Press Releases

Annapolis, MD; September 10, 2018—In recognition of their long-term dedication and significant contributions to the Entomological Society of America (ESA), three entomologists have been selected as Honorary Members of the Society in 2018: Dr. Grayson Brown; Dr. Phillip G. Mulder, Jr.; and Dr. Charles Vincent. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 10, 2018—Dr. Timothy Schowalter, professor of insect ecology and forest entomology and former head of the Department of Entomology at Louisiana State University, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America as the organization's next Vice President-Elect. ESA members have also elected five other members to begin or continue positions on the ESA Governing Board. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 5, 2018—We at the Entomological Society of America were deeply saddened at the tragic destruction of the National Museum of Brazil (Museu Nacional) in a fire this weekend. We are grateful that no serious injuries occurred, but the same cannot be said for the deep repository of irreplaceable scientific and historical treasures that were housed there. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Museu Nacional staff, its greater scientific community, and the people of Brazil. ...

Annapolis, MD; August 21, 2018—The Entomological Society of America congratulates the winners of its 2018 awards. The awards recognize scientists, educators, and students who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology. Winners will be honored at Entomology 2018, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, November 11-14, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...

Annapolis, MD; July 30, 2018—The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected 10 new Fellows of the Society for 2018. Election as a Fellow of ESA acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in research, teaching, extension and outreach, administration, or the military. See more details on criteria for Fellow selection, as well as a full list of ESA Fellows. ...

Annapolis, MD; July 25, 2018—The United States’ ability to respond to outbreaks of diseases spread by mosquitoes and other arthropod vectors just got stronger, as a corps of 30 professional entomologists have been newly certified as specialists ready for action if called upon by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ...

Annapolis, MD; July 20, 2018—In response to increasing demand from the pest management profession, the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation has launched an online application for its Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) program—eliminating paper and mailing costs for applicants and speeding up the approval process.  ...

Annapolis, MD; July 19, 2018—Like so many of our members in the insect science community, we at the Entomological Society of America were disturbed to learn recently of the highly inappropriate imagery and language used in a long-running newsletter published by a group of entomologists specializing in scarab beetles. Such communication that objectifies and demeans people has no place in science and runs counter to ESA’s stated principles and commitment to advancing inclusion and equality within the entomological profession. ...

Annapolis, MD; June 21, 2018—The next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Entomology, the largest of the Entomological Society of America's family of scientific journals, will be Frank G. Zalom, Ph.D., distinguished professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of California, Davis. ...

Annapolis, MD; June 21, 2018—The next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management, an open-access extension journal published by the Entomological Society of America, will be Eric J. Rebek, Ph.D., professor and state extension specialist in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Oklahoma State University. ...

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