Science Associations’ Letter to Senator Harry Reid Regarding Federal Employee Participation in Conferences

Dozens of scientific societies, including the Entomological Society of America, recently wrote the following letter to Senator Harry Reid and other lawmakers about Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-12-12, which concerns federal employee participation in conferences. May 29, 2013 The Honorable Harry Reid Majority Leader, United States Senate S-221, the United States Capitol Building […]

Researchers Enlist Public to Sort More than 1 Million Bugs Online

Insect aficionados from across the world can now become part of a UC Berkeley entomology research team through a new citizen science project, which officially launched last Wednesday. CalBug, a project initiated by UC Berkeley’s Essig Museum of Entomology to digitize insect specimens, will employ volunteer archivists to catalog and sort through more than one […]

Coalition of Scientific Organizations Defends NSF Peer Review

More than 100 organizations, including the Entomological Society of America, have signed a letter to Congress in defense of peer review. The statement was prompted by recent congressional actions that called into question the merit review process used by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award research grants. Click here for the letter.

Entomological Society of Canada to Co-locate Meeting with ICE 2016

The Entomological Society of Canada (ESC) recently announced that it would co-locate its 2016 annual meeting with the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016) in Orlando, Florida. They will be joined by the Entomological Society of America (ESA), the host of ICE 2016, who will also co-locate their 2016 annual meeting in Orlando. This […]

Ticks are Rapidly Becoming the World’s Scariest Purveyors of Deadly Pathogens

In this article from Outdoor Magazine, Carl Zimmer walks into the woods to find out why these tiny beasts are skyrocketing in number – and outsmarting scientists with every bite. The author visits Lyme, Connecticut, the town where Lyme disease was first discovered and writes many interesting things about ticks. For example, in a 2010 […]