Department News

  • On August 24, 2018 the department will hold its annual Entomology Graduate Student Colloquium in Thompson Hall Room 206 starting at 9:30 am.

  • It's National Moth Week in July! Let's celebrate! http://nationalmothweek.org/ July 21-29. You too can help moths by collaborating with folks dedicated to furthering the science and understanding of these beautiful organisms.

  • Congratulations to our former Ph.D. student Lauren Weidner. She just accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Arizona State University and will be heading there at the end of the year to begin the position.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Anne Nielsen who was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Extension Specialist today. Well deserved!

  • Join me in congratulating Rob Holdcraft (Rodriguez-Saona Lab, see photo, right) for winning EB ESA Winners!this year’s Asa Fitch Award for being this year’s outstanding masters student, Ciara Mendoza (Ware Lab) for winning the Masters/Undergraduate Oral Presentation Competition, and Meghin Rollins (Nielsen Lab, see photo, left) for winning first place in the Student Poster Competition at the recent annual meeting of the Eastern Branch - Entomological Society of America. Please note the both Ms. Mendoza and Rollins are undergraduate students. Good job to all.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Changlu Wang for his receiving a $360,000 Hud grant to reducing housing-related health hazards. Read the full story at http://sebsnjaesnews.rutgers.edu/2017/12/rutgers-awarded-360000-hud-grant-to-reduce-housing-related-health-hazards.

  • Congratulations to Drs. Hamilton, Nielsen and Rodriguez-Saona on their receipt of the 2017 Educational Institution and Federal Laboratory Partnership  award for their with the brown marmorated stink bug as part of the Specialty Crop Research Initiative coordinated agricultural project.  This award is given via the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer Mid-Atlantic Region.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Dina Fonseca's student Rafael Valentin (P-IE) and Dr. Jessica Ware's student Manpreet Kohli (SysBE) for taking 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in their 10 minute student paper competition sessions at the 2017 Entomological Society of America annual meeting in Denver Colorado this week.

  • Denise Gemmellaro contributes to the Entomology Society of America’s Entomology Today blog.  The blog can be viewed at https://entomologytoday.org/tag/denise-gemmellaro/

  • Post-Doc/Ph.D. assistantship position available in the Wang Lab (see bottom of link) in urban pest management.
  • CDr. Cesar Rodriguez-Saona and Nakorn Praditongratulations to Nakorn Pradit (Performance of herbivores on false blossom-infected cranberry) and Caryn Michel (Landscape effects on the spatial distribution of spotted wing drosophila in blueberries) for placing 1st and 2nd respectively in the 2017 Entomology Graduate Student Colloquium.
  • Entomology Grad Student Colloquium: 25 Aug in the Alampi Room, Marine Sciences, 10:30 am to Noon.

  • 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.John Pote

  • 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 Changlu ESAHoldcraft 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
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  • 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)