Population Dynamics of Forest Insects and Integrated Management of Forest Defoliators Workshop

Abstract submission deadline for this workshop in Quebec City (8 to 11 July) is now extended to 1 April, 2019. General Topic: Population dynamics of forest insects Integrated management of forest defoliating insects Session topics will include Ecology and dynamics of forest insects, Climate change impacts, Interactions between disturbance agents, Invasive species, Integrated management strategies and Forest health.   If you are interested in participating, please download the Abstract Submission Form at: https://www.iufroqc2019.com/abstracts. Early-bird registration is until…

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Eagle Hill Institute’s seminars on Entomology in 2019

Eagle Hill is on the coast of eastern Maine between Acadia National Park and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. Jun 9 – 15 … Chironomids: Classification, Morphology, Identification, and Lifecycles … Armin Namayandeh Jun 23 – 29 … Insect and Spider Biology “Through the Lens” … Kefyn Catley Jul 14 – 20 … Trichoptera of the Northeast … John Morse and Paul Frandsen Jul 21 – 27 … Dragonflies and Damselflies: Field Techniques, Identification, and…

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The Entomological Society of Canada Scholarship Fund

In 1974, the ESC established the Entomological Society of Canada Scholarship Fund as a registered charity. The initial objective was to raise sufficient capital to provide investment income sufficient for an annual post graduate scholarship of $2000 to $3000. By 1985, the fund (now called “The Annual Scholarship Fund”) provided sufficient investment income to cover the cost of two postgraduate scholarships, each of $2000, values that have not changed since. From 1990 onwards, research travel…

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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 Meeting in Fredericton in August. Nominations for these positions must be signed by three active members of the Society and be received by the Secretary of the Entomological Society of Canada, Neil Holliday, by 28 February 2019 (see inside…

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Women in EntomologyJessica Linton

Today’s Women in Entomology Q&A features Jessica Linton, a terrestrial and wetland biologist with Natural Resource Solutions Inc. Q: What are you studying or working on right now? JL: I am the founder and coordinator of the Ontario Butterfly Species at Risk Recovery and Implementation Team, so a large proportion of my time right now is focused on developing and implementing recovery activities for butterfly species at risk in Ontario. This includes coordinating things like…

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The ESA-ESC-ESBC JAM is around the corner

By Staffan Lindgren Many of us remember our first interaction with the Entomological Society of America (ESA) when we co-hosted a JAM in Montreal. Canadians were generally upset that the meeting was controlled completely by the ESA. Because of this, many ESC members have been skeptical of the upcoming meeting, thinking that it may be a repeat of that experience. I have been one of a number of ESC and ESBC members who have participated…

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2018 Pest Management Research Report – call for submissions

Dear Researchers in Integrated Pest Management, The Pest Management Centre compiles the Pest Management Research Report (PMRR) for the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS), in conjunction with the Entomological Society of Canada. The PMRR facilitates the exchange of information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) among persons involved in research and advisory services on IPM of insect pests and plant diseases of importance to the agri-food industry in Canada. The PMRR is published annually as a compilation of research…

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