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.
A team of researchers reviewed the status of mitochondrial DNA as a molecular marker in insect ecology studies, given recent evidence that mitochondrial DNA may be more complicated than once thought.
As entomology students advance toward their degrees, the reference sections of their research papers grow and grow with each new project. One entomology graduate student tested out two free reference generator programs and offers her review of each.
A successful science lab is a dynamic, carefully balanced environment not unlike the natural ecosystems that many of us study. Attention to the relationships, individual personalities, and unique stresses of scientific work are all critical to fostering a healthy, balanced lab environment. One entomologist who's worked in roles from undergraduate research assistant to lab leader shares her advice.
Entomologists and plant-protection experts around the world share knowledge through a variety of online early warning systems. Learn about these important information exchanges in a new guide in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management.