Brood X 2021: Discoveries, Outreach, and New Questions

The highly anticipated emergence of the Great Eastern Brood, Brood X of the 17-year periodical cicadas in 2021, with a large footprint in the northeastern US, was the focus of widespread research and education by entomologists. What did we learn? Who and how many did we reach? What questions remain? This webinar, sponsored by the Eastern Branch, reviewed early findings, outreach activities, and new questions from our fellow entomologists, and provide an opportunity for discussion of a range of topics on the cicada emergence.

Panelist: Brian Lovett

Dr. Brian Lovett is a postdoctoral researcher at the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences at West Virginia University working on entomopathogenic fungi and biotechnology. He has contributed to the advancement of transgenic mosquito-killing fungi for malaria prevention.

Panelist: Dan Gruner

Dr. Daniel Gruner is an Associate Professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland. His research covers topics in biodiversity, quantitative insect ecology, invasive forest insects, and biological control.

Panelist: Michael Raupp

Dr. Michael Raupp is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland and Fellow of the Entomological Society of America. Against the backdrop of invasive species, climate change, and urbanization, he works with arborists, landscapers, and the general public to develop sustainably managed landscapes.

Panelist: Paula Shrewsbury

Dr. Paula Shrewsbury is a Professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland. Her research and outreach programs focus on developing sustainable IPM programs for the green industries by implementing and evaluating classical and conservation biological programs for indigenous and invasive species.

 

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