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    Enroll in ‘Introduction to Veterinary Entomology’ On-Line Certificate Course (Approved for CE credit by the OVMLB on an hour per hour basis)

    May 31, 2019

    Introduction to Veterinary Entomology is an On-Line Certificate Course that provides an introduction to the fascinating world of arthropod pests and vectors (ticks, fleas, flies, etc.) that impact the health and well-being of domestic animals. This introductory course consists of two self-paced modules focused on core concepts in Veterinary Entomology.

    Topics covered include:

    1) What is Veterinary Entomology and why is it relevant?

    2) Epidemiology of vector-borne diseases

    3) The evolution of blood feeding in arthropods

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    New OSU Citizen Science Program for Youth (3rd – 7th grade): Dandelion Detectives!

    May 31, 2019

    The Gardiner Lab at The Ohio State University is developing a youth-focused citizen science program called Dandelion Detectives. The lab is seeking individuals, school groups, and other youth organizations to participate in this collaborative project!

  3. Mary Gardiner receives 2019 CFAES Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award

    May 2, 2019

    Dr. Mary Gardiner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology whose research program focuses on the ecological value of urban vacant land. This work is concentrated in Cleveland, Ohio – a city that has experienced significant economic and population decline in recent years. Cleveland currently contains 27,000 vacant lots encompassing approximately 4,000 acres of land. The Gardiner Lab examines how alternative vegetation designs and management regimes influence the value of vacant land for the conservation of biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services. Dr.

  4. 2019 ESA North Central Branch Meeting Award Winners

    Mar 20, 2019

    Contratulations to our award-winning faculty and students! (follow link for complete list).

  5. Culprit found for honeybee deaths in almond groves.

    Feb 18, 2019

     

    It’s about time for the annual mass migration of honeybees to California, and new research is helping lower the chances the pollinators and their offspring will die while they’re visiting the West Coast.

    Each winter, professional beekeepers from around the nation stack hive upon hive on trucks destined for the Golden State, where February coaxes forward the sweet-smelling, pink and white blossoms of the Central Valley’s almond trees.

    Almond growers rent upwards of 1.5 million colonies of honeybees a year, at a cost of around $300 million. Without the bees, there would be no almonds, and there are nowhere near enough native bees to take up the task of pollinating the trees responsible for more than 80 percent of the world’s almonds. The trouble was, bees and larvae were dying while in California, and nobody was sure exactly why. The problem started in adults only, and beekeepers were most worried about loss of queens.

  6. Megan Meuti Receives Entomological Society of America Early Career Professional Teaching Award

    Aug 22, 2018

    The ESA Early Career Protessional Teaching Award is given to a student transition or early professional who excels in entomological education.

  7. Fragrant Madagascan Plant Holds Promise as a Mosquito Fighter

    Aug 22, 2018

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Scientists at The Ohio State University have successfully tested a new chemical to control mosquitoes, including the ones that spread Zika, and it comes from a traditional medicinal plant found only in Madagascar. Full article here.

  8. Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides, webinar with Elizabeth Long

    Aug 21, 2018

    In this webinar, Elizabeth Long provides a brief overview of the factors that influence pesticide exposure risks for beneficial insects across the landscape. She summarizes current knowledge of the different routes of pesticide exposure for pollinators, discusses the research methods used to identify these risks, and highlights steps we can take to promote and protect pollinators in our home, urban, and agricultural landscapes.

  9. Dave Shetlar, "The Bug Doc," visits Good Day Columbus to talk bugs.

    Aug 21, 2018

    Dr. David Shetlar stopped by Good Day Columbus to talk about the bugs making a comeback this fall, and how you can try to stop them from taking over your home (August, 2018).

  10. Department Student Award Winners

    Aug 17, 2018

    Please join us in congratulating this year’s graduate student award winners.  These students, as well as the winners of the spring DeLong competition, were recognized at the department's summer recognition event. Congratulations to all of our award winners and kudos to everybody who competed!

    2018 Susan W. Fisher Teaching Award                     James Radl

    2018 David J. Horn Service Award                           Yvan Delgado de la Flor

    2018 Lowell R. “Skip” Nault Research Award          Ashley Yates

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