Announcements and Press Releases

Annapolis, MD; July 31, 2019—The Entomological Society of America Governing Board has voted to create a new member committee dedicated to ensuring that the organization's Awards & Honors Program keeps pace with the changing demographics of the entomology profession. ...

Annapolis, MD; July 30, 2019—Daniel Whitmore, Ph.D., Diptera curator at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of Thomas Say Publications, a line of peer-reviewed books published by the Entomological Society of America. ...

Annapolis, MD; June 4, 2019—As the most-cited journal in entomology continues to grow, so too will its leadership ranks. The Entomological Society of America (ESA) welcomes Mike Brewer, Ph.D., field crops entomologist and associate professor at Texas A&M University, and Nan-Yao Su, Ph.D., distinguished professor of entomology at the University of Florida, as new co-editors-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Entomology. Brewer and Su are joining current editor-in-chief Frank Zalom, Ph.D., distinguished professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, to form a three-person team to lead the journal. ...

Annapolis, MD; May 20, 2019—As the incidence of diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes in the U.S. continues to rise, a coordinated and strategic response is needed now more than ever—and a diverse set of organizations is aligning to answer the call. Under the stewardship of the Entomological Society of America, 18 scientific and medical societies, professional associations, and advocacy groups have formed the Vector-Borne Disease Network, a new coalition that will stand ready to advise and support federal policymakers in confronting the challenge of diseases spread by insects and related arthropods. ...

Walter Leal, Ph.D., distinguished professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis, has been chosen to deliver the Founders' Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2019, November 17-20, in St. Louis, Missouri. The subject of Leal’s lecture will be Thomas Eisner, Ph.D. (1929-2011), commonly regarded as the “father of chemical ecology” for his discoveries elucidating chemical defenses used by insects against predators. ...

Annapolis, MD; April 3, 2019—Therese Poland, Ph.D., and Melody Keena, Ph.D., research entomologists at the USDA Forest Service, will be the new co-editors-in-chief of the journal Environmental Entomology, published by the Entomological Society of America. ...

Annapolis, MD; February 12, 2019—News reports this week about the global welfare of insects have caught the world's attention, and rightfully so. Insects and related arthropods are critical to nearly every terrestrial and freshwater ecosystem on the planet. But projections of a looming mass extinction of insects are premature at this point. The real cause for concern should be how much, in fact, remains unknown about the impact of human activity on global arthropod species and their populations. ...

Westminster, CO; February 1, 2019—The second annual National Pesticide Safety Education Month gets underway February 1, to reinforce core principles of safe handling and use and to raise awareness of and support for the land-grant university Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEPs). The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), American Phytopathological Society (APS) and Entomological Society of America (ESA) are among the many organizations promoting safe handling and use of pesticides and the important role of PSEPs. Pesticide safety is a must, whether the applicator is an unlicensed homeowner or certified in one or more of the federal or state categories of use. ...

Annapolis, MD; January 16, 2018—The Entomological Society of America seeks candidates for the position of co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Entomology, to serve alongside current editor-in-chief Frank G. Zalom, Ph.D. ...

Annapolis, MD; January 7, 2019—The Entomological Society of America seeks candidates to serve in the position of editor-in-chief of Thomas Say Publications. The ideal candidate should be a respected and recognized scientist whose reputation brings prestige and visibility to Thomas Say Publications. ...

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