Entomology 2011 Symposia Selected

Lanham, MD; April 5, 2011—The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has selected the insect-science symposia for its 2011 Annual Meeting in Reno, NV, November 13-16, 2011.

The symposia will address important issues such as bed bugs, honey bee Colony Collapse Disorder, insect control, invasive species, medical and veterinary entomology, forestry, evolution, systematics, and insect physiology:

HONEY BEES AND COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER

- Bee Declines I - Identification, Clarification, and Communication of the Real Truths
- Bee Declines. II. Causes, Solutions, and Activating the Public

BED BUGS

- Basic Science to Application for Management of Bed Bug Populations

INSECT MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Implementation in Schools
- New Approaches to Mass Production and Augmentation Biological Control
- Evolution and Biological Control
- Greenhouse Pest Management: Past, Present, and Future
- The Future is Now: Blended Refuge, Resistance, and Rootworm Options for Tomorrow
- Host Plant Volatiles: Identifying New Approaches for Insect Pest Management
- Insecticide Mixtures: IRM, Science, Scope, Solutions and Rationale
- New Containment Procedures and Technology for Quarantine and Rearing of Arthropods
- IOBC Workshop Symposium - Biodiversity and Biological Control
- Progress Toward Insecticide Resistance Management for Thrips
- Role of Biotechnology on Vegetable Pest Management
- The Molecular Physiology of Arthropod Vectors and Pests: Towards the Development of Novel Control Agents and Approaches
- 20 Years of Research On New Insecticide Modes of Action, Its Implication on Insect Control, And Insecticide Resistance Management
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Advances in Plant Insect Vectors Using Omic Approaches
- Contribution of Chemical Ecology to IPM in the Tropics
- Entomopathogenic Nematodes: Their Biology, Ecology, and Application. A Tribute to the Dynamic Career of Harry K. Kaya
- Identifying, Clarifying, and Communicating Challenges in Stored Products Protection
- Insect Research on the Urban Frontier: Biocontrol and Pollination Services in City Landscapes


INVASIVE SPECIES

- Impact of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in U.S. Agroecosystems
- Biology, Ecology and Management of Native and Invasive Stink Bugs
- Invasives, Climate Change, and Forest Management: The Forest Service Research Perspective
- Biosurveillance: Using a Native Wasp Cerceris fumipennis to Find Emerald Ash Borer and Other Species of Buprestidae
- Can Entomologists Stop The Threat of Invasive Palm Weevils, (Rhynchophorus spp.)?
- Invasion of Palm Ecosystems by Red Palm Weevil and its Management
- Regulatory Compliance for the Rearing, Releasing, Shipping, and Studying of Arthropods, Part 1: Demystifying the Permit Process-Understanding the Black Box
- Regulatory Compliance for the Rearing, Releasing, Shipping, and Studying of Arthropods, Part 2: Regulatory Compliance for Rearing, Releasing, Shipping, and Studying Arthropods

MEDICAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY

- Predictors of Vector and Disease Dynamics
- Applying Next Generation Molecular Technologies to Medical and Veterinary Entomology
- Identify and Clarify Current Arthropod Repellent Research
- Culicoides Biting Midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Vectors Of Economical Important Arboviral Diseases Of Livestock: Vector Status, Biology And Control
- Assessing the Impact of White-tailed Deer on the Spread of Cattle Fever Ticks (Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and R. (B.) annulatus) in South Texas

FOREST AND HORTICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY

- Biology, Biochemistry and Genomics of Pine Bark Beetles
- Forest Entomology: Reflection on a Decade of Change
- Biological Control of Invasive Wood Borers: Feasibility, Potential, Progress and Challenges
- Communicating Challenges in Ornamental & Turfgrass Pest Management

EVOLUTION, PHYSIOLOGY, AND SYSTEMATICS

- Epigenetics, Phenotypic Plasticity, and Insect Evolution: First Insights from an Emerging Field
- Insect Olfaction & Taste: Identifying, Clarifying and Speaking about the Key Issues
- A signaling Workshop
- Insect Demography: Emerging Concepts and Applications
- Hardly Boring: Cerambycid Workers Symposium
- Biodiversity, Global Change and Insect-Mediated Ecosystem Services
- Illuminating the Phenome: The Future of Morphology in Entomology
- Taxonomy and Systematics of the Tenebrionoidea (Coleoptera)
- Social Insect Evolution Today: Clarifying Leading Hypotheses with Novel Approaches
- Web-based Digital Insect Identification: Our Progress, Challenges, And Opportunities
- Chemical Signaling, Defense and Counter-Defense Between Insect Herbivores and their Hosts
- Communicating Sociality: Evolutionary Developments In Social Insect Communication Systems
- An Overlooked Insect Group. Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata), Model Organisms for Systematics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Studies

OTHER ISSUES IN ENTOMOLOGY

- Citizen Scientists in Entomology Research
- SOLA Scarab Workers Symposium
- Speaking Out on Biofuel Entomology: Identifying the Problem and Clarifying the Goals
- Celebrating the Career of Pedro Barbosa: A Passion for Insects and Plants
- Turning Young People onto Science Through Insects and Ensuring a Future for Entomology!
- Identifying the Current Status of Women in Entomology, Clarifying Initiatives for Retention, and Speaking Out to Share Experience
- Employers Speak Out About Professional Opportunities in Entomology; Identifying and Clarifying Career Paths for Graduate Students
- Endurance Lessons from International Students Trained in the US Departments of Entomology: Genuine Success Histories
- Experiences, Stories And Book Reviews On Insects And Related Topics
- Extra-curricular Engagements Enrich Entomology Education
- Identifying and Clarifying Emerging Technologies For Entomological Research: From Molecules To Landscapes
- Myths, Misconceptions, and Mental Modifications: Identify, Clarify and Speak Out about Entomology
- Speak Out - Interaction and Education in a Brave New World of Social Media and Online Resources

Other symposia proposed by ESA members will be selected and announced soon.

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than 6,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers,extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives,research technicians, consultants, students, and hobbyists.

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