1826th Stated Meeting - Chicago
October 23, 1999
On Saturday, October 23, the Midwest Center held its Stated Meeting
and regional induction ceremony at the Field Museum in Chicago. Entomologist
May Berenbaum, who presented the evening's communication, is known primarily
for her research on how chemicals mediate interactions between plants and
insects. She has studied the co-evolutionary "arms race" between plants that
secrete toxic phytochemicals and insects that adapt to them. Her interests
include the energetic costs to plants of producing toxins, the costs to insects
of detoxifying or avoiding them, and the patterns of host-plant use by various
Berenbaum has contributed numerous articles to scientific journals
and is the author of over fifty popular works on insects, including Bugs in the
System: Insects and Their Impact on Human Affairs (1994). She has
served as an associate editor of Chemoecology and the Journal of Chemical
Ecology, as well as a member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences and editor of the Annual Review of
Entomology. The Entomological Society of America has recognized her
with its Founder's Award (1994) and its North Central Branch Distinguished
Teacher Award (1996).
The meeting opened with an induction ceremony for newly elected
Fellows from the Midwest region, followed by dinner and the program. Prior to
the meeting, Fellows and guests were invited to a private viewing of the
exhibit "Cartier: 1900-1939."
Read more in the March / April 2000 Bulletin.