Newly awarded scientists
The IOBC-NRS will present three awards to outstanding scientists in biological control. Dr. Tim Kring (University of Arkansas) was voted the Distinguished Scientist in Biological Control award. Dr. Ian Kaplan (Purdue University) was awarded the Early Career Outstanding Scientist Award. And Megan Woltz (Michigan State University) was givent the Robert J. O'Neil Outstanding PhD Student in Biological Control Award. Awards will be presented at the IOBC-NRS business meeting on Tuesday evening in Austin TX during the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America.
Review of potato biocontrol available as a free PDF:
Weber, Donald C. 2013. Biological Control of Potato Insect Pests. Pp. 399-437 in Insect Pests of Potato, Global Perspectives on Biology and Management, edited by Philippe Giordanengo, Charles Vincent, and Andrei Alyokhin. Academic Press. Note: this chapter is not copyrighted.
See the 2012 Carabid Short Course summary
We have also voted changes in IOBC NRS Statutes as of 21 December 2012. See IOBC Nearctic Section Statutes By-Laws for further details.
See calendar of upcoming meetings!
Request for contributions: Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
Would you like to share information on your favorite important biological control agent? For the past 18 years we’ve been developing the website, Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America (http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cornell.edu/). This guide provides photographs and descriptions of biological control agents of insect, disease, and weed pests in North America. It is also a tutorial on the concept and practice of biological control and integrated pest management (IPM). The site serves as a resource for scientists and the general public and get >50,000 visits a year. Most recently, we have been developing a section for elementary students that includes video games.
If you would like to write a unit for the website, please contact Tony Shelton (email@example.com). Credit will be given for suitable articles.
The International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) was established in 1956 to promote environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control in plant protection. The Global Council sponsors many international working groups and publishes a newsletter. For more information about the working groups and IOBC-Global, follow the link above to their website.
Summary of Joint IOBC – Nearctic and Neotropic Regional Sections Conference -- click below !
Biocontrol in the Americas – Past, Present and Future --
May 11-13, 2010
Links to PDFs of presented papers.