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ECE 2014 - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

For all programme scheduling contact the ECE2014 programme co-ordinator - Dr Klaus Reinhardt, RES Council Member, klaus@royensoc.co.uk


 NEW HANDBOOK AVAILABLE NOW

THE VESPOID WASPS - M.E. Archer

£25.50 plus p&p, contact Sarah or Sue to order admin@royensoc.co.uk or +44 (0)1727 899387


AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

THE MARSH AWARD FOR AN EARLY CAREER ENTOMOLOGIST -2014

THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED - DONALD A'BEAR, CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

WALLACE AWARD 2012-13

THE WINNER IS SARAH BEYNON,

SEE AWARDS PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS

JOURNAL AWARDS - 2014

WINNERS ANNOUNCED, SEE AWARDS PAGE

 


 

Checklist for the Lepidoptera of the British Isles

Available now. £25.00 plus P&P. Contact the RES office to order 01727 899387 or admin@royensoc.co.uk

 

 Keys to adults of the water beetles of Britain and Ireland (Part2)

Available now. £25.00 plus P&P. Contact the RES office to order 01727 899387 or admin@royensoc.co.uk Order form here

 


 

NEW BOOK PUBLISHED

"ON THE TRAIL OF MOUNTAIN CICADAS" - Matija Gogala

£25.00 plus p&p contact RES office to order 01727 899387 or admin@royensoc.co.uk


MARSH INSECT CONSERVATION AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

THE 2013 WINNER IS PETER HARVEY

SEE AWARDS PAGE FOR DETAILS  

 DR JAMES S. MILLER IS AWARDED THE THIRD J.O.WESTWOOD MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN INSECT TAXONOMY. 

SEE AWARDS PAGE FOR DETAILS

 


 NEW HANDBOOK AVAILABLE NOW

TRUE WEEVILS PART 3 (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONINAE, BARIDINAE, OROBITIDINAE) - M.G Morris

£25.00 PLUS P&P

PLEASE CONTACT SARAH PEACHEY OR SUE WARD TO ORDER admin@royensoc.co.uk

 


 

 WIGGLESWORTH AWARD - 2012

The recipient of the 2012 Wigglesworth Award and medal has been announced as Professor Stephen Simpson, University of Sydney. Professor Simpson will receive his award at the International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, South Korea in 2012.

Mini Biography

Steve Simpson was born and grew up in Australia. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Queensland, he travelled to London where he undertook his PhD on locust feeding physiology under the supervision of Reg Chapman and Liz Bernays. Steve then spent 22 years in Oxford, first in Experimental Psychology working on the neurobiology of feeding in monkeys, then in the Department of Zoology and the University Museum of Natural History, where he became Professor of the Hope Entomological Collections. Steve was enticed back to Australia in 2005, as an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow. He is currently an ARC Laureate Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney. Together with colleague David Raubenheimer, Steve developed a framework for nutritional biology, which was devised and tested using insects but has been applied to a wide range of organisms, from slime moulds to humans, and problems spanning aquaculture and conservation biology to the dietary causes of human obesity. In the late 1980s a major plague of the desert locust in Africa provided the incentive to begin an investigation into the biology of locust swarming, which has led to an understanding of swarming that links chemical events in the brains of individual insects to collective movement and landscape-scale mass migration. Steve has been Visiting Professor at Oxford, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Arizona, and Guest Professor at the University of Basel. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, in 2008 he was awarded the Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, and in 2009 he was named NSW Scientist of the Year.