Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hamuli accepting submissions until January 15

We're accepting submissions for Hamuli (volume 2, issue 1) until January 15, 2011. The goal is to publish this issue by the end of January. Please send anything you might want to include—poems, jokes, photos, news, announcements, specimens for exchange, methods, opinions, whatever—as .rtf, .doc, or .docx or, for images, as .jpg or .tif. You can email your submission to

Previous issues of Hamuli can be found on our ISH publications page.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Membership Form Now Online

Our yearly membership drive is about to begin! Membership has been down the past few years but we are hoping to dramatically change this trend with new initiatives by the society.

First we are expanding our session at the Entomological Society of America Meeting to incorporate a series of talks that would be interesting to anyone with a fascination for Hymenoptera or fun and adventurous fieldwork. This year you'll find us Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM in the Ascot (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center) in San Diego. Our yearly business meeting will follow the talks. Session details (speakers, times, etc.) are listed on this blog.

Secondly we are moving in 2011 to an open access publication model. More information about the new look of the Journal of Hymenoptera Research will be discussed at the ESA business meeting (details above) and on this Website.

Thirdly the ISH newsletter Hamuli is in rapid production. Deadline for the next issue is 31 December 2010. We'd love to have your stories from the field, news items, interesting or funny photos, opinion pieces, jokes, poems, etc. Whatever you think is newsworthy. If you missed it the last issue of Hamuli is available for download here.

You can renew (or join!) online using PayPal or by sending us a check or credit card information in the mail. Please see the membership page for forms, details and contact information.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ISH at the ESA 2010 Annual Meeting

It's that time of year again. December 12, the day of our next ISH symposium and business meeting, is rapidly approaching, and we are looking forward to what will definitely be a fun program. Here's the list of talks, which mainly focus on fieldwork:
  • 1:00 PM – Welcoming Remarks
  • 1:05 PM – Ant diversity in the pine forest – a comparison of east Texas and Belize. Jerry L. Cook, Sam Houston State University
  • 1:25 PM – Eucharitids and fire ants - Systematics and Biological Control - when the rubber meets the road in Dominica. John Heraty, University of California-Riverside
  • 1:45 PM – Bees, sea breeze, and MPs: Establishing bee species inventories at U.S. Naval Base Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. Seán Brady, Smithsonian Institution; Sam Droege, USGS
  • 2:05 PM – Parasites and inquilines of Trypoxyon manni (Crabronidae) in Trinidad, West Indies. Allan W. Hook, St. Edward's University
  • 2:25 PM – Litter-mania in Honduras: Project LLAMA 2010 Field Season. John Longino, The Evergreen State College; Robert S. Anderson, Canadian Museum of Nature
  • 2:45 PM – Field notes from Down Under: Accumulating Aculeates in Australia. Craig M. Brabant, University of Wisconsin; Laura Breitkreuz, Museum für Naturkunde; Stefanie Krause, Museum für Naturkunde
  • 3:05 PM – ISH Business Meeting 
Following the business portion of the symposium we'll gather for drinks and casual socializing. Do you have any items for the agenda? Will you be attending the ESA annual meeting this year? See you then!