Four entomologists with University of California connections are among the 10 newly announced fellows of the 6,000-member Entomological Society of America (ESA), the world's largest organization serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. The 10 will be recognized Nov. 11, 2012 at the ESA's annual meeting in Knoxville, Tenn.

They are Joseph Morse, professor at UC Riverside since 1981, and three UC Davis-affiliated entomologists: Robert E. Page Jr., emeritus professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, who received his doctorate from UC Davis in 1981; Henry Hagedorn, who received his doctorate in entomology in from UC Davis in 1970; and R. Michael Roe, who trained at the UC Davis Department of Entomology from 1981 to 1984 as a National Institutes of Health fellow in cellular and molecular biology.

Over the past 20 years, Morse's laboratory has focused on applied and fundamental research dealing with the management of arthropod pests of citrus and avocados in California. Morse has specialized in the areas of integrated pest management, invasive species research, applied biological control, parasitoid behavior and ecology, insectary rearing of natural enemies, the acute and sub-lethal impact of pesticides on both target pests and non-target organisms, modeling and computer simulation, and pesticide resistance.

Page, who studies the evolution of complex social behavior in honey bees, from genes to societies, retired from UC Davis in 2004 to be the founding director of the new School of Life Sciences. Arizona State University, where he built a Social Insect Research Group that is now recognized worldwide. He has held his current position of vice provost and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences since July 2011. Page, a member of the UC Davis faculty from 1989-2004, chaired the Department of Entomology from 1999 to 2004.

Hagedorn, a professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, Tucson, is internationally recognized for his research on the physiology of reproduction in mosquitoes, and as founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Insect Science.

Roe is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Entomology and the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. He is internationally recognized for his research in insect and acarine physiology, biochemistry, genomics and toxicology, and the use of fundamental research in chemistry, nuclear science, and biology to solve practical problems and develop new commercial technologies.