Entomology 2015 Symposia

The following symposia and organized meetings have been accepted for Entomology 2015 - "Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions" - which will be co-located with the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 15-18, 2015.

Program Sympsosia

Section Symposia

Member Symposia

Organized Meeting

Joint Symposia


Program Symposia:

Applying a Systems Approach - Emergent Outcomes of Multidimensional Interactions in Agroecosystems
Organizer: Randa Jabbour and Mary Barbercheck

Arthropods and Wildlife Conservation: Synergy in Complex Biological Systems
Organizers: David Taylor and Roger D. Moon

How Can Ecosystem Services Support Resilient and Multifunctional Agriculture Systems to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century?
Organizers: Katharina Ullmann and Timothy Bowles

Molecular Evolution in Social Insects: Insights from the Synergy of Natural History, Diversity, and Genomics
Organizers: Amy L. Toth and Sandra Rehan

Symposium in Honor of Nan Yao Su: How Synergy in Science Led to Innovation
Organizers: Walter Leal and Anthony James

Section Symposia:

MUVE Section Symposia:

30 Years of Hunting the Tiger. Aedes albopictus in America: Current Perspectives and Future Challenges
Organizer: Donald A. Yee

Advances in Research and Development of Insect Repellents
Organizer: Mustapha Debboun

Best Bed Bug Management Practices and Novel Research
Organizers: Changlu Wang and Dini Miller

PBT Section Symposia:

Developmental Synergy between Genome Regulation and Environmental Stimuli: From Phenotypic Plasticity to Disease Response
Organizers: Brendan Hunt and Hongmei Li-Byarlay

Insect Cell Lines: Potential for Developing Novel Pest Control Products and Strategies
Organizers: Amit Sethi and Partha Ramaseshadri

Insect Resistance to Traits & Weed Resistance to Herbicides - Learnings, Opportunities & Partnerships for Sustainable Management Programs
Organizers: Murugesan Rangasamy, Nandi Nagaraj and Robert Masters

Partnering for Health: Genetic, Behavioral and Environmental Synergies in Insect Immunity
Organizers: Michael Simone-Finstrom, Margarita López-Uribe and Marla Spivak

Water and Ion Homestasis-Role of Aquaporins and Other Channel Proteins
Organizers: Jeff Fabrick, Joshua Benoit and Immo Hansen

P-IE Section Symposia:

Are We Stressed Enough Yet? Interdisciplinary Partnerships to Evaluate the Consequences of Plant Abiotic and Biotic Stresses
Organizers: Adrianna Szczepaniec and Punya Nachappa

Beyond Bt: Trait Discovery and Breeding for Modified Plant-Insect Interactions
Organizers: Jarrad Prasifka and Brent Hulke

Ecology and Management of Migratory Moth Pests: Uniting Disciplines to Provide Solutions
Organizers: Jason Chapman, John Westbrook and William Hutchison

Effects of Global Climate Change on Species Interactions and Biological Control
Organizers: Sanford D. Eigenbrode and David Crowder

Forest Entomology: Synergy from Symbiosis
Organizers: Richard Hofstetter, Nathan Havill and Kimberly F. Wallin

Getting Down and Dirty: The Role of Brown Food Webs in Providing Ecosystem Services
Organizers: Kelton Welch and Matthew Jones

How Pollinators Work: The Importance of Integrative Physiology in Natural and Agricultural Systems with Changing Climates
Organizers: Bryan Helm, Kendra Greenlee, Julia Bowsher, Joseph Rinehart and George D. Yocum

Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) vs Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – Overlap and Conflicts, IRAC US Symposium Series: No. 11
Organizers: Graham P. Head, Bradley W. Hopkins, Scott W. Ludwig, Clinton D. Pilcher, Christopher Sansone, Caydee Savinelli and Sean Whipple

Insect-Mediated Ecosystem Services: Enhancing Interactions with our Beneficial Partners
Organizers: Cesar Rodriguez-Saona and Mary M. Gardiner

Integrating Ecological and Social Science to Support Synergies and Applied Solutions in Agroecosystems
Organizers: Kelly Garbach and Katharina Ullmann

Landscape Simplification: Effects on Arthropod Mediated Ecosystem Services and Agricultural Production
Organizers: Katja Poveda and Heather Connelly

Rootworm Management: Status of GM Traits, Insecticides, and Potential New Tools
Organizers: Bruce Hibbard, Elisa Bernklau and Joseph Spencer

Synergy and Partnerships in Biological Control: Honoring the Career of Roy Van Driesche
Organizers: Mark S. Hoddle and Joseph Elkinton

Synergy in Agricultural Pest Control: Use of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Feed a Growing Population
Organizers: Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris and Kyndall Dye

The Larry L. Larson Symposium: Pest Shifting and Invasive Species: The Need For New Technology to Manage New Insect Pests
Organizers: Luis E. Gomez and Melissa Siebert

Worldwide Resistance to Bt-toxins: Causes, Consequences, Cures?
Organizers: Michael Caprio and Rick Roush

SySEB Section Symposia:

Conserving Rare Butterflies: Challenges and Successes
Organizers: Karen Oberhauser, Nick M. Haddad and Scott Black

Evolution of Castes in Social Organisms: Behavior, Development and the Regulating Mechanisms
Organizers: Li Tian and Qian Sun

New Approaches in Big-Data Phylogenetics: Data Harvest and Phylogenomic Analyses That Transform Current Systematic Practice
Organizers: John K. Moulton and Brian M. Wiegmann

Social Wasps, the Model "Non-Model" Organisms: Celebrating the Synergistic Contributions of Robert L. Jeanne (Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Organizers: Jennifer M. Jandt, Sean O'Donnell and Amy L. Toth

Member Symposia:

Acarological Society of America Honors James Amrine
Organizers: Enrico de Lillo and Mariam Lekveishvili

Advances in Pest Management for Turfgrass and Ornamentals
Organizer: R. Murphey Coy

Arthropod Mediated Associational Effects Among Native and Non-Native Plants
Organizers: Sarah O'Neill and Carl Clem

Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) in Sensitive Areas: Research and Mitigation Techniques
Organizer: Sherry Glick

Beyond Corn and Soybeans...Challenges to Integrated Pest Management in Specialty Crops
Organizers: Amber Vinchesi, Matthew Klein and Silvia Rondon

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Working Group: Synergizing IPM Research to Deliver Solutions
Organizers: Nik G. Wiman, Kevin Rice, Tracy C. Leskey and George C. Hamilton

Board Certified Entomologist's (BCE) Symposium:  State of the Art Insect Monitoring Approaches
Organizers: Laura S. Higgins and Shripat Kamble

Citizen Scientists Contribute to Conservation
Organizer: Theresa E. Andrew and Wyatt Hoback

Colony Collapse Disorder Eight Years Later: What We Know Now That We Didn't Know Then
Organizers: Dennis vanEngelsdorp and Richard Levine

Ecological Engineering to Improve Microbial Control Agents
Organizers: Surendra Dara and Robert W. Behle

Ecological Pest Management: A Key for Sustainable Agricultural Production
Organizers: Megha N. Parajulee and Abdul Hakeem

Entomology: Partnering with Small Liberal Arts Colleges
Organizers: Kirk J. Larsen, Carrie Hall and Daniel Howard

Expand your Brand, Publicize your Publication, and Sell Yourself Well: The Marketing and Communications Toolbox that Every Scientist Needs
Organizers: Rayda Krell and Richard Levine

Games, Comics, and Social Media: Outreach Education in Entomology
Organizers: Carly M. Tribull and Morgan Jackson

Gearing up Interdisciplinary Science Literacy for the Next Generation
Organizers: Rebecca Baldwin and John Guyton

Greenhouse Insect Management – Critical Questions Answered with Collaborative Research
Organizer: Luis A. Cañas

How Cool is Entomology?
Organizers: Brian G. Rector and Theresa L. Pitts-Singer

Insects in the City: Urban Ecology and Human Influence on Insect Population
Organizers: David Lowenstein and Scott Prajzner

Integrated Pest Management Programs for Tropical Crops
Organizer: Rangaswamy Muniappan

Integrating and Synergizing Multidisciplinary Approaches in Science:  3rd Latin American/Hispanic Symposium
Organizers: Raul Medina, Silvia Rondon, Ana Legrand and Steven Reyna

Late Breaking Symposium: A Nexus of Agriculture – Honey Bee Health and Commodity Crop Production
Organizers: Caydee Savinelli, Jay P. Overmyer, Iain Kelly and Dick Rogers

Leadership in Entomology
Organizers: Swapna Priya Rajarapu, Harit K. Bal and Ameya D. Gondhalekar

Managing Bt Resistance: Synergizing Industry, Academia, USDA, and EPA
Organizers: Nicholas Seiter, K. Clint Allen and Nathan Little

Orthopteroids: A Nexus of Synergy Between Scientific Disciplines and Innovative Partnerships
Organizer: Derek Woller

Partnerships for Developing Synergistic Solutions Addressing an Invasive Soybean Pest: A Six-Year Study of the Kudzu Bug Megacopta cribraria
Organizers: Peter Nelson, Steven Reyna and Alejandro Del Pozo

Pollen Analysis in Bee Research: Sharing Discoveries, Methods, and Resources
Organizers: Juliana Rangel, Pierre Lau, Morgan Carr-Markell and Chia-Hua Lin

Preparing for the Future What Every Student Should Know about Getting a Job or Finding a Career
Organizers: Janet Hurley and Robert Davis

Regulatory Taxonomy: The Study of Organisms and How You Phylum
Organizers: Laura Jeffers and Esther Serrano

Research Advances in Root Feeding Insect Pests and Their Management
Organizers: Sudan Gyawaly and Roshan Manandhar

Rhynchophorus ferrugineus: What’s a New Approach?
Organizers: Aziz Ajlan, Jamal Hajjar and Khalid Alhudaib

Stored-Product Entomology: Partnerships Across and within Disciplines
Organizers: Brent Elliott and Zhaorigetu Chen

Synergies in Entomophagy: Taking Insect Eating to the Next Level
Organizers: Marianne Shockley and John Guyton

Synergy and Partnering Senior Member Symposium with Retired and Emeriti  in Professional  Societies (ASA, CSSA, SSSA, and  ESA) on their Involvement in  Research, Teaching, Hobbies, Special Interests and Travel
Organizers: Kenneth A. Sorensen and Ken Pruess

Synergy in Arthropod Genomics: Integrative Solutions to Functional and Evolutionary Biology
Organizers: Amelia Lindsey, James Ricci and Eric Smith

The Bee-Soil Interface: Exploring the Role of Soils in Wild Bee Nesting and Success
Organizer: Alexandra Harmon-Threatt

The Nascent Mason Bee Industry: Researchers, Entrepreneurs, and Agriculturists Partnering for Pollination Solutions
Organizers: Cory Stanley-Stahr and Derek R. Artz

Urban Soil Ecology - A New Frontier
Organizers: Parwinder Grewal, Katalin Szlavecz, Richard Pouyat and Douglas S. Richmond

Use of Arthropods in Wildlife and Applied Ecology: Recognition of Our Common Goals
Organizer: Adam Mitchell

Using Animation and Music as Tools for Communicating Science
Organizer: Anthony S. DiMeglio

Vegetation Management for Beneficial Insect Conservation in Agroecosystems
Organizers: Mary Rogers and Chris Phillips

What Are The Costs and Benefits for Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Field Crops?
Organizer: Matt O'Neal

Organized Meetings:

Americas Neuropterists Meeting
Organizers: Ben Diehl and Renato Machado

Current Advances in Acarology
Organizers: H. Joel Hutcheson and Ronald Ochoa

Heteropterist Symposium
Organizers: Katrina L. Menard and Michael Forthman

Highlights of Medical, Urban, and Veterinary Entomology in 2015
Organizers: Faith Oi and Dini Miller

International Society of Hymenopterists Symposium and Business Meeting
Organizer: James Whitfield

IOBC NRS Annual Meeting
Organizer: Cesar Rodriguez-Saona

Korean Young Entomologists (KYE)
Organizers: Ikju Park and Donghun Kim

North American Dipterists Society (NADS) Meeting
Organizer: Torsten Dikow

Overseas Chinese Entomologists Association (OCEA): Opportunity, Challenge, Collaboration and Achievement
Organizers: Fangneng Huang, Junwei Zhu and Xiao-Qiang Yu

Partnering to Develop Solutions Against the Infamous Invasive Pest Spotted Wing Drosophila
Organizers: Christelle Guédot and Ash Ahmad

Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology (PBT) Networking Section
Organizers: Qisheng Song and Nannan Liu

Plant-Insect Ecosystem (P-IE) Section Networking, Business, and Learning Session on Effective Communication: How to Avoid Pie in Your Face!
Organizers: Sujaya Rao and Fred R. Musser

Society of Overseas Nepalese Entomologists Meeting
Organizers: Roshan Manandhar, Deepak Shrestha and Sudan Gyawaly

SOLA Scarab Workers
Organizer: Andrew B. T. Smith

Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (SysEB) Section Meeting
Organizers: Hojun Song and M. Alma Solis

The Coleopterists Society Annual Meeting
Organizer: Christopher E. Carlton

Joint Symposia:

View the list of joint symposia organized by members of the American Society of Agronomy, The Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society that may be of interest to ESA members or have ESA members as joint organizers.

View the list of joint symposia submitted by ESA members that may be of interest to ASA, CSSA and SSSA members.