Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Symposia for Entomology 2011

The following six Program Symposia have been accepted for Entomology 2011:

* Bee Declines I - Identification, Clarification, and Communication of the Real Truths
Organizers: Rosalind James, Jeff Pettis, Theresa Pitts-Singer, and James Strange

* Basic Science to Application for Management of Bed Bug Populations
Organizers: Kenneth F. Haynes, Subba R. Palli, Michael F. Potter, and James D. Harwood

* Citizen Scientists in Entomology Research
Organizers: John Carlson and Mark S. Fox

* The Molecular Physiology of Arthropod Vectors and Pests: Towards the Development of Novel Control Agents and Approaches
Organizer: Peter M. Piermararini

* Identify, Clarify, Speak Out: Turning Young People onto Science Through Insects and Ensuring a Future for Entomology!
Organizers: Sharron Quisenberry and Thomas A. Green

* Identifying the Current Status of Women in Entomology, Clarifying Initiatives for Retention, and Speaking Out to Share Experience
Organizers: Patricia Prasifka and Rayda K. Krell

The following Section Symposia have been selected for Entomology 2011:

Medical, Urban, and Veterinary Entomology

• Cost-effective Alternatives to Traditional Sequencing: Applying Next Generation Molecular Technologies to Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Organizers: Michelle Sanford, Rebecca T Trout

• Culicoides Biting Midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Vectors Of Economical Important Arboviral Diseases Of Livestock: Vector Status, Biology And Control
Organizer: Eva Veronesi

• Identify and Clarify Current Arthropod Repellent Research
Organizer: Mustapha Debboun

• Identify.. Clarify.. Speak Out.. About IPM Implementation in Schools
Organizers: Dawn Gouge, Thomas A. Green, Tim Stock, Carrie Foss, Janet A. Hurley

• Pinpointing the Problem: Assessing the Impact of White-tailed Deer on the Spread of Cattle Fever Ticks (Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and R. (B.) annulatus) in South Texas
Organizers: Kimberly H. Lohmeyer, Pia Untalan Olafson

• Predictors of Vector and Disease Dynamics
Organizers: Dina M Fonseca, Kristen Bartlett-Healy

Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology

• Biology, Biochemistry and Genomics of Pine Bark Beetles
Organizers: Gary J. Blomquist, Claus Tittiger, Christopher I. Keeling

• Epigenetics, Phenotypic Plasticity, and Insect Evolution: First Insights from an Emerging Field
Organizers: Amy L. Toth, Jennifer Brisson

• Insect Olfaction & Taste: Identifying, Clarifying and Speaking about the Key Issues
Organizers: Walter S. Leal, John Carlson

• Signaling Workshop
Organizer: Qisheng Song, Subba R. Palli, Vincent Henrich, David Denlinger

Plant-Insect Ecosystems

• Bee Declines. II. Causes, Solutions, and Activating the Public
Organizers: Rosalind James, Jeff Pettis, Theresa Pitts-Singer, James Strange

• Biodiversity, Global Change and Insect-Mediated Ecosystem Services
Organizers: Rachael Winfree, Neal Williams, Deborah L. Finke

• Biological Control of Invasive Wood Borers: Feasibility, Potential, Progress and Challenges
Organizers: Jian J. Duan, Juli Gould

• Chemical Signaling, Defense and Counter-Defense Between Insect Herbivores and Their Hosts
Organizers: Godshen R. Pallipparambil, Joe Louis

• Evolution and Biological Control
Organizers: Ruth A. Hufbauer, George Roderick, M. Navajas

• Host Plant Volatiles: Identifying New Approaches for Insect Pest Management
Organizers: Ian Kaplan, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona

• Identify and Clarify: Regulatory Compliance for the Rearing, Releasing, Shipping, and Studying of Arthropods in Today's World: Part 1: Demystifying the Permit Process-Understanding the Black Box
Organizers: Colin Stewart, Kevin Hoffman

• Identify and Clarify: Regulatory Compliance for the Rearing, Releasing, Shipping, and Studying of Arthropods in Today's World: Part 2: Regulatory Compliance for Rearing, Releasing, Shipping, and Studying Arthropods
Organizers: Scott W. Myers, Lisa Gail Neven

• Impact of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in US Agroecosystems
Organizers: Anne L. Nielsen, George C. Hamilton

• Insecticide Mixtures: IRM, Science, Scope, Solutions and Rationale – IRAC US Symposium Series: No.7
Organizers: Charles A. Staetz, Caydee Savinelli

• Invasives, Climate Change, and Forest Management: the Forest Service Research Perspective
Organizer: Nancy E. Gillette

• New Approaches to Mass Production and Augmentation Biological Control
Organizers: Sasha M. Greenberg, Walker Jones, Norman C. Leppla

• Speaking Out on Biofuel Entomology: Identifying the Problem and Clarifying the Goals
Organizers: Daniel A. Strickman, Kevin Hackett

• The Future is Now: Blended Refuge, Resistance, and Rootworm Options for Tomorrow
Organizers: Joseph L. Spencer, Lance J. Meinke, Bruce E. Hibbard

• The Larry L. Larson Symposium: 20 Years of Research On New Insecticide Modes of Action, Its Implication on Insect Control And Insecticide Resistance Management.
Organizers: Luis E. Gomez, Mike P. Tolley

Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity

• An Overlooked Insect Group. Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata), Model Organisms for Systematics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Studies
Organizers: Seth M. Bybee, Jessica L. Ware

• Hardly Boring: Cerambycid Workers Symposium
Organizers: Ann M. Ray, Amy Berkov

• Illuminating the Phenome: The Future of Morphology in Entomology
Organizers: Katja Seltmann, Matthew J. Yoder, Andrew R. Deans

• Social Insect Evolution Today: Clarifying Leading Hypotheses with Novel Approaches
Organizers: Theresa Pitts-Singer, Brielle J. Fischman, S. Hollis Woodard

• Taxonomy and Systematics of the Tenebrionoidea (Coleoptera)
Organizer: Kojun Kanda

• Web-based Digital Insect Identification: Our Progress, Challenges, And Opportunities
Organizers: Muhammad Haseeb, Terrence W. Walters, Moses Kairo

Member Symposia selections will be announced soon.

Note that a speaker may present up to 2 invited (e.g. symposia) oral presentations OR 1 invited and 1 submitted oral presentation. In addition to the above, any speaker may present up to 1 poster.