Announcements and Press Releases
Annapolis, MD; January 24, 2024—Silvia I. Rondon, Ph.D., professor, extension entomology specialist, and director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center at Oregon State University, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of the Entomological Society of America's book-publishing program.
Annapolis, MD; October 4, 2023—Don Cook, Ph.D., entomologist at Mississippi State University, has been chosen to serve as the next editor-in-chief of the journal Arthropod Management Tests, published by the Entomological Society of America. The ESA Governing Board approved Cook's selection in September after an open search. He will succeed Eric Natwick, BCE, who will depart from the role of editor-in-chief at the end of 2023 after more than nine years of service.
Annapolis, MD; September 28, 2023—As the threat of a federal government shutdown looms, Americans rightly worry about the loss of critical services and operations that federal agencies carry out for the public every day—and scientific research is no exception. On behalf of insect scientists working in educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government, the Entomological Society of America urges our leaders in Washington, DC, to keep the U.S. government working effectively and efficiently, and without interruption.
Annapolis, MD; August 30, 2023—Melissa Willrich Siebert, Ph.D., development leader for insecticides at Corteva Agriscience, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America as the organization's next Vice President-Elect. ESA members also elected three other entomologists to begin or continue positions on the ESA Governing Board.
Annapolis, MD; August 30, 2023—In recognition of their long-term dedication and significant contributions to the Entomological Society of America (ESA), two entomologists have been selected as Honorary Members of the Society in 2023: S. Kris Braman, University of Georgia; and Robert K.D. Peterson, Montana State University.
Annapolis, MD; August 23, 2023—Every day, entomologists work to protect Americans from diseases spread by mosquitoes. Supporting this critical public health infrastructure is a core priority for the Entomological Society of America and its partners in the Vector-Borne Disease Network. Recent news of cases of locally transmitted malaria in Maryland, Texas, and Florida—as well as dengue in Florida—further illustrate the urgent need to expand our nation's capacity to prevent and respond to the threats posed by mosquitoes, ticks, and other arthropod carriers (vectors) of disease.
Annapolis, MD; August 23, 2023—Louis S. Hesler, Ph.D., lead scientist and research entomologist at the Integrated Cropping Systems Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of the Entomological Society of America's Journal of Insect Science. The ESA Governing Board approved Hesler's selection in August after an open search. He will succeed Phyllis Weintraub, Ph.D., who will step down at the end of 2023 after serving as editor-in-chief since 2015.
Annapolis, MD; August 23, 2023—The Entomological Society of America congratulates the recipients of its 2023 awards. ESA Awards & Honors recognize scientists, educators, and students who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology. Award honorees will be showcased during Entomology 2023, November 5-8, in Natinoal Harbor, Maryland.
Annapolis, MD; August 9, 2023—Timothy J. Lysyk, Ph.D., entomologist and retired research scientist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, has been selected as a new co-editor-in-chief of the Entomological Society of America's Journal of Medical Entomology. The ESA Governing Board approved Lysyk's selection in July after an open search. He will join current editor-in-chief David B. Taylor, Ph.D., in sharing leadership of the journal. Taylor has served as editor-in-chief since January 2022.
Annapolis, MD; July 25, 2023—The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America has elected six new Fellows of the Society for 2023. Election as a Fellow of ESA acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology via research, teaching, extension, administration, military service, or public engagement and science policy.