopteran Mimic in the Arboreal Bryosphere of an Ecuadorian Cloud Forest
October 1 Tanner Plant Architecture and the Diversity of Phytophagous Insects
October 8 Caitlin Distributional shifts – not geographic isolation – as a probable driver of montane species divergence
October 22 Dave Climate-driven declines in arthropod abundance restructure a rainforest food web
October 29 Dave More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas
November 5 Charlie Crop Domestication Alters Floral Reward Chemistry With Potential Consequences for Pollinator Health
November 12 (No Meeting) Folks away at ESA
November 19 (No Meeting) THANKSGIVING RECESS
November 26 Weston Decreases in beetle body size linked to climate change and warming temperatures
December 3

Past Entomology Meeting Schedules

2018 Spring