Roaches, rodents, and bedbugs — Those are the Big Three for Dion Lerman, who has become an odd sort of celebrity because of the community presentations he gives about how people can manage pests in their homes without using toxic chemicals. Kids call him "the bug guy."
Use of a class of insecticides, called neonicotinoids, increased dramatically in the mid-2000s and was driven almost entirely by the use of corn and soybean seeds treated with the pesticides, according to researchers at Penn State.
Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to researchers at Penn State and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The findings may help scientists develop honey bee treatments that are tailored to specific types of infections.
This is the 3rd of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.
Dr. Thomas C. Baker, a distinguished professor of entomology and chemical ecology at Penn State University, has been selected to deliver the Founders’ Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2015, the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to be held November 15-18, 2015 in Minneapolis.
This is the 2nd of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.
This is the 1st of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.
Crafting hives, making honey, what could bee better? New this semester, the Penn State Beekeepers Club is hoping to garner some buzz around Penn State.
Obesity and diabetes are not just problems of modern-day humans and their domesticated pets. Insects also are affected by these health conditions, and intestinal infections by protozoans are the cause, according to researchers at Penn State. The research suggests that intestinal infections may contribute to metabolic diseases, including diabetes and obesity, in humans as well.
“Herbicide drift impact on floral resources and pollination services: A landscape approach.” by David Mortensen & Melanie Kammerer, Plant Sciences Department, Penn State University
Center for the Performing Arts staff member Medora Ebersole is using her experience as an education and community programs manager to develop an interdisciplinary project aimed at increasing knowledge of pollinator behavior—from bees and bats to birds and butterflies—in order to benefit food production efforts and battle the use of pesticides world-wide.
The department of entomology is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Plant–Insect Interactions/Chemical Ecology
Four third graders researched the important role of honey bees in agriculture and mounted a local public awareness and fundraising campaign to support bee health.
This is the 12th, and final, short news article written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.
Insecticides aimed at controlling early-season crop pests, such as soil-dwelling grubs and maggots, can increase slug populations, thus reducing crop yields, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of South Florida.
People seeing the spotted lanternfly for the first time are struck by its sometimes-flashy appearance. But don't let its colorful, butterfly-like veneer fool you, caution entomologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
This is the 11th of twelve short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.
The spotted lanternfly is native to China, India, Japan, and Vietnam and has been detected for the first time in the United States in eastern Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Feeding honey bees a natural diet of pollen makes them significantly more resistant to pesticides than feeding them an artificial diet, according to a team of researchers, who also found that pesticide exposure causes changes in expression of genes that are sensitive to diet and nutrition.
The Schilder Laboratory at the Penn State University Departments of Entomology & Biology is seeking graduate students interested in understanding mechanisms that control phenotypic plasticity in insect locomotion and metabolism.