Part of a figure from Simpson and Eyler (2018) portraying numbers of non-native taxa in regions of Alaska.
The report was published on November 6 and includes records of non-native terrestrial invertebrates in Alaska.
Simpson, A. & Eyler, M. C. 2018. First comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States. Open-File Report 2018-1156. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181156
Simpson, A.; Eyler, M. C.; Cannister, M.; Libby, R.; Kozlowski, N.; Sellers, E. & Guala, G. F. 2018. Dataset of the first comprehensive list of non-native species established in three major regions of the United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. https://doi.org/10.5066/P9E5K160
Rangers at Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve posted a Halloween picture showing hundreds of daddy long legs hanging off a building, making it look like it was furry. Rangers said the clustering is for hunting or protection. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
The article appeared on October 31.
Larva of S. sahlbergi. Image from https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-32365-7.
This article appeared October 11 in Scientific Reports.
Our 12th annual Alaska Entomological Society meeting will be held in Fairbanks at the Department of Natural Resources building on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
If you’d like to give a talk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a presentation title, author, job affiliation, and approximate length of the presentation (suggested length of either 15 or 25 min + 5 min for questions), and/or agenda items for the business meeting.
Our meeting minutes are posted from last year here.
The article appeared on September 28 in Insecta Mundi and includes new locality records in Alaska.
This news release was posted on October 1.
Aerial surveys conducted this summer by state and federal forest health specialists documented nearly 558,000 acres of active spruce beetle-caused tree mortality in Southcentral Alaska. The surveys are part of an annual program to detect forest insect and disease occurrences in Alaska forests. With the addition of this year’s data, the cumulative area impacted by spruce beetle in the region is estimated to have grown to roughly 910,000 acres since the current spruce beetle outbreak began in 2016.
The article appeared on September 27 in Environmental Evidence.
Worker of ant (Formicidae: Formicinae) from the Paleogene Chickaloon Formation of Alaska. Image from Grimaldi et al. (2018).
The article appeared on September 28 in American Museum Novitates.
Effect of insecticide treatment during the growing season on subsequent stem production by, and overwinter browsing on, sandbar willow. From Allman, et al. (2018).
The article appeared in BMC Ecology on September 27 and showed interactoins among the willow leaf blotch miner, , sandbar willow, and moose.