Plant-Insect Ecosystems Student Symposium at Annual ESA Meeting

The ESA 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver will host the first ever “P-IE Student Symposium,” titled “Pollinator and Invasive Species Science Policy Field Tours: A Melting Pot of Efforts Promoting Protection of our Food Supply.” This symposium will recap knowledge and experiences gained from the tours and build upon the two P-IE initiatives: Science Policy Field Tours about Pollinators. The 2018 tours will bring together scientists from academia and private sectors, government representatives, science policy advocates, and policymakers to talk and understand key actions and resources to promote pollinator health and counteract effects of invasive species. This symposium aims to share the main lessons and achievements from both tours, and parallel endeavors in society on pollinator health and invasive species.

P-IE Symposia Selected for Joint ESA Annual Meeting

A Changing World: Biotechnology and the Future of Pest Control
Organizers: Raul Medina and Jennifer Kuzma

Bugging Insects: Methods and Applications of Sensor-Based Monitoring of Insect Colonies and Populations
Organizers: William Meikle, John Adamczyk, and Mohamed Alburaki

Crossing Borders: Global Collaborations to Combat Forest Insect Pests
Organizers: Kayla I. Perry, Jessica Hartshorn, and Rachel Ann Arango

Crossing International Borders: Foreign Exploration and Classical Biological Control of Invasive Pests
Organizers: Houston Wilson, Kent Daane, Peter Mason, and Mark S. Hoddle

Crossing New Frontiers in Conservation Biological Control
Organizers: Lessando Gontijo and William Snyder

Current Research and Future Perspectives on Native and Invasive Buprestid Pests in North America and Europe
Organizers: Christiane Helbig, Michael Müller, and Krista Ryall

Ecology and Evolution in Novel Species Interactions
Organizers: Chandra Moffat and Michael Stastny

Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops and Insects: Lessons Learned from the Past and Next Steps in a Changing World
Organizers: Tony Shelton, Jörg Romeis, and Ana Vélez

Flight of Ideas: Various Methods for Monitoring Insect Movement across the Landscape
Organizers: Kevin Rice and James Hagler

From Genes to Communities: Quantifying Diverse Responses of Pollinators to Multiple Anthropogenic Stressors
Organizers: Daniel Cariveau and Margarita López-Uribe

From Researcher to Stakeholder: Using Extension to Cross Borders in a Changing World
Organizers: Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, David Coyle, and Jeffery Bradshaw

How Crop Diversification across Space and Time Influences Herbivory
Organizers: Randa Jabbour, Kathryn Ingerslew, and David Gonthier

Impact of Borders on Managing Insect Resistant Management
Organizers: Scott Ludwig, Caydee Savinelli, Graham P. Head, and Peter Porpiglia

Invasion Ecology, Population Dynamics and Sustainable Management of the Emerald Ash Borer
Organizers: Krista Ryall, Leah S. Bauer, Jian Duan, Clifford Sadof, and Chris MacQuarrie

Let’s Do Something! Implementing Collaborative Solutions for Pollinators in the Agricultural Landscape
Organizers: Keri Carstens and Caydee Savinelli

Monitoring and Managing Agricultural Insects Crossing Borders
Organizers: Julien Saguez, Tyler Wist, Megha Parajulee, and Isabelle Fréchette

Practical Applications of Research on Parasite Manipulation of Hosts and Vectors
Organizers: Kerry Mauck, Sanford Eigenbrode, and Quentin Chesnais

Rhynchophorus Weevil: A Global Threat Beyond Borders
Organizers: Aziz Ajlan, Khalid Alhudaib, Abdulaziz Mohamed, J. R. Faleiro, Shoki Al-Dobai, and Study Group “Integrated Protection of Date Palms” (SG IPDP)

Stressors Across Space and Time: Energy Sources, Enemies, and Environmental Influences
Organizers: Ruud Schilder, Sara Hermann, and Jared Ali

Student Symposium: Pollinator and Invasive Species Science Policy Field Tours: A Melting Pot of Efforts Promoting Protection of our Food Supply
Organizer: Carlos Esquivel

The Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar L.) at 150: Contributions to the Development of Invasion Ecology
Organizers: Dylan Parry and Patrick Tobin

Zombies Are Real! Entomopathogens Manipulate Their Hosts in Bizarre Ways
Organizers: Donald C. Steinkraus and Ann E. Hajek