Science Policy Documents

ESA Position Statements

The profession of entomology is increasingly important to the welfare and progress of human society. Professional entomologists have the position and authority to render effective service to humanity, in keeping with high standards of ethical conduct. To advance and maintain the honor and dignity of the profession, the Entomological Society of America has authored and established positions on a wide range of subjects. After first publishing here on the ESA website, position statements will publish in the ESA Journal, Annals of the Entomological Society of America.  They remain valid policy of the Entomological Society of America for four years after their initial publishing date unless renewed or retired by the ESA Governing Board:

Click through to read the ESA Position Statements on the following topics:

Development:

  • A position statement on the entomological implications and impacts of global climate change is being developed now. Member comments were accepted through April 4, 2018. 
  • A position statement on the importance of science communication is being developed now. Members comments were accepted through February 9, 2018.

Fact sheets:

The resources below are designed to be informative documents that can explain a topic of interest on an entomological topic. If you have an additional topic that you would like to see the Science Policy Committee address, please use our comments form to make that request.

Infographics:

Similar to a fact sheet, the resources below are designed to be informative documents that can explain a topic of interest on an entomological topic but do not advocate for a specific opinion. If you have a topic that you think would make a good fact sheet, please use our comments form to make the request.

"What is IPM?" (PDF or JPEG) (published on November 7, 2017)

 

"What Can an Entomologist Do for You?" (PDF or JPEG) (published on July 18, 2017)

What Can an Entomologist Do for You?

 

"What is Gene Drive?" (PDF or JPEG) (published on April 17, 2017).

What is Gene Drive?