Biological Control of Nematodes (BCN)
Chair: Louise-Marie Dandurand (17), Vice-Chair: Richard Sikora (17), Members: Lijuan Xing (15), Tharshani Nishanthan (15), Jarrod Leland (17), Bob Robbins (17), Leopoldo Hidalgo (17), Ni Xiang (17), James Kotcon (17), Ole Becker (17), Soumi Joseph (17), Executive Board Liaison: Erik Ragsdale (18)
The biological control committee evaluated current knowledge on biological control of plant-parasitic nematodes in part to identify important areas of biological control that require research and to stimulate interest among nematologists and other scientists in biological control.
Chair: Tonia Quintero (17), Vice-Chair: Uffe Neilson, Members: Koon-Hui Wang (17), Dorota Porazinska (16), Ed McGawley (15), Ann MacGuidwin (15), Haley Smith (15), Sharadchandra Marahatta (17), James Kotcon (17), Richard Baidoo (17), E. Ashley Shaw (17), Executive Board Liaison: Axel Elling (17)
The ecology committee serves as a communication link with soil nematode ecologists, develops a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas and techniques, and encourages professional excellence of scientists studying nematode fauna.
Chair: Robin Giblin-Davis (15), Vice-Chair: Tom Powers (17), Members: Ernie Bernard (15), Dana Blackburn (15), Adler Dillman (15), Byron Adams (16), Brent Sipes (16), Ed Masler (17), Tom Powers (17), Paula Agudelo (17), Executive Board Liaison: Axel Elling (17)
The education committee seeks to attract outstanding students to the profession of nematology, enhance teaching programs in nematology, and provides leadership in the education of the public regarding the significance of nematology.
Entomophilic Nematology (EN)
Chair: Harit K. Bal (17), Vice-Chair: Shaun Berry (17), Members: Christine Griffin (17), N. Somasekhar (17), Fatma Kaplan (17), D. Blackburn (17), Rebecca Butcher (17), Byron Adams (17), E. Hallem (17), Patricia Stock (17), C. Dolinski (17), J.G.B. Jagdale (17), S. Ganguly (17), J. Ali (17), Ivan Hiltpold (17), Kazuki Sato (17), Etsuko Okumura (17), John Webster (17), Frank C. Schroeder (17), Parwinder S. Grewal (17), C. Hoy (17), Larry Duncan (17), Executive Board Liaison: Paulo Vieira (17)
The entomophilic nematology committee stimulates interest among all nematologists including SON members in the beneficial uses of entomophilic nematodes and strengthens ties between SON and related societies interested in entomophilic nematodes.
Chair: Billy Crow (17), Vice-Chair: Joe Noling (17), Members: Eric Luc (15), John Mueller (15), Saad Hafez (17), Inga Zasada (17), Travis Faske (17), Executive Board Liaison: Paulo Vieira (16)
The extension committee fosters and encourages sound educational programs in extension nematology, develops a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas and techniques including professional excellence of extension nematologists, and assists the SON in the determination of crop losses due to nematodes.
Finance Advisory (FA)
Treasurer and Chair: Senyu Chen (19), Immediate Past Treasurer: Inga Zasada, JON Editor-in-Chief: Nancy Kokalis-Burelle (15), Past-Presidents: Jon Eisenbach (16), Brent Sipes (15)
The Finance Advisory Committee consists of the Treasurer as Chair, immediate past Treasurer, current : Editor-in-Chief, JON, and two past Presidents. Each member is appointed for three years. The past Presidents will be selected on the second and third year after the Treasurer has been elected. These members are recommended by the President and approved by the Executive Board. The Finance Advisory Committee will function in the development of Annual Budgets to be considered by the Executive Board. They will also discuss all financial aspects dealing with investments, assets, and expenditures of the Society in order to insure financial stability.
Honors and Awards (H&A)
Chair: Inga Zasada (17), Members: Ernie Bernard (16), Kathy Lawrence (16), Koon-Hui Wang (16), Richard Davis (17), Charles Overstreet (16), Jose Cabrera Motta (18), Eyualem Abebe (18), Dana Blackburn (18), Robert Robbins (16), Executive Board Liaison: Eric Ragdale (18)
The Honors and awards committee determines the criteria by which nominees for awards will be judged; solicits nominations for the awards; and, determines the procedure for recognition of the awardees.
Chair: Axel Elling (17), Vice-Chair: Ekaterina Riga (17), Members: Ole Becker, Alison Burnett, Debbie Shatley, Henry Van Cotter, James McCarter, Jean Liu, Johan Desaeger, JunZhi Wei, Tom Hewlett, Zhen Fun, Jimmy Laska, C Schiller, Deborah Meier, Vince Morton, Wenjing Pang, John Busacca, Lijuan Xing, Chris Taylor, Executive Board Liaison: Axel Elling (17)
The industry committee attracts and encourages the integration of industry personnel into the membership and functions of the Society of Nematologists, stimulates interest in and provides recognition for outstanding research in economic nematology, and obtains financial and other support from industry for the Society of Nematologists.
Long Range Planning (LRP)
Chair: Steve Thomas (17), Members: Jon Eisenback (16), Byron Adams (18), Patty Timper (18), Nathan Schroeder (16), Executive Board Liaison: Paulo Vieira (16)
The long range planning committee studies issues affecting the Society in the long term and to periodically make recommendations to the Executive Board regarding professional interests of SON members, scientific standards of SON, general training of nematologists, communication within the science of nematology and between other nematology and related sciences, and periodically review organization and management of SON.
Meeting Site Selection (MSS)
Chair: Patty Timper (17), Members: Steve Thomas (15), Byron Adams (16)
The meeting site selection committee accepts invitations for future sites for Annual Meetings of the SON, initiates invitations for sites for future Annual Meetings of the SON, and selects an appropriate site for holding the Annual Meeting of the SON.
Chair: Ed McGawley (17), Members: Kathy Lawrence (17), Inga Zasada (17), Axel Elling (17), Steve Thomas (17), Executive Board Liaison: Eric Ragsdale (18)
The membership committee promotes the benefits of society membership and provides leadership in recruitment and retention activities. The committee updates the society’s display board and coordinates its transport for use at professional meetings. The committee also tracks membership trends.
Chair: Steve Thomas (16), Vice-Chair: Janete Brito (17), Members: Tom Powers (16), Russ Ingham (17), David Chitwood (17), Lisa Kohl (17), Executive Board Liaison: Paulo Vieira (16)
The regulatory nematology committee furthers the aims of regulatory nematology by: A. Creating an awareness of nematodes that are considered to be of regulatory significance or possible regulatory significance. B. Providing input relative to regulatory aspects of nematode biocontrol agents and genetically engineered organisms which may involve nematology. C. Promoting and focusing on the need for, and significance of, regulatory nematology and nematologists. D. Providing recommendations and interacting with other nematologists, scientists, governmental officials, and administrators on matters of regulatory concern when necessary.
Systematic Resources (SR)
Chair: Quing Yu (16), Vice-Chair: Tesfa Mengistu (15), Members: Eyualem Abebe (15), Zafar Handoo (15), Robin Giblin-Davis (16), Qing Yu (16), Ashleigh Smythe (17), Steve Nadler (17), Danny Humphreys (17), Executive Board Liaison: Eric Ragsdale (18)
The systematic resources committee fosters the development and advancement of nematode collections and services, nematode taxonomy, and international capabilities in biosystematic services and resources by highlighting existing regional and international biosystematic services and resources and by encouraging workers in nematology to make full use of existing systematic collections and services, and to contribute by various means, including deposition of type and voucher specimens on which published researches are based in recognized nematode collections. They also serve in an advisory capacity the Editorial Board of the JOURNAL OF NEMATOLOGY on policy and standards in format and content of taxonomic papers and participate in, and cooperate with, other systematic organizations, such as the Association of Systematic Collections, when necessary to achieve common goals and objectives.
Plant Resistance to Nematodes (PR)
Chair: Sally Stetina (17), Vice-Chair: Andreas Westphal (17), Members: Tom Welacky (16), Benjamin Mimee (16), Kishor Bhattarai (16), Judy Thies (17), Greg Tylka (17), George Bird (17), Jamal Faghihi (17), Executive Board Liaison: Paulo Vieira (16)
Ad Hoc Committees:
Graduate Student Committee
Chair: Ben McInnes, Vice-Chair: Christeen Sevy, Members: Ashley Shaw, Mengyi Gu, Horacio Lopez Nicora, Zane Grabau, Suguro Tanaka, Kazuki Sato, Caroline Eberlein, Ni Xiang, Mighina Groitom Tekui, Amber Smith, Caroline Land, Chuvamani Khanal, Kurt Showmaker, Arsenio Ndeve, Addison Plaisance, Brad Shaver, Deborah Xavier, David Perl, David Sekora, Tien Tran, Richard Baidoo, Chang Liu, Ben McInnes, Executive Board Liaison: Axel Elling (17)