Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Arthropod Management Tests 2010, Volume 35 Released

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has released the 2010 edition of Arthropod Management Tests (AMT).

Reports published in AMT 2010 are organized as a database, and access is free for all ESA members.

A list of reports and their titles is displayed that link the search criteria with a link to each report. Access to the reports is for institutional and individual subscribers and ESA members.

This issue of Arthropod Management Tests is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Paul Heller, Professor of Entomology at Penn State University, who passed away on 19 January, 2010. Paul was a longtime contributor and served as Subject editor for the Ornamentals and Turf Section for Arthropod Management Tests for more than 10 years. His dedication to his Subject Editor duties was unmatched. Not only was Paul a recognized leader in turf and ornamental entomology, but he also touched the lives of many students and colleagues with his generous, caring nature. Paul will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of working with him.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Entomology 2010 Schedule Now Available

The Online Schedule for Entomology 2010 is now available. The schedule shows the dates and times for all sessions, including scientific presentations, social functions, and business meetings. To search the Online Schedule, click here.

Entomology 2010 -- ESA's Annual Meeting -- will be held in San Diego California, from December 12-15, 2010.

ESA's Annual Meeting is its premier event each year. For a four-day period, thousands of entomologists and professionals from related disciplines gather from around the world to exchange scientific information and ideas, enhance professional knowledge and skills, network with colleagues and re-acquaint with old friends, and conduct the business of the Society.

The Annual Meeting agenda includes symposia, workshops, ten-minute papers, and poster presentations. Typically, between 1,800 and 2,600 presentations are given annually! In addition, students compete in the President’s Prize and in the Linnaean Games, and there is a Career Center where job vacancies and resumes are posted. A commercial exhibition features entomological equipment, supplies, and reference materials, as well as the opportunity to purchase gifts for friends and family. During this time, other groups such the Entomological Foundation, the Entomological Collections Network, and Coleopterists’ Society have their meetings as well. And, of course, there are receptions and social events to round out the attendees’ schedules.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bed Bug Symposia to Address Public Health Concerns at Entomology 2010

Entomology 2010, the 58th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), will feature a full day of bed bug presentations by the nation’s leading bed bug experts. The meeting will take place in San Diego, California, December 12-15, 2010.

The bed bug presentations, which are scheduled for Tuesday, December 14 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, will include the following titles and speakers:

* Bed Bug Demographics and Economic Impacts in Rental Facilities; Dini Miller, Virginia Tech

* The Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force: A Diverse Collaborative Endeavor; Susan Jones, The Ohio State University

* Bed Bugs, People, and Politics; Dini M. Miller and Susan C. Jones

* The Bug that Nobody Knows: Extension Entomology's Worst Nightmare; Michael Potter, University of Kentucky

* Bed Bugs' Impact on Health and Public Workers; Harold Harlan, Medical Entomologist

* New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board: Lessons Learned; Louis N. Sorkin, BCE, American Museum of Natural History

* Arming an Unarmed Populace; Mark D. Sheperdigian, Rose Pest Solutions

* Bed Bug Infestations in Low-Income Housing; Changlu Wang, Rutgers University

* Extension Education to Prevent the Spread of Bed Bugs: Helping Public Health and Social Service Workers Cope with Bed Bug Infestations; Stephen Kells, University of Minnesota

* Cultural Adaptation and Deployment of Scientific Advances Pursuant to Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius) Elimination in the United States; Janis Reed, Shripat T. Kamble, Stuart Mitchell, Robert Davis, and Jerry Hatch

In addition, meeting attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Monograph of Cimicidae, the definitive resource on bed bugs which has recently been reprinted by ESA.

Members of the media who would like to attend Entomology 2010 can contact ESA at or (301) 731-4535, ext. 3009 for a press pass. Proper media credentials must be presented upon arrival and registration to the ESA Meeting, and the credentials must show a direct affiliation with an accredited news organization (print, TV or radio). Public Information Officers from universities may also receive press passes with proper credentials and ID. Freelance journalists who do not have media credentials and a professional affiliation will not receive press passes. However, exceptions will be considered by the Executive Director of the ESA if freelancers belong to the National Association of Science Writers or a similar organization.

Founded in 1889, ESA is a non-profit organization committed to serving the scientific and professional needs of more than 6,000 entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. For more information about Entomology 2010, visit