Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ICE student travel award

We are pleased to announce the International Society of Hymenopterists (ISH) student travel award competition, in support of students who plan present their research at the International Congress of Entomology (ICE) in Daegu, Korea (August 2012). Four awards will be available, ranging from $500–$2000. Awardees are expected to present their research at the ICE and are highly encouraged to attend the ISH business meeting. To submit an application:

1) Join the Society! The 2012 dues are only $15 for students, and we have at least 20 sponsored memberships available.
2) Submit a 2-page (maximum) proposal that describes the following:
  1. Intellectual merit – A summary of the talk to be presented, including relevance to the field of Hymenoptera research.
  2. Broader impacts – How travel to the ICE will be a transformative experience for you (e.g., are there opportunities to collaborate, network, collect important specimens, etc.?)
  3. Availability of other funding – Please indicate whether you have additional funding or the possibility of acquiring matching funds.
  4. Your contact information.

3) Attach a letter (PDF or email preferred) from your adviser that verifies your research, your available funding (if applicable) and your enrollment in that graduate program.

Applications should be sent to adeans@gmail.com by ***December 31, 2011***. Awardees will be notified by January 15, 2012.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Next international meeting location announced

The next location for the International Society of Hymenopterists Meeting will be in Cusco, Peru in 2014. Cusco is a small city of great historical importance. It was the historic capital of the Inca Empire and is a world heritage site. The region is rich in natural and cultural opportunities for an extended visit, so please plan on joining us there for a once in a lifetime meeting with fellow hymenopterists!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The ISH symposium at ESA

As most of you are aware the Society typically hosts a hymenopterist symposium every year at the Entomological Society of America annual meeting. This year is no different, of course, and we have an interesting line-up of engaged speakers:
  • 1:30 - Welcoming remarks
  • 1:35 - Benjamin Wipfler and Rolf G. Beutel - Innovative morphological methods and their contribution to the placement of Hymenoptera
  • 1:55 - Andy Deans et al. - New tools for deploying the HAO
  • 2:15 - John Heraty Ant lust - tales of their eucharitid parasitoids
  • 2:35 - S├ębastien Patiny Supermatrix - supertree analysis of the bee Hymenoptera) phylogeny
  • 2:55 - Mike Sharkey HymAToL results
  • 3:15 - Phylogeny Roundtable: Where do we go from here?
  • 3:35 - Business meeting
  • 4:35 - Foraging and pollination

The symposium will be held Sunday, November 13, 2011, 1:30-5:30 PM, in Room D9 of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Hopefully we can post an updated schedule soon that includes details about the business meeting (lots of good stuff, we promise!) See you then!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hamuli vol. 2 issue 2 published!

Members should have received a link to the latest issue of Hamuli, the ISH newsletter. It's 28 chock-o-block pages of exciting, hymenopterist-relevant content. With its release the last issue now becomes available for anyone to download: http://hymenopterists.org/publications.php

On another note - we need a better system for reminding members to renew their membership. If you're curious as to whether you yourself are current check out this page - http://members.hymenopterists.org/
If your name is missing then you owe for 2011. We're working on a system (behind the scenes) that will help with email reminders. We're always looking for other ideas, though. Stay tuned!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Have an article for the next issue of our newsletter?

Have content for the next issue of Hamuli? The deadline for the July issue is June 30th! Instructions for submission are printed on the back of the last issue:
Have an article, note, opinion piece, news item, story, photo, poem, joke, or other item you’d like to publish in Hamuli? Current members of the International Society of Hymenopterists are welcome to submit materials for publication at no cost. Just send your text to the editor (adeans@gmail.com) as .rtf or .doc files, and please send include images as separate .jpg or .tif files (i.e., not embedded in the word processing file). Make sure images are of a reasonable resolution: larger than 500 x 375 pixels, with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch (or 28 pixels per cm).

Not a member of ISH? No problem! You can use the form below to become a member, or you can visit our website (http://hymenopterists.org) to join / pay dues electronically.

Don’t want to become a member, but you still want to publish in Hamuli? Or perhaps you want to advertise in Hamuli? Still not a problem! Just send an email to the editor (adeans@gmail.com) for an estimate.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Curator of Hymenoptera position available

Curator of Hymenoptera

The Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK), Bonn seeks to fill a new research position in the Department of Arthropods. The position is available immediately. Potential candidates will hold a PhD in zoology or related areas, have their research focus preferably on systematics of parasitic Hymenoptera, and present a substantial publication record in taxonomy, phylogenetics and other biosystematic disciplines. The candidate is expected to work in these fields from a sound theoretical basis and be able to apply an array of appropriate modern methods. He/she should be able to combine collection-based work with modern phylogenetic and/or ecological approaches. The candidate is also expected to integrate into ongoing research projects at the ZFMK and teaching programs at the University of Bonn, and to obtain competitive grant funds.

As a curator, the successful candidate will be responsible for caring, managing and further increasing and developing the Hymenoptera collections at the ZFMK. He/she will also be involved in the self-administration of the institute and is expected to demonstrate commitment to community engagement in his/her field of research.

The successful candidate will be employed for an initial period of five years, after which he/she will obtain tenure depending on his/her performance. Salary corresponds to grade TV-L/13 in the German Public Service scheme.

The ZFMK is a fellow institute of the “Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz” (WGL Science Community) and works in close cooperation with the University of Bonn. It comprises internationally important scientific collections, libraries, electron microscopy unit, and bioacoustic, histological and molecular laboratories.

Interested applicants should submit a CV, complete publication record, a statement of teaching experience and research funding, certificates of university degrees, and selected publications in hard copies to the following address:
Heike Lenz
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig
Adenauerallee 160
D-53113 Bonn, Germany

E-mail inquiries: <h.lenz.zfmk@uni-bonn.de >

applications due: April 15 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

We have a new president elect!

Dear Colleagues,

99 ballots were received in the recent ISH election for President-Elect.

All three candidates received very strong support. As one of you mentioned, with three candidates of this caliber, we couldn't lose.

But John Heraty had a substantial margin, and he is the next President-Elect of ISH. Congratulations, John! John will take over from President MIke Sharkey at the end of 2012.

Our thanks to all of you that voted, and best wishes to you all,

Jim Woolley

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Proctos newsletter now available

Thanks to Michael Elliott at the Australia Museum we now have several issues of Proctos, the proctotrupoid newsletter, scanned as PDFs and available for your perusal. Based on the volume/issue numbers we have I suspect we're missing a few. As far as I can tell, Proctos isn't available on the Web anywhere. Do you know where we can find any missing issues? (see also the ISH publications page)
Update: We got a copy of volume 2, issue 1, so now the question is - are there any issues after volume 3, issue 1?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hamuli volume 2, issue 1 published

The next iteration of the ISH newsletter, Hamuli, was published today - a beefy 35 pages worth of articles, photos, and miscellanea. If you were a member last year you should have gotten the link as an email from the secretary (me!). This issue will be available to members only until August, 2011, and future issues will open for members in good standing to publish free of charge. Membership has its privileges! Why not join or renew today? There are multiple ways to join or renew membership in the International Society of Hymenopterists: