Mark Hoddle and Richard Stouthamer have been elected 2018 fellows of the Entomological Society of America (EMA), the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines.
Hoddle and Stouthamer are among 10 new fellows elected by the Governing Board of the ESA, an honor that acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in research, teaching, extension and outreach, administration, or the military.
Hoddle, an extension specialist and director of UCR’s Center for Invasive Species Research, is known for his work on the biological control of invasive arthropods that adversely affect agricultural, urban, and wilderness areas.
Stouthamer, a professor of entomology, is known for his research on Wolbachia, invasive species, and insect-transmitted plant pathogens.
The fellows will be recognized during Entomology 2018, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, November 11-14, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Founded in 1889, ESA has nearly 7,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, pest management professionals, and hobbyists.