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Entomology 2021: ESA Journal Editors Note Anticipated Sessions

Entomology 2021

The Entomology 2021 virtual conference is now underway, and the in-person event in Denver, Colorado, begins October 31. Check out the online program to see the full schedule of virtual and in-person sessions.

Entomology 2021, the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, is here. On-demand virtual symposia, presentations, and posters are now available, and the in-person event begins next Sunday, October 31, in Denver, Colorado. (And it’s not too late to register!)

To get a glimpse of some of the exciting research on the slate, Entomology Today reached out to the editors-in-chief of ESA’s family of journals to find out what they’re looking forward to seeing. Here’s what they had to say:

P-IE: Biocontrol (in-person, Sunday, October 31)
“As editor-in-chief of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management, I am always looking to recruit papers on biological control and other IPM strategies for key arthropod pests. Thus, I am looking forward to attending the ‘PI-E: Biocontrol’ 10-minute paper session. It is packed with exciting papers, including several focused on the use of entomopathogenic organisms that pique my interest and are potential topics for future JIPM papers.” —Eric Rebek, Ph.D., professor and extension specialist, Oklahoma State University; editor-in-chief, Journal of Integrated Pest Management

Undergrad MUVE, PBT, and SysEB: Miscellaneous (on-demand)
Undergrad P-IE: Biodiversity, Biocontrol, and Resistance (on-demand)
Undergrad P-IE: Pollinators and Ecology (on-demand)
“I am particularly interested in viewing the undergraduate talks and posters this year. Environmental Entomology is planning on doing a special collection of invited undergraduate papers on interactions between insects and their environment. ESA journals are often the home of an entomologist’s first paper, and we want to highlight the strongest work from a new generation of entomologists. Often undergraduate work goes unpublished even though it is extremely innovative, so we want to capture their work and let it challenge seasoned entomologists to think out of the box. Beyond this topic, I will also be excited to see all the new research on invasive species, particularly in forests.” —Melody Keena, Ph.D., research entomologist, U.S. Forest Service; co-editor-in-chief, Environmental Entomology

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MUVE Section Symposium: Adopting Innovative Technologies to Transform Monitoring & Detection of Pests in Urban Environment (on-demand)
“Early detection is the key to minimize damage of urban pests, but their applications are limited because usually control is done only after severe damages are noticed. This symposium highlights some of the novel detection and monitoring technologies that I hope will change their status in urban pest management.” —Nan-Yao Su, Ph.D., distinguished professor, University of Florida; co-editor-in-chief, Journal of Economic Entomology

Adapting, Advancing, and Transforming Forest Entomology for Climate Change (on-demand)
All Things Gross: ‘Nasty’ Women Daring to Advance and Transform Entomology (on-demand)
“I am really looking forward to participating virtually in this year’s Annual Meeting and watching as many of the on-demand and livestream presentations as possible. As a research entomologist in the Forest Service, I am particularly interested in the symposium on ‘Adapting, Advancing, and Transforming Forest Entomology for Climate Change’ to learn more about how changing climates will affect insect interactions in forests and how we can manage forest pests. I am also very intrigued by the symposium ‘All Things Gross: ‘Nasty’ Women Daring to Advance and Transform Entomology’ and will make sure I’m not eating lunch while watching the presentations!” —Therese M. Poland, Ph.D., research entomologist and project leader; U.S. Forest Service; co-editor-in-chief, Environmental Entomology

Understanding and Responding to Insect Declines (in-person, Tuesday, November 2)
“I’m especially excited to see a high-profile return to the ‘insect decline’ theme in the Program Symposium on Tuesday afternoon. It is exactly the kind of timely topic we like to see featured in Insect Systematics and Diversity.” —James B. Whitfield, Ph.D., professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; co-editor-in-chief, Insect Systematics and Diversity

“The sessions I am most interested in are listed below. I chose them because they are particularly important topics for the Anthropocene. These are the kinds of cutting-edge issues we hope to encourage in the pages of Annals.” —Lawrence E. Hurd, Ph.D., Herwick professor of biology, Washington & Lee University; editor-in-chief, Annals of the Entomological Society of America

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Entomology 2021, October 31–November 3, In-Person + Virtual, Denver, Colorado

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