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Hispanic Heritage Month: Publications Showcase

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Learn more about the work of several entomologists who are organizing and speaking at the 9th Latin American/Hispanic Symposium: Rising Strong in Entomology, taking place virtually during Entomology 2021.

This week concludes National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021, September 15 through October 15. To celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latin American scientists in entomology, ESA is encouraging members to mark their calendars for the 9th Latin American/Hispanic Symposium: Rising Strong in Entomology, taking place virtually during Entomology 2021. Speakers will share their stories and experiences in pursuing insect science and building their careers.

To help the entomology community get to know some more about the work done by Hispanic and Latin American scientists in entomology and related fields, Entomology Today asked speakers and organizers of the symposium to share a recent publication or other showcase of their work. Check out the list below:

Lina Bernaola, Ph.D., Louisiana State University: “Technological Advances to Address Current Issues in Entomology: 2020 Student Debates,” Journal of Insect Science, April 28, 2021

Ana R. Cabrera, Ph.D., principal scientist, environmental effects and risk assessment, and pollinator safety expert, Bayer CropScience: “The Utility of a Bumble Bee (Bombus spp. [Hymenoptera: Apidae]) Brood Test for Evaluating the Effects of Pesticides,” Environmental Entomology, July 19, 2021

Boris A. Castro, Ph.D., global technical education leader, Corteva Agriscience: “Field efficacy of Bt cotton containing events DAS-21023-5 × DAS-24236-5 × SYN-IR102-7 against lepidopteran pests and impact on the non-target arthropod community in Brazil,” PLOS ONE, May 4, 2021

Alejandro Del-Pozo, Ph.D., assistant professor and extension specialist, Virginia Tech: “In-Field Evaluation of Drone-Released Lacewings for Aphid Control in California Organic Lettuce,” Journal of Economic Entomology, September 15, 2021

Carlos J. Esquivel Palma, Ph.D., research entomologist, Bayer CropScience: “Thiamethoxam Differentially Impacts the Survival of the Generalist Predators, Orius insidiosus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) and Hippodamia convergens (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), When Exposed via the Food Chain,” Journal of Insect Science, August 8, 2020

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes, Ph.D., professor, entomology and plant pathology, University of Tennessee: “Genetic Screening to Identify Candidate Resistance Alleles to Cry1F Corn in Fall Armyworm Using Targeted Sequencing,” Insects, July 8, 2021

Margarita M. López-Uribe, Ph.D., Lorenzo L. Langstroth early career professor and assistant professor of entomology, Penn State University: “The Role of Pathogen Dynamics and Immune Gene Expression in the Survival of Feral Honey Bees,” Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, January 13, 2021

Diana Pérez-Staples, Ph.D., research professor at Veracruz University’s Institute for Biotechnology and Applied Ecology: “Mating, but Not Male Accessory Gland Products, Changes Female Response to Olfactory Cues in Anastrepha Fruit Flies,” Frontiers in Physiology, September 9, 2021

Marco Ponce, doctoral student in entomology, Kansas State University: “A Systematic Review of the Behavioral Responses by Stored-Product Arthropods to Individual or Blends of Microbially Produced Volatile Cues,” Insects, April 28, 2021

Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Ph.D., extension specialist in entomology, Rutgers University: “Plant guttation provides nutrient-rich food for insects,” September 16, 2020, Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Silvia Rondon, Ph.D., Oregon integrated pest management director and professor and extension entomology specialist, Oregon State University: “Rondon named director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center,” May 19, 2021, and “Dr. Silvia Rondon Named Interim Director of Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center,” July 28, 2021

Jacqueline Serrano, Ph.D., postdoctoral research associate, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research Unit: “Under the Microscope: Asian Giant Hornet Research from Coast to Coast,” USDA-ARS Office of Communications, July 16, 2021

Alma Solis, Ph.D., research entomologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, and curator of snout moths (Pyraloidea), Smithsonian Institution: “Who’s the Smallest of Them All? Mini Moth Gets a Big Title,” by Cypress Hansen, Smithsonian Magazine, July 22, 2021

Ana María Vélez Arango, Ph.D., assistant professor of entomology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln: “Double-Stranded RNA Technology to Control Insect Pests: Current Status and Challenges,” Frontiers in Plant Science, April 21, 2020

Learn More

9th Latin American/Hispanic Symposium: Rising Strong in Entomology

Entomology 2021, in-person and online, October 31 – November 3, Denver, Colorado

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