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UW Entomology graduate student Rachel Arango (far right) and MPD forensic investigator Dan Román developed a forensic entomology course for the STEM program through Centro Hispano of Madison. This week the group focused on the major insects associated with decomposition and how these insects can be used in investigations of criminal cases. Grad student Ben Bradford and alum Joliene Lindholm helped make the field trip a success. ... See moreSee less

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"Old friends, they shine like diamonds". UW Entomology alums shine too. Here are Steve Landry, Tom Burkot, and John Hainze who all received graduate training here and then went on to bigger and better things. ... See moreSee less

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Charles Doane Lecture Series


The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosts a special seminar series annually, entitled "The Charles Chesley Doane Distinguished Lecture." Held during the fall semester, the event includes a main lecture of broad interest to the entire campus community plus a smaller, more specialized lecture to a narrower audience of mostly entomologists.

A gracious endowment from the Doane family, including his wife, Dr. Winifred Doane, Professor Emeritus, School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, and their son Timothy P. Doane, supports this special event. The Department enthusiastically organizes this lecture series and greatly appreciates the opportunity to honor the legacy of Dr. Charles Doane.

About Charles "Chuck" Chesley Doane



Dr. Chuck Doane attended UW-Madison, receiving his M.S. in 1951 and Ph.D. in 1953. He studied the management of vegetable pests in the Department of Entomology under the direction of Dr. R. Keith Chapman. In a career spanning 46 years he developed innovative programs for many companies around the world.





2015 Doane Lecturer - Dr. Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor - North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Genetics and Society: From Vavilov to the Green Bunny

Dr. GouldDoane 2015 Poster

Dr. Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University - Raleigh, will present the 2015 Charles Chesley Doane Lecture in Entomology on Friday, April 17th entitled, "Genetics and Society: From Vavilov to the Green Bunny".

About Dr. Gould

Dr. Gould’s lab group investigates the ecology and genetics of insect pests in order to better understand natural and human-induced evolution.  Diverse approaches are used to achieve these goals, ranging from molecular analysis and ecological experiments to mathematical and computer modeling.  Fred’s group, “works collectively as a team, respects each other's contributions, and has fun along the way”.  The lab has historically focused on pests of agricultural importance, as seen in research projects with the headings "plant-insect interactions", "evolution of moth sexual communication systems", and "evolution of resistance in crop pests". In the past 5 years, The Gould Lab has expanded their research to also include pests such as mosquitoes that their direct impacts on human health. The project entitled "genetic pest management" reflects a belief that genetic engineering of insects can be used as a tool for reducing the impacts from pests of medical and agricultural importance.

Visit Dr. Gould's website

Previous  Doane Lectures

To view more information about the lectures, click the seminar poster.  The detail page will open in a new window.

Doane 2013 Poster

2013 Doane Lecture


Dr. Bruce Tabasknik, University of Arizona, Tucson


Insect Resistance to Transgenic Crops: Lessons from the First Billion Acres

2012 Doane Lecture


Dr. Jay Rosenheim - University of California-Davis


Ecoinformatics: Using Farmer-generated Data to Address Key Problems in Agricultural Entomology

2011 Doane Lecture

Gene Robinson - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Understanding the Relationship Between Genes and Behavior: Lessons from the Honey Bee

2010 seminar poster

2010 Doane Lecture

Jocelyn Millar – University of California Riverside

Pheromones of the Cerambycidae: a Cornucopia of New Chemistry and Biology

2009 seminar poster

2009 Doane Lecture

Gary Felton – Penn State University

Dialogues at the Plant-Caterpillar Interface

2008 seminar poster

2008 Doane Lecture

John Hildebrand – University of Arizona

Learning from Insect Brains

2007 seminar poster

2007 Doane Lecture

James H. Tumlinson – Penn State University

A Risk of Herbivory: Activation of Plant Signals that Attract Natural Enemies

2006 seminar poster

2006 Doane Lecture

George G. Kennedy – North Carolina State University

Thrips Transmission of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus: Determinants of Spread and their Implications for Management

2005 seminar poster

2005 Doane Lecture

May R. Berenbaum – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Gut Reactions: How Insects Eat Plants

2004 seminar poster

2004 Doane Lecture

Wendell Roelofs – Cornell University

Chemical Communication: From Insects to Elephants


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