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Category: The Entomology Profession

Perspectives on the insect-science profession, from new methods to career guidance, and more

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five entomologists

Diversity in Career Paths: A Q&A With Five Entomologists

What jobs can we do as entomologists? More than you might think. For students looking ahead at potential career paths, learn from this Q&A with five entomologists working in a wide range of positions, from biotechnology to tourism and more.

Laura Figueroa, Ph.D., holding two insects, one in each hand

How One Entomologist Explores Flowers’ Dual Role for Bee Health

Meet Laura Figueroa, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, whose work in bee ecology and conservation earned her a spot in the Early Career Professional Recognition Symposium at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of ESA, ESC, and ESBC. Learn more about Figueroa and her work in the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.

Pest Quest

Board Game Teaches the Challenges, Uncertainty of IPM

A group of entomologists developed the board game Pest Quest to bring to life the complex agricultural scenarios and decision-making inherent in integrated pest management. Learn how the game was developed and try it yourself through a new article published in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management.