Congratulations to Andrew Hoadley! IUSSI-NAS members voted his design to represent our society (shown in the header of the website).
You can contact or follow Andrew, as well as the other artists that submitted an image. You will find their contact information listed below their submitted image.
We thank all of our artists and all of our members for voting.
Andrew Hoadley (email) @aphoadley
Prashant Waiker (email)
Nadia Tsvetkov (email)
Daniel Friedman (website)
Hannah Levenson (email)
Babak Yousefi (email)
Colin Brent (email)
Confirmed and supported by the General Council, the Entomological Society of China, the 2nd Pollinator Insect Forum will be held in Beijing, 26-30 May 2017. This forum is organised by the Special Committee on Pollinator Insects, the Entomological Society of China, supported by the Youth Committee, the Entomological Society of China and the Ecological Society of Beijing. This forum will focus on pollination function research, scientific reports and a workshop on pollinator insects. Special committee and delegates will also discuss the issues about the Special Committee on Pollinator Insects, working group and capacity-building and the possibility of the Chinese Chapter of International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI).
For more information, click here.
The Awards Committee (Terry McGlynn and Stephen Pratt (Co-Chairs), Rebecca Clark, Hongmei Li-Byarlay, Juliana Rangel, and Chris Smith) have announced the awardees for the 2016 Eickwort and La Fage Student Awards. These recipients were selected from a wide field of applicants and are deserving of our congratulations.
George C. Eickwort Student Research Award – Marek Borowiec
Jeffery P. La Fage Student Award for Applied Research on Social Insect Pests – Kaira Wagoner
Termite Course 2017, ENY 4221 / ENY 6248
June 19-23 2017
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
This summer, the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department is offering a unique week-long workshop on termite biology on June 19-23 2017. This course provides a wide perspective on termite biology (evolution, diversity, ecology, behavior, symbiosis, distribution, morphology, control, collection techniques). This session includes field collection trips and classes.
The course will take place at the UF/IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center, and is organized by Dr. Thomas Chouvenc, Rudolf Scheffrahn, Nan-Yao Su and William Kern.
We highly encourage students and other academics to participate to this workshop, as it provides in-depth insight to many aspects of termite biology, within the general framework of the study of social insects
Madeleine Beekman, Secretary-General of IUSSI, has published a winter 2016 society newsletter.
Sean O’Donnell and Floria Mora-Kepfer Uy will be offering an OTS short course for graduate students entitled “Biology of Neotropical Insects” during March 12-24, 2017. This will take place in Costa Rica and has been greatly enjoyed a number of students over they years it has been offered. If you are interested you can find the brochure here.
Madeleine Beekman, Secretary-General of IUSSI, has published a society newsletter.
Our hard-working Awards Committee (Stephen Pratt [chair], Terry McGlynn, and Chris Smith) have announced the awardees for this year’s crop of research grants. These recipients were selected from a wide field of applicants and are deserving of our congratulations. The official announcement can be found here.
Jeanne Social Wasp Research Grant – Cameron Fay
Nutting Termite Research Grant – Mark Janwiecki
Tschinkel Ant Natural History Research Grant – Brian Haney