Friday, September 1, 2017

JHR 59 - Special issue of the Journal of Hymenoptera Research: Revision of North-Western Palaearctic Pristiphora species

A revision of the North-Western Palaearctic species of Pristiphora Latreille, 1810, has just been published as a special issue of the Journal of Hymenoptera Research, and is now available online:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

9th Congress of the International Society of Hymenopterists: save the date!

The 9th Congress of the Society will be held in Matsuyama City, Japan, from 23 to 27 July 2018, with two collecting trips to be organised in connection with the meeting. The registration fee has not been finalised yet but is estimated to be $300-350 (for early bird registration) and $200 for students.
Some information can already be found on the website (still under construction) of the Organizing Committee:
https://sites.google.com/site/ishcongress9/

Monday, June 26, 2017

Special Issue of the Journal of Hymenoptera Research on Platygastroidea systematics

A special issue of the Journal of Hymenoptera Research dedicated to the systematics of Platygastroidea, with papers covering functional morphology, palaeontology, bioinformatics and anatomical analysis, as well as a revision of Palearctic Trissolcus, has just been published and is available here:


In other news regarding the Journal: Thomson Reuters impact factors for 2016 have been released, and the JHR has seen an increase and now stands at 0.793

The normal issue of the JHR will be published on 30 June

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

ISH Student ICE Travel Awards




International Society of Hymenopterists


ISH Student ICE Travel Awards

Purpose and value of the awards:   The Society has created these awards to support and encourage postgraduate students working on the systematics, ecology, physiology or some other aspect of the insect order Hymenoptera, which is being undertaken as part of a postgraduate program (MSc, PhD or equivalent qualification). They will be advertised on a regular basis through the Society. For this round, the Society has allocated funds for two US$1,000 travel awards specifically to attend the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida (25-30 September, 2016). To be eligible for one of these travel awards a student must give a poster or oral presentation at the conference. Supervisors must be able to state that applicants are registered graduate students at their institution, who have not submitted their theses by the due date, 11th January, 2016.

Eligibility and application process:  Only full-time postgraduate students are eligible to apply and they must be members of the Society. The application needs to be written in English, in a font no smaller than times new roman 12 point, single-spaced with one inch (2.5 cm) margins.  The application needs to contain the following Information:

·       Full name
·       Institutional address
·       Telephone number and email address
·       Name and email address of principal supervisor/major professor
·       Degree program (PhD, etc); title of research project
·       Time since starting this degree (years and months)
·       Title and Abstract for the ICE poster/oral presentation
·       Budget for attending the conference (including the $1,000 award and other possible sources of funding)
·       Explanation of how the award will enhance the student’s research (500 words max.)
·       Statement of student professional and outreach activities (250 words max.)
·       Endorsement letter from principal supervisor/major professor

Obligation after ICE: The awardees will be expected to write a short report about their experiences during ICE for inclusion in Hamuli, the newsletter of the International Society of Hymenopterists.

Deadline and Selection Process: Applications must be emailed to the Secretary of the Society (lars.krogmann@smns-bw.de) by 11th January 2016 as an attached Word document or pdf file. A committee of three senior members of the Society will assess the applications and select the winners. The decision of the committee will be final. The winner will be announced by the President of the Society.

There are no restrictions on country for this award.







ISH Endowment Student Travel Awards





International Society of Hymenopterists


ISH Endowment Student Travel Awards

Purpose and value of the awards:   The Society has created these awards to support and encourage postgraduate students working on the systematics, ecology, physiology or some other aspect of the insect order Hymenoptera, which is being undertaken as part of a postgraduate program (MSc, PhD or equivalent qualification). They will be advertised on a regular basis through the Society. For this round, the Endowment has allocated funds for two US$1,000 travel awards specifically to attend the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida (25-30 September, 2016). To be eligible for one of these travel awards a student must be giving a poster or oral presentation at the conference, and be enrolled for their postgraduate studies at an institution within a country other than the 30 most developed countries, as defined by the UN (see below). Supervisors must be able to state that applicants are registered graduate students at their institution, who have not submitted their theses by the due date, 11th January, 2016.

Eligibility and application process:  Only full-time postgraduate students are eligible to apply and they do not have to be members of the Society. The application needs to be written in English, in a font no smaller than times new roman 12 point, single-spaced with one inch (2.5 cm) margins.  The application needs to contain the following Information:

·       Full name
·       Institutional address
·       Telephone number and email address
·       Name and email address of principal supervisor/major professor
·       Degree program (PhD, etc); title of research project
·       Time since starting this degree (years and months)
·       Title and Abstract for the ICE poster/oral presentation
·       Budget for attending the conference (including the $1,000 award and other possible sources of funding)
·       Explanation of how the award will enhance the student’s research (500 words max.)
·       Statement of student professional and outreach activities (250 words max.)
·       Endorsement letter from principal supervisor/major professor

Obligation after ICE: The awardees will be expected to write a short report about their experiences during ICE for inclusion in Hamuli, the newsletter of the International Society of Hymenopterists.

Deadline and Selection Process: Applications must be emailed to the Secretary of the Society (lars.krogmann@smns-bw.de) by 11th January 2016 as an attached Word document or pdf file. A committee of three senior members of the Society will assess the applications and select the winners.  The decision of the committee will be final. The winner will be announced by the President of the Society.

*For these awards, a student must be enrolled for their postgraduate studies at an institution within a country other than the 30 most developed counties as listed by the UN Development Program: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.








Friday, November 13, 2015

The ISH symposium and business meeting will take place on Sunday 15 Nov 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the ESA meeting in Minneapolis (Meeting room 200 F, convention center). We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Strand, a distinguished professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia will give a presentation on "The diverse roles that microorganisms play in the biology of parasitoid wasps". Please feel free to forward this information to your colleagues and tell them they should not miss this talk.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Northeast


June 14 – June 20, 2015 This seminar will focus on gaining an overview of the basic taxonomy and ecology of the ants of Maine and New England. We will spend time introducing the skills and methods for collecting and identifying the ant genera and species that are found in the region. Field trips will focus on collecting ants from different natural communities and lectures will emphasize ant identification, collection technique, and ecology. Lab work will be dedicated to identification of ants collected during field trips or brought from home. Proper collection methods and appropriate sample curation and handling will be emphasized. Participants from any background – entomologists, graduate students, managers, or excited naturalists – are all encouraged to attend.