The American Arachnological Society is hosting a Virtual Conference Thursday June 24 – Thursday July 1. A Keynote address by Maydianne Andrade will open the meeting on the evening of the 24th. Program highlights include plenary talks by Mercedes Burns, Lauren Esposito, and Ivan Magalhães; oral and poster presentations; and a panel discussion and workshop on actions to dismantle racism […]

Mating with castrated males induces females to oviposit As I was picking up rotting fruit from the ground, a woman walked by and told me “pick the nice ones from the tree, you are going to get sick”. I was amused by her concern and explained that indeed I was looking for the rotting fruit. […]

Dear ESC members, The ESC Science-Policy committee would like to draw your attention to the following call for expressions of interest for the Workshop on a Canadian Biodiversity Observation Network (CAN BON), due May 31st: This call is for interested members to be involved in a federally-funded workshop. The main objectives of this workshop […]

2021 North American Forest Insect Work Conference 25-28 May 2021 Shaping Forests: Action in a Changing World We are proud to announce that the final program has been published and is now available for your viewing pleasure! Registration is now OPEN with early bird registration occurring until May 1! Please visit the NAFIWC website to […]

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE) A free virtual event held from 1st–15th July 2021 This event will solely be an online proceeding that allows participation from all over the world, with no concerns of travel or related expenditures, while at the same time, allowing the rapid dissemination of global advances in the […]

Mark your calendars for Black in Entomology Week, happening virtually from Feb. 22-26. This is an event dedicated to celebrating and supporting Black entomologists, organized by Maydianne Andrade, Swanne Gordon, Vik Iyengar, Shakara Maggitt, Michelle Samuel-Foo, Jessica Ware, and Natasha Young. The goals of #BlackInEnto week include fostering community among Black entomologists, including students and […]

Call for nominations: Societal Director (Second Vice-President), Director at Large The Society will hold an online ballot to select candidates for a Societal Director and Director at Large. The selected candidates will then be presented as a slate for formal election by members at the Annual Members’ Meeting in fall 2021. Nominations for these positions […]

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee is developing strategies for the ESC to become a more inclusive and welcoming society. The committee is currently working on: Acknowledging the diversity within the society. Creating an EDI package for current and future Boards of Directors. Creating a list of resources for members to familiarize themselves with […]

By Amanda Roe (ESC Photo Contest Organizer) & Sean McCann (ESC Photo Contest Organizer-in-Training) ~~~~ We are pleased to announce the winners of the ESC Annual Photo Contest. This year saw 27 people participate in our annual ESC Photo Contest. They submitted a high number of entries – 99 to be precise. We wish to […]

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