Continental Dialogue Webinar Series

This virtual meeting of the Continental Dialogue was convened by The Nature Conservancy and the Entomological Society of America’s “Grand Challenges Agenda for Entomology,” as a short series of webinars focused on the current strategic and planning needs in forest health. These webinars spanned from the prevention of the introduction of new pests, through detection and management, all the way to reforestation and biological control organisms.

Webinar I: Before the Border

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 2-5 PM EST

Panelists: Angela Mech, Jiri Hulcr, Leigh Greenwood

Webinar - Opportunities for Entomologists at the EPA

This webinar looked at the types of jobs for entomologists available at the EPA and present perspectives from different experience levels and different divisions. Panelists talked about the types of experiences and qualifications looked for in these roles.

Leadership Lunch: Why and How to Serve on an ESA Committee

Looking to get more involved with ESA? Please join one of the many ESA committees shaping the various programs and activities of the Society. Even if you are on the fence about increasing your engagement with ESA, please consider this interactive webinar. Hopefully it will answer your questions: Why should I consider serving on a committee? What do committees do anyway? What positions are open? What is the process for joining a committee?

Mentoring Tips and Tricks for Early Career Professionals

You are responsible for managing people, but how do you juggle getting the job done, inspiring your mentees, and empowering your grad students to be the best they can be? You will learn how to be a good leader, traits to look for in mentees, how to tailor your mentoring to each individual, and more.

There is No R in Entomology, But There is One in Reproducible

Dr. Drew Tyre, a wildlife population ecologist at the University of Nebraska, discusses and demonstrates how entomologists and other scientists can use R and RStudio as an end-to-end solution for data management, visualization, and analysis. He focuses on the tools that enable the paradigm of "reproducible research" because, as Dr. Tyre says, "Your most important collaborator is yourself in 6 months, and your past self doesn't answer emails!"

Time Management Strategies: Survival Stories from Academia and Industry

Drs. Julie Peterson, Jen White, and Kelly Tindall share many helpful insights on the crucial role that time management and organization have played, and continue to play, in their lives. They provide tips and tricks for managing a demanding academic, research, or work schedule (or maybe all three!); dealing with an extension appointment; and searching for and getting your first real job - all while enjoying your life and maintaining sanity!