There are many students across Canada learning about biological control, whether in the classroom or actively doing research. The Canadian Forum for Biological Control offers a great venue for students to become involved, build professional connections, and keep up on issues currently important for biological control in Canada.
If you are interested in learning more about student involvement in the Canadian Forum for Biological Control, or about other ways to become involved in biological control in Canada, feel free to contact our student representative, Vincent Hervet, at email@example.com
For students interested in:
- biological control relating to insects or other arthropods (either as control agents or organisms to be controlled):
- check out the Entomological Society of Canada's Student Affairs pages at http://www.esc-sec.ca which has links to job and graduate school positions
- the Entomological Society of Canada student group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/13552445022/
- weed and invasive plant related biological control, check out the Canadian Weed Science Society at http://www.weedscience.ca
- plant pathology related biological control, check out the Canadian Phytopathological Society at http://www.cps-scp.ca
Recent poster prize winners:
Joyce Leung of Simon Fraser University won the 2014 poster competition and the $200 prize for her poster: Assessing the potential of pheromone granules for the augmentation of Agriotes obscurus control with Metarhizium brunneum. Joyce’s coauthors were A.F. Janmaat, J.S. Cory and J.T. Kabaluk.
Diana Wilches of the University of Lethbridge was the first runner up in the 2014 poster competition for her poster: Wolbachia and the microbiome of Drosophila suzukii. Diana’s coauthors were K.D. Floate and P. Coghlin.
Laura Hewitt of the University of Guelph won the 2013 poster competition and the $200 prize for her poster: Determining the better thrips predator: the effect of seasonal variability on predatory mites in ornamental greenhouse IPM. Laura’s coauthors were C. Scott-Dupree, L. Shipp, and R. Buitenhuis.
Vincent Hervet of the University of Lethbridge was the first runner up in the 2013 poster competition for his poster: Cotesia ‘vanessae’ (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): a potential biological control agent of cutworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Vincent’s coauthors were R.A. Laird and K. D. Floate.
Sharavari Kulkarni of the University of Alberta won the 2012 poster competition and the $200 prize for her poster: Feeding Potential and Preferences of Granivorus Carabids (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Agro-Ecosystems of Western Canada.
Fatiha Bensadia of L'Université du Québec à Montréal was the first runner up in the 2012 poster competition for her poster: Performance biologique de la tordeuse de la vigne sur des cultivars de raisins rouges et blancs.
Edna Quan of Simon Fraser University won the 2011 poster competition and the $200 for her poster: Does the larval stage matter to the swede midge parasitoid Synopeas myles?
Leah Blair of the University of Lethbridge was the first runner up in the 2011 poster competition for her poster: The Effect of Density on the Psyllid Aphalara itadori on Oviposition Patterns on Japanese Knotweed, Fallopia japonica.
To check out the posters from this year's or past year's winners, and to learn more about the award and how to apply, click the links below: