Entomological Society of America (ESA), the Entomological Society of Canada (ESC), and the Entomological Society of British Columbia (ESBC) will host a one-day summit 10 November 2018 to address the challenges of invasive species
Vector-borne diseases (VBD) are responsible for 17% of all infectious diseases and annually cause more than a million human deaths. Reducing disease transmission is a multifaceted, complex goal.
In industrialized nations, farmers face 10% insect-related crop reductions, while many developing nations face more than double that, with 25% losses attributed to insects. Sustainable agriculture is a multifaceted challenge facing today’s society.
Invasive insects are a global challenge that imposes a massive economic burden. We identify critical needs that must be addressed by insect scientists given the ongoing challenge of biological invasions and the factors contributing to their increase.