Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

The impacts of modern agriculture on insect diversity
Insect Biodiversity Fellow Laura Laiton reports on monocultural farming practices that can better serve diverse and beneficial insect communities
Birds Biting Bad Bugs: Using Community Science for Spotted Lanternfly Research
CPR member and Entomology graduate student Anne Johnson uses community science to discover key predators of the invasive spotted lanternfly.
Entomologist of the Month: February
Rampa Rattanarithikul has dedicated her life to the study of mosquitoes and raising awareness for environmental conservation.
The Symbiotic Podcast returns live with 'game-changer' David Hughes
After a year’s hiatus, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences’ Symbiotic Podcast returns, featuring a livestreamed conversation with IBC member David Hughes.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

PSU Extension Forest Landowner Conference
Feb 1, 8, 15 & 22 @ 7:00PM (EST); Free & Online
Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention
Feb 1 - 3;  @ 9AM-5:30PM; $125 registration; Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA
PSU SAFES Distinguished Speaker Series
Jessica Hellmann, University of Minnesota
Answering the call for a new climate science
Thur Feb 3 @ 3PM; 312 Ag Engineering
Penn State Entomology Seminar Series
Viraj Torsekar, Hebrew University
Reproductive decisions under the risk of predation: The habitat matters!
Fri Feb 4 @ 10AM; 101 Thomas
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