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