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ABOVE: Corraine McNeill teaches students about bed bugs at Pine Ridge Elementary.

Bed bug awareness is becoming increasingly important as the insects are growing in prevalence.


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Faculty News      return to top

New Faculty:

Dr. Andrea Lucky is our new Research Scientist in the Entomology & Nematology Department. Her appointment is 60% teaching and 40% research. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis, Department of Entomology, with a specialization in insect systematics and biogeography.

She will be teaching courses related to insect systematics and general entomology, starting with Insect Classification in fall 2012 and The Insects in spring 2013.

She is an evolutionary biologist and biodiversity scientist with a focus on insects, primarily ants. In addition to her research interests, a major goal of her work is to make science accessible and available to the general public, particularly to make the process of ‘doing’ science accessible to non-scientists. To this end, her research features citizen science and public outreach components. Her research program investigates how historical movement (colonization or introduction by humans) affects species' current geographic distribution patterns. This biogeographic perspective is crucial to understanding how both native and invasive species spread across landscapes. The tools she uses include molecular genetics, phylogenetic statistics, morphometrics and remote sensing.

You can reach Dr. Lucky by email or phone 352-273-3952 (office), 352-273-3930 (lab). Her office and lab are in Steinmetz Hall 2108 (Office), 2125 (Lab).

Dr. Jiri Hulcr is our new Forest Entomologist at the School of Forest Resources and Conservation and the Department of Entomology. His appointment is 60% research and 40% extension (no teaching, but he plans to do a few guest lectures). He received one Ph.D. at South Bohemia University, Czech Republic (2008, Tropical Ecology) and a second Ph.D. at Michigan State University (2009, Molecular Insect Systematics).

His work focuses on symbioses between organisms big and small: between fungi and insects that farm those fungi, between fungi and bacteria that live inside those fungi, and between insects and trees. The last one is a symbiosis that sometimes goes out of balance and destroys a continent-worth of forests, which is when you need a forest entomologist to find out what happened and how to prevent it next time. He finds the diversity and ecological success of these symbioses a wonderful testimony to the enormous creative power of biological evolution.

You can reach Dr. Hulcr by email or phone- 352-273-0299.


Retirements:

Pam Howell, our word processor, will be retiring at the end of July. Pam has been a UF employee for a total of 35 years. Pam served many functions in the Department including editing, website maintenance, supply inventory, and space allocations.

Kathy Milne has been a Biologist for the last 35 years. She worked with Dr. Jim Nation, Dr. Dan Hahn and is currently working with Dr. Phil Koehler. Kathy will be retiring at the end of June.

Thomas Fasulo plans to retire at the end of June 2012. Known as a national leader in extension computing his early work helped to build the communication structure for IFAS that many of us take for granted today. From online and distance CEU tutorials to web delivery of entomology and nematology factsheets his impressive legacy will be maintained. Many of the websites he developed over the course of his career will be maintained by the following faculty members: Dr. Amanda Hodges will maintain Pest Alert, Dr. Rebecca Baldwin will maintain the online tutorialshe developed, Dr. Russ Mizell will maintain the WoodyBug site, and Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman will maintain the newsletter and Featured Creatures.

Dr. Howard Frank plans to retire at the end of June 2012, and then to continue to entomologize, especially with Staphylinidae, which are the largest family of insects based on currently recognized almost 57,000 valid species names worldwide.

After a BSc degree in Zoology at King's College, University of Durham, UK, Howard Frank trained as a D.Phil. student at the University of Oxford in insect ecology under Dr. George C. Varley. He soon learned that if and when insect ecologists work on natural populations, someone must make the identifications. He learned to identify British Carabidae and Staphylinidae because there was nobody available to help him. What were available were outdated keys, and a terrific departmental insect collection.

Over the years, he published >40 papers on Staphylinidae, almost all of them on behavior and distribution. He published just 5 on Carabidae.

Why bother? Because Staphylinidae are truly fascinating insects, important in so many ecosystems, long neglected because the commonly held untruth is that “nobody can identify them.” It is true that there are very many undescribed species, and it is true that there are few good keys (in comparison with the number of available keys on pest species of numerous families). But every entomologist of his generation and earlier was at one time (in the last century) exhorted to develop some competency in identification of a favored family of insects. Just a few examples in Entomology and Nematology at UF are Dr. Fred Bennett (retired in 1993) who could handle identification of various Apoidea and Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera), Dr. Tom Walker (emeritus professor) who has published on taxonomy of crickets and katydids, Dr. Marjorie Hoy, who has worked on phytoseiid mites, and Dr. John Capinera who has contributed to taxonomic works on grasshoppers.

Dr. Frank admits he has 2-3 growing manuscripts on mole crickets still to be published.

Farewell and Good Luck:

Dr. Gaurav Goyal, Alumni and Post Doctoral Researcher at the Citrus Research and Education Center has accepted the position of Technology Development Representative Associate at Monsanto starting 18 June 2012.

Dr. Alejandra Maruniak has accepted a position at Santa Fe College. She will be an Assistant Professor in the Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Program at the Perry Center for Emerging Technologies in Alachua, starting in August of 2012. Ale is very excited with the prospect of continuing to teach Molecular Biology Techniques which she has been teaching in our Department since 1996, as well as sharing with the students her 22 years of experience in the laboratory.

Other News:

Dr. Christine W. Miller visited the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama May 7-16 to help her M.S. student, Ummat Somjee, begin his M.S. research project on sexual selection in tropical heliconia bugs.

Dr. Marjorie Hoy was elected to serve on the UF Academic Freedom, Tenure, Professional Relations and Standards Committee AND for the UF Honary Degrees, Distinguished Alumnus Award and Memorials Committee.

Dr. Marjorie A. Hoy will be at the University of Michigan Biological Station from June 15 to August 12 but is available by email.

Dr. James P. Cuda was featured in the May Issue of “Dateline Florida: UF in the News”. Cuda was quoted in a 25 April Orlando Sentinel story about the invasive, exotic weed hydrilla that is threatening Lake Harris in Lake County, FL.

Dr. James P. Cuda was co-author on a paper that was one of the top 20 most downloaded articles in the field of entomology for 2011.   The ranking was based on downloaded data from Elsevier’s online platform SciVerse ScienceDirect.   One of Cuda’s papers also was cited in another paper that was included in the ranking.      

Dr. James P. Cuda and Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman are co-authors on a poster that received an Honorable Mention at the 2012 Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals Conference held in Hendersonville, NC, 20-23 May.

Dr. James P. Cuda was appointed by Dr. John Hayes, Dean for Research, to replace Dr. Howard Frank as the FAES representative on the S1034 Multistate Regional Project on Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and Weeds effective 1 July.

Dr. James P. Cuda was a guest lecturer for Dr. Howard Frank's Biological Control Course (ENY 5241), 19 April. Cuda delivered a lecture on biological control of terrestrial weeds. He was also a guest lecturer for an Agronomy course titled, “Invasion Ecology” (PLS 6623), 12 April. Cuda delivered a lecture on the role of genetics in biological control of Brazilian peppertree.


Student News      return to top

Mr. Ummat Somjee, M.S. student of Dr. Christine W. Miller, received The Panama Canal Museum Field Research Grant through the Center for Latin American Studies at UF. The grant provides $1500 to aid research in and around the Panama Canal. Ummat is working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama from May to October 2012 to investigate how evolutionary processes operate in changing environments. His study species is the Heliconia bug, Leptoscelis tricolor. Ummat will be posting pictures and monthly updates on the Miller Lab Facebook site.

Ms. Nga Vong, an undergraduate student,  joined the laboratory of Dr. James P. Cuda on 4 June.  Ms. Vong will be working with Ph.D. student Ms. Alissa Berro on biological control of Brazilian peppertree.


Lab News      return to top

Need to name that bug? A host of experts are available to help Floridians identify any insect or related arthropod. If a mystery creature has six or more legs, the UF Insect ID Lab is the place to send it.


Think it might be a nematode problem? The Nematode Assay Laboratory serves Florida and other State residents by providing nematode assay and expert advice regarding nematode management.

For more information on the Nematode Assay Laboratory please contact the Lab Manager, Dr. Tesfa Mengistu.

Publications      return to top

Bowman HM, Hoy MA. 2012. Molecular discrimination of phytoseiids associated with the red palm mite Raoiella indica (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) from Mauritius and South Florida. Experimental and Applied Acarology 57: 395-407.

Bradshaw J, Cuda J, Gioeli K, Gillett-Kaufman J. 2012. eXtension Guest Article- Educational Campaign Implementation: IPM Strategies for Hydrilla Management

Bricker JT, Cuda JP, Benda N. 2012. Mathematical and computational modeling of the exotic weevil Apocnemidophorus pipitzi on the invasive Schinus terebinthifolius, p. 12. In: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life Program at the University of Florida, 2012 Viewbook (abstract).

Cuda JP, Christ LR, Overholt WA, Vitorino MD. 2012. Biology, impact and field host specificity of Calophya terebinthifolii (Hemiptera: Calophyidae), a candidate for biological control of Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae), p. 21. In:  Program and Abstracts, 2012 Joint Conference of the Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Ocala, FL, 16-19 April. 

Gill HK. 2012. Integrated impact of organic mulching and soil solarization on soil surface arthropods and weeds. Entomology Reporter 2(2): 9-10.

Gill HK, McSorley R. 2011. Effect of different inorganic/synthetic mulches on weed suppression during soil solarization. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society 124: 310-313.

Gioeli K, Hetrick S, Bradshaw J, Cuda J, Gillett-Kaufman J. 2012. Implementing an educational campaign: New IPM strategies for hydrilla management, p. 25. In:  Program and Abstracts, 2012 Joint Conference of the Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Ocala, FL, 16-19 April. 

Goyal G. 2012. Morphology, biology and distribution of corn infesting Ulidiidae. Entomology Reporter 2(2): 11-13.

Hall DW. (June 2012). Tawny emperor, Asterocampa clyton (Boisduval & LeConte). Featured Creatures EENY-528.

Hoy MA. 2012. Overview of a classical biological control project directed against the red palm mite in Florida. Experimental and Applied Acarology 57: 381-393.

Mann RS, Ali JG, Hermann SL, Tiwari S, Pelz-Stelinski KS, Alborn HT, Stelinski LL. 2012. Induced release of a plant defense volatile ‘deceptively’ attracts insect vectors to plants infected with a bacterial pathogen. PLoS Pathogens 8(3): e1002610.

Mann RS, Kaufman PE. 2012. Natural product pesticides: their development, delivery and use against insect vectors. Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry 9: 185-202.

McSorley R, Gill HK, HansPetersen HN, Rosskopf EN, Kokalis-Burelle N. 2011. Performance of soil solarization and methyl bromide in sites infested with root-knot nematodes. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society 124: 303-307.

Mukherjee A, Cuda J. 2012. Biological control prospects for hygrophila.  Aquatics 34: 13-14.

Overholt, WA, Cuda JP, Markle L. 2012. Can novel weapons favor native plants? Allelopathic interactions between Morella cerifera (L.) and Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, p. 39. In:  Program and Abstracts, 2012 Joint Conference of the Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Ocala, FL, 16-19 April. 

Poplin A, Hodges AC. (June 2012). Bean plataspid, Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius). Featured Creatures. EENY-527.

Prine KC, Hodges AC. (May 2012). Tropical bont tick, Amblyomma variegatum Fabricius. Featured Creatures. EENY-518.

Stratman KN, Overholt WA, Cuda JP, Netherland MD, Wilson PC. 2012. Cricotopus lebetis (Diptera: Chironomidae), a fortuitous biological control agent of Hydrilla verticillata, p. 45.  In:  Program and Abstracts, 2012 Joint Conference of the Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Ocala, FL, 16-19 April.

Tiwari S, Stelinski LL, Rogers ME. 2012. Biochemical basis of organophosphate and carbamate resistance in Asian citrus psyllid. Journal of Economic Entomology 105: 540-548.

Wanda F, Gidudu B, Wandera S, Copeland RS, Cuda JP, Overholt WA. 2011. Herbivory of Hydrilla verticillata by cichlid fish in Lake Bisina, Uganda. Journal of East African Natural History 100: 113-121.

Williams CM, Marshall KE, MacMillan HA, Dzurisin JDK, Hellmann JJ, et al. (2012) Thermal variability increases the impact of autumnal warming and drives metabolic depression in an overwintering butterfly. PLoS ONE 7(3): e34470. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034470

Wu K, Hoy MA. 2012. Cardinium is associated with reproductive incompatibility in the predatory mite Metaseiulus occidentalis (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 110: 359-365.


Meetings and Presentations      return to top

Three entomologists from the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL, were invited to speak at the Citrus Scouting and Pest Management Workshop held May 10th at the Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce. Extension Agent Tim Gaver stated that the survey respondents wrote that all information was interesting and helpful.

Presentations given included:

Dr. Phil Stansly, Professor of Entomology, “Scouting techniques and identification of citrus pests and beneficial insects”

Dr. Jawwad Qureshi, Assistant Professor, “Role of beneficial insects and mites in suppression of psyllids and other citrus pests”

Dr. Moneen Jones, Post-doctoral Associate, “Monitoring citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella (Stainton) Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) using pheromone traps and damage assessment”

Dr. James P. Cuda  and Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman were co-authors on poster presentation titled, “Hydrilla IPM RAMP- Starting a statewide project”.  The poster was presented at the 8th Annual Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals Conference held in Hendersonville, NC, 20-23 May.

Dr. James P. Cuda attended the 2012 Aquatic Weed Control Shortcourse held in Coral Springs, FL, 7-10 May.   Cuda  delivered a presentation titled, “Biocontrol of waterhyacinth and hydrilla”.  Cuda also was the moderator for the Biological Control Session.

Dr. James P. Cuda was an invited speaker for the Annual Meeting of the Magnolia Chapter of the Native Plant Society held at the King Life Sciences Building on the FSU campus, 3 May.  The title of Cuda’s presentation was, “Biological control of Florida’s invasive weeds: Progress and perspectives.”

Dr. James P. Cuda attended the 2012 Joint Conference of the Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council held in Ocala, FL, 16-19 April.  Cuda was an author or co-author on four presentations, two on hydrilla and two on Brazilian peppertree.

Dr. Phillip Kaufman and his students have had a busy semester. Below are several presentations from the Kaufman Lab. Seraydar is a recent undergrad-graduate, Davis, Eiden and Holderman are graduate students.

Presentations given included:

Holderman CJ, Kaufman PE, Bloomquist JR. 2012. A revised look at insecticide resistance in Florida horn fly populations. Joint Meeting of the Southeastern and Southwestern Branches of the Entomological Society of America. Little Rock, AR. Mar 06, 2012.

Holderman CJ, Kaufman PE, Geden CJ. 2012. Beauveria bassiana efficacy against the horn fly (Haematobia irritans): Implications for biological control in beef cattle herds. Joint Meeting of the Southeastern and Southwestern Branches of the Entomological Society of America. Little Rock, AR. Mar 06, 2012.

Kaufman PE, Strong C, Waldron JK, Rutz DA. 2012. Individual and paired releases of house fly pupal parasitoids in dairy calf facilities. Joint Meeting of the Southeastern and Southwestern Branches of the Entomological Society of America, Little Rock, AR. March 06, 2012.

Kaufman P. 2012. How to measure dispersal in a pestiferous fly? 9th Arbovirus Surveillance and Mosquito Control Workshop. St. Augustine, FL. March 29, 2012.

Davis T, Kline D, Kaufman P, Hogsette J, Tatem A. 2012. Aedes albopictus oviposition preference for different sized containers and availability of flowering Buddleja davidii plants. 9th Arbovirus Surveillance and Mosquito Control Workshop. St. Augustine, FL. March 29, 2012. 

Seraydar K., Kaufman P. 2012. QuickBayt: Not so quick. 9th Arbovirus Surveillance and Mosquito Control Workshop. St. Augustine, FL. March 29, 2012. 

Eiden A, Kaufman P, Oi F. 2012. Acaricide resistance in brown dog tick populations in Florida. 9th Arbovirus Surveillance and Mosquito Control Workshop. St. Augustine, FL. March 29, 2012.


Outreach      return to top

On May 31st, 156 fifth-graders from Vineyards School in Naples arrived at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center and were treated to an hour’s worth of information on where their food comes from, what citrus pests are out there, beneficial insects, and a little basic science behind growing crops. Dr. Phil Stansly directed the 20 minute hayride around the Center grounds, while Jamie Burrow (Program Assistant at Lake Alfred AG-CREC) showed brief movies on predatory fire ants (Yay! Awesome!) and emerging parasitoids from psyllid nymphs (insert *ewww* from the crowd here). Drs. Cesar Monzo and Moneen Jones along with their assistant Zach Lahey (MS graduate student) showed students preserved insects (psyllids, mites, parasitoids) via microscopes with monitors (thanks to Jamie) and boxed insect collections. Everyone had a terrific time!



Getting Social: We have several social media sites for the Entomology & Nematology Department. To make them easily searchable, all three (YouTube, Facebook and Twitter) have the same page name, UFEntomology. Please share these links with past students or colleagues who may have an interest in departmental activities.


Thank you to those members and friends of the department who have volunteered for our May and early June outreaches:

  • 11 May: Presentation on insects at Bell Elementary. Volunteer: Dale Halbritter
    • Attendance: 60 children
  • 15 May: Department tour for homeschool group. Volunteers: Sarahlynne Guerrero, Stephanie Hill, Ben Hottel, and Ashley Poplin
    • Attendance: 60 5th graders
  • 18 May: Tabling for Career Day at Chiles Elementary. Volunteer: Alissa Berro
    • Attendance: approx. 100 1st graders
  • 18 May: Department tour. Volunteer: Stephanie Hill
    • Attendance: 12
  • 24 May: Department tour. Volunteers: Dale Halbritter and Janine Razze
    • Attendance: 35 5th graders
  • 25 May: Department tour. Volunteers: Sarahlynne Guerrero and Ashley Poplin
    • Attendance: 40 5th graders
  • 30 May: Presentation on pollinators and bed bugs at Pine Ridge Elementary. Volunteer: Corraine McNeill
    • Attendance: approx. 375 children
  • 30 May: Presentation insects and their roles in gardens at Saddlewood Elementary. Volunteers: Ashley Poplin and Kylie Zirbel
    • Attendance: 80 children
  • 5 June: Presentations on insects at Romeo Elementary afterschool program. Volunteers: Lucas Carnohan and Dale Halbritter
    • Attendance: 30 children

The following are programs and outreach events are currently scheduled for June:

  • 18 June: Tabling at Timucua Cub Scout Camp
  • 19 June: Department tour
  • 21 June: Department tour for 4H group
  • 25-29 June: Our department’s Entomology Camp

The live critters are always a hit with children and adults alike. The critters are available for you to check out should you be leading an outreach event. We have doubles of our most popular critters, as well as various native insect species depending on the time of year. We have large wood and plexiglas cages for viewing our native orb weaving spiders. There is one traveling cage and one larger static cage. Please be sure to contact me and review the protocol on transporting and handling the critters if you are not already familiar with it. If you lead an outreach, be sure to fill out a documentation form so your event can be included in the newsletter and so that we can log all outreach events.

If you would like to schedule an event or have any outreach questions, go to the Outreach pages on our Bug Club Web site and contact us.

Dale A. Halbritter, Outreach Coordinator 

Grants      return to top

Virni Mattson, our Grants Specialist, reports that from January 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012 we have had 25 grants or contracts awarded for a total of $1,377,993.97 in external funding for all Entomology & Nematology faculty (in Gainesville and at RECs).

Dr. James P. Cuda was the recipient of a $10,500 collaboration grant awarded by the UF/IFAS Indian River REC Biological Control Laboratory.  The funds will be used to support research on biological control of Brazilian peppertree.

Dr. Phil Kaufman was the recipient of a $29,850 Southeast Milk Checkoff grant titled: Reduced risk management and current status of insecticide resistance of horn flies on southeastern dairies.

Dr. Phil Kaufman was a collaborator on a $130,000 National Institute for Food & Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Southern Region Integrated Pest Management grant: Application of weather dynamics to predict population changes and enhance IPM strategies for the Gulf Coast tick. His share is $10,046.


Announcements      return to top

Proposed Insect Common Names Open for Comment: To view the proposed common names, click here. At its November 2011 meeting in Reno, Nevada, the ESA Governing Board voted to approve a request from the Committee on Common Names of Insects for them to consider accepting groups of common names involving North American insects and related arthropods that have been developed and promoted by some scientific societies and professional organizations, and if accepted, to incorporate these names into the ESA common names database. As a result, the Common Names Committee is recommending merging the Dragonfly Society of America (DSA) common names list with ours.

There are 460 names in the DSA common names list, all of which have been reviewed and recommended for approval by the Committee on Common Names. As is customary, these names are being submitted to the ESA membership for comment. Please submit any comments by July 6, 2012 to Eric Rebek, the committee chair, at eric.rebek@okstate.edu.

Florida Entomological Society (FES) Last Call for 2012 Award Nominations

The Honors and Awards Committee are requesting nominations for 2012 in the following categories-

Entomologist of the year.
Annual Achievement Award for Research.
Annual Achievement Award for Extension.
Annual Achievement Award for Industry.
Annual Achievement Award for Teaching.
Annual Achievement Award for Regulatory Entomology.
Achievement Award for a Collaborative Research Team.
Certificate(s) of Appreciation.

Winners will be announced at the 2012 Annual Meeting. Each nomination should be accompanied with a justification narrative that will be read at the awards luncheon.
You can see previous winners here http://www.flaentsoc.org/honors-awards-tributes.html

Send nominations (by July 1st) to

Dr. Steven Arthurs [Chair, Honors and Awards Committee]

UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center
2725 Binion Road
Apopka, FL 32703-8504 USA
Ph:   407-884-2034 x 113
Fax: 407-814-6186
E-mail: spa@ufl.edu

SEB Member Awards: It's time for you to take the opportunity to recognize your colleagues for their outstanding accomplishments in entomology by nominating them for a Southeastern Branch Member Award. Award winners will be recognized at the 2013 Southeastern Branch meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Please submit your nomination packages to the chair of the Member Awards Committee by 1 September 2012.

The awards currently open for nominations include:
1. Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management
2. Recognition Award in Entomology
3. Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching
4. Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension
5. Distinguished Achievement Award in Horticultural Entomology
6. Distinguished Achievement Award in Urban Entomology
7. Distinguished Service Award to the Certification Program
8. Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology


Guidelines on what to include in nomination packages can be found at the following link: http://www.entsoc.org/PDF/Southeastern/SEB_OfficerCommitteeGuidelines2010.pdf. The current SEB Awards Committee consists of Mary Cornelius, Nannan Liu, David Jenkins, Francis Reay-Jones, Marianne Shockley Cruz, and Greg Wiggins.
Also, please don't forget to nominate a worthy candidate for a national ESA award or honor. Although winners of some Branch-level awards (i.e., Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management, Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, and Distinguished Achievement in Extension) are forwarded as nominees for the national ESA counterpart, nominees for other ESA awards can be made independent of the Branch. In addition to e-mails from ESA that have been sent out announcing the awards, a flyer summarizing the different awards can be found at: http://www.entsoc.org/PDF/awards/awardsflyer.pdf.

Additional information regarding ESA awards can be found at http://www.entsoc.org/awards.

About This Newsletter      return to top

Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman is the newsletter editor and does the HTML coding. Issues usually are published by mid-month. Submit items for an issue by the 7th of that month.

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