Continental Dialogues Webinar Series

The Continental Dialogue is 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. 

Brood X 2021: Discoveries, Outreach, and New Questions

The highly anticipated emergence of the Great Eastern Brood, Brood X of the 17-year periodical cicadas in 2021, with a large footprint in the northeastern US, was the focus of widespread research and education by entomologists. What did we learn? Who and how many did we reach? What questions remain? This webinar, sponsored by the Eastern Branch, reviewed early findings, outreach activities, and new questions from our fellow entomologists, and provide an opportunity for discussion of a range of topics on the cicada emergence.

Communication: A Critical Tool for Combating Invasive Pests

Invasive Species Webinar Series: Part IV -  The Entomological Society of America P-IE Section Invasive Species Wildly Important Goals team is working with USDA APHIS to develop a four-part webinar series that will take place from October to December 2021. This presentation focused on USDA APHIS communication regarding invasive species, research collaborations with USDA APHIS, as well as jobs at USDA APHIS for those interested in working to detect, regulate, assess the risk of, or communicate about invasive species.