Timothy Lysyk, MUVE Section Representative

Timothy James Lysyk received a B.Sc. (Hons.) in zoology from the University of Alberta, an M.S. in entomology from South Dakota State University, and a Ph.D. in entomology from North Carolina State University. He is currently employed with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta.

His areas of interest are the ecology, biology, and management of veterinary arthropods, including ticks, tick paralysis, and various biting flies. He has recently completed a study on the potential for Bluetongue virus transmission in western Canada that has led to rationalization of import regulations for U.S. cattle. He was awarded the 1996 C. Gordon Hewitt Award by the Entomological Society of Canada for outstanding achievement in entomology by an individual under 40.

His service to the ESA includes serving as Section D Representative to the editorial boards of the Journal of Medical Entomology (1991-1995) and the Journal of Economic Entomology (2002-2006), co-editor of Environmental Entomology (1995-2000), subject editor (veterinary entomology) for the Journal of Economic Entomology (2002-present), and subject editor for the Journal of Medical Entomology (2004–present).

Tim has served on the executive board of the Entomological Society of Alberta and on the Organization Committee for three of their annual meetings. He was the co-chair and organizer for the 1998 Livestock Insect Workers’ Conference, and was a member of the Local Arrangements Committee for the 4th International Conference on Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens. He currently serves as a member of the ESA Governing Board as the representative from the Medical, Urban and Veterinary Entomology Section.