Skip to content

Category: Research News

Recent entomological research from ESA journals, members, and beyond

milkweed garden

Urban Pollinators: Opportunities and Challenges for Conservation

In urban settings, plant selection and landscape maintenance play a critical role in pollinator populations and the preservation of essential ecosystem services. A new guide in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management reviews case studies and identifies opportunities for future study and action in urban pollinator conservation.

beetle with plastic

Study Examines Insects’ Role in Plastic Pollution

When plastic debris pollutes soil ecosystems, some insects may play a role in spreading it by breaking it down into microplastic particles. A new study sheds light on this dynamic by looking at a variety of soil invertebrates and their taste for polystyrene.