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Joint Annual Meeting ESC-ESM 2017 – Winnipeg, MB

Yes, the International Congress of Entomology, which included the 2016 Entomological Society of Canada meeting contained within it, has just drawn to a close, but it’s never too early to start planning and preparing for the next ESC Annual Meeting! So, in 2017, please accept the invitation of the Entomological Society of Manitoba to join entomologists […]

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BugsR4Girls – Applied entomology with a twist

By B. Staffan Lindgren (@bslindgren) I have always thought of myself as extremely fortunate and blessed to have made a career in entomology. The main reason is that 99.9% of all entomologists I have met and come to know over the years have been extremely nice people. Like most entomologists, I was interested in animals […]

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ESC Blog Classifieds – 2 Post-docs @ University of Alberta (Chemical Ecology & Ecophysiology)

Seeking Two Postdoctoral Fellows in Tree Responses to Insect Herbivores and Drought Area of Research: Chemical Ecology & Ecophysiology Location: Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) Description of positions: The interdisciplinary project goal is to characterize the contributions that metabolomics and genomics-assisted tree breeding can play in comprehensive forest planning. Postdoctoral […]

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Appreciating insects and other arthropods: a lifetime of riches

  It is about time I got busy and stared blogging again on this site. Since I am out of practice, I will do what I know best: a photo essay about why I love insects and other arthropods, and how studying them has improved my life!    

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ESC Blog Classifieds – MSc opportunity for prairie ecosystem research

 MSc – Role of dung-breeding insects in pasture ecosystems Applications are invited for an MSc position to begin January or May of 2017.  Research will examine the role of dung-breeding insects in pasture ecosystems in southern Alberta.  This is a collaborative project between Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the University of Lethbridge (U. of […]

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ESC Blog Classifieds – Postdoc opportunity with Dr. Brent Sinclair

Postdoctoral Fellow – Functional genomics of insect overwintering Applications are invited for a funded postdoctoral position in insect functional genomics as part of a collaborative project between labs at Western University and the Canadian Forest Service, both in Ontario, Canada. The project will involve coordinating work between two laboratories to identify and validate candidate molecular […]

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The Canadian Entomologist — Call for Special Issues

The Canadian Entomologist (TCE) regularly publishes special issues of manuscripts with a common theme that review or report significant findings of fundamental and (or) general entomological interest. Submissions currently are being solicited for two upcoming special issues. The first of these will be published in 2017 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Biological Survey […]

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Dangerous caterpillars

The following is a guest post by Emma DesPland Last week the CBC contacted me about an “infestation” of caterpillars near a local sports and community centre, citing parents’ concern that these could be dangerous for their children. I was surprised. The pine (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) and oak (T. processionea) processionary caterpillars do have a genuine […]

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Canadian Entomology Research Roundup: September 2015 – January 2016

(version française) As part of a continuing series of Canadian Entomology Research Roundups, here’s what some Canadian entomology grad students have been up to lately: From the authors: Finn Hamilton (University of Victoria) It is now well known that the majority of insects host symbiotic bacteria that have profound consequences for host biology. In some […]

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Rassemblement de la recherche entomologique canadienne: Septembre 2015 – Janvier 2016

(English version here) Cet article fait partie d’une série continue de rassemblement de la recherche entomologique canadienne (Canadian Entomology Research Roundups). Voici ce que les étudiants de cycle supérieur canadiens ont fait récemment: De la part des auteurs: Finn Hamilton (University of Victoria) C’est bien connu que la majorité des insectes sont hôtes à des […]

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