Watch the Four Finalist Videos in the 2019 YouTube Your Entomology Contest
At Entomology 2019, the results of ESA’s 2019 YouTube Your Entomology Contest will be announced. Today, the four finalist entomology videos have been named, and we’re sharing them here on Entomology Today.
Since 2009, ESA has hosted its annual video contest, which has drawn submissions from a broad range of entomologists on a wide variety of topics, to promote the use of video to showcase the world of insect science. In 2019, 15 entomology videos were submitted for consideration (see the full playlist of entries). Judges narrowed down the entrants to four finalists, which you can watch below.
The winner, runner-up, and two honorable mentions will be announced from among these four at the Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, November 19, at Entomology 2019 in St. Louis.
ESA thanks all entrants to the contest as well as the judging committee members: Marlin Rice (chair), Jeff Bradshaw, Laura Higgins, Erin Hodgson, Clinton Pilcher, and Carol Pilcher.
Alien Thistles: The 8th Passenger
By Daniela P. Ortiz, Marina A. Alma, and Andrés M. Devegili, with Gabriela I. Pirk and María N. Lescano, Laboratorio de Investigación en Hormigas
Fungal Control of the Asian Longhorned Beetle
By Max Helmberger, Michigan State University; and Eric Clifton, Cornell University
Ants and Blues: The Feeling is Mutual
By Geena Hill, Chris Johns, Simon McClung, and Jaret Daniels, University of Florida
Why Support Insect Museums?
By Dan Rubinoff, Godwin Polendey, and Mark Berthold, University of Hawaii