Royal Entomological Society, Forest Insects and their Allies Group

When is the event?

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Where to meet?

Forest Research, Northern Research Station

Do I need to book?

To register see link below. There is a registration fee of 10 to cover lunch and refreshments payable when you register. Attendees will meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

This is a early notice for registration and a call for interested speakers. 

This one-day meeting provides a forum for those interested in the field of forest ecology to discuss current research and policy specifically related to forest insects, including their management (e.g. pest species) and conservation. The target audience is academics, students, practitioners and stakeholders.

The day will begin at 9.30 with refreshments followed by a welcome address at 10am. There will be an informal poster session during the lunch break.

This meeting will feature a keynote presentation followed by 8-10 conference style talks on research, policy, management or public engagement.
Keynote presentation: Dr Jon Sweeney and Dr Peter Silk, from Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service will be presenting aspects of their research on insect mating disruption techniques (more details to follow shortly).
Both work at the Atlantic Forestry Centre, which is one of five research centres within the Canadian Forest Service. Jon Sweeney is a research entomologist specialising in the ecology and management of invasive species, particularly the brown spruce longhorn beetle (Tetropium fuscum). Whereas Peter Silk is a chemical ecologist whose research focuses on mating disruption, particularly of Lepidopteran species such as the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana), and developing IPM and early intervention control strategies.

To register please go to: https://www.royensoc.co.uk/meeting/forest-insects

Abstracts of no more than 250 words are now being accepted. These should state whether a talk or poster is preferred and should also include author affiliations. Please email these directly to Katrina.dainton@forestry.gsi.gov.uk in a word document including your name in the file name. The deadline for abstract submission is: 26th March 2018.

 

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OS Grid ref: NT248639
Postcode: EH259SY

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