ECE 2018 XI European Congress of Entomology

ECE 2018
XI European Congress of Entomology

2-6 July 2018
Stazione Marittima
Napoli

Plenary Speakers

Francesca Barbero
University of Turin, Department of Life Sciences and System Biology

Francesca Barbero received a PhD in Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity Conservation, and is currently working as a researcher at University of Turin. Her research is focused on the study of multitrophic interactions in systems involving butterflies, ants and plants. She has surveyed the relative importance of chemical and acoustical signaling on behavior and ecology of target species, discovering the first case of acoustic mimicry in social parasites (Barbero et al. 2009 – Science 323: 782-785). The objective of her research is to shed light on the mechanisms underlying the origin, evolution and maintenance of insect multitrophic relationships

Rolf Georg Beutel
Fsu Jena, Institut fur Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie/Entomology Group

Rolf Georg Beutel received a PhD in Zoology in 1986 at University of Tübingen. Then he has been a postdoc at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada in 1986-1987, and Research assistant at RWTH Aachen from 1987 and at FSU Jena from 1994. He is Privatdozent at FSU Jena from 1996, and curator at the Phyletisches Museum. Appointed in 2004 professor of zoology and entomology at the FSU Jena, where is leader of the Entomology Group. His research interests include high level phylogeny and evolution of Hexapoda. In particular, morphology and phylogeny of Coleoptera have been investigated. The attachment structures of insects have been explored, as well as the effects of miniaturization, using innovative techniques for morphological studies.

Andrea Crisanti
Imperial College London, Department of Life Sciences

Andrea Crisanti is Professor of Molecular Parasitology at Imperial College London. He has pioneered the molecular biology of the human malaria vector Anopheles gambiae and has made a number of important scientific contributions that advanced the genetic and molecular knowledge of the malaria parasite and its mosquito vector. These include: i) the identification of the molecules involved in mosquito gut meal digestion; ii) the characterization of key genes involved in plasmodium molecular motor; iii) the development of gene transfer technology for anopheline mosquitoes; iv) the establishment of gene drive technology in mosquitoes; and v) the development of synthetic sex distorter producing male only progeny. The development of gene drive technology promises to overcome many of the roadblocks that so far have hampered the eradication of malaria in resource poor countries. This technology has been utilized to spread genetic modifications impairing mosquito reproductive capability, either targeting genes involved in female fertility of inducing male sex bias in the progeny.

Marcel Dicke
Wageningen University, Laboratory of Entomology

Marcel Dicke is Professor of Entomology and head of the Laboratory of Entomology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. His main interest is in the behavioural, chemical and molecular ecology of insects and one of his discoveries is that plants respond to feeding by herbivorous insects with the production of odours that attract the enemy of their enemy (coined ‘crying for help’ by the plant). This research supports the development of biological control of insects in agriculture. In 2007 he received the Spinoza award (also known as Dutch Nobel Prize) for his research. His general interest is in using insects to solve societal problems and challenges. He is strongly involved in promoting insects as the food of the future and is one of the authors of The Insect Cookbook (Columbia University Press, New York, USA; tinyurl.com/pjgbxxl), that features not only recipes but also interviews with e.g. Kofi Annan (former Secretary General of the United Nations). See also Marcel Dicke’s TED talk “Why not eat insects?“: http://on.ted.com/j05sk

Angela Douglas
Cornell University, Insect Physiology and Toxicology

Angela Douglas is the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Insect Physiology and Toxicology at Cornell University, USA. She previously held a professorial position and BBSRC Research Development Fellowship at the University of York, and a Royal Society University Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford, UK. She has a BA in Zoology (University of Oxford) and PhD in Microbiology (University of Aberdeen, UK). Angela’s core research concerns is the beneficial microbes in insects, especially their contribution to insect nutrition, and she has a broad interest on symbiosis and nutritional physiology. She has authored more than 200 research articles, review articles and several books on symbiosis and insect physiology.

Teja Tscharntke
University of Gottingen, Agroecology Research Group

Teja Tscharntke is the head of the Agroecology Research Group at the University of Göttingen, Germany. His research interests are biodiversity patterns and associated ecosystem services at different spatial and temporal scales as well as multidisciplinary studies linking socioeconomic with ecological approaches. He is a Highly Cited Researcher in “Environment/Ecology” and the Editor-in-Chief of Basic and Applied Ecology. Recent first-author papers focus on ‘Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes – eight hypotheses’ (2012, Biol. Rev.) and ‘Global food security, biodiversity conservation and the future of agricultural intensification’ (2012, Biol. Conserv.)

Programme

MONDAY 2 JULY

Morning

SESSION 1: Agricultural and Forest Entomology
Invasive Species Biology, Ecology and Management

SESSION 2: Behaviour
Reproductive Strategies of Entomophagous Insects

SESSION 11: Morphology, Systematics and Phylogeny
Imaging Methods for Scientific Progress in Entomology

SESSION 10: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Epidemiology and Management of Insect Vectors

SESSION 5: Ecology and Toxicology of Insecticides
Insecticide Resistance: Detection & Monitoring

SESSION 3: Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management
Case Studies in Biological and Integrated Pest Control

Afternoon

SESSION 1: Agricultural and Forest Entomology
Impacts of Climate Change on Agricultural and Forest Pests

SESSION 2: Behaviour
Communication: from Signal Production to Perception

SESSION 4: Chemical Ecology and Multitrophic Interactions
Invasive Alien Species, Population Genetics, Infochemical Network

SESSION 15: Urban Entomology and Stored Product Protection
Integrated Pest Management in Stored Product Protection

SESSION 11: Morphology, Systematics and Phylogeny
Insect Morphology in the Age of Phylogenomics

SESSION 13: Physiology and Biochemistry
Insect Metabolism and Nutrition

 

TUESDAY 3 JULY

SESSION 1: Agricultural and Forest Entomology
New Approaches for the Management of Agricultural and Forest Pests

SESSION 2: Behaviour
Mechanisms of Learning and Memory

SESSION 4: Chemical Ecology and Multitrophic Interactions
Molecular Basis of Insect Communication

SESSION 7: Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary Genomics

SESSION 14: Social Insects and Apidology
Social and Individual Immunity

SESSION 15: Urban Entomology and Stored Product Protection
Urban and Public Health Pests

Afternoon

SESSION 5: Ecology and Toxicology of Insecticides
Insecticide Mode of Action: Biological and Biochemical Aspects

SESSION 4: Chemical Ecology and Multitrophic Interactions
Plant-Microbe-Insect interactions (co-organized by COST Action FA1405: Crop-Arthropod- Microorganism (CAMo) Interactions)

SESSION 7: Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary Ecology

SESSION 8: Insect Control Biotechnology
Use of RNA Interference for Insect Control

SESSION 13: Physiology and Biochemistry
Sensory System

SESSION 15: Urban Entomology and Stored Product Protection
Artifact Pests

 

WEDNESDAY 4 JULY

Morning

SESSION 1: Agricultural and Forest Entomology
Monitoring and Surveillance of Insect Pests

SESSION 9: Insects and Global Food Production
Entomophagy: Eating Insects as a Contribution to Global Food Production

SESSION 5: Ecology and Toxicology of Insecticides
Insecticide Resistance: Evolution & Selection

SESSION 6: Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation
Conservation of Saproxylic Insects

SESSION 16: Symbiosis and Insect Vector Biology
Molecular and Cellular Interactions between Insect Vectors and the Pathogens they transmit

SESSION 11: Morphology, Systematics and Phylogeny
Evo-devo Perspectives on Insect Morphology

Afternoon

SESSION 5: Ecology and Toxicology of Insecticides
Insecticide Toxicology and Non Target Effects

SESSION 8: Insect Control Biotechnology Insect-associated
Microorganisms: their Possible Role for Biotech Application

SESSION 12: Parasitology, Pathology and Immunity
Immune Defences and Virulence Strategies

SESSION 7: Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
Evolution and Development of Functional Traits

SESSION 14: Social Insects and Apidology
Bees: Management, Ecosystem Services, and Products

SESSION 10: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
EU Networks and Infrastructures in Vector Research

 

THURSDAY 5 JULY

Morning

SESSION 3: Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management
Exotic and Native Natural Enemies: how to plan Biological Control and save Environments

SESSION 6: Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation
Arthropod-Mediated Ecosystem Services in Agriculture

SESSION 8: Insect Control Biotechnology
Biopesticides, GMO and Maintenance of Eco-Services: Can They Be Profitably Integrated?

SESSION 11: Morphology, Systematics and Phylogeny
Systematics, Biogeography and Ecology of Leaf Beetles – Third European Symposium on the Chrysomelidae

SESSION 12: Parasitology, Pathology and Immunity
Insect Gut Immunity and Microbiome

SESSION 14: Social Insects and Apidology
Symbiosis in Social Insects – Behavioural and Ecological Interactions

Afternoon

SESSION 3: Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management
Habitat and Landscape Management to Improve Conservation Biological Control

SESSION 6: Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation
Insect Species Traits and their Use in Habitat Management and Conservation

SESSION 16: Symbiosis and Insect Vector Biology
Ecology/Epidemiology/Evolution of the Three-Way Interaction Insect Vector- Pathogen-Host

SESSION 10: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Dermanyssus gallinae: an Endless Threat to the Industry and Human Health (COST Action FA1404 COREMI Symposium)

SESSION 12: Parasitology, Pathology and Immunity
Host Regulation by Parasites and Pathogens

SESSION 9: Insects and Global Food Production
Feeding the World: how to Control Insect Pests of Crops without Damaging the Planet

 

FRIDAY 6 JULY

Morning

SESSION 3: Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management
Breeding Invertebrates for Next Generation Biocontrol

SESSION 16: Symbiosis and Insect Vector Biology
Impact of Symbionts on Insect Biology

SESSION 3: Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management
Maximising the Benefits of Biocontrol and Pollination Ecosystem Services

SESSION 10: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Vector and Pathogen Biology

SESSION 13: Physiology and Biochemistry
Insect Development

SESSION 1: Agricultural and Forest Entomology
Emerging Challenges in IPM

Date

2-6 July 2018

Venue

Terminal Napoli SpA, Molo Angioino
Stazione Marittima, Napoli

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