Graduate Student Position in Metabarcoding of Soil Invertebrates – UQAM & AAFC

Soil mesofauna (including mites, springtails, and nematodes) are incredibly diverse and play an important role in maintaining healthy and functioning soils in terrestrial ecosystems. However due to their small size and cryptic habitat, these fascinating animals are often overlooked or underrepresented in ecological research. The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM, Department of Biological Sciences, Montréal, Québec) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Ottawa Research and Development Centre, Ottawa, Ontario) invite applications for a motivated MSc…

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M.Sc. Research Opportunity in ‘Oribatid Mite Ecology, Systematics and Taxonomy’

An exciting new position for an M.Sc. student is available through a multidisciplinary research program involving researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. The successful applicant will contribute to the local and regional biodiversity assessment of Edmonton, Alberta, and surrounding areas to assess potential introductions and dispersal mechanisms of oribatid mites. Research will include work on the systematics and taxonomy of the Galumnoidea of…

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Announcement: New Initiative Highlights Grad Student Research on Behavioural and Chemical Ecology of Forest Insects

I am writing you on behalf of IUFRO WP 7.03.16 to let you know about a new initiative to highlight graduate student research on the behavioural and chemical ecology of forest insects. Beginning in January 2022 we will host a series of three webinars that will provide a platform for graduate students to present their work and develop their networks. Talks will be pre-recorded and submitted in advance of each symposia for judging. The top three from…

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An insect-adorned bandana to support ESC students!

(French follows) This year, instead of the annual silent auction, the Student and Early Professional Affairs Committee of the Entomological Society of Canada is selling bandanas to raise money for the Annual Scholarship Fund. This 100% cotton bandana, available in red or charcoal gray, is printed with the logo insects* of the ESC and all of the regional entomological societies, plus a bonus arctic wolf spider to represent the northern territories. The beautiful artwork is…

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2021 PEST MANAGEMENT RESEARCH REPORT – CALL FOR REPORTS

From: The Canadian Phytopathological Society and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada To: All Canadian researchers in pest management  Re: 2021 PEST MANAGEMENT RESEARCH REPORT – Insect Pests and Plant Diseases – CALL FOR REPORTS INSTRUCTIONS FOR PUBLISHING RESULTS OF THE 2021 CROP YEAR FOR AUTHORS AND SECTION EDITORS One of the objectives of the Pest Management Research Report (PMRR) is to facilitate the exchange of information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) among persons involved in research…

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Janzen, Goff and Sheppard – Icons of Decomposition Ecology and Applied Outcomes: Where Are We Today?

You are cordially invited to a webinar by Dr. Jeffery K. Tomberlin from the Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, USA. Janzen, Goff and Sheppard – Icons of Decomposition Ecology and Applied Outcomes: Where Are We Today? Time 9.00 AM – 10.00 AM (GMT+8) 8.00 PM – 9.00 PM (GMT-5) Date 29 September 2021 – Wednesday (GMT+8) 28 September 2021 – Tuesday (GMT-5) Registration Free Location Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/mpk-xdvi-tyz) Youtube Live (https://youtu.be/NEdKwan6Bn8) E-certificates will be provided. You…

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A new invasive weevil that is turning berry buds into duds in British Columbia

A new invasive weevil that is turning berry buds into duds in British Columbia By Michelle Franklin, Paul Abram, and Tracy Hueppelsheuser   Most of the weevils we find in raspberry and strawberry fields in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia (BC) are nocturnal, so you would be hard pressed to find adult weevils without venturing out at night with your headlamp or flashlight.  However, in 2019 a curious small black weevil was observed during…

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Meeting announcement – International Society of Chemical Ecology

Meeting announcement – International Society of Chemical Ecology We would like to invite you to attend the annual general meeting 5-10 September, 2021. For the first time ever the ISCE annual meeting will be an entirely virtual meeting but numerous mechanisms have been built into the program and platform being used to host the meeting, to facilitate interaction by delegates with each other and the content. The theme of the conference “Chemical Ecology and Sustainable…

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Graduate Student Showcase 2021: Call for Applications

Graduate Student Showcase 2021: Call for Applications Graduate students are invited to apply to present their research at the Graduate Student Showcase (GSS), held during the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Ontario (Nov 15-18, 2021). The purpose of the GSS is to provide a high-profile opportunity for graduate students near the completion of their degrees to present a more in-depth overview of their thesis research. Applicants…

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Study Invitation: Interference with Environmental Research in Canada

ESC members are invited to a participate in a research study on interference with environmental research in Canada conducted by a Master’s Thesis student from the School of Resource and Environment Studies, at Dalhousie University. Purpose: To document scientists’ perceptions of their ability to conduct and communicate environmental research in Canada. Eligibility: If you are currently working in Canada in the field of environmental studies or sciences, you will be asked to answer questions about…

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