Insects are the lynchpin of much of the natural world. They are incredibly diverse (over a half of all known species are insects), and fill a huge array of ecological niches, being herbivores, carnivores and detritivores. It is this diversity that makes the study of insect ecology so critical, and the Royal Entomological Society's Ecology Special Interest Group reflects this significance. Each year the meeting has a different theme, covering all topics from applied to evolutionary ecology. The primary objective of the meeting is to foster ecological science by bringing entomologists from the UK and further afield together, encouraging collaboration and the reporting of current research.
To download Chris Cathrine's talk "Wood Ant Translocation" from the meeting held 26 May 2015, please click here
Dr. Michael Bonsall
Department of Zoology,
University of Oxford,
Oxford. OX1 3PS