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Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners
Date:9/28/2008

associate professor in the Department of Entomology at Penn State University. A native Brazilian, Dr. De Moraes earned her B.Sc. in ecology from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. After graduating, she came to the United States to pursue a doctorate in entomology at the University of Georgia. Dr. De Moraes' primary scientific interests are in illuminating the critical roles of chemical communication in mediating ecological interactions. Much of her research focuses on the role of plant volatiles in mediating interactions among plants and insects. Her findings have been published in prominent journals, including Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Dr. De Moraes' work has also been recognized through a number of prestigious awards, including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering, the Beckman Young Investigator Award, and the DuPont Young Professor Award. She was also recently awarded a CAREER grant by the National Science Foundation. In addition to research, Dr. De Moraes is active in teaching and outreach and is particularly committed to promoting the integration of minorities and women in science.

Recognition Award in Entomology (Sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection)This award recognizes entomologists who have made or are making significant contributions to agriculture. This year's recipient, Dr. Douglas A. Landis, received his B.A. in biology from Goshen College in 1981 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology from North Carolina State University in 1984 and 1987. In 1988 he accepted a position in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University, where he is currently a full professor with research and teaching responsibilities in insect ecology and biological control of invasive species. Much of his research has focused on the role of landscape structure in shaping insect-insect and insect-plant plant interactions. His current projects include biologic
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