Recent Changes

When: January 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: 114 Chemical Ecology Lab

Loyal Hall: Graduate Student, Department of Entomology, Penn State University


Florida Regional Coordinator

Rhea County native Megan Wilkerson is nearing the completion of her work in the graduate studies program at Penn State University, but the time she has spent in the program has included much more than classroom work and library study.

When: February 9, 2018, 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: 107 Forest Resources Building

Cliff Sadof, Professor of Entomology, Purdue University

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2 positions available

When: January 23, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for an engaging and informative webinar on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for a healthier home and community featuring Dion Lerman of Penn State University and Dr. Thomas Green of the IPM Institute of North America. Learn the basics of IPM and gain and understanding of the many benefits this smart, sensible, and sustainable approach to pest control provides. We’ll discuss the key steps for developing an IPM-based plan to combat pest in and around your home. Your participation will empower you with the information needed to realize the benefits IPM can bring to your home and community.


Lower Rio Grande Valley Monarch Outreach Assistant (contract position)

Standing in front of one of the more popular exhibits at the Pennsylvania Farm Show—an educational display on the importance of bees to society—state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today helped unveil a new report intended to support healthy pollinator populations in the face of challenges that have decimated some species.

Surveys of U.S. beekeepers have documented a 28 percent decline (on average) in honey bee colonies each winter during the last ten years, and a 28-45 percent decline (on average) during the full year. In Pennsylvania, beekeepers reported a loss of 52 percent of their colonies over the last winter (2016-2017).

A major natural enemy of the destructive brown marmorated stink bug has been found in Pennsylvania, but don’t expect pest pressure to lessen any time soon.

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Monarch and Pollinator Restoration Ecologist

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5 Field Assistant Positions - Biological Science Technicians (Plants and Honey bees): ND, SD, and MN

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Biological Science Technician (Native bees and Plants): ND, SD, and MN

Two Penn State researchers have participated in the formulation of a new updated research agenda for global malaria elimination and eradication. Together with more than 180 scientists, malaria program leaders, and policy makers from around the world, Manuel Llinás, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology, contributed to the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA) Refresh Collection, which defines a forward-looking research and development agenda that will accelerate progress towards malaria elimination and global eradication. The malERA Refresh collaboration resulted in seven research papers that were recently published as a special collection in the journal PLOS Medicine.