P-IE Field Tour Housing

ESA has secured a block of hotel rooms at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport near the Orlando International Airport (MCO) for attendees. All guests enjoy suite accommodations, access to an airport shuttle, free made-to-order breakfast buffet and daily drinks and snacks at our complimentary Evening Reception. Organized transportation for the field tour will depart from this hotel.

The discounted room rate is $159 Single/Double + tax (currently 12.5%). Housing is now closed.

P-IE Invasive Species Field Tour Agenda

 Tuesday, September 12
All Day Attendee Arrivals

Welcome Reception at the Hotel
Welcome to FL and Impact of Invasives in FL: Scott Angle, VP UF IFAS (former head of NIFA)

Plant-Insect Ecosystems (P-IE) Section

This Section deals with insect interactions with plants. Topics include behavioral, ecological, and evolutionary relationships in natural landscapes, as well as integrated pest management (IPM) in agriculture, horticulture, forests, and lawn and garden.

Apply for P-IE Section Funding

The Entomological Society of America Plant-Insect Ecosystem (P-IE) Section encourages its members to submit proposals to fund innovative projects that benefit our section and its members. The Section has prioritized funding requests that increase capacity related to:

Pollinator Field Tour Student and Early Career Professional Travel Award


Registration fee (which includes hotel reservations for two nights, meals, and bus transportation to tour locations) will be provided to one Student and one Early Career Professional (ECP) member. Winners will also be awarded the cost of airfare to North Dakota not to exceed $500. The two awardees will be strongly encouraged to provide a five-minute presentation on the Field Tour during the P-IE Networking and Business Session taking place during Entomology 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Pollinator Field Tour

What is the 2018 Pollinator Field Tour?

It is a commitment of 2 days and it involves in-person and in-field ‘hand-on’ interactions in several subjects related to pollinators. The tour will take place in North Dakota and it is not about having presentations – this is not a symposium - but actually an opportunity to see first-hand successful programs to protect pollinators in different environments.