Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

PSU/DCNR collaboration: Introduction to Insects Handbook
Penn State Entomologists Natalie Boyle and Michael Skvarla teamed up with Ecologists D.J. McNeil (UNC-Wilmington) and Nate Reagle (PA-DCNR) to publish a new Introduction to Insects Handbook.
National society to recognize two Penn State entomologists

Drs. Kelli Hoover and Flor Acevedo will receive prestigious awards from the Entomological Society of America during its 2021 annual meeting this fall.
New PSU Entomology course: Managing Landscapes for Insect Conservation

This 3-cr course will introduce undergraduate students to practices that preserve insect biodiversity and to the essential services that insects provide in both wild and managed ecosystems.
Bumble bee on flower
Bureau of Forestry Native Pollinator Conservation Plan
This reference is designed to serve foresters and land managers in their decisions to improve habitat for wild pollinator populations.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

PSU Entomology Department Seminar (Fri, Sept. 17 @ 11:10 am)
Genetic and biochemical mechanisms at the plant-insect herbivore interface
Dr. Georg Jander, Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY
107 Forest Resources Building
Undergraduate Research Workshop Series
10-Part Series, Sept 15, 21, 29; Oct 5, 13, 19, 27; Nov 2, 10, 16
Join for a comprehensive overview of how to get involved in research.
Online registration, free
International Conference on Ecology & Transportation
Virtual Meeting, September 22-29, 2021
Join for a broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems.
Online registration, $295/participant
The Arboretum at Penn State Summer-Fall Programming
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