5 – 7 September
University of Exeter, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK and online
In the current climate and biodiversity crises, insects are being increasingly recognised for their value as service providers, indicators of biodiversity loss and models for understanding ourselves and other animals.
The RES recently recognised a series of ‘Grand Challenges in Entomology’, and at Ento23, we will provide a platform for the key themes.
Join the discussion on social media using #Ento23
Grand challenges in entomology
Grand Challenges In Entomology is an ongoing project of the Royal Entomological Society to develop an agenda for the future of global entomology and for the Society. It is inspired by the Entomological Society of America’s Grand Challenge Agenda for Entomology initiative.
After a membership consultation and expert workshop, eleven themes were determined to group scientific priorities in insect science. The eleven Grand Challenge themes are listed below.
|Fundamental Research||Anthropogenic Impacts & Conservation||Uses, Ecosystem Services & Disservices||Collaboration, Engagement & Training|
|Taxonomy||Anthropogenic Impacts||Ecosystem Benefits||Knowledge Access|
|Blue Skies||Conservation Options||Technology and Resources||Training and Collaboration|
|Methods and Techniques||Pests||Society Engagement|
Ento23 sessions and keynotes
At Ento23, we will provide a platform for these key themes to be discussed. The meeting will include three plenary speakers, followed by relevant Grand Challenges sessions, which will be led by a keynote talk.
Listed below are the key themes and keynotes at Ento23. The rest of the sessions will be made up from submitted talks. Submit your abstract by: 17:00 (BST), Thursday 15 June.
|Pollinators||Jess Knapp, Trinity College Dublin||Juliet Osborne and Chris Kaiser-Bunbury|
|Insect genetics and genomics||Thomas Mathers, Sanger Centre||Bartek Troczka and Angela Hayward|
|Pests, biological control and IPM||Johan Stenberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences||Dave Chandler, Ben Raymond and Michelle Fountain|
|Infection and immunity ||Jenny Regan, University of Edinburgh||Megan Wallace and Mark Hanson|
|Symbionts and microbes||Anne Duplouy, University of Helsinki||Ailsa McLean|
|Insect behavioural and evolutionary ecology||Thomas Schmitt, University of Würzburg||Jeremy Field and Jodie Gruber|
|Insect conservation and insect declines||Charlie Outhwaite, UCL||Alan Stewart|
|Insect movement and migration||Shawan Chowdhury, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research||Johanna Hedlund and Jason Chapman|
Registration is now open for Ento23. This includes options to join in person and online.
If you are joining us in Cornwall, please note we are offering an accommodation package and conference dinner. Be sure to add these to your booking when you register.
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