Editor’s Note: As of March 18, this event has been postponed until next year on May 23-26, 2021.
The National Conference on Urban Entomology (NCUE), which co-locates with the Invasive Pest Ant Conference, will be held May 17-20, 2020, at the Renaissance Riverview in Mobile, Ala.
NCUE has taken place every other year since 1986 to open channels of communication and information between scientists in industry, academia and the government. The event helps foster interest and research in urban and structural entomology. The Invasive Pest Ant Conference began co-locating with NCUE in 2016.
The conference is promoted as an opportunity for all those who are focused on urban entomology to learn from each other’s research, share ideas, ask questions, network and develop partnerships.
This year, the conference program will include symposia, a student paper competition, student scholarship awards and paper presentations. The symposia for 2020 will include:
- Aspects of Myrmecology Applicable to Invasive Ant Management;
- Remote Pest Monitors and Monitoring Technology;
- Improving Integrated Pest Management Strategies in Low-Income Housing Communities;
- Commercialization of Pest Management;
- Peridomestic Cockroaches in Urban Environments;
- Public Health, Pests, and People; and
- Professional Credentialing.
Research papers can be submitted and are due March 1. Papers may complement the symposia or represent any facet of urban entomology or invasive ant management. Learn more about submitted papers here.
For the first time, NCUE is offering $300 travel awards and free registration for 10 students to attend the conference.
This registration fees for the volunteer-ran event help offset conference costs. Event registration is now open for the event. Register online here.
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