Sunday, December 13, 2009

ISH now on paypal for membership renewal

ISH membership renewal (family, student and individual) can now be done using paypal. You can use paypal to pay for your renewal using a credit card and do not need to have a paypal account. There is a flat rate of two dollars that applies for the paypal fees. We will be sending renewal reminders periodically and hope this service makes the process easier for the ISH community.

Renewals will take a few days to process and you will receive notification by email concerning your addition to the ISH membership directory.

Of course you are free to mail you payment in along with the renewal form found on the same web page.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

power point online about the 7th international hymenopterists conference in Köszeg

The 7th international hymenopterists conference in Köszeg, Hungary is scheduled for June 20-26 2010. George Melika created this great power point presentation as an introduction to the meeting location, facilities, and program to get us all acquainted.

Monday, December 7, 2009

ISH symposium at ESA

The ESA program this year doesn't have the ISH symposium listed in any obvious way, but we still have a business meeting! Here are the details:

Sunday, December 13, 2009: 1:30 PM-4:55 PM
Room 203, Second Floor (Convention Center)

  • 1:30 PM Introductory Remarks
  • 1:35 PM 0103 Tips and strategies for bulk collecting and processing. Michael W. Gates, USDA-ARS
  • 1:55 PM 0104 Modern techniques in myrmecology. Ted Schultz, Smithsonian Institution
  • 2:15 PM 0105 Managing massive multi-collaborator surveys. Michael J. Sharkey, University of Kentucky
  • 2:35 PM Break
  • 2:50 PM 0106 Implementing multi-user databases for phylogenetic analysis. John Heraty, University of California-Riverside; Jason Mottern, University of California-Riverside; Matthew J. Yoder, North Carolina State University; Roger A. Burks, University of California-Riverside
  • 3:10 PM 0107 Predicting the future of scientific imaging of Hymenoptera. Matthew Buffington, Systematic Entomology Laboratory USDA-ARS
  • 3:30 PM 0108 50 years of digging for black gold! Lubomir Masner, Agriculture Canada
  • 3:50 PM Concluding Remarks (and business meeting!)