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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.

Oral and poster presentations on any topic of entomology are welcome. Open sessions will be scheduled as required.

Proposed Sessions

Anthropogenic impacts

Ecosystem disservices


Society Engagement

Methods and Techniques – Bioacoustics and mechanics

Pests – medical and vet

Ecosystem Services


Blue Skies – Ecology and Evolution

Open Sessions (topics not included above)

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.

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.

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.

We plan for this to be a hybrid meeting, with in person and online activities.

Further information, registration, abstract and accommodation booking forms are available soon.

All those contributing papers or posters are required to register for the meeting.

View the poster abstract for Ento22.

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.

AGM will also be taking place in a hybrid meeting during Ento22 – See the AGM event here.

Registration details and full programme TBC.

Free – £190.00


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