EntSoc’s new position statement on biodiversity

Image: From the Entomological Society of America’s position statement on insects and biodiversity. The Entomological Society of America released another great position statement last week. The statement addresses biodiversity and the causes and consequences of species decline. While interacting with legislative staff in Washington, I’ve been told that these sorts of statements are broadly seen as very useful by policy makers and elected officials. The ability to quickly draw on information from a respected scientific…

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Quick facts

Image: Part of Table 1 from Pimentel et al. (2005) Ecological Economics. As a new U.S. president-elect prepares to move into the White House, and as we face an increased need to advocate for science-based federal policies, I thought it would be useful to bring together some fact sheets and articles that have eye-catching stats and/or effective arguments advocating for issues relating to the field of entomology. Many of these I pulled from the Entomological…

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