Presidential committees and task forces may be appointed as needed by the ESA President to serve during his or her term. For example, such committees may study a particular topic or develop a recommended course of action. Some presidential committees are carried forward by successive presidents, while others are active for one to a few years.
Current presidential committee and task force rosters are available for active ESA members to view:
Presidential Task Force on Insect Biodiversity
The task force, begun in 2022, is charged with investigating the literature on insect declines, assessing ESA's impact and opportunities, and recommending solutions or mitigating remedies. Members were selected by the president.
Presidential Task Force on “Serving the Needs of Scientific Educators within the ESA Governing Structure” (The Education Task Force)
The Education Task Force is a presidential initiative with members selected from interested volunteers. It is charged with reviewing and expanding on a 2022 proposal from the Education and Outreach Committee to seek improvements in how ESA serves the needs of scientific educators. A report is expected by the November 2023 Governing Board meeting.