Entomology 2018 Symposia and Organized Meetings

The following have been accepted as symposia and Organized Meetings for Entomology 2018 which will be held November 11-14, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Program Symposia

Section Symposia

Member Symposia

Organized Meetings


Program Symposia

Borderless Parasites, Borderless Pollinators: Broadening Our Understanding of Pollinator and Parasite Communities
Organizers: Amber Tripodi, James Strange, Ellen Klinger

Citizen Science in a Changing World: Successes & Challenges Across Projects and Institutions
Organizers: Daniela Sorger, Sean Ryan, Jenna Florio

Crossing Borders for a Healthier Tomorrow: The Role of Entomology in the One Health Initiative
Organizers: Scott O'Neal, Joanna Konopka, Dan Peach, Isobel Ronai, Nicholas Larson

Crossing Borders Without Permission: Accidental Introduction of Biological Control Agents, a Significant Phenomenon with Risks, Benefits, and Policy Implications.
Organizers: Donald Weber, Tim Haye, Peter Mason

Insect Microbiomes: Traversing Disciplines to Understand and Manage Helpful and Harmful Hexapods
Organizers: Jacob Russell, Martha Hunter

Undergraduate, Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals: Preparing to Address the Grand Challenges Facing Entomology/Agriculture in a Changing Campus/Workplace Environment
Organizer: Michael Parrella

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Section Symposia

Medical, Urban, and Veterinary Entomology (MUVE) Section Symposia

Arthropod Genomics and Molecular Biology: What's New!
Organizers: Monika Gulia-Nuss and Andrew Nuss

Combating Vector-Borne Disease During Disaster and Humanitarian Relief Efforts
Organizer: Erica Lindroth

Crossing Borders in Research and Development of Insect Repellents
Organizer: Mustapha Debboun

Entomology without Borders: Tackling Insecticide Resistance through Science, Extension, and Collaboration
Organizers: Casey Parker, Jocelyn R. Holt, Lina Bernaola, and Carlos Esquivel

Mosquito-Microbe Interactions Beyond Vector-Pathogen
Organizer: Matan Shelomi

Novel pest control strategy on the Horizon: Gene Drives and Transgenic Insects
Organizer: Bo Zhao

Predicting Vector-Borne Disease Spread in Changing Natural and Social Landscapes
Organizers: Heidi Brown and Luigi Sedda

Training the Next Generation of Vector Biologists
Organizer: Rajeev Vaidyanathan

What Can We Learn About Vector-borne Diseases of Plants, Animals, and Humans From Talking to Each Other?
Shirley Luckhart, Michael A. Riehle, and Judith Brown

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Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology (PBT) Section Symposia

Gene Drive: 21st Century Genetic Control of Agricultural and Public Health Pests
Organizers: David O'Brochta and Blair Siegfried

Juvenile Hormone: from Discovery to Applications
Organizers: Alexander Raikhel and Subba Reddy Palli

RNAi: Mechanism of Action and Resistance to dsRNA
Organizers: Elane Fishilevich, Ana Vélez, Bill Moar, and Subba Reddy Palli

RNAi: New Traits, Field Performance and Safety
Organizers: William Moar, Ana Vélez, and Elane Fishilevich

Social Insect Nutritional Ecology in a Changing World
Organizers: Spence Behmer, Juliana Rangel, Pierre Lau, and Pierre Lesne

Teaching Insect Physiology in a Changing World: Crossing Borders Between Traditional and Integrative Pedagogy
Organizers: Dan Hahn and Mark Brown

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Plant-Insect Ecosystems (P-IE) Section Symposia

A Changing World: Biotechnology and the Future of Pest Control
Organizers: Raul Medina and Jennifer Kuzma

Bugging Insects: Methods and Applications of Sensor-Based Monitoring of Insect Colonies and Populations
Organizers: William Meikle, John Adamczyk, and Mohamed Alburaki

Crossing Borders: Global Collaborations to Combat Forest Insect Pests
Organizers: Kayla I. Perry, Jessica Hartshorn, and Rachel Ann Arango

Crossing International Borders: Foreign Exploration and Classical Biological Control of Invasive Pests
Organizers: Houston Wilson, Kent Daane, Peter Mason, and Mark S. Hoddle

Crossing New Frontiers in Conservation Biological Control
Organizers: Lessando Gontijo and William Snyder

Current Research and Future Perspectives on Native and Invasive Buprestid Pests in North America and Europe
Organizers: Christiane Helbig, Michael Müller, and Krista Ryall

Ecology and Evolution in Novel Species Interactions
Organizers: Chandra Moffat and Michael Stastny

Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops and Insects: Lessons Learned from the Past and Next Steps in a Changing World
Organizers: Tony Shelton, Jörg Romeis, and Ana Vélez

Flight of Ideas: Various Methods for Monitoring Insect Movement across the Landscape
Organizers: Kevin Rice and James Hagler

From Genes to Communities: Quantifying Diverse Responses of Pollinators to Multiple Anthropogenic Stressors
Organizers: Daniel Cariveau and Margarita López-Uribe

From Researcher to Stakeholder: Using Extension to Cross Borders in a Changing World
Organizers: Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, David Coyle, and Jeffery Bradshaw

How Crop Diversification across Space and Time Influences Herbivory
Organizers: Randa Jabbour, Kathryn Ingerslew, and David Gonthier

Impact of Borders on Managing Insect Resistant Management
Organizers: Scott Ludwig, Caydee Savinelli, Graham P. Head, and Peter Porpiglia

Invasion Ecology, Population Dynamics and Sustainable Management of the Emerald Ash Borer
Organizers: Krista Ryall, Leah S. Bauer, Jian Duan, Clifford Sadof, and Chris MacQuarrie

Let’s Do Something! Implementing Collaborative Solutions for Pollinators in the Agricultural Landscape
Organizers: Keri Carstens and Caydee Savinelli

Monitoring and Managing Agricultural Insects Crossing Borders
Organizers: Julien Saguez, Tyler Wist, Megha Parajulee, and Isabelle Fréchette

Practical Applications of Research on Parasite Manipulation of Hosts and Vectors
Organizers: Kerry Mauck, Sanford Eigenbrode, and Quentin Chesnais

Rhynchophorus Weevil: A Global Threat Beyond Borders
Organizers: Aziz Ajlan, Khalid Alhudaib, Abdulaziz Mohamed, J. R. Faleiro, Shoki Al-Dobai, and Study Group “Integrated Protection of Date Palms” (SG IPDP)

Stressors Across Space and Time: Energy Sources, Enemies, and Environmental Influences
Organizers: Ruud Schilder, Sara Hermann, and Jared Ali

Student Symposium: Pollinator and Invasive Species Science Policy Field Tours: A Melting Pot of Efforts Promoting Protection of our Food Supply
Organizer: Carlos Esquivel

The Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar L.) at 150: Contributions to the Development of Invasion Ecology
Organizers: Dylan Parry and Patrick Tobin

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Sysematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (SysEB) Section Symposia

Evolutionary Morphology: Phenomics and Phylogeny
Organizers: Jessica Gillung, Ziad Khouri, Istvan Miko, and Brendon Boudinot

Insects in 3D - Current Uses and Future Directions for High Resolution 3D Data
Organizers: Tom Semple and Mark Metz

Latin American Entomology - Ecology & Biodiversity
Organizer: Clifford Keil

Species-Delimitation and Identification in the Age of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Molecular and Morphological Approaches
Organizers: Michael Branstetter and Marek Borowiec

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Member Symposia

1st International Symposium on the Elateroidea
Organizers: Hume Douglas, Vinicius Ferreira, and Oliver Keller

A Changing World in Education: Creating Engaging Undergraduate Learning Experiences
Organizer: Carly M. Tribull

Advances in Coccoidea Research: New Perspectives on Scale Insect and Mealybug Biology and Management
Organizers: Juang-Horng Chong, Jessica Awad, William Klingeman, and Shimat Joseph

Aquatic Entomology without Borders: A Field That Brings Together All Branches of ESA
Organizers: Madeline Genco and Andrea Kautz

Biodiversity, Systematics, and Behavioral Research in Aquatic Entomology
Organizers: Paul Frandsen, Seth M. Bybee, and Jessica Ware

Biological Control Agents in New Environments
Organizers: Julia Mlynarek and Roselyne Labbe

Brain and Behaviour
Organizers: Fabio Manfredini and Elli Leadbeater

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys in Western North America: Status and Potential Harm to Agriculture
Organizers: Charles H. Pickett and Kent Daane

Celebrating Michener's 100th and What the Next Decade of Melittology Brings
Organizers: Sandra Rehan and Brock Harpur

Clash of the Titans: Comparing Evolutionary Patterns in Ants and Bees across Space and Time
Organizer: Michael Branstetter

Climate Change: Shifts in the Geographical Ranges and Outbreak Dynamics of Forest Insect Pests and Impacts on Forest Health
Organizers: Kyle J. Haynes, Patrick Tobin, and Allan L. Carroll

Coastline Insects and Spiders: Living on the Land-Sea Border
Organizer: Joel Gibson

Communicating Effectively in Extension: Addressing New Expectations in the Learning Experience
Organizers: Matthew VanWeelden and Terri Billeisen

Connecting Hemp and Insects: Where No Entomologist Has Gone Before!
Kadie Britt, Cody Seals, Marguerite Bolt, Melissa Schreiner, and Amanda Skidmore

Continued Challenges in Entomology from a Woman’s Perspective
Organizers: Raul Medina, Juliana Rangel, and Andrea Lucky

Crossing Borders of Understanding: Sharing Your Science with the Public
Organizers: Tamra Reall and Lauren Diepenbrock

Crossing Borders through Education and Outreach
Organizers: David Held, John Guyton, and Douglas Golick

Crossing Taxonomic Borders: Challenging Arachnological Traditions in North America
Organizers: Robert Bennett, Heather C. Proctor, Claudia Copley, and Catherine Scott

Crossing the Borders of Academia, Government, Industry, Extension, and Beyond: Careers in Entomology
Jessica Hartshorn, Carey Minteer, Alix Whitener, and Boyd Mori

Current Research on the Biology and Management of Insect Pests in Corn: Crossing Borders from Genes to Populations
Organizers: Aaron J. Gassmann and Dominic Reisig

Density Dependence, Community Genetics, and Resistance Evolution
Organizers: Nicholas Friedenberg, Michael Caprio, and Jeannette Martinez

Ecology and Management of Cereal Aphid Invasions, Crossing the Great Plains Borders from Mexico to Canada
Organizers: Michael Brewer and Frank Peairs

Entomologists Hooked on Fly Fishing
Organizers: Tim Lysyk and Lowell Nault

Ethics in Entomology: Considerations for Research and Policy
Organizers: Emily Sandall and Crystal Ernst

Evolutionary Ecology of Drosophila-parasitoid Food Webs: From Molecules to Ecosystems
Organizers: Chia-Hua Lue, Shubha Govind, and Todd Schlenke

Fifty Shades of Fuscus: An Intimate look at Staphylinidae
Organizer: Michael Ferro

Forest Insect Genomics
Organizers: Christopher Keeling, Dezene P.W. Huber, and Gary J. Blomquist

From Invertebrate Ecology to Evolutionary Biology: Celebrating the Achievements of Professor John R. Spence
Organizers: Colin Bergeron, Jaime Pinzon, Tim Work, and Héctor Cárcamo

Frontiers in Molecular Trophic Interactions: Advancing Biodiversity Research
Organizers: Jason Schmidt, Zsofia Szendrei, and Tara Gariepy

Functional Diversity of Arthropods
Organizer: Tanya Handa

Genomic Approaches to Biosurveillance of Invasive Forest Insects
Organizers: Gwylim Blackburn and Sandrine Picq

Global Resistance to Bt Crops: Resistance Has No Borders
Organizers: Jeffrey Fabrick, Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes, and Lolita G. Mathew

Greenhouse Insect Management: Lessons Learned from Research Collaborations
Organizers: Luis Canas and Erfan Vafaie

Host Strains & Pains in the Neck
Organizers: James Young and Jason Hansen

Identifying and Overcoming Challenges to Integrating Tree Chemistry into Our Understanding of Forest Insect Dynamics
Organizer: Nadir Erbilgin

Insect Ecology, Evolution, and Economics in the Plant Family Cucurbitaceae: Opportunities, Insights, and Challenges Presented By Insects (and Their Microbiomes)
Organizers: Margarita López-Uribe and D. Susan Chan

Know Your Weevils, Fear No Weevil: Synthesizing Weevil Biology across Continents
Organizers: Elizabeth Long and Douglas Richmond

Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology: Celebrating 20 Years of Impacting Future Generations of Leaders in Applied Entomology
Organizers: Amanda Jacobson and Luis Gomez

Leveling the Playing Field: How Entomologists Can Work to Reduce Bias and Create Safe Workplaces
Organizers: Kyndall Dye-Braumuller, Katelyn Kesheimer, Hannah J. Penn, and Gail Kampmeier

Management of Bark and Ambrosia Beetles with Semiochemicals
Organizers: Steven Seybold and Christopher J. Fettig

Microbial Synergies and Interactions in Biocontrol Systems
Organizers: Robert Behle and Surendra Dara

Multitrophic Interactions in a Changing World
Organizer: Tolulope Morawo

National Assessment of Invasive Species in Forests and Grasslands of the U.S.: Discussing the Current State of Invasive Species Science and Research in the U.S.
Organizers: Vanessa Lopez and Toral Patel-Weynand

Newly Established Exotic Pests: Transitioning from Emergency Response to IPM
Organizers: Godshen Pallipparambil and Jaap B. van Kretschmar

Novel Changes in Forest Ecosystems and Bark Beetles Due to Global Climatic Changes
Organizers: Kamal Gandhi and Richard Hofstetter

Plant Metabolism in Plant-Herbivore Interactions: Crossing the Borders between Primary and Secondary Metabolism
Organizer: Fiona L. Goggin

Rapid Evolution in Biological Control Systems: Implications for Safety and Effectiveness
Organizers: Monte Mattsson, Ruth Hufbauer, and Peter McEvoy

Sharing Ideas and Food: Stored Product Pest Control Across Interdisciplinary and Geographic Borders
Organizers: Alison Gerken and Sharon Dobesh

Soil Mites: Minute Arthropods with a Monumental Role
Organizers: Zoe Lindo, Samuel Bolton, and Monica Farfan

SOLA Scarab Workers
Organizer: Andrew B. T. Smith

Systematics, Biogeography, and Ecology of Cerambycidae and Buprestidae
Organizers: Eugenio Nearns and Ann M. Ray

The Crossroad Between Applied and Basic Research in the Study of Endemic and Invasive Insect Species: 6th Latin American/Hispanic Symposium
Organizers: Ismael E. Badillo-Vargas, Ana Legrand, Jesus Lara, Luis Canas, and Silvia Rondon

The Dirt on Plant-Insect Interactions
Organizers: Elizabeth Davidson-Lowe and Elizabeth Rowen

The Legacy of James McMurtry: Current Research in Phytoseiid Ecology
Organizers: Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, Gilberto de Moraes, and Monica Farfan

The Unseen World Beneath Our Feet: Biology and Management of Elateridae in a Changing World
Organizers: Jacqueline Serrano, Livy Williams, and Wim Van Herk

The Value of Forests to Insect Pollinators
Organizers: Michael D. Ulyshen, Sara Galbraith, and James Rivers

Understanding and Mitigating the Risks of Pesticide Exposure for Pollinators and Other Beneficial Insects
Organizers: Nigel Raine

USDA's PPQ Identifiers Safeguarding Our Borders: What They Find inside and What Stays Out: Techniques, Keys, and Finds
Organizer: Julieta Brambila

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Organized Meetings

Americas Neuropterists Meeting
Organizers: Fernando Acevedo, John Oswald, and Atilano Contreras-Ramos

Current Advances in Acarology
Organizers: Daniel Carrillo and Ronald Ochoa

Developing International Consensus towards Better Management of the Invasive Arthropod Species Grand Challenge
Organizers: Frank Zalom, Tracy Hueppelsheuser, and Sandy Smith

Highlights of Medical, Urban, and Veterinary Entomology & MUVE Business Meeting
Organizer: Mustapha Debboun

International Branch Meeting
Organizer: Maya Evenden

International Society of Hymenopterists
Organizers: Natalie Dale-Skey and Andrew Polaszek

IUSSI North American Section Business Meeting
Organizers: Jennifer M. Jandt, Jay Evans, and James C. Nieh

Korean Young Entomologists (KYE)
Organizers: June-Sun Yoon, Donghun Kim, and Dong-Hwan Choe

Orthopteroids: Small Orders, Big Ideas
Organizers: Derek Woller and Hojun Song

Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology (PBT) Section Meeting Networking Session
Organizers: David O'Brochta, Blair Siegfried, Kun Yan Zhu, and Peter Jensen

Plant-Insect Ecosystem (P-IE) Section Networking, Business, and Learning Session (All welcome!)
Organizers: Mark Wright and Diane G. Alston

Society of Overseas Nepalese Entomologists Meeting
Organizers: Deepak Shrestha, Babu Panthi, Sudip Gaire, and Govinda Shrestha

SOGA Weevil Workers
Organizers: Robert S. Anderson and Maria Lourdes Chamorro

Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (SysEB) Section Meeting
Organizers: Andrew Short and Floyd Shockley

The Coleopterists Society General Meeting
Organizer: Derek Sikes

WERA 1021: Multi-State Research Collaborations Accelerate Solutions for Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) Management
Organizer: William D. Hutchison

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