Ohio State recently joined The Ohio Academy of Science as an institutional member. Ohio State faculty, staff and students are now able to join the academy at no cost.
Laurel Haavik, a postdoc in the Herms Lab, studies growth and physiology of ash trees that may or may not be resistant to emerald ash borer.
After reflecting on her academic career and goals, she now believes that the tenure system is outdated and in need of serious revision. She wonders if others feel the same way.
Effective September 1, 2015, Professor Norman F. Johnson was appointed as The Martha N. and John C. Moser Chair in Arthropod Systematics and Biological Diversity in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology and Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University, where Norm is the Curator of the C.A. Triplehorn Insect Collection in the Museum of Biological Diversity. Norm received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and has been a faculty member at The Ohio State University since 1981.
The ALE LAB congratulates Molly Dieterich who was just awarded a grant from the Ceres Trust for Organic Research! Her proposal is titled: "Identification of Arthropod Predators of Cucumber Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Cucurbit Agroecosystems"
Mary Gardiner and Mary Griffith have published a new Ohio State University Extension fact sheet titled: Ohio's Natural Enemies: Mantids. If can be found at ale.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/sites/gardinerlab/files/imce/Mantid%20Factsheet.pdf
Check out Mary's new book!
Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory Insects
Your guide to the beneficial insects in your garden!
Good Garden Bugs is an easy-to-follow reference to beneficial insects that provide pest control, allowing your garden to grow full and bountiful.
Researchers in Andy Michel's lab have published a paper in PLOS ONE on genes associate with biotic stressin soybeans.
Check it out here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0134890...
Congratulations to the Maggots and Magguettes on a season well-played! It was their first unequivocal championship in 36 years of existence.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kelley Tilmon will join the faculty of the Department of Entomology as an Associate Professor beginning on January 1, 2016. Her extension, research, and teaching programs will focus on the ecology and management of insect pests of agronomic crops. She will be based out of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) campus of Ohio State in Wooster, OH.
Congratulations to the Graduate Student Award Winners:
Susan W. Fisher Teaching Award: Erin O’Brien
David J. Horn Service Award: Andrea Kautz
Lowell R. “Skip” Research Award: Carlos Esquivel
James E. Tew Extension Award: MaLisa Spring
Their contributions to the department are greatly appreciated!