Announcements and Press Releases

Entomological Society of America Opposes Ruling to Curb EPA Authority

Annapolis, MD; July 1, 2022—Thursday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in West Virginia v. EPA poses grave risks for our environment and, by extension, all life on Earth. In particular, the millions of species of insects on our planet—already experiencing dramatic declines in parts of the world due to climate change, habitat loss, pollution, and other human-driven threats—will face further irreversible losses as a result of this decision.

On Women’s Pursuit of Science: A Letter From the ESA Presidential Line

Annapolis, MD; June 28, 2022—As the leaders of the Entomological Society of America, we object to and are saddened by the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn constitutional protection of a woman's right to control her own healthcare. This decision creates barriers for countless women working to fulfill their potential, including pursuing valuable careers in science.

Christopher Beatty Chosen for 2022 ESA Founders' Memorial Lecture

Annapolis, MD; May 9, 2022—Christopher Beatty, Ph.D., visiting scholar in the Program for Conservation Genomics at Stanford University, has been selected to deliver the Founders' Memorial Award lecture at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia.

The Hidden Costs of War: A Letter From the ESA President

Annapolis, MD; March 4, 2022—The Entomological Society of America stands in support of science, exploration, and the preservation of our collective natural history. War upends that. As armed forces roll further into Ukraine, we fear for our colleagues, friends, and family who are in harm's way, and we wish for a peaceful resolution to this conflict to be found soon. And, when this conflict ends, the diverse Ukrainian scientific community will need the world's help to rebuild lives, labs, and research groups and to restore their lost or damaged libraries and collections.

New Ethics Statement and Policy: A Letter From the ESA President

Annapolis, MD; November 29, 2021—In pursuit of our strategic principle that ESA has a social responsibility to develop all of its members, last month the Governing Board approved a new Ethics Statement and Policy that strengthens ESA's commitment to making entomology a welcoming discipline for all. The provisions in this new document mark some of the most significant advancements ESA has made toward enabling greater equity and inclusion in our Society in many years.

New Certificate Program Showcases Integrated Pest Management Skill

Annapolis, MD; November 1, 2021—Pest management professionals have a new opportunity to jumpstart their careers through the Certified Integrated Pest Management Technician credential from the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation. Designed for professionals with less than five years' experience in pest management, the Certified IPM Technician (CIT) credential demonstrates a foundational skillset and commitment to the principles and practices of integrated pest management (IPM).

Song, Bond Named New Editors-in-Chief of Insect Systematics and Diversity

Annapolis, MD; October 12, 2021—Entomologists Hojun Song, Ph.D., and Jason Bond, Ph.D., have been selected to be new co-editors-in-chief of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity, published by the Entomological Society of America. Song is an associate professor in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. Bond is a professor and the Evert and Marion Schlinger endowed chair in insect systematics in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of California, Davis. They will begin in their positions with the journal on January 1, 2022.

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