View of a brightly lit conference room from behind the presenters' table, looking at 15 rows of 10 seats. The chairs, all empty, are light brown with red cushions and backs. The table cloth in the foreground is red, and on the table sit pads of paper, white bowls of small snacks, bottles of water, and small microphones. The walls and carpet are a light cream color.

How Specialty Conferences Can Broaden Horizons for Entomology Students

Scientific meetings for focused specialties and subfields offer a valuable complement to larger conferences like the ESA Annual Meeting. An entomology student shares his experience from the Society of Island Biology's 2023 conference, which offered unique opportunities in cross-discipline communication and international collaboration.

Close-up view of a mite on a green plant surface. The mite's body is somewhat flat and oval-shaped, with mottled dark-brown coloration while elsewhere light brown and semi-translucent. It's eight short legs are also semi-translucent.

This Predatory Mite is a Rising Star in Pest Management

The mite Amblyseius swirskii feeds on various insect and mite species, including many notorious pests of vegetable crops. A new article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management explores the biology and applications of this versatile mite that have propelled it to the forefront of many IPM programs.

Closeup of an emerald ash borer adult on a green leaf. The insect is iridescent green with large black eyes and a long, narrow body. It faces to the left, with the length of its body visible. Its wing covers are a dark iridescent green, while its thorax and the underside of its abdomen are much lighter green, almost golden.

Dispelling Urban Myths With Science Can Save Your Ash

Two decades after the arrival of the emerald ash borer in North America, plenty of misinformation remains about how best to manage its impact. A group of experts on this pest bust several myths about emerald ash borer in a new article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management.