The March 2015 Newsletter of the Alaska Entomological Society is now available at the URI below.
In this issue:
- First record of a cluster fly (Calliphoridae: Pollenia) in Alaska
- What is a specimen? What should we count and report when managing an entomology collection?
- Moths land on Murkowski’s desk—Senate Resolution 70
- Two new Lepidoptera host plant relationships
- The DNA barcoding UAMU Project: Testing the insect identification power of DNA barcoding technology
- Review of the eighth annual meeting
The article (URI below) includes interviews with Glenn Juday and Derek Sikes about forest insects, mosquitoes, and yellow jackets.
The Alaska Entomological Society invites members of the Alaska Entomological Society to submit a proposal to the annual Kenelm W. Philip Entomology Research Award.
Announcement including details:
The annual forest health conditions report provided by Forest Service R10, Alaska Region is available online (see link to pdf below). The conditions report contains, but is not limited to, information pertaining to forest insects in the state.
“The primary goal of this report is to summarize monitoring data collected annually by our Forest Health Protection team. The report helps to fulfill a congressional mandate (The Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, as amended) that requires survey, monitoring, and annual reporting of the health of the forests. This report also provides information used in the annual Forest Insect and Disease Conditions in the United States report.”
Forest Health Conditions in Alaska-2014
Kathryn Daly has set up a mailing list (URI below) for the Alaska Lepidoptera Club, a continuation of Ken Philip’s work on the Alaska Lepidoptera Survey.
The US Forest Service, Forest Health Protection has released the outreach information for two seasonal technicians for the 2015 field season, one in Juneau and the other in Cooper Landing.
Information can be found in the notices below
The agenda for the 2015 annual meeting is available at the URI below.
The eighth annual meeting of the Alaska Entomological Society will take place in Fairbanks on January 23-24, 2015. The meeting on Saturday will be at the Alaska Department of Natural Resources large conference room, 3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks (DNR Building; Actually on Sportsman’s Way across from Fred Meyer West gas station).
Details for the evening social on the 23rd will be announced soon.