It seems an odd pair of events to bring together: the death of the great entomologist Tom Eisner and the beginning of a new entomology blog.

Tom Eisner was a world renowned and respected scientist known for his pioneering efforts in insect chemical ecology.  His achievements are manifold and his influence immeasurable.  His book, For Love of Insects, was given to me recently by a good friend and former post-doc in my department.  What a great way to remember a monumental member of my academic community.

But with every death there is new life.

So I’m jumping into the blogosphere inspired by uncanny insects, biological mysteries, natural wonders, and food system complexity.  Just as spring pokes its way through blooming tulips here in Ithaca.


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