Climate Change and Its Impact on Biological Control

Program Chairs: Joan van Baaren

In the context of climate change, the aim of this topic is to present the effects of different aspects of climate changes (higher temperatures or CO2 levels, higher frequency of extreme events) on the control of insect pests in different ecological systems (forestry, arable crops, horticulture, vegetable crops) and in different types of interacting species (prey and predators, hosts and parasitoids, entomophtoralean fungi and pests….).

General Posters

Tuesday, April 28

A beginning ethogram for the Comanche harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex comanche.
Ann Mayo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Weatherford College, Weatherford, TX

Aedes aegypti insecticide resistance in Puerto Rico.
Nicole Nazario, Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit, San Juan, PR

Proposed Changes to the International Branch Bylaws

The International Branch Governing Board is proposing changes to the Bylaws of the Branch to be voted on by the membership during the 2018 summer elections. The rationale for the changes follows below. The proposed changes have been approved by the ESA IB Governing Board.

Invasive Species Posters

Monday, April 16

Acaricide resistance status of Rhipicephalus microplus in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: 2015 – 2017.
Guilherme Klafke, Jose Reck, Rovaina Doyle, Bruno Dall"Agnol, Marcelo Becker, Anelise Webster, Ugo Araujo Souza, Paola Antunes, Fabricio Tibere Jardim, Julsan Silveira dos Santos and Joao Ricardo Martins, Instituto de Pesquisas Veterinarias Desiderio Finamor, Eldorado do Sul, Brazil