Announcements and Press Releases

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. ...

Annapolis, MD; December 21, 2018—When the U.S. federal government shuts down, scientific progress—and all the ways it benefits Americans every day—gets shut down, too. On behalf of insect scientists working in educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government, the Entomological Society of America urges our leaders in Washington, DC, to find bipartisan solutions to keep the U.S. government working effectively and efficiently, and without interruption. ...

Annapolis, MD; November 5, 2018—The Entomological Society of America seeks candidates to serve in the position of editor-in-chief of its journal Environmental Entomology. The current edito...

Annapolis, MD; October 29, 2018—In response to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that documents remarkable declines in tropical arthropod abundance in Puerto Rico due to climate change, Entomological Society of America President Michael Parrella, Ph.D., explains why entomologists are increasingly concerned by mounting evidence that climate change is claiming many insect victims—and why all of us should be concerned. ...

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. ...

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