The annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) was hosted in St. Louis, USA, on November 17-20. LIU Shusheng, a professor at the Zhejiang University College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, was elected as a Fellow of ESA for 2019.
ESA is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA has more than 9,000 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. Every year, no more than 10 fellows are elected in recognition of their remarkable contributions.
LIU Shusheng is internationally known for his research on integrated pest management (IPM) in vegetable crops and the interactions between whiteflies, whitefly-transmitted plant viruses, and their host plants. He has published many research articles in peer-reviewed science journals, including Science, PNAS, Ecology Letters, Plant Cell and New Phytologist. He has worked actively in professional societies, such as the Entomological Society of China and International Congress of Entomology (ICE), and served on the editorial boards of 10 journals.