Archive | April 2013
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By Scott Meers, Insect Management Specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. ———————— My role as an entomologist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development consists largely of counting insects. We monitor the populations of seven different species on a provincial scale and several more on either an ad hoc or regional basis. We also carry out surveillance for potential new […]
Today is the day, April 16, 1863, in Toronto, Ontario, when it all began….when we became open to “all students and lovers of entomology”….when the colourful histories of the Entomological Societies of Ontario and Canada became “inextricably entwined” (Timms 2010, ESC Bulletin, 42(2):77-83). Despite some early, shared pain in our respective emergences as separate, adult […]
By Staffan Lindgren ———– Given a stimulating, or even neutral environment, I firmly believe that the natural interest that most, if not all kids have for animals will be retained for life – once a bug nerd always a bug nerd. My parents’ photos of me as a kid almost always show me on all […]
by Dezene Huber & Paul Fields _____________________ Have you ever read a paper and, after digesting it for a bit, thought: “I wish I could play with the data”? Perhaps you thought that another statistical test was more appropriate for the data and would provide a different interpretation than the one given by the authors. […]
By Chris Buddle, editor of The Canadian Entomologist —————————- The Canadian Entomologists’ latest issue is devoted to Arctic Entomology, with guest editors Derek Sikes and Toke T. Høye putting together an excellent suite of papers on this topic. This is a very timely issue – there is an incredible amount of Arctic entomology happening around […]