Seeing is believing, and showing your legislators your science in an interactive, hands-on setting can inform them about how their decisions affect the systems and organisms entomologists care so much about.
National issues get the lion's share of attention, but local and state policy is just as important to citizens within any given community. Here are 15 tips for entomologists looking to advocate for their science in their own communities.
The op-ed traces its roots to the guest columns opposite the editorial page, but such opinion essays are still important advocacy tools in the post-newspaper era. For entomologists who want to speak up for their science, here's a quick guide to writing an op-ed and getting it published.
So, you want to be an advocate for science? Get your energy flowing with these thoughts and perspectives from a new special collection of articles on science policy in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
Invasive insects and related arthropod species are a global challenge that transcend national borders. Stakeholders from the United States, Canada, and around the world convened in Vancouver in November 2018 to chart a path forward. Here are the key calls to action they identified to address the challenge of invasive arthropod alien species.
A roundup of stories and analysis on the impacts on entomology and science at large caused by the now-lifted U.S. federal government shutdown.
If you've seen the highlights from recent entomology science policy field tours, a symposium at Entomology 2018 will gather perspectives on the success and challenges of the model for getting a diverse crowd of scientists and stakeholders up close and personal with entomology issues in real-world settings.
Participants in the 2018 Pollinator Field Tour, organized by the Honey Bee Health Coalition and the Entomological Society of America's Plant-Insect Ecosystems Section, say the field tour inspired action, broadened understanding, and promoted collaboration toward protecting pollinators.
Five entomologists, participating on behalf of the Entomological Society of America, attended the March for Science summit "Science | Government, Institutions & Society" in Chicago, July 6-8. Here's a glimpse at how the event motivated them to "stand up for science."
Entomologists Ashley Kennedy and Lina Bernaola participated in the 2018 March for Science in Washington, DC, on April 14. Kennedy and Bernaola say that, though the March was smaller than the 2017 edition, it left them inspired to "continue taking steps forward to enhance advocacy for science."
By Rayda Krell, Ph.D., and Melissa Willrich Siebert, Ph.D. “Creating a pollinator protection program is like making gumbo,” said Andy Whittington, environmental programs coordinator at the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. […]
By Marianne Alleyne, Ph.D., and Leellen Solter, Ph.D. On a cloudy day in April, these two long-time friends set out on a journey from Central Illinois to Washington, DC. Road […]
By Johanna Elsensohn For over a hundred years, land-grant colleges and universities (LGUs, as defined by the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890, as well as 1994 institutions) and associated […]
By Susan J. Weller, Ph.D., and Robert K.D. Peterson, Ph.D. If there is one thing that we have learned from scientific research, it’s this: We cannot know where the next […]
By Thomas E. Anderson, Ph.D. As a Science Policy Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, I recently participated in the 2017 Nothing But Nets (NBN) Malaria Leadership Summit in […]
On Saturday, entomologists stood up for science. In cities around the world, they gathered with scientists of myriad disciplines and non-scientists as well to remind the world about the critical […]