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Aquatic Insects 2022 Special Interest Group Scotland Region – Online Meeting & Workshop

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10 May 2022 @ 10:00 11 May 2022 @ 16:00

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Aquatic Insects 2022 Special Interest Group Scotland Region

(Image – Siphlonurus lacustris)

The Aquatic Insect Special Interest Group provides a forum for the discussion and dissemination of results from studies of aquatic insects.  The group was launched in 2002 and the most recent meeting focussed on the impacts of climate change in aquatic insects.

If you would like to suggest a topic for a future meeting or would like to present a talk or poster at a meeting, please contact the convenor.

Read more about our Aquatic Insects Special Interest Group here.

Meeting speakers: A tribute to Richard Chadd. Richard sadly passed in 2021 and had contributed to a number of publications along with developing indices many of you will have used. Click here for details and some of his work.

Speaker: Craig Macadam @bugsymac1 – “The status of Siphlonurus species in the UK”. Craig has also written about the The northern summer mayfly here https://bit.ly/3vGLHp4

Speaker: Genevieve Tompkins – “Northern February red fencepost surveys”. This talk will be very insightful about this amazing stonefly only found in Scotland, hear how to get involved https://bit.ly/39kjMUt


10:00Welcome and Introduction
10:10Talk 1Bill BrierleyRichard Chadd – an appreciation
10:35Talk 2Genevieve TompkinsRare invertebrates in the Cairngorms: delving into stoneflies
11:00Talk 3Craig MacadamSiphlonurus species in the UK
11:45Talk 4Ian WallaceImproving the identification of Lype caddis larvae – where a team approach might help
12:10Talk 5Steve FrenchMoth trap intruders (unexpected visitors to light)
12:35Talk 6Sophie RatcliffeWidening the Network – a new collaboration for recording
13:30Talk 7Natali NikolovaMatchmaking in stoneflies – Perlodes mortoni mating calls
13:55Talk 8Jennifer DoddDoes River Channel Re-Configuration Change Macroinvertebrate Communities?
14:20Talk 9Ian Wallace/Craig MacadamUpdates from the Recording Schemes
14:45Summing up
This event will include a Virtual Skills Workshop on the second day of the event. Please confirm when purchasing your ticket if you will be attending the Workshop.

“Skills Workshop: Extraction, Visualisation and Analysis of Aquatic Insect Data” – 2 hours – Wednesday 15:00 – 17:00

There is an abundance of data available via open access databases, biological record data and data collected by regulators on aquatic insects. We will extract some data, organise it, visualise it and then analyse it. Covering some basic skill such as time analysis, spatial analysis and touching upon some more complex methods such as adding other data sets to aquatic insect data. This workshop is aimed at those who want to understand their aquatic insect data better or for students and other who want to access data from the internet for project ideas and academia. No advanced skills required, access to either Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets required.

Note – This event will NOT be recorded and therefore will not be available post-event.

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Free – £30.00


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Simon Ward Ki Woong Kang Paul Cawsey