Presentations and posters from the 9th annual meeting are now available via the links below.
CAPS program in Alaska
Jacque Shade, Alaska DNR
Inventorying arthropods on Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge by next generation sequencing
Matt Bowser, USFWS; Kristin DuBour, USFWS; Beth Schulz, USFS; John Hanson, Research and Testing Laboratory
Response of arthropod communities to shrub expansion in Western Alaska
Molly McDermott, IAB, UAF
An update on the Kenelm W. Phillip Lepidoptera collection at the University of Alaska Museum
Kathryn Daly, UAF, UAM
Building a DNA barcode library of Alaskan non-marine arthropods
Derek S. Sikes, UAF, UAM; Casey Bickford; Sarah Meierotto; Kyndall Hildebrandt
Highlights from the FHP program in Alaska
John Lundquist, USFS; Steve Swenson, USFS; Garret Dubois, USFS
A preliminary morphological and molecular phylogeny of the rove beetle genus Phlaeopterus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Anthophagini)
Logan Mullen, UAF, UAM; Derek S. Sikes, UAF, UAM
Post-fire succession of ant communities in boreal Alaska
Alexandria Wenninger, UAF; Diane Wagner, UAF
US Forest Service Forest Health Protection is currently advertising three seasonal technician positions at two grade levels in Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks on USAJobs. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in entomology and/or enjoys working in the field! The positions are only open until Thursday, Feb 4th:
GS4 level: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427778900
GS5 level: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427786100
The ninth annual meeting of the Alaska Entomological Society will take place on January 29-30 in Anchorage. Presentations and the business meeting be on Saturday, January 30 at the Anchorage UAF Cooperative Extension Service office (map). Please see the agenda.
The evening social will be at the Elim Cafe from 5:30-7:30 on the evening of the 29th.
Crayfish inventory on Kodiak Island
Blythe Brown, Kodiak Soil & Water Conservation District
Invasive forest insects in Alaska: Where are they now?
Jason Moan, Alaska Division of Forestry
The article appeared in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. See the URI below.
Sproul et al. 2015, Fig. 3. Fig. 3 A map showing the distribution of sample localities for P. badia across portions western North America. Clade membership (as identified in Fig. 4) for all specimens at a given locality is represented by color. Clade names are abbreviated as follows. Widespread (WS), Northern Rockies (NR), Western Great Basin (WGB), Pacific Northwest (PNW), Old Rio Grande (ORG), and Old Colorado Plateau (OCP)
The abstract for the article is available via the URI below.
A male cluster fly suns on the siding of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge headquarters building, March 23, 2015
I was asked to write this article for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge‘s Refuge Notebook series.
It also appeared here in the Peninsula Clarion.