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13 September 2022 @ 09:00 16 September 2022 @ 17:00

The Royal Entomological Society organises insect science conferences and events around the UK and the world for people at all stages of career and interest.

Becoming a member entitles you to discounted (and sometimes free) access to the majority of events.

Thank you to everyone who attended Ento22

Hope to see you at #Ento23 at University of Exeter, Cornwall!

We’re very grateful to everyone who got involved and enjoyed Ento22. Be sure to watch the plenary speakers’ talks on our YouTube channel.

Take a look at some photos from the event below.

Some photos from the Doddington Hall Rewilding Tour

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Programme available now

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Our annual insect science meeting in 2022 will be at the University of Lincoln, UK.

Organised by Sheena CotterGraziella Iossa & Paul Eady.

Ento22 – The Grand Challenges

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 Ento22, our first in person meeting for 2 years, we will provide a platform for the key themes.

The meeting will include three plenary speakers, one each morning, followed by relevant ‘Grand Challenges’ sessions.

The eleven themes are:

TaxonomyBlue SkiesMethods and Techniques
Anthropogenic ImpactsConservation OptionsEcosystem Benefits
Technology and ResourcesPestsKnowledge Access
Training and CollaborationSociety Engagement

Details for talk and poster presenters

Note: If you presenting a poster at the conference, the poster board dimensions are

2m x 1m (h x w) which will fit a portrait A0 or A1 poster.

Please send the .pdf of the whole poster to us before 5th September.

Note: All presenters are required to register. These expenses cannot be reclaimed by the RES.


Tuesday 13th

Early registration and pre-conference mixer

Wednesday 14th

Grand Challenges themes of the day: Anthropogenic impacts / Ecosystem disservices / Methods and Techniques – Bioacoustics and mechanics

PLENARY – Sylvain Pincebourde

AGM – (If attending online only, this requires separate registration to obtain zoom link)

EntOlympics – Student Social

Thursday 15th

Grand Challenges themes of the day: Taxonomy / Society Engagement / Pests – medical and vet / Blue Skies – Ecology and Evolution

Women in Entomology breakfast

PLENARY – Jessica Ware

Workshop: How to get published?

Tour of Doddington rewilding site – Click to read more (Requires purchase of separate ticket)

Conference Dinner at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel (Requires purchase of separate ticket)

Friday 16th

Grand Challenges themes of the day: Ecosystem Services / Conservation

RES Mentorship breakfast

PLENARY – Nalini Puniamoorthy

GLiTRS Post-conference workshop on insect decline

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Confirmed Plenary speakers:

Professor Sylvain PincebourdeDirector of Research, CNRS, France: Anthropogenic impacts

Sylvain Pincebourde obtained his PhD in 2005 at the University of Tours (France) on the environmental biophysics of endophyte insects under the supervision of Prof. Jérôme Casas. After a postdoc on the thermal ecology of a prey-predator relationship in the intertidal ecosystem at the University of South Carolina (USA), he joined the CNRS in 2009 to work at the Insect Biology Research Institute (Tours, France) on the impacts of climate change on insects. His integrative work mixes ecology, physiology, physics, chemistry and biometeorology, using both experimental and modelling approaches, to consider the microclimatic temperature that small creatures are experiencing in their microhabitat. He is now Director of Research at the CNRS to pursue on how insects perceive and respond environmental changes.

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Ento22 Talk:The role of microclimate at fine scales in driving exposure of ectotherms to climate change: integrating biophysics, physiology and ecology

Professor Jessica Ware  Associate curator in invertebrate zoology, American Museum of Natural History, USA: Taxonomy/ Society Engagement

Jessica Ware is an associate curator in invertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. Dr. Ware’s research focuses on the evolution of behavioral and physiological adaptations in insects, with an emphasis on how these occur in Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) and Dictyoptera (termites, cockroaches, and mantises). She holds a BSc from the University of British Columbia in Canada, and a PhD from Rutgers, New Brunswick. Dr. Ware is the past president of the Worldwide Dragonfly Association and serves as current president of the Entomological Society of America. Jessica co-founded the Entomologists of Color, a group devoted to diversifying the field of entomology and serves as the current Diversity Director of the Society of Systematic Biologists. She was recently awarded a PECASE medal from the US government for her work on insect evolution.

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Ento22 Talk:Diversity in entomology: creating space while studying insect evolution

Professor Nalini PuniamoorthyReproductive Evolution Lab, National University of Singapore: Ecosystem services/ Conservation

Dr. Nalini Puniamoorthy leads the research at the Reproductive Evolution Lab at National University of Singapore, where they study sexual selection and biological diversification. They focus on widespread insect species and use experimental methods involving fieldwork, geometric morphometrics as well as Next-generation-sequencing techniques to study macro-evolutionary patterns as well as micro-evolutionary processes involved in reproduction. They also focus on ecologically relevant insect models to seek solutions to diverse problems: From estimating polyandry and gene flow in mosquitos to studying reproductive diversification ecosystem service providers like dung beetles and even to engineering black soldier fly reproduction for sustainable food waste management.

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Ento22 Talk: “Insect reproduction: Understanding evolutionary diversification and seeking sustainable solutions”

We also welcome talks from our recent award winners

Confirmed speakers:

David J Clarke Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Memphis
Dr. Franz Löffler
Osnabrück University, Germany
Landscape Ecologist

Student Award Winners

Journal Award winners

Michael J. O. Pocock

Insect Molecular Biology

Chaverra-Rodriguez, D., Dalla Benetta, E., Heu, C.C., Rasgon, J.L., Ferree, P.M. and Akbari, O.S.
Germline mutagenesis of Nasonia vitripennis through ovarian delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 ribonucleoprotein
Omar Akbari
Sean D.Schoville

This is a hybrid conference, online and in-person

View the poster abstract for Ento22.

Click for full downloadable .PDF

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Conference Activities

EntOlympics and the Rewilding Tour will take place during Ento22.

EntOlympics – In-Person activity

This activity is included in the ticket price.

7pm on Wednesday 14th

The Royal Entomological Society is delighted to announce the EntOlympics – A fun and competitive entomology quiz and team building competition for student and early career* insect scientists.

This will be a pub quiz activity with competitors taking part in-person.

Teams of 2-4 people will compete using their entomological general knowledge and insect ID skills for a team prize!

Each player must register individually – don’t worry if you do not have a team as we can assign you to one.

This event is in association with the Royal Entomological Society’s Ento22 conference, but separate registration is required (There will be a box to indicate your intention to take part in EntOlympics – Please select ‘Yes’ for this upon purchasing your ticket).

We look forward to seeing you then, and good luck!

*Early career is defined as no more than 5 years of professional experience.

This activity is included in the ticket price.

The Rewilding Tour – In-person activity

This activity involves a separate ticket purchase on this page.

2pm-5:30pm Thursday 15th

The Royal Entomological Society will be embarking on a tour of the Doddington Hall estate. This tour will be taking place Thursday 15th September between 1-5pm (transport provided, more info to follow).

Wilder Doddington is a 100 year nature recovery project covering 770 hectares, situated just 4 miles west of Lincoln. In its early stages, the land entered nature recovery between 2019 and 2021, as arable farming ended. The vision is for the reinstatement of wood pasture, managed by low intensity grazing by Lincoln red cattle, deer, pigs and ponies. During a baseline invertebrate survey in 2021, 778 species were recorded, reflecting a range of different soils and habitats.

We will run a visit to this exciting new project on the afternoon of September 15th. The visit will include an introduction to the site, a guided tour and refreshments, before heading back to Lincoln in time for the conference dinner.

Learn more about the site at: https://www.doddingtonhall.com/wilder/

This activity involves a separate ticket purchase on this page.

(Extra costs are for coach travel & catering) in addition to the main ticket price.

Spaces are limited to the first 50 ticket purchases – Please purchase your ticket for the Rewilding Tour by 30th August, after which these will no longer be available.

You will not be able to purchase tickets on the day of the tour.

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Please note: The tour is only available to those attending the conference. Please only purchase a tour ticket if you are also attending Ento22.

Without presenting a conference ticket, you will not be permitted to attend the tour on the day and your ticket may not be refunded)

Ento22 Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner is due to take place on Thursday evening at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln Hotel to have fun and communicate with fellow entomologists and enthusiasts.

Purchase of these tickets must be before 30th August, after which these will no longer be available.

Royal Entomological Society – Annual General Meeting

AGM will also be taking place as a hybrid meeting during Ento22 on Wednesday 14th September @ 08:00 – 17:00 – See the AGM event here.

Please note: Online attendees are required to register for an ‘AGM Online’ ticket in order to receive the Zoom link to the meeting. The AGM is for members and fellows of the Royal Entomological Society.

Members attending Ento22 and the AGM in-person do not need to register in advance.

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Should you require a hotel in Lincoln during the event, we have compiled a small list of reasonably priced hotels nearby the venue.

Please be sure to check accommodation comparison websites (Booking.com, Trivago, Kayak etc) before booking as you may get better prices on your stay.

Holiday Inn Express Lincoln City CentreDoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln
Holiday Inn LincolnTravelodge Lincoln City Centre
Premier Inn Lincoln City Centre BroadgateQueen In The West
Brayford Guest HouseThe Poplars B&B

Note – We do not provide recordings of events or presentations as standard, unless otherwise stated.

Book your tickets to Ento22 and optional activities below.

(Online tickets will remain available up to 16th September)

Please note: You must register for Ento22 as well as the optional activities in order to attend.

To access member discounts, please first login to your online account here

Free – £190.00

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316 people are attending Ento22

EUGENIA FEZZA Ilma Qonaah Samuel Asamoah S Coidan Martin Hardgrave Yanet Sepulveda Hannah Risser Kimberly Gauci David Stanford-Beale James Bell Christopher Shortall Shabnam Kumari Ward Cooper Zoltán Tóth Caroline Fabre Guim Ursul Graham White John Bradley Jamie Smith Jean-Charles de Coriolis Hayley Jones Catherine Collins Christopher Williams Claire Dumenil Matthew William Bulbert

Who's coming?

316 people are attending Ento22

EUGENIA FEZZA Ilma Qonaah Samuel Asamoah S Coidan Martin Hardgrave Yanet Sepulveda Hannah Risser Kimberly Gauci David Stanford-Beale James Bell Christopher Shortall Shabnam Kumari Ward Cooper Zoltán Tóth Caroline Fabre Guim Ursul Graham White John Bradley Jamie Smith Jean-Charles de Coriolis Hayley Jones Catherine Collins Christopher Williams Claire Dumenil Matthew William Bulbert