"It all started at an ESA Annual Meeting … ." With Entomology 2021 on the way, five entomologists share their stories of research and career advancements sparked by interactions at past ESA Annual Meetings—plus their advice for making the most of your time at a scientific conference.
The fall cankerworm is a common, native defoliator of hardwood trees throughout North America. Prone to outbreaks, this insect can cause severe damage on trees and be a public nuisance. Landscape-level management is rarely necessary, but control measures may be worthwhile on individual trees.
In June 2013, a pesticide application on ornamental trees in a shopping-center parking lot in Wilsonville, Oregon, led to the largest documented mass fatality of bumble bees in North America. A new analysis of the incident estimates more than 100,000 bees from nearly 600 colonies were killed, which researchers cite as a cautionary tale about the dangers of pesticides to native bee populations.
Ary Faraji, Ph.D., BCE, traces his career arc from class clown to executive director of a major metropolitan mosquito control district. He credits his success to a willingness to take on new challenges, a focus on teamwork, and a passion for entomological adventures. Read Ary's story and find out his advice for success in medical entomology.
Historical and ongoing practices by scientists in the Global North have extracted scientific knowledge and resources from communities in the Global South, leaving scientists there at a great disadvantage to pursue their work—and their valuable perspectives absent from professional scientific discourse. A group of entomologists explain how colonialism impacts entomology and the actions that could work to more equitably distribute access to insect science.