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, Department of Genetics, Arizona State University, and their son John 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.
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.
Ecoinformatics: Using Farmer-generated Data to Address Key Problems in Agricultural Entomology
Dr. Jay Rosenheim, Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, presented the 2012 Charles Chesley Doane Lecture in Entomology on November 1, 2012 entitled, "Ecoinformatics: Using Farmer-generated Data to Address Key Problems in Agricultural Entomology".
Rosenheim notes on his website: "I am an ecologist with broad interests, including behavioral and evolutionary ecology as well as population and community ecology. I work with insects as models, and focus primarily on predator-prey, parasitoid-host, and plant-insect interactions. My general approach is to try to ask important, fundamental questions in ecology with an eye to advancing our basic understanding and, when possible, to simultaneously make contributions to solving problems in the real world. Rosenheim was recently named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2009. In 2011, he received a UC Davis Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching and was described as “an extraordinary educator, a remarkable scholar and a superb teacher and mentor."
- 2011 - Gene Robinson - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- 2010 – Jocelyn Millar – University of California Riverside
- 2009 – Gary Felton – Penn State University
- 2008 – John Hildebrand – University of Arizona
- 2007 – James H. Tumlinson – Penn State University
- 2006 – George G. Kennedy – North Carolina State University
- 2005 – May R. Berenbaum – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- 2004 – Wendell Roelofs – Cornell University
2011 Gene Robinson
Understanding the Relationship Between Genes and Behavior: Lessons from the Honey Bee
2010 Jocelyn Millar
Pheromones of the Cerambycidae: a Cornucopia of New Chemistry and Biology
Dr. Millar is a professor of Entomology at the University of California Riverside. His research focuses on the study of natural chemicals that mediate interactions between organisms. He studies both insect-produced chemicals such as sex or aggregation pheromones, and chemical messengers from hosts or habitats, such as the chemicals that insects use to locate and recognize their preferred feeding and egg-laying sites. Dr. Millar's webpage (opens a new window).
2009 Gary Felton
Dialogues at the Plant-Caterpillar Interface
Dr. Felton is a Professor and Department Head of Entomology at PennState. His research program uses molecular, proteomic and physiological approaches to investigate insect-plant interactions. His main interest is investigating the counter measures herbivores use in overcoming host plant defenses, with particular interest on the role of herbivore salivary signals in suppressing the induced defenses of host plants. Dr. Felton's webpage (opens a new window).
2008 John Hildebrand
Learning from Insect Brains
Dr. Hildebrand is a Regents Professor and Professor of Neuroscience, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Entomology, and Molecular & Cellular Biology. His research aims to contribute to knowledge that will help to alleviate the harm done by insects that are predators of the human food supply or vectors of diseases. Areas of principal interest currently include: the physiology, functional organization, and postembryonic development of the olfactory system; sensory control of mating behavior and insect-host interactions, including feeding and oviposition behaviors; chemical ecology and behavioral aspects of moth-hostplant interactions; olfactory learning and the roles of biogenic amines in plasticity of olfactory function; and functional organization of neurosecretory systems. Dr. Hildebrand's webpage (opens a new window).
2007 James H. Tumlinson
A Risk of Herbivory: Activation of Plant Signals that Attract Natural Enemies
Dr. Tumlinson is a Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology and Director of the Center for Chemical Ecology. As a chemist interested in biological and agricultural systems, Dr. Tumlinson has studied chemicals that affect insect behavior. His laboratory has identified insect pheromones and other semiochemicals, investigated the biochemical mechanisms by which chemical signals are produced and released by insects, and studied the behavioral responses, including learned responses, of insects to chemical cues. More recently, his lab has been investigating the interactions among herbivorous insects, their host plants, and their natural enemies. Dr. Tumlinson's webpage (opens a new window).
2006 George G. Kennedy
Thrips Transmission of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus: Determinants of Spread and their Implications for Management
Dr. Kennedy is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Department Head of Entomology. His research program focuses on understanding the ecology and life systems of arthropods affecting agricultural crops and applying that understanding to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of arthropod management in vegetable crops. His lab studies fundamental interactions and processes that influence pest status, population dynamics and the insect/crop interactions that result in damage. They apply the resulting information in combination with new technologies to enhance IPM. Areas of emphasis include insect-plant interactions, resistance management, landscape scale population dynamics, and epidemiology and management of insect transmitted plant viruses. Dr. Kennedy's webpage (opens a new window).
2005 May R. Berenbaum
Gut Reactions: How Insects Eat Plants
Dr. Berenbaum is a Professor and Department Head of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research program focuses on the chemical interactions between herbivorous insects and their hostplants, and the implications of such interactions on the organization of natural communities and the evolution of species. Her particular research interests focus on the secondary chemistry of the Umbelliferae (=Apiaceae) and the insect associates of these herbaceous plants. Dr. Berenbaum's webpage (opens a new window).
2004 Wendell Roelofs
Chemical Communication: From Insects to Elephants
Dr. Roelofs is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Insect Biochemistry in the Department of Entomology at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. Roelofs also has served as chair of the department since 1991 to July 1, 2007. Roelofs and those who work in his laboratory have contributed greatly to our understanding and practical use of chemical insect communication systems over the past four decades. He and his co-workers have been key in developing our understanding of biochemical pathways for the synthesis of insect pheromones, male behavioral responses to female-produced pheromones, and the evolution of chemical communication systems. Dr. Roelofs's webpage (opens a new window).