ECE 2014 - ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM IS NOW LIVE
NEW BOOK PUBLISHED
"ON THE TRAIL OF MOUNTAIN CICADAS" - Matija Gogala
£25.00 plus p&p contact RES office to order 01727 899387 or firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Hull are looking to recruit a PDRA
The University is looking to recruit a PDRA to develop molecular approaches to construct and analyse forest insect species-interaction networls. The post is in collaboration with Forest Research. starting date is 6 January 2014. See the job advert and application form, closing date is 20 December 2013 here. Dr Darren Evans email@example.com
MARSH INSECT CONSERVATION AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED
THE 2013 WINNER IS PETER HARVEY
SEE AWARDS PAGE FOR DETAILS
MARSH EARLY CAREER ENTOMOLOGIST AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED
THE 2013 WINNER IS TOM OLIVER, CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
DR JAMES S. MILLER IS AWARDED THE THIRD J.O.WESTWOOD MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN INSECT TAXONOMY.
SEE AWARDS PAGE FOR DETAILS
WALLACE AWARD 2011/12 WINNER ANNOUNCED.
The winner is Dr Richard Merrill. See Awards page.
2012 STUDENT ESSAY AWARDS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED
Please visit the Awards page for details and links to articles
NEW HANDBOOK AVAILABLE NOW
TRUE WEEVILS PART 3 (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONINAE, BARIDINAE, OROBITIDINAE) - M.G Morris
£25.00 PLUS P&P
PLEASE CONTACT SARAH PEACHEY TO ORDER firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 RES JOURNAL AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Please visit the Awards page for details and links to abstracts
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.
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.