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ENTO '16

6-8 SEPTEMBER 2016, HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN, CLICK HERE 


 

STUDENT AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015

1st - Matthew Wheelwright - University of Bristol

2nd - Stephanie Skipp - University of East Anglia

3rd - Laura Healy - Harper Adams University

SEE AWARDS PAGE FOR DETAILS


 VARLEY-GRADWELL TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN INSECT ECOLOGY

The Fellowships are awarded annually and provide funding of up to £2.5K. They enable scientists, at an early stage in their career, to travel to undertake specific pieces of research in the field of insect ecology.

Applicants are invited to put forward a research proposal, together with their curriculam vitae and letters of support, for consideration by the Board of Management. Successful applicants hold the title of Varley-Gradwell Fellow for one year, and receive financial support to enable the proposed work to be undertaken.

Preference is given to those in their early post-doctoral years, but strong applications from those at the post-graduate level have been successful in the past. The award is not available to fund undergraduates.

Funding normally allows only one fellowship per year to be awarded, but from time to time it may be possible to award a second fellowship.

Closing date 18th April 2016.


 

The RES is delighted to announce the 2015 winner of the Marsh Award for Insect Conservation is

Dr David Sheppard, RES Member

And the winner of the Marsh Award for an Early Career Entomologist is

Dr David George FRES,- Stockbridge Technology Centre.

See awards page for more details


  IF YOU NEED AN INSECT IDENTIFIED, PLEASE EMAIL US HERE identifythatinsect@royensoc.co.uk

 

Please indicate the size, or include a scale in any picture, and geographically where the insect was found.  Unless specifically requested not to, the RES may use submitted insect images.

 


 

Minibeast Magic

In Minibeast Magic you will meet the invertebrates found in gardens, nature parks and school grounds. These areas are home to a multitude of minibeasts, from wriggling worms and sluggish snails to iridescent insects. This book explains a variety of minibeast-friendly trapping methods, as well as how to create mini-habitats, to help you study these fascinating creatures. Aimed at younger enthusiasts, ideal for 7-13years old.

 

Available from RES HQ, cost £15.00 plus p&p. Contact Sue Ward or Sarah Peachey 01727 899387, admin@royensoc.co.uk


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The RES is delighted to announce that the 2013/2014 A R Wallace PhD Thesis Award Winner is Toos Van Noordwijk, for her thesis entitled

" Through Arthropod Eyes: Gaining mechanistic understanding of calcareous grassland diversity."

The RES and particularly the assessment panel would like to extend sincere thanks and admiration to all those who submitted nominations for this year's Award, the standard of entries was fIrst class and the assessment process was a pleasure due to such high calibre nominations. Thanks to everyone.


  

THE WIGGLESWORTH MEMORIAL LECTURE AND MEDAL AWARD 2016

THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED- PROFESSOR JOHN G HILDEBRAND, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, USA

 

John Hildebrand was born and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. From the age of five he was fascinated by living creatures (and especially arthropods and reptiles) and passionate about classical music. After completing high school, he entered Harvard University expecting to major in music but still with an eye on biology. An extraordinary general-education course in 1960 in what today would be called integrated science, taught by George Wald, changed those priorities.

As an undergraduate John had the good fortune to do research with John Law, which led to a first journal article in 1964. After completing his baccalaureate degree with high honors in biology, Hildebrand moved to New York City to join the graduate program at the Rockefeller Institute (now Rockefeller University), where he earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry under the mentorship of Fritz Lipmann and Leonard Spector in 1969.

Postdoctoral research experience with Edward Kravitz in the world’s first department of neurobiology, at Harvard Medical School back in Boston, enabled John’s transition from bacterial biochemistry to arthropod neurobiology. He joined the faculty of that department in 1972. In 1980 he was recruited to a professorship in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University in New York. His wanderings might have ended there, owing to his love of that great city, had it not been for a unique opportunity to develop a new academic unit devoted to insect neurobiology and behavior at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

John’s research combines neurophysiological, behavioral, chemical-ecological, anatomical, molecular and developmental approaches in a multidisciplinary program addressing problems of the information-processing mechanisms, behavioral roles, functional organization, and postembryonic development of the olfactory system in insects. His program’s goal long has been to understand the olfactory bases of beneficial and harmful behaviors of insects that impact human health and welfare.

John is past president of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS), International Society of Chemical Ecology, and International Society for Neuroethology. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and currently serves as its Foreign Secretary. He also is a member of the American Philosophical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the German Academy of Sciences 'Leopoldina’; a foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters; an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (UK), and a fellow of the AAAS, Entomological Society of America, and International Society for Neuroethology.


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SOCIETY PRESIDENT PROFESSOR JOHN PICKETT, CBE, DSc, FRS
MICHAEL ELLIOTT DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH FELLOW AT ROTHAMSTED REASEARCH, ELECTED TO NAS AS FOREIGN ASSOCIATE

READ FULL STORY HERE, AND READ MORE ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT HERE