Miller and Gammel Speak at KSAE

Thomas A. Miller, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, and David Gammel, ESA executive director, both spoke at the International Symposium on the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Korean Society of Applied Entomology (KSAE).

Dr. Miller, an ESA Fellow who received a 2010-2011 Jefferson Science Fellowship from the U.S. Department of State, spoke on "The Current Status and Future of Applied Entomology in the USA." Mr. Gammel discussed "Opportunities for International Collaboration with the Entomological Society of America."

Other speakers included:

- Dr. Kyung Saeng Boo, former president of KSAE. "50 Years of History of the Korean Society of Applied Entomology"

- Dr. Akira Kawai, president of the Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology. "Current Status and Future of Applied Entomology in Japan"

- Dr. Da-wei Huang, president of the Entomological Society of China. "Current Status and Future of Applied Entomology in China"

- Dr. Kuang Hui Lu, president of the Taiwan Society of Entomology. "Current Status and Future of Applied Entomology in Taiwan"

- Dr. Mohamad Roff Bin Mohd Noor, president of the Malaysian Plant Protection Society. "Current Status and Future of Applied Entomology in Malaysia"

- Dr. Thomas A. Miller, University of California, Riverside and ESA delegate. "Current Status and Future of Applied Entomology in the USA"

- David Gammel, ESA executive director, "Opportunities for International Collaboration with the Entomological Society of America."

- Dr. James Ridsdill-Smith, Australian Society of Entomology. "Current Status and Future of Applied Entomology in Australia"

Some of the topics in Dr. Miller's speech included invasive species in the U.S., Colony Collapse Disorder, Dengue in Florida, genetically-modified insects, symbiosis, and agricultural biotechnology.