It’s easier to manage an insect pest if you can predict where and when it’s likely to show up, rather than trying to react after it appears. The USA National Phenology Network’s “Pheno Forecast” maps offer daily updates that model the temperature conditions necessary for a dozen forest insect pests. A new article in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America showcases the tool, part of a new special collection on geospatial analysis of invasive insects.
For National Invasive Species Awareness Week, we've collected some helpful resources.
Managing invasive species is a top-line priority; the ESA-led Grand Challenges initiative has convened entomologists from around the world to collaborate on sustainable solutions to insect problems.