Friday, November 28, 2014

Annual Meeting of International Society of Hymenopterists Meeting Summary

Annual Meeting of International Society of Hymenopterists 
Portland, Oregon. November 2014


Meeting Summary

The annual meeting of the International Society of Hymenopterists took place on 16 November in Portland, Oregon. Dr John Noyes (NHM, London) was awarded in person the ISH Distinguished Research Medal. Congratulations again to John!

Four excellent presentations were given during the student competition. Carly Tribull (American Museum of Natural History, New York) was awarded the best presentation for her outstanding talk: Pincher wasps and their prey: Geometric morphometrics, morphology, and molecules contribute to the phylogeny of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) and the study of host-specificity.

Congratulations Carly!

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Meeting Minutes

Four excellent presentations were given by students at the meeting; Carly Tribull was awarded the best presentation.
Presentations: Lawrence Haimowitz, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY: Caenophanes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): A doryctine genus new to the new world; Judith Herreid, University of California, Riverside, CA: Pondering parasitoid planidia: Biology and systematics of the ant parasitic genus Orasema (Eucharitidae); Ryan K Perry, University of California, Riverside, CA: Variations on a theme: Investigating color patterns and species delineation of Zagrammosoma (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae); Carly M. Tribull, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY: Pincher wasps and their prey: Geometric morphometrics, morphology, and molecules contribute to the phylogeny of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) and the study of host-specificity. The session was moderated by Jim Woolley and John Heraty.

John Noyes was awarded in person the ISH Distinguished Researcher Medal

No applications have as yet been received for the Student Representative (due August 31).

ACTION ITEM: a new email call needs to be sent out to the membership encouraging student to apply for this position (new deadline January 1 2015). Membership dues for the Society are waived, and we encourage solicitation of candidates from both members and non-members.
 
ACTION ITEM: We need to send out a reminder of the deadlines for the Archivist position.
   
ACTION ITEM: We need to send out a reminder for proposals to the ISH 2018 International Congress, due January 1, 2015.
 
ACTION ITEM: Send out email reminding that the next issue of Hamuli will be in late February (content needed). Also, the editors are looking for feedback on content, design, etc.

Andy Deans (ard19(at) psu (dot) edu) has a PhD opening to work on Ceraphronoidea. The project is highly integrated and includes a lot of travel to exotic places.

ISH should consider sponsoring a Hymenoptera Symposium for the ICE meetings in 2016. Note that the deadline for submissions is March 2, 2015, every presenter can only have one primary talk or poster at the meeting, and sessions with sponsors will get higher consideration. We provided $1500 in travel funds to ICE presenters in Korea. We could offer the same sponsorship for Orlando (note the last item was not discussed at the meeting, and should be discussed by the Executive Committee).

Submitted 11/20/2016
John Heraty (Past President)
         

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