Press Releases

Annapolis, MD; October 2, 2017—Insect scientists have a new, convenient forum for connecting and collaborating with their peers with the launch of ESA Community, an online networking and communications platform for members of the Entomological Society of America....

Annapolis, MD; September 6, 2017—As an entomologist with an artistic flair, Carly Tribull, Ph.D., frequently uses a novel approach for conveying science to non-academic audiences: comics. Her work—such as the illustrated series Carly's Adventures in Wasp Land, which introduces kids to social, solitary, and parasitoid wasps—is just one example of innovative methods for delivering science to the public featured in a new Science Communication Collection in the September 2017 issue of the Annals of the Entomological Society of America....

Annapolis, MD; September 5, 2017—ESA’s membership magazine, American Entomologist, is seeking dynamic, beautiful, and interesting photos of insects to appear on its cover....

Annapolis, MD; August 23, 2017—The Entomological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 awards. The awards recognize scientists, educators, and students who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology. Winners will be honored at Entomology 2017, November 5-8, in Denver, Colorado....

Annapolis, MD; August 21, 2017—Dr. Alvin M. Simmons, a research entomologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America as the organization's next Vice President-Elect. ESA members have also elected three other members to continue or begin positions on the ESA Governing Board....

Annapolis, MD; August 21, 2017—In recognition of their long-term dedication and significant contributions to the Entomological Society of America (ESA), three entomologists have been selected as Honorary Members of the Society in 2017....

Annapolis, MD; August 16, 2017—In its ongoing efforts to strengthen the impact of entomological science in public policy and legislation, the Entomological Society of America has expanded its pool of chief advocates for insect science with the selection of its 2017 class of Science Policy Fellows....

Annapolis, MD; August 7, 2017—The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected 10 new Fellows of the Society for 2017. Election as a Fellow of ESA acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in research, teaching, extension and outreach, administration, or the military....

Annapolis, MD; July 19, 2017—Soon, the public health community will be better equipped to respond to outbreaks of diseases spread by mosquitoes and other arthropod vectors, thanks to a contract awarded to the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the course of the next year, the ESA Certification Corporation will train and certify approximately 30 entomologists to participate as entomological specialists on CDC Emergency Response Teams. Adding such expertise to the rapid-response groups will fill a critical void in the CDC’s capacity to guide vector control, an essential component of disease management....

Annapolis, MD; June 29, 2017—Even though insects outnumber vertebrate species by more than 20:1 on planet Earth, more than five times as many vertebrates are listed as endangered or threatened in the United States. Insects are greatly under-represented on the U.S. endangered list. And yet insects are essential components of the biological diversity that sustains healthy ecosystems. The Entomological Society of America urges the American public and policymakers to protect these crucial indicators of environmental health in its new position statement on endangered insect species....

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