Annual National Science Meeting .
Venue: University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE
Theme: “Populations, pollinators, pathogens”
This years meeting explores a selection of topics that loom large early in the 21st century. Insect populations face a range of threats, from habitat loss, to new diseases and climate change and many of these are exemplified in the declines in pollinator populations. Nevertheless insect pest remain a problem and are increasingly on the move in our modern globalized society. Predicting insect movements and developing more sustainable ways of managing pest populations are also priorities. These topics and more will be explored in the Ento 2020 meeting in Penryn, Cornwall hosted by the University of Exeter.
- Prof Carla Sgro (Monash University, Australia) – insect responses to climate change, “Evolutionary responses to combinations of stressors”
- Dr Jaap de Roode (Emory University, USA) – ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, "Migration, microbes and medication in the monarch butterfly”
- Prof Geraldine Wright (University of Oxford, UK) – nutrition and physiology of bees, “Floral pollen: how bees use it to meet their nutritional needs”
Sessions and session chairs:
- Insect pollinators- Ben Philips & Juliet Osborne
- Forecasting the spread of insect pests – Regan Early
- Biological control and IPM – David Chandler
- Infection and Immunity - Georgia Drew and Kat Roberts
- Endosymbionts and microbes -Ailsa McLean
- Sexual selection -Nina Wedell
- Insect Behavioural Ecology - Nick Royle & Tom Tregenza
- Insect conservation and insect declines- Alan Stewart