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Previous Plenaries included notable researchers, some examples including Rosie Hales (Ento02), Charles Godfray Hon.FRES (Ento06), Dave Goulson (Ento15) and Jessica Ware, then-president of the Entomological Society of America (Ento22).

Ento23 – Exeter University

2023PlenaryJacobus ‘Jaap’ De RoodeEmory University, USAMigration, microbes and medication in the monarch butterflyJason Chapman
2023PlenaryElli LeadbeaterRoyal Holloway University of LondonDoes (collective) cognition produce efficiently foraging bees?Ben Raymond
2023PlenaryVanessa KellermannLa Trobe University, AustraliaAdaptation in a warming world: insights from Drosophila and bees.Ben Longdon
2023KeynoteJess Knapp, Trinity College DublinPollinatorsJuliet Osborne and Chris Kaiser-Bunbury
2023KeynoteThomas MathersSanger CentreInsect genetics and genomicsBartek Troczka and Angela Hayward
2023KeynoteJohan StenbergSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesPests, biological control and IPMDave Chandler, Ben Raymond and Michelle Fountain
2023KeynoteJenny ReganUniversity of EdinburghInfection and immunity Megan Wallace and Mark Hanson
2023KeynoteAnne DuplouyUniversity of HelsinkiSymbionts and microbesAilsa McLean
2023KeynoteThomas SchmittUniversity of WürzburgInsect behavioural and evolutionary ecologyJeremy Field and Jodie Gruber
2023KeynoteCharlie OuthwaiteUCLInsect conservation and insect declinesAlan Stewart
2023KeynoteShawan ChowdhuryGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity ResearchInsect movement and migrationJohanna Hedlund and Jason Chapman

Ento22 – University of Lincoln

2022PlenaryProfessor Jessica WareAssociate curator in invertebrate zoology, American Museum of Natural History, USADiversity in entomology: creating space while studying insect evolution
2022PlenaryProfessor Sylvain Pincebourde Director of Research, CNRS, France: The role of microclimate at fine scales in driving exposure of ectotherms to climate change: integrating biophysics, physiology and ecology
2022PlenaryProfessor Nalini PuniamoorthyReproductive Evolution Lab, National University of SingaporeInsect reproduction: Understanding evolutionary diversification and seeking sustainable solutions

Ento21 – Online

Conference hosted online only due to Covid19 restrictions.

Ento20 – (Exeter) – rescheduled due to Covid19 restrictions

Ento19 – LSHTM

2019PlenaryLuke AlpheyPirbright InstituteGenetic Control of vector mosquito populations
2019PlenaryNick HamonInnovative Vector Control Consortium, LiverpoolPartnering to get life-saving vector control innovations rapidly from bench to impact
2019PlenaryRaman VelayudhanVector Control Advisory Group, WHO GenevaImplementing sustained vector control for Aedes mosquitos

Ento18 – Edge Hill University

2018PlenaryProfessor Stefan ScheuGeorg August University GöttingenThe Good – Below-ground goodies: Ecology and evolution of soil microarthropods
2018PlenaryProfessor Lin FieldRothamsted ResearchThe Bad – Aphids as vectors of crop diseases
2018PlenaryProfessor Richard WallBristol UniversityThe Bad – Ticks and tick-bourne disease
2018PlenaryDr Jason DombroskieCornell University Insect collectionThe Ugly – Yes that’s nice…but look at this! Challenges of generating interest in and relevance to the non-charasmatic microfauna

Ento17 – Newcastle University

2017KeynoteLars ChittkaQueen Mary, University of LondonAnalysing plant-pollinator interactions with spatial networks
2017KeynoteJenny HodgsonUniversity of LiverpoolNetworks to enable species to survive climate change 
2017KeynoteCatherine ReaveyOxitec Nutritional complexity and its role in the mediation of host-parasite interactions 
2017KeynoteClaire Rind Newcastle University Great minds don’t all think alike: locusts see differently 
2017KeynoteSarah E. Barlow University of UtahDistasteful nectar toxins deter floral robbery
2017KeynoteNina WedellUniversity of Exeter Sex, conflict, and selfish genes 
2017KeynoteDavid M. Shuker University of St Andrews Reproductive interference in insects
2017KeynoteAngharad M. R. Gatehouse Newcastle UniversityNew Technologies and Molecules for Crop Protection 
2017KeynoteAna B. Sendova-FranksUWE Ants as a Model of Social Interaction
2017KeynoteAudrey Dussutour Université ToulouseRecent Advances in the Integrative Nutrition of Ants
2017KeynoteJanice S. EdgerlySanta Clara University Silk as Armor and a Web of Adaptation (the Order Embioptera) 
2017KeynoteRamiro Morales-Hojas Rothamsted Research How can molecular ecology help us improve monitoring insect pests of agricultural importance?
2017KeynoteYoshifumi Yamawaki Kyushu University Decision-making and motor control in the praying mantis: To attack or not to attack. 
2017KeynoteNicola Nadeau University of Sheffield How did the butterfly get its colours? The evolution and genetics of colour and pattern in Heliconius butterflies 
2017KeynoteMathieu Lihoreau University of Toulouse Nutritional interactions in insect societies
2017KeynoteDarren Evans Newcastle UniversityMerging DNA metabarcoding and ecological network analysis to understand and build resilient terrestrial ecosystems

Ento16 – Harper Adams

2016PlenaryPeter WitzgallSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesPathogens, insects and volatiles
2016PlenarySaskia HogenhoutJohn Innes Centre, NorwichHow virulence protiens modulate plant processes to promote insect colonisation
2016PlenaryHelen RoyCentre for Ecology and Hydrology, WallingfordCitizen Science and invasive species

Ento15 – Trinity College Dublin

2015PlenaryDave GoulsonUniversity of SussexGlobal threats to insect pollination services
2015PlenaryAlexandra-Maria KleinUniversity of FreiburgBiodiversity and pollination services
2015PlenaryLynn DicksUniversity of CambridgeHow much flower-rich habitat is enough for wild pollination? Answering a key policy question with incomplete knowledege
2015PlenarySimon LeatherHarper Adams UniversityInfluential Entomology – the scientific, societal, economic and educational services provided by entomology and entomologists: a review
2015PlenaryJan BengtssonSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesBiological Control in  a landscape perspective
2015PlenarySarina MacfadyenCSIROTemporal patterns in plant growth and pest populations across agricultural landscapes in Australia
2015PlenaryCharles MidegaInternational Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, KenyaCompanion cropping for sustainable pest management: experiences from Eastern Africa
2015PlenaryJerry CrossEast Malling ResearchArthropod ecosystem services in apple orchards and their economic benefits
2015PlenaryMichael D. UlyshenUSDA Forest ServiceWood decomposition and nutrient cycling as influenced by insects 
2015PlenaryCraig Macadam and Jenni StockanBuglife/James Hutton InstituteMore than just fish food – the contribution of aquatic insects to freshwater ecosystems
2015PlenarySarah BeynonDr Beynon’s Bug Farm LtdEcosystem services provided by dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in agro-ecosystems
2015PlenaryThomas BolgerUniversity College DublinThe delivery of ecosystem services by soil arthropod communities – management and conservation activities at different spatial scales

Ento14 – ECE York

European Congress of Entomology took place of Ento14.

Ento13 – St Andrews University

Plenaries not listed in Programme.

Ento12 – Anglia Ruskin University

Summary from Meeting Report.

2012PlenaryDr Andrew Liebhold US Forest
“issues and concerns of global insect invasions”
2012PlenaryProfessor Ingolf Steffan
University of Würzburg“Global change is presently affecting many organisms, in particular insect biodiversity”
2012Memorial LectureHelen Roy

Ento11 – Greenwich University

No Keynotes or Plenaries listed in archives, additional invited speakers present.

2011President’s invited SpeakerXavier BellesBarcelonaRegulation of insect metamorphosis. From Maria Sibylla Merian to Alexander Calder

Ento10 – Swansea University

2010PlenarySharmilla BhattacharyaNASA Ames Research CentreUsing fruit flies to evaluate the space flight environment
2010PlenaryNorman RatcliffeSwansea UniversityNatural products and processes from insects: raising the profile of beneficial species

Ento09 – Sheffield University

Summary from Meeting Report.

2009PlenaryHannah RowlandUniversity of LiverpoolBehavioural traits to avoid detection:  Investigating the phototactic behaviour of countershaded caterpillars
2009PlenaryNiels KristensenNatural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen“Morphology and insect systematic in a molecular era”
2009PlenaryNaomi PearceHarvard UniversityNabokov meets Darwin: origin and evolution of blue butterflies

Ento08 – Plymouth University

More information to be found in Antenna.

Ento07 – Edinburgh University

More information to be found in Antenna.

Ento06 – Bath University

2006PlenaryTim KarrBathSperm’s eye view of evolution
2006PlenaryCharles GodfrayImperial CollegeThe coevolutionary dance between parisitoids and their hosts
2006PlenaryGreg HurstUCLInsect Evolution in the fast lane: the dynamic conflict between a male-killing bacterium and its butterfly host 

Ento05 – Sussex University

More information to be found in Antenna.

Ento04 – University of York

2004PlenaryProf. CurtisLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineInsecticide treated nets for malria mosquito control
2004PlenaryDr Ian WoiwodRothamsted ResearchAre GM crops bad news for insects?

Ento03 – Reading University

2003PlenaryJohn WhittakerLancasterFloods, fumes and Fungi; some hazrds of an insect herbivore
2003PlenaryDr Paul EggletonNHMEating soil: rainforests and thw evolutionary ecology of termites

Ento02 – University of Cardiff

Summary from Meeting Report.

2002PlenaryRobert Wootttonan amusing and animated account of how insects control flight by modifying wing shape’
2002PlenaryRosie Hails“the many factors that need to be considered when growing genetically improved crops”

Ento01 – University of Aberdeen

2001PlenaryJohn PickettInstute of Arable Crops ResearchThe blurring of the distinction between insect pests of animals and plants (Not official title)

Ento2000 – Liverpool Hope University College

More information to be found in Antenna.

Ento99 – Imperial College, University of London

More information to be found in Antenna.

Ento98 – Exeter University

More information to be found in Antenna.

Ento97 – University of Newcastle

Details of Speakers in Antenna Report, but not which ones are Keynotes/Plenaries.

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