Congratulations to Denise Gemmellaro for successfully passing her certification exams to become a board certified forensic entomologist. She is 1 of only 18 board certified forensic entomologists in the world and the second with a Rutgers background.
Congratulations to Changlu Wang for winning the HUD/NEHA Healthy Homes award for his innovative program on bedbug control - read more here!
Today (30 June) we say goodbye to our departmental administrator, Ms. Nancy Lyon who is retiring from Rutgers University after 18 year of service. Nancy, congratulations on your retirement from everyone. You will be missed.
- Graduate student Denise Gemmallaro wrote an article on how insects can help solve criminal or other myserties in "Forensic Entomology: When Insects Meet the Law."
- July 22-30 in National Moth Week! Click on the link to learn how you can support, through citizen science, this wonderful and needed group of animals!
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month!
National Moth Week (July 22-30, 2017) is the time to celebrate to wonder and beauty of Moths. Get more information and register here.
Congratulations to John Pote for receiving the 2017 Professors C. C. Compton & G. M. Markle Entomological Fund Award.
Congratulations to Denise Gemmellaro for receiving the Dissertation Teaching Award from the Graduate School‐New Brunswick. She will receive her award at the Graduate School awards ceremony on April 26th.
Dr. Fonseca is the PI of a proposal entitled “Predicting the evolution of vector-borne disease dynamics in a changing world” that was top rated in the NSF DEB Ecology of Infectious Diseases panel (five “excellent" and one "very-good") and recommended for funding. Using Next-Generation genomics we will generate one of the first comprehensive datasets detailing the evolutionary potential of the major players in a complex multi-host disease system: avian malaria in endemic Hawaiian birds transmitted by invasive mosquitoes. Our results will help mitigate the anthropogenic impacts associated with invasive species and climate change, and can be translated directly into practical management recommendations. This 4 year $2,498,876 project is slatted to start on July 2017.
Dr. Fonseca will attend a Strategic meeting of the Worldwide Insecticide resistance Network (WIN) that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL, from May 04-05, 2017. This meeting is supported by the WHO Research & Training program on Tropical Diseases (TDR) and the Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and the US-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC).
- Changlu Wang was awarded the Excellence in Integrated Pest Management 2017 from the ESA Eastern Branch - Congratulations Changlu! Also, congratulations to Rob Holdcraft for winning second place in the undergraduate/masters student paper competition.
- Frank Carle, Karl Kjer and Mike May were awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Memorial Prize 2016 for their article on "A molecular phylogeny and classification of Anisoptera (Odonata)."
- Firewood Campaign
- Don't Move Firewood Campaign
- Firewood Choices Matter Campaign
- Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been confirmed in 12 new NJ municipalities this year, bringing New Jersey's total to 27 municipalities in 8 counties as of August, 2016
- Spiders in N.J.: Entomological consultant at Rutgers explains arachnids (7/30/2015)
- National Moth Week Now Entry in Wikipedia (6/29/2015)
- Evolution of Disease Vectors Makes It Difficult to Predict Impact on Human Health (4/8/2015)
- Rutgers Moth-ers Launch Effort to Make NJ First to Name a State Moth (4/2/2015)
- Travel: Virus That Makes People ‘Bend Over in Pain’ Keeps NJ Travelers at Home (3/31/2015)
- Celebrating 100 Years: Karl Maramorosch (1/15/2015)