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Hybrid Hybrid Event

The Impact of Extreme Events

Hybrid Hybrid Event

25 April 2024 @ 09:30 17:00

Thursday 25 April, 09:30 – 17:00 (BST)
Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London

Join our Climate Change and Medical & Veterinary Special Interest Groups as they come together to run this exciting joint hybird conference on the impact of extreme events.

The conference will cover a range of topics including historical data on climate and biodiversity, vector biology, changing spatial distributions and phenology, as well as understanding physiological responses to improve predictive models. There will also be scope for talks addressing other challenges, e.g., invasive species, vector ecology, food security, conservation etc. and how research can help develop policy.

There will be a short workshop at the end of the meeting to discuss key future challenges, opportunities for collaboration and funding.

The venue, part of Queen Mary University of London, is situated right by Mile End in East London on the central line. This is a short journey from most London central stations. It is a vibrant area by the canal, with bars, restaurants and hotels. There will be an opportunity to go for dinner and drinks after the meeting (details tbc).

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Keynote speakers

We are delighted to announce our first two keynote speakers, Details of the additional keynote speakers will be announced soon.

David Renault
University of Rennes

Professor David Renault is interested in examining the sensitivity and vulnerability of insects subjected to multiple environmental variations of rapidly changing environments to make predictions of possible shifts in the geographic range of species. He focuses on invasive species, the polar regions, as well as insects of medical and veterinary importance, such as mosquitoes.

David leads several research projects, including IPEV 136 ‘Subantarctic biodiversity, effects of climate change and biological invasions on terrestrial biota’ (since 2014), ‘ASICS’ (ASsessing and mitigating the effects of climate change and biological Invasions on the spatial redistribution of biodiversity in Cold environmentS, funded by Biodiversa, call 2019-2020 ‘Biodiversity and Climate Change) all and also co-leads the national network on biological invasions (GdR CNRS, ca. 280 scientists, renewed for 2018-2022).

Roger Morris

Roger Morris has been a Fellow of the RES since 1984. He worked in various roles for The Nature Conservancy Council & its successors before joining the Board at Harwich Haven Authority (2010-2015) and working as an independent coastal management specialist (2009-2018). He is now retired. He has been joint organiser of the British Hoverfly Recording Scheme (HRS) with Dr Stuart Ball (formerly JNCC’s Chief Analyst) since 1991 (a voluntary commitment). He and Stuart are co-authors of the best-selling Britain’s Hoverflies (Princeton University Press WILDGuides), now the ‘go-to’ guide for novices, and were instrumental in revising and updating the main British monograph British Hoverflies by Alan Stubbs & Steven Falk (2002).

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Abstract submission

We welcome abstracts across all topics that are relevant to the main themes of the conference. We are accepting abstracts for both in-person and online talks and posters (online posters will be circulated PDFs).

There will be an award for the best student talk and poster presentation.

Abstract deadline: 17:00 (GMT), Wednesday 13 March

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Registration is now open at the bottom of this page. Please note there are discounted rates for members of the RES, so if you are not a member already, consider joining today!

To access discounted member rates, you must be logged into your account before registering.

In-person registration deadline: 17:00 (BST), Friday 05 April

RES Student Member£20
RES Member£45

Online registration deadline: 17:00 (BST), Friday 19 April

RES Student Member£10
RES Member£20
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SIG convenors

  • Scott Hayward, University of Birmingham (Climate Change SIG Convener)
  • Marion England, Pirbright Institute (Medical and Veterinary Entomology SIG Convener)
  • Arran Folly, Animal and Plant Health Agency (Medical and Veterinary Entomology SIG deputy-Convener)
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Arts Two
327 Mile End Road
Bethnal Green
E1 4NS


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£ 100.00
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