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Jana Lee lab assay

Assay Array: Entomologists’ Lab Tests Expose Insect Secrets

Entomologists can find out a lot about an insect through some simple chemical reactions in a lab. A new review offers a guide to the wide variety of tests, or assays, that can be conducted to measure the fats, sugars, and other compounds in an insect's body—thereby revealing useful clues about how it stores and uses energy.

Semi-field enclosure - Mbita Point, Kenya

Why One Insect Toxicologist Aims to Explore the Unexplored

Meet Daniel Swale, Ph.D., assistant professor of entomology at Louisiana State University, whose research works to uncover novel biochemical targets in insects for potential application in pesticides. Swale is the subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.

IPM fieldwork

To Boost IPM Adoption, Treat It as a Complex Social System

Pest management is more than just matching pests with control methods. A tangled web of societal influences also play a role in growers' decisions and their uptake of integrated pest management, and researchers say the science of "social ecological systems" can inform efforts to increase IPM adoption.

Rob Morrison on youth bug hunt

An Entomologist’s Ode to Everyday Youth Outreach

A visit with family and some young cousins reminds one entomologist about why he first became interested in insects and why it's so important for scientists be ambassadors for the knowledge they have about the natural world.

Leveling the Playing Field symposium - Katelyn Kesheimer

Diversity and Inclusion in Entomology: Keeping People in the Pipeline

For the entomological profession to maximize inclusivity, leaders in the field must work to build welcoming environments for aspiring and early-career entomologists from all backgrounds. A symposium at the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting gathered perspectives on how entomologists can work to reduce bias and create safe workspaces.

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