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The 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology

1–15 Jul 2021

Systematics, Genetics, Biology, Ecology, Management
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IECE has been closed successfully with 140+ accepted proceedings and 4 live sessions. We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciations to all the participants for their contributions and all the chairs and committee members for their excellent work.
All participants of IECE are welcome to submit an extended full paper to the Special Issue in the journal Insects (IF 2.769), with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges.

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome from the Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE)

Dear Colleagues,

I have the pleasure to welcome you to the 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE), organized and funded by the international journal Insects. Participation, as an author or a visitor, is free of charge (simply create an account on the homepage). Biology and Life Sciences Forum will be published after the conference. This meeting provides an opportunity for scientists around the globe to present their most recent research findings in entomology. In the last decade, there has been tremendous development in entomological research, which has led to the publication of thousands of papers. IECE aims to contribute further to the rapid spread of worldwide advances on insects from the entire scientific community through the publication of proceedings after the conference. IECE includes eight research topics, as follows:

• Systematics and Morphology
• Genetics and Genomics
• Biology, Behavior and Physiology
• Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution
• Pest Management
• Forest and Urban Entomology
• Medical and Veterinary Entomology
• Apiculture and Pollinators

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event, which is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher (http://www.mdpi.com/). We look forward to your contributions and discussions.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Nickolas G. Kavallieratos
Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology

List of accepted submissions (147)

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sciforum-046543 A Comparison of Ground Beetle Assemblages (Coleoptera: Carabidae) between Birch Forests of Continuous and Isolated Peat Bog Habitats in Belarusian Lake District



Submitted: 12 May 2021

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sciforum-046094 A First Insight Into the Occurrence of Cockroaches in the Urban City of Thessaloniki (Greece)—Identifying Hot Spots

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Submitted: 26 Apr 2021

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sciforum-046718 A Machine Learning Based Approach to Study Morphological Features of Bees

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Submitted: 15 May 2021

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sciforum-047244 An Open Access Resource Portal for Arthropod Vectors and Agricultural Pathosystems: AgriVectors.org

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Submitted: 29 May 2021

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sciforum-046503 An Updated Overview of the Genus Eumerus Meigen, 1822 (Diptera: Syrphidae) in the Iberian Peninsula , , Video Thumbnail N/A Show Abstract

Relevant Special Issue

Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology

Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Nickolas G. Kavallieratos
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is in cooperation with the 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE), organized by Insects (Impact Factor 2.769) from 1 to 15 July 2021 on the MDPI Sciforum platform. We welcome submissions from participants of the conference, as well as those not participating.

All conference contributors, both to oral and poster sessions, are encouraged to submit a full paper related to their contribution to this Special Issue of Insects at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/insects, with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charge (if accepted). Submission of a manuscript to Insects is independent of conference proceedings and will follow the standard peer-review process.

The Special Issue of Insects will maintain the topical subdivisions of the conference in the following eight fields:

• Systematics and Morphology
• Genetics and Genomics
• Biology, Behavior and Physiology
• Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution
• Pest Management
• Forest and Urban Entomology
• Medical and Veterinary Entomology
• Apiculture and Pollinators

Submitted manuscripts to Insects should fulfill the following criteria:

(1) Title and Abstract should be substantially different with that of the conference paper, so that they can be differentiated in various databases.
(2) 50% new data should be added to make it a real and complete journal paper.
(3) The length of full manuscripts should accurately meet the publication standards of Insects.

We look forward to your novel work.

Prof. Dr. Nickolas G. Kavallieratos
Guest Editor

IECE2021 Live Sessions Recordings

Live Session 1 - 2 July 2021



Live Session 2 - 7 July 2021



Live Session 3 - 8 July 2021



Live Session 4 - 12 July 2021

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Paper Award.

The Awards
The Award Best paper award (500 CHF)
The Best Paper Award is given for the paper judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference.
Terms and Conditions:

Best Paper Award

As a sponsor, Insects would like to award the best paper as elected by all the session chairs and conference committee.

Criteria of Best Paper Award:

  • Full paper must be submitted after the short abstract is accepted;
  • Originality/Novelty of the paper;
  • Significance of Content;
  • Scientific Soundness;
  • Interest to the readers;
  • English language and style.

IECE2021 Live Sessions Programs

2 July 2021

Session 1

Date: 2 July 2021

Time: 03:00pm (CEST) | 09:00am (EDT) | 21:00pm (CST Asia)

Sessions and Moderators

Genetics and Genomics: Erin Scully and Mihailo Jelić
Biology, Behavior and Physiology: Kristopher Giles and Donato Romano
Systematics and Morphology: Andjeljko Petrovi

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CEST)

Conference Chair

Nickolas G. Kavallieratos

Opening Speech

03:00pm – 03:10pm

Invited Speaker

Mara Lawniczak

Targeted Sequencing Panels for Malaria Control and Biomonitoring

03:10pm – 03:35pm

Invited Speaker

Fabrice Legeai

AskoR, A R Package for Easy RNASeq Data Analysis

03:35pm – 04:00pm

Short Break 4:00-4:15

Invited Speaker

Neil Audsley

The Control of Feeding Behaviour in Insects

4:15pm-4:40pm

Invited Speaker

Claudio Lazzari

Why Are There No Insects in the Ocean… Aren't There, Really?

4:40pm-5:05pm

Session Chair

Andjeljko Petrović

How Big Is Our Knowledge Gap in Taxonomy and Systematics? A Decade Long Aphidiinae Story

5:05pm - 5:30pm

7 July 2021

Session 2

Date: 7 July 2021

Time: 04:30pm (CEST) | 10:30am (EDT) | 22:30pm (CST Asia)

Session and Moderator

Pest management: Rob Morrison, Junwei (Jerry) Zhu and Brighton M. Mvumi

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CEST)

Selected Presentation

Deanna S. Scheff

Evaluating the Practicality of Spinosad for Use in Packaging Materials

04:30pm – 04:45pm

Selected Presentation

Rakesh Kumar

Identification of Small-Molecule Potential Inhibitor(s) for Helicoverpa armigera Juvenile Hormone Acid-o-Methyl Transferase (HaJHAMT) through Molecular Docking and MD Simulation Approaches

04:45pm – 05:00pm

Selected Presentation

Fabiana Sassu

Mating Competitiveness of Sterile Male Drosophila suzukii under Different Atmosphere Conditions

05:00pm – 05:15pm

Selected Presentation

Sónia Duarte

Interaction between Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) and Micotoxigenic Aspergillus flavus on Maize Flour

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Selected Presentation

Sadraoui Ajmi Insaf

Application of Agricultural Fertilizers and Essential Oils Aspotential Innovative Alternative for the Control of Ceratitis capitata (Tephritidae)

5:30pm - 5:45pm

8 July 2021

Session 3

Date: 8 July 2021

Time: 03:00pm (CEST) | 09:00am (EDT) | 21:00pm (CST Asia)

Sessions and Moderators

Apiculture and Pollinators: Silvio Erler
Forest and Urban Entomology: David R. Coyle

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CEST)

Invited Speaker

Guy Bloch

Juvenile Hormone Signaling and the Evolution of Complex Sociality in Bees

03:00pm – 03:30pm

Invited Speaker

Peter Kevan

Protection of Agroecosystems with Apivectoring

03:30pm – 04:00pm

Selected Presentation

Marija Tanasković

Microsatelite Analysis of Apis melifera From Northern and Southern Parts of Serbia

04:00pm – 04:25pm

Short Break 4:25-4:40

Session Chair

David R. Coyle

Anoplophora glabripennis in North America: Current Status, Potential Impacts, and Future Directions

4:40pm - 5:05pm

Session Chair

Dimitrios N. Avtzis

Bark Beetles in Greece, Europe and All Over the Globe: A Journey Through Time and Space

5:05pm - 5:30pm

Invited Speaker

Lakatos Feren

Genetic Diversity of the Invasive Sycamore Lace Bug, Corythucha ciliata (Say, 1832) (Tingidae, Hemiptera), In Its Native and Invaded Areas

5:30pm - 5:55pm

12 July 2021

Session 4

Date: 12 July 2021

Time: 09:00am (CEST) | 03:00am (EDT) | 03:00pm (CST Asia)

Sessions and Moderators

Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution: António Onofre Soares
Medical and Veterinary Entomology: Andre B. B. Wilke

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CEST)

Session Chair

António Onofre Soares

The Introduction of Harmonia axyridis in the Azores Islands: Why was It Not Successful?

09:00am – 09:25am

Invited Speaker

Paulo A. V. Borges

Biodiversity Erosion in Islands: Quantifying Impacts Using Long-Term Monitoring of Forest Arthropods in Azorean Islands

09:25am – 09:50am

Short Break 9:50-10:00

Session Chair

Andre B. B. Wilke

Urbanization and the Rise of Vector Mosquitoes and Arbovirus Transmission

10:00am - 10:30am

Invited Speaker

Guido Favia

Microbial Symbiosis in Mosquito Vectors

10:30am - 11:00am

IECE2021 Live Sessions Information

During the e-conference, four live sessions have been scheduled. We have invited some speakers to share their latest research. Also, a number of excellent submissions have been selected, and these works will be presented during the live sessions by the authors. During each live session, the participants will have the chance to ask questions at the end of each presentation.

The live sessions are free for everyone. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance for your chosen session by clicking the "Webinar Registration" buttons which are showing in below live sessions program.

Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Nickolas G. Kavallieratos

Laboratory of Agricultural Zoology and Entomology, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Attica, Greece

DETAILS

Nickolas G. Kavallieratos is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology and Acarology at the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Greece (2016–today), while he served as a lecturer at AUA between 2014 and 2016. From 2002 to 2014, he was a researcher at Benaki Phytopathological Institute (BPI), serving at all scientific ranks and administration positions (Head of the Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology, Head of the Department of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Deputy Director) at BPI. He has also worked at several Universities and Institutes in Greece, Europe and Africa. Since 2009, he has been a frequent visiting scientist at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, in Manhattan KS. Since 2001, he has been a frequent visiting scientist at Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade. He has published > 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Between 2004 and 2013, he was convenor of the International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC) group Ecology of Aphidophaga (EA), while he currently serves at the steering committee of the EA series of conferences. He also served/serves as a member of the Scientific Committee of several former/running international conferences. He is Associate Editor in Chief of Insects (MDPI), Associate Editor of Entomologia Generalis (Schweizerbart Science Publishers) and Subject Editor of Journal of Insect Science (Entomological Society of America). He serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Stored Products Research and as a Review Editor in Frontiers of Ecology and Evolution. He also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of seven more international peer-reviewed journals. He served/serves as a Guest Editor of Insects (MDPI) Special Issues.Prof. Kavallieratos coordinated/coordinates 30 international/national projects, while he was/is a member of the scientific team of 25 international/national projects. He contributed to the development of several products that became commercially available through the aforementioned projects.

Bio
Nickolas G. Kavallieratos is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology and Acarology at the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Greece (2016–today), while he served as a lecturer at AUA between 2014 and 2016. From 2002 to 2014, he was a researcher at Benaki Phytopathological Institute (BPI), serving at all scientific ranks and administration positions (Head of the Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology, Head of the Department of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Deputy Director) at BPI. He has also worked at several Universities and Institutes in Greece, Europe and Africa. Since 2009, he has been a frequent visiting scientist at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, in Manhattan KS. Since 2001, he has been a frequent visiting scientist at Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade. He has published > 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Between 2004 and 2013, he was convenor of the International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC) group Ecology of Aphidophaga (EA), while he currently serves at the steering committee of the EA series of conferences. He also served/serves as a member of the Scientific Committee of several former/running international conferences. He is Associate Editor in Chief of Insects (MDPI), Associate Editor of Entomologia Generalis (Schweizerbart Science Publishers) and Subject Editor of Journal of Insect Science (Entomological Society of America). He serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Stored Products Research and as a Review Editor in Frontiers of Ecology and Evolution. He also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of seven more international peer-reviewed journals. He served/serves as a Guest Editor of Insects (MDPI) Special Issues.Prof. Kavallieratos coordinated/coordinates 30 international/national projects, while he was/is a member of the scientific team of 25 international/national projects. He contributed to the development of several products that became commercially available through the aforementioned projects.

Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. Andjeljko Petrović

Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

DETAILS

Systematics and Morphology

systematics; taxonomy; morphology; Hymenoptera; Aphidiinae; parasitoids; phylogeny; barcoding

Prof. Dr. Andjeljko Petrović is an Associate Professor at Chair of invertebrate zoology and entomology, Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He did his PhD in systematics and phylogeny of animals at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Belgrade. His research interests are focused on the taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics of parasitoid wasps (mainly subfamily Aphidiinae), with emphasis on an integrated approach. He actively collaborates in different projects where he incorporates this fundamental knowledge in the development of improved integrated pest management of aphids, both by finding new biocontrol agents and enhancing ecosystem services. Dr. Petrović is an author of more than 70 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 50 congress contributions, and 5 university textbooks.

Session Name
Systematics and Morphology
Research Interests
systematics; taxonomy; morphology; Hymenoptera; Aphidiinae; parasitoids; phylogeny; barcoding
Bio
Prof. Dr. Andjeljko Petrović is an Associate Professor at Chair of invertebrate zoology and entomology, Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He did his PhD in systematics and phylogeny of animals at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Belgrade. His research interests are focused on the taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics of parasitoid wasps (mainly subfamily Aphidiinae), with emphasis on an integrated approach. He actively collaborates in different projects where he incorporates this fundamental knowledge in the development of improved integrated pest management of aphids, both by finding new biocontrol agents and enhancing ecosystem services. Dr. Petrović is an author of more than 70 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 50 congress contributions, and 5 university textbooks.

Dr. Erin Scully

Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, USDA-ARS, Manhattan, KS, USA

DETAILS

Genetics and Genomics

arthropod genomics; stored product entomology; insect molecular biology; functional genomics, population genetics; chemosensation

Dr. Scully’s current research interests include functional genomics of sensory systems of stored product pests and how behavioral and chemical cues can be disrupted to reduce these insects’ abilities to locate food and mates. In addition, she is also interested in the genomics of invasive insects and identification of genes that enable stored product insects to adapt abiotic and biotic stresses. Her research strategy makes heavy use of genomics, bioinformatics, and next-generation sequencing techniques coupled with classical genetics and molecular laboratory techniques to understand gene function in stored product insects.

Session Name
Genetics and Genomics
Research Interests
arthropod genomics; stored product entomology; insect molecular biology; functional genomics, population genetics; chemosensation
Bio
Dr. Scully’s current research interests include functional genomics of sensory systems of stored product pests and how behavioral and chemical cues can be disrupted to reduce these insects’ abilities to locate food and mates. In addition, she is also interested in the genomics of invasive insects and identification of genes that enable stored product insects to adapt abiotic and biotic stresses. Her research strategy makes heavy use of genomics, bioinformatics, and next-generation sequencing techniques coupled with classical genetics and molecular laboratory techniques to understand gene function in stored product insects.

Dr. Mihailo Jelić

Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

DETAILS

Genetics and Genomics

population genetics; conservation genetics; Drosophila subobscura; D. obscura; mtDNA variation; mitonuclear interactions

Mihailo Jelić is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, where he teaches Genetics and related subjects (Developmental Genetics, Population Genetics, Bioinformatic Analysis of Genetic Data). He obtained his PhD in Population Genetics in 2012, from the same faculty where he is now working, for his research on chromosomal and molecular genetic variation in Drosophila subobscura. During the past several years, he has been analyzing evolutionary forces that maintain sympatric variation in the mitochondrial genome, primarily on the role of different balancing selection mechanisms. The model organisms of his research are different Drosophila species. He is coauthor of “Genetics”, a textbook for students. He has served as a member of the European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium since 2016.

Session Name
Genetics and Genomics
Research Interests
population genetics; conservation genetics; Drosophila subobscura; D. obscura; mtDNA variation; mitonuclear interactions
Bio
Mihailo Jelić is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, where he teaches Genetics and related subjects (Developmental Genetics, Population Genetics, Bioinformatic Analysis of Genetic Data). He obtained his PhD in Population Genetics in 2012, from the same faculty where he is now working, for his research on chromosomal and molecular genetic variation in Drosophila subobscura. During the past several years, he has been analyzing evolutionary forces that maintain sympatric variation in the mitochondrial genome, primarily on the role of different balancing selection mechanisms. The model organisms of his research are different Drosophila species. He is coauthor of “Genetics”, a textbook for students. He has served as a member of the European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium since 2016.

Prof. Dr. Kristopher Giles

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA

DETAILS

Biology, Behavior and Physiology

biological control; natural enemy life history; IPM

The research program for Dr. Giles has diverged into two main areas: (1) studies directly related to describing the pest status of aphids and evaluating integrated management approaches in diverse agricultural systems; and (2) more basic studies focused on quantifying the nutritional ecology of aphid parasitoids and predators. Most notable are published studies on aphid and natural enemy biology, and alternative sampling methods that allow wheat growers in the Southern Plains, to save millions of dollars per year by avoiding unnecessary insecticide applications.

Session Name
Biology, Behavior and Physiology
Research Interests
biological control; natural enemy life history; IPM
Bio
The research program for Dr. Giles has diverged into two main areas: (1) studies directly related to describing the pest status of aphids and evaluating integrated management approaches in diverse agricultural systems; and (2) more basic studies focused on quantifying the nutritional ecology of aphid parasitoids and predators. Most notable are published studies on aphid and natural enemy biology, and alternative sampling methods that allow wheat growers in the Southern Plains, to save millions of dollars per year by avoiding unnecessary insecticide applications.

Assoc. Prof. Blas Lavandero

Laboratorio de Control Biológico, Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Talca, Talca, Chile

DETAILS

Biology, Behavior and Physiology

conservation ecology; evolution insect; biocontrol; pest control; aphids; Ichneumonidae; parasitoids; sugar

Since 2004 Dr. Blas Lavandero has carried out research related to the ecology of natural enemies, specially on the use of resource subsidies in order to carry out ecological intensification through the study of prey and nonprey trophic resources in terms of their use, availability and the final effect on pest control in agroecosystems. Through a combination of classical methods using behavior, species diversity, pest control and crop damage as well as molecular methods (diet analysis use, species identity and population genetics) at the population, community and landscape scales, his goal is to keep curios on how to increase the sustainability of crop systems using ecological knowledge.

Session Name
Biology, Behavior and Physiology
Research Interests
conservation ecology; evolution insect; biocontrol; pest control; aphids; Ichneumonidae; parasitoids; sugar
Bio
Since 2004 Dr. Blas Lavandero has carried out research related to the ecology of natural enemies, specially on the use of resource subsidies in order to carry out ecological intensification through the study of prey and nonprey trophic resources in terms of their use, availability and the final effect on pest control in agroecosystems. Through a combination of classical methods using behavior, species diversity, pest control and crop damage as well as molecular methods (diet analysis use, species identity and population genetics) at the population, community and landscape scales, his goal is to keep curios on how to increase the sustainability of crop systems using ecological knowledge.

Dr. Donato Romano

The BioRobotics Institute & Department of Excellence in Robotics and AI, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy

DETAILS

Biology, Behavior and Physiology

animal-robot interaction; biorobotics; ethorobotics; insect behaviour; lateralizzation; neurethology

Dr. Donato Romano received M.Sc. degrees in Agriculture Science and Technologies (summa cum laude) from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2014. He received a PhD in BioRobotics (summa cum laude) at The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor at The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. He is mainly focusing his activities on bioinspired and biomimetic robotics, and in particular on animal–robot interactions and biohybrid intelligent systems. Romano’s research contributions represent a sophisticated approach to the study and engineering of behavior in animals, with potential applications in agriculture, environmental management, biomedical contexts, and biohybrid multiagent systems. He is an Editorial Board Member for many highly ranked international journals with Impact Factors. He is involved in several international projects.

Session Name
Biology, Behavior and Physiology
Research Interests
animal-robot interaction; biorobotics; ethorobotics; insect behaviour; lateralizzation; neurethology
Bio
Dr. Donato Romano received M.Sc. degrees in Agriculture Science and Technologies (summa cum laude) from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2014. He received a PhD in BioRobotics (summa cum laude) at The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor at The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. He is mainly focusing his activities on bioinspired and biomimetic robotics, and in particular on animal–robot interactions and biohybrid intelligent systems. Romano’s research contributions represent a sophisticated approach to the study and engineering of behavior in animals, with potential applications in agriculture, environmental management, biomedical contexts, and biohybrid multiagent systems. He is an Editorial Board Member for many highly ranked international journals with Impact Factors. He is involved in several international projects.

Prof. Dr. António Onofre Soares

cE3c - ABG - Center for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes - Azorean Biodiversity Group, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

DETAILS

Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution

ecology; evolution; biological control; invasion biology; biodiversity

António Onofre Soares has a PhD in Ecology. Presently, he is a Professor at the University of the Azores. His research focuses primarily on the study of biology, ecology and biodiversity of arthropods; mainly biological control agents used in integrated pest management. He has extensively worked on ladybird beetles as a model species; i) to search for the best conditions for mass rearing, ii) to find how vulnerable the species are to biotic interactions, iii) to understand life history evolution in ladybirds and relate it to habitat usage, iv) to study dynamics of colonization and invasion in an islands context and iv) to seek plant and arthropod bio-indicator species as an ecological tool to discriminate disturbances in a gradient of anthropogenic impacted ecosystems and its implications for conservation.

Session Name
Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution
Research Interests
ecology; evolution; biological control; invasion biology; biodiversity
Bio
António Onofre Soares has a PhD in Ecology. Presently, he is a Professor at the University of the Azores. His research focuses primarily on the study of biology, ecology and biodiversity of arthropods; mainly biological control agents used in integrated pest management. He has extensively worked on ladybird beetles as a model species; i) to search for the best conditions for mass rearing, ii) to find how vulnerable the species are to biotic interactions, iii) to understand life history evolution in ladybirds and relate it to habitat usage, iv) to study dynamics of colonization and invasion in an islands context and iv) to seek plant and arthropod bio-indicator species as an ecological tool to discriminate disturbances in a gradient of anthropogenic impacted ecosystems and its implications for conservation.

Dr. Rob Morrison

Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, USDA-ARS, Manhattan, KS, USA

DETAILS

Pest Management

integrated pest management; stored products; behavior; chemical ecology; invasive species

Dr. Rob Morrison is currently a Research Entomologist at the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS, where his current research program involves elucidating the chemical ecology and behavior and improving the IPM of stored product insects. He graduated with his B.A. from Kalamazoo College, then his M.S. from the University of Munich, Germany. In 2014, Rob received his PhD from the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. Dr. Morrison has published 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, obtained over $10 million in extramural funding, and his staff and he have collectively delivered 250 presentations in 40 US States and 10 countries.

Session Name
Pest Management
Research Interests
integrated pest management; stored products; behavior; chemical ecology; invasive species
Bio
Dr. Rob Morrison is currently a Research Entomologist at the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS, where his current research program involves elucidating the chemical ecology and behavior and improving the IPM of stored product insects. He graduated with his B.A. from Kalamazoo College, then his M.S. from the University of Munich, Germany. In 2014, Rob received his PhD from the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. Dr. Morrison has published 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, obtained over $10 million in extramural funding, and his staff and he have collectively delivered 250 presentations in 40 US States and 10 countries.

Professor Brighton M. Mvumi

Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Food Systems, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

DETAILS

Pest Management

stored-product entomology; food loss and waste assessment and management; postharvest systems analysis; agro-processing and value chain analysis; pesticides and the environment; biopesticides and agro-ecosystems; agricultural pest biology, ecology and management; integrated pest management; pesticide resistance development and management; organic agriculture; entomophagy; climate change and variability and postharvest eco-systems; agric-food systems, and rural-urban interdependencies; agricultural innovation systems including learning alliances; agricultural policy engagement and analysis

Brighton M. Mvumi is a professor of Postharvest Science and Technology at the University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe. His PhD focused on grain storage ecology and pest management methods. He has provided strategic technical and scientific inputs to R&D programs including the DFID Crop Post-harvest Programme; the African Postharvest Losses Information System (APHLIS) Network; the FAO Postharvest Loss Assessment Methodology, Postharvest Nutritional Loss Assessment Methodology, and other food loss reduction programs implemented in sub-Saharan Africa. He has facilitated numerous postharvest training programs for technocrats and scientists in SSA and is experienced in the evaluation and optimization of pesticidal plants in agricultural pest management. His research spans over the last 30 years with current research focusing on developing effective and sustainable technologies for food postharvest handling and loss reduction, management of agricultural pests, and understanding the effects of climate change and variability.

Session Name
Pest Management
Research Interests
stored-product entomology; food loss and waste assessment and management; postharvest systems analysis; agro-processing and value chain analysis; pesticides and the environment; biopesticides and agro-ecosystems; agricultural pest biology, ecology and management; integrated pest management; pesticide resistance development and management; organic agriculture; entomophagy; climate change and variability and postharvest eco-systems; agric-food systems, and rural-urban interdependencies; agricultural innovation systems including learning alliances; agricultural policy engagement and analysis
Bio
Brighton M. Mvumi is a professor of Postharvest Science and Technology at the University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe. His PhD focused on grain storage ecology and pest management methods. He has provided strategic technical and scientific inputs to R&D programs including the DFID Crop Post-harvest Programme; the African Postharvest Losses Information System (APHLIS) Network; the FAO Postharvest Loss Assessment Methodology, Postharvest Nutritional Loss Assessment Methodology, and other food loss reduction programs implemented in sub-Saharan Africa. He has facilitated numerous postharvest training programs for technocrats and scientists in SSA and is experienced in the evaluation and optimization of pesticidal plants in agricultural pest management. His research spans over the last 30 years with current research focusing on developing effective and sustainable technologies for food postharvest handling and loss reduction, management of agricultural pests, and understanding the effects of climate change and variability.

Prof. Dr. Junwei (Jerry) Zhu

Agroecosystem Management Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Lincoln, NE, USA

DETAILS

Pest Management

semiochemicals; integrated pest management; pheromones; kairomones; repellents and deterrents; agricultural pests; blood-sucking insects; animal protection

Dr. Zhu is a Research Chemical Ecologist at USDA-ARS. He is also a Professor of Entomology at the University of Nebraska. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Ecology from Lund University, Sweden, in 1995. He has worked in various universities, industries, and research institutes in the U.S. and Europe. His research focuses on semiochemical-based pest management (discovering novel natural product compounds for practical application). He has published over 100 scientific papers, with seven U.S. patents. He has served as Editor and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Chemical Ecology and Journal of Insect Science, etc. He has served as the chair of many international conferences (ISCE and APACE). He has been elected as President of ISCE, APACE, and ESA-OCEA. In 2007, he was awarded the 2007 U.S. Tibbett Award and OECD fellow in 2020.

Session Name
Pest Management
Research Interests
semiochemicals; integrated pest management; pheromones; kairomones; repellents and deterrents; agricultural pests; blood-sucking insects; animal protection
Bio
Dr. Zhu is a Research Chemical Ecologist at USDA-ARS. He is also a Professor of Entomology at the University of Nebraska. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Ecology from Lund University, Sweden, in 1995. He has worked in various universities, industries, and research institutes in the U.S. and Europe. His research focuses on semiochemical-based pest management (discovering novel natural product compounds for practical application). He has published over 100 scientific papers, with seven U.S. patents. He has served as Editor and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Chemical Ecology and Journal of Insect Science, etc. He has served as the chair of many international conferences (ISCE and APACE). He has been elected as President of ISCE, APACE, and ESA-OCEA. In 2007, he was awarded the 2007 U.S. Tibbett Award and OECD fellow in 2020.

Dr. David R. Coyle

Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University, Clemson, USA

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Forest and Urban Entomology

forest health; invasive species; science communication; bark beetles; applied management; pesticides; urban tree pests

Dr. Dave Coyle is an Assistant Professor of Forest Health and Invasive Species in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation. He received his BA from Luther College, MS from Iowa State University, and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked with Dr. Ken Raffa. Dave has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and runs an active extension program where he uses written and digital media to educate professionals and the general public on insects, fungi, and invasive plants that impact trees in managed and natural landscapes. Dave is the past President of the North American Invasive Species Management Association and is on the South Carolina Invasive Species Advisory Council. Find Dave on Twitter at @drdavecoyle where he regularly posts about forest entomology and invasive species.

Session Name
Forest and Urban Entomology
Research Interests
forest health; invasive species; science communication; bark beetles; applied management; pesticides; urban tree pests
Bio
Dr. Dave Coyle is an Assistant Professor of Forest Health and Invasive Species in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation. He received his BA from Luther College, MS from Iowa State University, and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked with Dr. Ken Raffa. Dave has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and runs an active extension program where he uses written and digital media to educate professionals and the general public on insects, fungi, and invasive plants that impact trees in managed and natural landscapes. Dave is the past President of the North American Invasive Species Management Association and is on the South Carolina Invasive Species Advisory Council. Find Dave on Twitter at @drdavecoyle where he regularly posts about forest entomology and invasive species.

Dr. Dimitrios N. Avtzis

Forest Research Institute – Hellenic Agricultural Organization Demeter, Vassilika, Greece

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Forest and Urban Entomology

forest entomology; population dynamics; biological control; bark beetles; phylogeography; biogeography; invasive insects

Dr. Dimitrios N. Avtzis is currently working at the Forest Research Institute (HAO Demeter) in the field of Forest Entomology. He completed his BSc (MSc equivalent) at the School of Forestry (AUTH, Greece) and continued with his PhD at the Institute of Forest Entomology (University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, Austria), under the supervision of Dr. Christian Stauffer. Dimitrios has published more than 50 articles in high-ranked SCI journals, and has participated in numerous national and international conferences on Entomology. Since 2018 he has served as a Deputy of IUFRO WP 7.03.05 “Ecology and Management of Bark and Wood Boring Insects”.

Session Name
Forest and Urban Entomology
Research Interests
forest entomology; population dynamics; biological control; bark beetles; phylogeography; biogeography; invasive insects
Bio
Dr. Dimitrios N. Avtzis is currently working at the Forest Research Institute (HAO Demeter) in the field of Forest Entomology. He completed his BSc (MSc equivalent) at the School of Forestry (AUTH, Greece) and continued with his PhD at the Institute of Forest Entomology (University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, Austria), under the supervision of Dr. Christian Stauffer. Dimitrios has published more than 50 articles in high-ranked SCI journals, and has participated in numerous national and international conferences on Entomology. Since 2018 he has served as a Deputy of IUFRO WP 7.03.05 “Ecology and Management of Bark and Wood Boring Insects”.

Dr. Andre B. B. Wilke

Division of Environment & Public Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

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Medical and Veterinary Entomology

population genetics; molecular evolution; microevolution; genetically modified mosquitoes; vector-ecology and behavior; vector surveillance and control; vector-borne diseases; public health

Andre B. B. Wilke, Ph.D., is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Environment and Public Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Wilke has more than ten years of experience in the fields of vector ecology, vector control, population genetics, and the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases. He has more than 50 publications in the areas of vector biology and the epidemiology and control of vector-borne diseases. He has conducted research and training in Brazil and the U.S. This has allowed him to develop his experience on the relationships between the population dynamics of vector mosquitoes and anthropogenic environmental changes.

Session Name
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Research Interests
population genetics; molecular evolution; microevolution; genetically modified mosquitoes; vector-ecology and behavior; vector surveillance and control; vector-borne diseases; public health
Bio
Andre B. B. Wilke, Ph.D., is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Environment and Public Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Wilke has more than ten years of experience in the fields of vector ecology, vector control, population genetics, and the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases. He has more than 50 publications in the areas of vector biology and the epidemiology and control of vector-borne diseases. He has conducted research and training in Brazil and the U.S. This has allowed him to develop his experience on the relationships between the population dynamics of vector mosquitoes and anthropogenic environmental changes.

Dr. Kirk E. Anderson

Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ, USA

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Apiculture and Pollinators

social insects; honey bees; genetics; microbiome; immunity; pollination ecology; disease; microbial ecology; behavior; evolution

Dr. Kirk E. Anderson has conducted research in the ecology and evolution of social insects for over 20 years. He received his PhD from Arizona State University in 2006. Following a three-year NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Arizona, he was hired by the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center as a microbial ecologist, becoming a lead scientist in 2013. Dr. Anderson is responsible for conceiving and conducting a novel research program of considerable scope and complexity that addresses the role of microbial communities in honey bee colony health. He cooperates in national and international research efforts, serves on the board of granting institutions, has published more than 50 research papers on social insects, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Insects.

Session Name
Apiculture and Pollinators
Research Interests
social insects; honey bees; genetics; microbiome; immunity; pollination ecology; disease; microbial ecology; behavior; evolution
Bio
Dr. Kirk E. Anderson has conducted research in the ecology and evolution of social insects for over 20 years. He received his PhD from Arizona State University in 2006. Following a three-year NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Arizona, he was hired by the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center as a microbial ecologist, becoming a lead scientist in 2013. Dr. Anderson is responsible for conceiving and conducting a novel research program of considerable scope and complexity that addresses the role of microbial communities in honey bee colony health. He cooperates in national and international research efforts, serves on the board of granting institutions, has published more than 50 research papers on social insects, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Insects.

Dr. Silvio Erler

Institute for Bee Protection, Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI)–Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Braunschweig, Germany

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Apiculture and Pollinators

honey bees; bumble bees; insect immunity; host-parasite interaction; bee diseases; bee ecology; bee protection; behaviour; evolution

Dr. Silvio Erler studied biology at the Martin-Luther-University Halle Wittenberg and obtained his PhD in 2012. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, he is now a researcher and deputy director of the Institute of Bee Protection at the Julius Kühn-Institute (Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants). He has worked on different issues of host–parasite interaction, insect immunity, biology of bee diseases, bee ecology and evolution, bee product science and other aspects of social insect biology. He has been and is a partner or coordinator in national and international research projects. He has published more than 45 research papers on these subjects in both scientific and beekeeping journals, and is member of the Editorial Board of Insects and Frontiers in Insect Science.

Session Name
Apiculture and Pollinators
Research Interests
honey bees; bumble bees; insect immunity; host-parasite interaction; bee diseases; bee ecology; bee protection; behaviour; evolution
Bio
Dr. Silvio Erler studied biology at the Martin-Luther-University Halle Wittenberg and obtained his PhD in 2012. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, he is now a researcher and deputy director of the Institute of Bee Protection at the Julius Kühn-Institute (Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants). He has worked on different issues of host–parasite interaction, insect immunity, biology of bee diseases, bee ecology and evolution, bee product science and other aspects of social insect biology. He has been and is a partner or coordinator in national and international research projects. He has published more than 45 research papers on these subjects in both scientific and beekeeping journals, and is member of the Editorial Board of Insects and Frontiers in Insect Science.

Prof. Dr. Ljubiša Stanisavljević

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Belgrade, Serbia

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Apiculture and Pollinators

solitary bees; pollinators; pollination; entomovectoring;, honey bee as environment monitoring system; physiology of bees; bee products.

Ljubiša Stanisavljević graduated (1994) in Biology at the University of Belgrade, and finished his masters (1996) and doctoral degrees in the field of Entomology at the same University in 2000. The main focus of his research are bees as pollinators in the agro-ecosystems and the valorization of the pollination service and apivectoring. He is involved in studying the causes and consequences of pollinator decline. He has worked on the domestication, eco-physiology, taxonomy, and faunistics of solitary bees (Osmia, Megachile: Megachilidae); the use of the honey bee as a monitoring system; as well as the protection and promotion of indigenous honeybee ecotypes. He has published more than 40 research papers on these topics. The main courses he teaches are General and Applied Entomology, and the Biology of bees. Currently he is the President of European Association for Bee Research (EurBee).

Session Name
Apiculture and Pollinators
Research Interests
solitary bees; pollinators; pollination; entomovectoring;, honey bee as environment monitoring system; physiology of bees; bee products.
Bio
Ljubiša Stanisavljević graduated (1994) in Biology at the University of Belgrade, and finished his masters (1996) and doctoral degrees in the field of Entomology at the same University in 2000. The main focus of his research are bees as pollinators in the agro-ecosystems and the valorization of the pollination service and apivectoring. He is involved in studying the causes and consequences of pollinator decline. He has worked on the domestication, eco-physiology, taxonomy, and faunistics of solitary bees (Osmia, Megachile: Megachilidae); the use of the honey bee as a monitoring system; as well as the protection and promotion of indigenous honeybee ecotypes. He has published more than 40 research papers on these topics. The main courses he teaches are General and Applied Entomology, and the Biology of bees. Currently he is the President of European Association for Bee Research (EurBee).

Conference Committee

Dr. Giovanni Benelli

Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Benelli, Italy

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biological control; biopesticides; ecotoxicology; green insecticides; insect behavior; insect vectors; mating disruption; mosquitoes; parasitoids; pheromones; repellents; ticks

Research Keywords
biological control; biopesticides; ecotoxicology; green insecticides; insect behavior; insect vectors; mating disruption; mosquitoes; parasitoids; pheromones; repellents; ticks

Prof. Dr. Barbara Mantovani

Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

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molecular taxonomy; phylogeny; systematics; evolution; reproductive biology

Research Keywords
molecular taxonomy; phylogeny; systematics; evolution; reproductive biology

Dr. Andrew Polaszek

Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, UK

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parasitoid taxonomy

Research Keywords
parasitoid taxonomy

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Francesco Brivio

Laboratory of Comparative Immunology and Parasitology, Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

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insect immunity; parasitology; nematodes; bacteria; host-parasite interaction; biological control

Research Keywords
insect immunity; parasitology; nematodes; bacteria; host-parasite interaction; biological control

Prof. Dr. Gábor L. Lövei

Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Slagelse, Denmark

DETAILS

invasion ecology; ecology of feeding in predatory arthropods; community ecology of terrestrial arthropods; conservation biology; urban ecology; agroecology & sustainable agriculture; risk assessment methodology; biosafety: ecology of genetically modified

Research Keywords
invasion ecology; ecology of feeding in predatory arthropods; community ecology of terrestrial arthropods; conservation biology; urban ecology; agroecology & sustainable agriculture; risk assessment methodology; biosafety: ecology of genetically modified

Dr. Emmanouil Roditakis

Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology and Pharmacology, Department of Agriculture, School of Agricultural Sciences, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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pest management; insecticide resistance; biological control; IPM; IRM; insect behavior; entomopathogens; vector control

Research Keywords
pest management; insecticide resistance; biological control; IPM; IRM; insect behavior; entomopathogens; vector control

Prof. Dr. Rosemary Collier

Warwick Crop Centre, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick, UK

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integrated pest management; horticultural crops

Research Keywords
integrated pest management; horticultural crops

Prof. Dr. Dionyssios Ch. Perdikis

Laboratory of Agricultural Zoology and Entomology, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece

DETAILS

integrated pest management; biological control on insect pests; omnivorous predators; essential oils in insect pest control; Location Aware Systems; functional agro-biodiversity

Research Keywords
integrated pest management; biological control on insect pests; omnivorous predators; essential oils in insect pest control; Location Aware Systems; functional agro-biodiversity

Prof. Dr. Barbara Conti

Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

DETAILS

bioactivity of natural substances against insects of medical and agricultural interest and against food-stuff pests; integrated pest management strategies for the control of pests; taxonomy, morphology and biology of Thysanoptera

Research Keywords
bioactivity of natural substances against insects of medical and agricultural interest and against food-stuff pests; integrated pest management strategies for the control of pests; taxonomy, morphology and biology of Thysanoptera

Dr. Marijana Pražić Golić

Institute of Pesticides and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia

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stored product insects; effects; insecticides; grain protectants; pest management.

Research Keywords
stored product insects; effects; insecticides; grain protectants; pest management.

Dr. Goran Andrić

Laboratory of Applied Entomology, Institute of Pesticides and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia

DETAILS

stored product insect pests; contact insecticides; resistance to contact insecticides; inert dusts; botanicals; extreme temperatures; integrated pest management

Research Keywords
stored product insect pests; contact insecticides; resistance to contact insecticides; inert dusts; botanicals; extreme temperatures; integrated pest management

Prof. Dr. Juan C. Corley

IFAB (Instituto de Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecuarias Bariloche INTA-CONICET), Bariloche, Argentina

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population ecology; parasitoids; biological control; invasive forest insects

Research Keywords
population ecology; parasitoids; biological control; invasive forest insects

Dr. Brett Hurley

FABI, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

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biological control; forest entomology; integrated pest management

Research Keywords
biological control; forest entomology; integrated pest management

Prof. Dr. Ferenc Lakatos

Faculty of Forestry, University of Sopron, Sopron, Hungary

DETAILS

forest entomology; invasive species; insect population genetics; bark and ambrosia beetles

Research Keywords
forest entomology; invasive species; insect population genetics; bark and ambrosia beetles

Dr. Natalia Kirichenko

Sukachev Institute of Forest, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Federal Research Center «Krasnoyarsk Science Center SB RAS» & Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

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forest insects; invasions; pest risk assessment; trophic ecology phylogeography; DNA barcoding; Lepidoptera; the Palearctic

Research Keywords
forest insects; invasions; pest risk assessment; trophic ecology phylogeography; DNA barcoding; Lepidoptera; the Palearctic

Prof. Dr. Guido Favia

School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy

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mosquito-symbiosis; insect-symbiosis; vector control; insect borne diseases

Research Keywords
mosquito-symbiosis; insect-symbiosis; vector control; insect borne diseases

Dr. Yuval Gottlieb

Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

DETAILS

arthropod symbiosis; veterinary entomology; vector borne diseases; vector ecology; ticks; biting midges; sex-determination

Research Keywords
arthropod symbiosis; veterinary entomology; vector borne diseases; vector ecology; ticks; biting midges; sex-determination

Professor Guy Bloch

Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

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bees; social behavior; chronobiology; bee physiology

Research Keywords
bees; social behavior; chronobiology; bee physiology

Invited Speakers

Dr. Dimitrios N. Avtzis

Forest Research Institute – Hellenic Agricultural Organization Demeter, Vassilika, Greece

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Dr. Dimitrios N. Avtzis is currently working at the Forest Research Institute (HAO Demeter) in the field of Forest Entomology. He completed his BSc (MSc equivalent) at the School of Forestry (AUTH, Greece) and continued with his PhD at the Institute of Forest Entomology (University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, Austria), under the supervision of Dr. Christian Stauffer. Dimitrios has published more than 50 articles in high-ranked SCI journals, and has participated in numerous national and international conferences on Entomology. Since 2018 he has served as a Deputy of IUFRO WP 7.03.05 “Ecology and Management of Bark and Wood Boring Insects”.

Bio
Dr. Dimitrios N. Avtzis is currently working at the Forest Research Institute (HAO Demeter) in the field of Forest Entomology. He completed his BSc (MSc equivalent) at the School of Forestry (AUTH, Greece) and continued with his PhD at the Institute of Forest Entomology (University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, Austria), under the supervision of Dr. Christian Stauffer. Dimitrios has published more than 50 articles in high-ranked SCI journals, and has participated in numerous national and international conferences on Entomology. Since 2018 he has served as a Deputy of IUFRO WP 7.03.05 “Ecology and Management of Bark and Wood Boring Insects”.

Dr. Neil Audsley

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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Dr. Neil Audsley is an invertebrate physiologist/Senior Lecturer at Fera Science Ltd/Newcastle University, UK. He provides strategic research and development and policy advice for the management of native, invasive and emerging pests of agriculture, horticulture and tree health importance. His major research interests include invertebrate endocrinology, physiology and biochemistry; novel pesticide targets; insecticide resistance; integrated pest management and biological control. He is currently leading projects on the biological control of invasive pests of tree health importance and developing alternative strategies for the control of insect pests by targeting insect neuropeptides and their receptors.

Bio
Dr. Neil Audsley is an invertebrate physiologist/Senior Lecturer at Fera Science Ltd/Newcastle University, UK. He provides strategic research and development and policy advice for the management of native, invasive and emerging pests of agriculture, horticulture and tree health importance. His major research interests include invertebrate endocrinology, physiology and biochemistry; novel pesticide targets; insecticide resistance; integrated pest management and biological control. He is currently leading projects on the biological control of invasive pests of tree health importance and developing alternative strategies for the control of insect pests by targeting insect neuropeptides and their receptors.

Professor Guy Bloch

Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

DETAILS

Guy Bloch is a Professor of Biology at the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His research interests are the evolution and mechanisms underlying sociality and social behavior, and his group studies bees as a model. They seek to understand how an insect with a solitary life style evolved to live in complex societies with social modulation of almost every aspect of its behavior and physiology. To study these fascinating and intricate phenomena his group integrates analyses at different levels, from genomic and molecular processes that regulate behavior to sociobiology. They study physiological, molecular and social regulation of behaviors such as division of labor, dominance, phototaxis (directional response to light), and sleep. The major line of inquiry in my group however, has been the interactions between social factors and the biological clock ("Sociochronobiology"). Additional major lines of research include hormones (mainly juvenile hormone and ecdysteroids) and social behavior and the social and molecular regulation of body size in bumble bees.

Bio
Guy Bloch is a Professor of Biology at the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His research interests are the evolution and mechanisms underlying sociality and social behavior, and his group studies bees as a model. They seek to understand how an insect with a solitary life style evolved to live in complex societies with social modulation of almost every aspect of its behavior and physiology. To study these fascinating and intricate phenomena his group integrates analyses at different levels, from genomic and molecular processes that regulate behavior to sociobiology. They study physiological, molecular and social regulation of behaviors such as division of labor, dominance, phototaxis (directional response to light), and sleep. The major line of inquiry in my group however, has been the interactions between social factors and the biological clock ("Sociochronobiology"). Additional major lines of research include hormones (mainly juvenile hormone and ecdysteroids) and social behavior and the social and molecular regulation of body size in bumble bees.

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Francesco Brivio

Laboratory of Comparative Immunology and Parasitology, Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

DETAILS

insect immunity; parasitology; nematodes; bacteria; host-parasite interaction; biological control

Research Keywords
insect immunity; parasitology; nematodes; bacteria; host-parasite interaction; biological control

Dr. Paulo A. V. Borges

Azorean Biodiversity Group (cE3c), University of the Azores, Azores, Portugal

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Paulo A. V. Borges has a Ph.D. diploma in Insect Ecology from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine – University of London (1997). He is currently leading the Azorean Biodiversity Group (cE3c) within the University of the Azores (http://gba.uac.pt/). Since 1988, he has been involved in biodiversity research, using arthropods as model organisms and the Macaronesian islands, particularly the Azores, as model systems. His current research is driven by three overarching objectives: i) collect long-term ecological data to investigate the processes affecting patterns of species diversity, abundance and distribution at different spatial scales; ii) use Macaronesia as a model system to investigate ecological and evolutionary mechanisms responsible for shaping island biotas; iii) identify pathways that impact oceanic indigenous assemblages under global change for conservation purposes.

Bio
Paulo A. V. Borges has a Ph.D. diploma in Insect Ecology from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine – University of London (1997). He is currently leading the Azorean Biodiversity Group (cE3c) within the University of the Azores (http://gba.uac.pt/). Since 1988, he has been involved in biodiversity research, using arthropods as model organisms and the Macaronesian islands, particularly the Azores, as model systems. His current research is driven by three overarching objectives: i) collect long-term ecological data to investigate the processes affecting patterns of species diversity, abundance and distribution at different spatial scales; ii) use Macaronesia as a model system to investigate ecological and evolutionary mechanisms responsible for shaping island biotas; iii) identify pathways that impact oceanic indigenous assemblages under global change for conservation purposes.

Dr. David R. Coyle

Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University, Clemson, USA

DETAILS

Dr. Dave Coyle is an Assistant Professor of Forest Health and Invasive Species in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation. He received his BA from Luther College, MS from Iowa State University, and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked with Dr. Ken Raffa. Dave has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and runs an active extension program where he uses written and digital media to educate professionals and the general public on insects, fungi, and invasive plants that impact trees in managed and natural landscapes. Dave is the past President of the North American Invasive Species Management Association and is on the South Carolina Invasive Species Advisory Council. Find Dave on Twitter at @drdavecoyle where he regularly posts about forest entomology and invasive species.

Bio
Dr. Dave Coyle is an Assistant Professor of Forest Health and Invasive Species in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation. He received his BA from Luther College, MS from Iowa State University, and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked with Dr. Ken Raffa. Dave has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and runs an active extension program where he uses written and digital media to educate professionals and the general public on insects, fungi, and invasive plants that impact trees in managed and natural landscapes. Dave is the past President of the North American Invasive Species Management Association and is on the South Carolina Invasive Species Advisory Council. Find Dave on Twitter at @drdavecoyle where he regularly posts about forest entomology and invasive species.

Dr. Natalia Kirichenko

Sukachev Institute of Forest, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Federal Research Center «Krasnoyarsk Science Center SB RAS» & Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

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Dr. Natalia Kirichenko is a forest entomologist working at the Sukachev Institute of Forest, the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Federal Research Center «Krasnoyarsk Science Center SB RAS» (Krasnoyarsk, Russia). Her main research interests are ecology and risk assessment of invasive phyllophagous insect pests. She carried out extensive research in Asian and European botanical gardens and arboreta to detect potentially invasive tree pests and study the colonization of native and exotic woody plants by aborigine insects in order to test various hypotheses linked to biological invasions. Her research activities also include DNA barcoding, integrative taxonomy and phylogeography of leafmining insects (the key group are Gracillariidae moths). She explores centuries-old herbaria and apply advanced molecular genetic tools to define primary ranges and reconstruct invasion histories of leafminers.

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Dr. Natalia Kirichenko is a forest entomologist working at the Sukachev Institute of Forest, the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Federal Research Center «Krasnoyarsk Science Center SB RAS» (Krasnoyarsk, Russia). Her main research interests are ecology and risk assessment of invasive phyllophagous insect pests. She carried out extensive research in Asian and European botanical gardens and arboreta to detect potentially invasive tree pests and study the colonization of native and exotic woody plants by aborigine insects in order to test various hypotheses linked to biological invasions. Her research activities also include DNA barcoding, integrative taxonomy and phylogeography of leafmining insects (the key group are Gracillariidae moths). She explores centuries-old herbaria and apply advanced molecular genetic tools to define primary ranges and reconstruct invasion histories of leafminers.

Prof. Dr. Guido Favia

School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy

DETAILS

Guido Favia is Full Professor of Parasitology at the School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Camerino. Prof. Favia is an expert on insect vectors with a particular interest in mosquitoes and malaria. In the last twenty years he has mainly devoted himself to the study of the microbiota associated with mosquitoes and other insects. His collaborative network includes some of the most relevant institutions in the field of infectious diseases (Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, Imperial College London). He is the author of over 300 scientific publications including about 100 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals, including Science, Pnas, Current Biology. He has participated in several international conferences as an invited speaker and has been supervisor of dozens of Post-Doc, PhD and Master students. He is Director of the School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Camerino and Deputy Director of the Italian Malaria Network.

Bio
Guido Favia is Full Professor of Parasitology at the School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Camerino. Prof. Favia is an expert on insect vectors with a particular interest in mosquitoes and malaria. In the last twenty years he has mainly devoted himself to the study of the microbiota associated with mosquitoes and other insects. His collaborative network includes some of the most relevant institutions in the field of infectious diseases (Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, Imperial College London). He is the author of over 300 scientific publications including about 100 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals, including Science, Pnas, Current Biology. He has participated in several international conferences as an invited speaker and has been supervisor of dozens of Post-Doc, PhD and Master students. He is Director of the School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Camerino and Deputy Director of the Italian Malaria Network.

Professor Peter G. Kevan

School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

Prof. Dr. Claudio R. Lazzari

Insect Biology Research Institute, University of Tours, Tours, France

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Claudio R. Lazzari, PhD, FRES, is a Professor at the Universities of Tours (France) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). He has spent more than three decades studying the adaptations of arthropods to the haematophagous way of life. He has published more than 140 contributions on vector biology and different aspects of insect physiology, neurobiology and sensory ecology. He has conducted research and training in Argentina, Brazil, France and Germany. His main biological models are kissing-bugs and mosquitoes, but also other blood-sucking organisms, such as ticks, sandflies, tse-tse flies, lice and sometimes non haematophagous arthropods as crickets, spiders, beetles and parasitoids.

Bio
Claudio R. Lazzari, PhD, FRES, is a Professor at the Universities of Tours (France) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). He has spent more than three decades studying the adaptations of arthropods to the haematophagous way of life. He has published more than 140 contributions on vector biology and different aspects of insect physiology, neurobiology and sensory ecology. He has conducted research and training in Argentina, Brazil, France and Germany. His main biological models are kissing-bugs and mosquitoes, but also other blood-sucking organisms, such as ticks, sandflies, tse-tse flies, lice and sometimes non haematophagous arthropods as crickets, spiders, beetles and parasitoids.

Dr. Fabrice Legeai

INRAE, UMR1349, Institute of Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection, France

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Fabrice Legeai is a project manager, expert in bioinformatics, group leader at INRAE Rennes. Since 2007, he manages the BioInformatics platform for the Arthopods of Agroecosystems (http://bipaa.genouest.org <http://bipaa.genouest.org/>), gathering genomics data from more than 35 insect species.With regard to aphids, lepidoptera and parasitic wasps genomics, he experienced variousworkflows and analyses forgenomes assembly and annotation, differential expression analyses, prediction of non coding RNA, identification and analyses of variations among populations. He is participating also to the development of softwares, for Omics-data integration (Askomics), differential expression analysis (AskoR), lncRNA prediction (feelNC) or genome gap-filling and structural variants prediction with linked-reads (Lrez, MTG-Link or LEVIATHAN).

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Fabrice Legeai is a project manager, expert in bioinformatics, group leader at INRAE Rennes. Since 2007, he manages the BioInformatics platform for the Arthopods of Agroecosystems (http://bipaa.genouest.org <http://bipaa.genouest.org/>), gathering genomics data from more than 35 insect species.With regard to aphids, lepidoptera and parasitic wasps genomics, he experienced variousworkflows and analyses forgenomes assembly and annotation, differential expression analyses, prediction of non coding RNA, identification and analyses of variations among populations. He is participating also to the development of softwares, for Omics-data integration (Askomics), differential expression analysis (AskoR), lncRNA prediction (feelNC) or genome gap-filling and structural variants prediction with linked-reads (Lrez, MTG-Link or LEVIATHAN).

Prof. Dr. Ferenc Lakatos

Faculty of Forestry, University of Sopron, Sopron, Hungary

DETAILS

Ferenc Lakatos is a forest entomologist working at the University of Sopron, Hungary, Faculty of Forestry. He is the head of the Department of Forest Protection. His main areas of interest are bark and wood boring insects with special emphasis on bark and ambrosia beetles, & invasive insect species on woody plants. His recent research activities include invasion biology, population genetic of forest insects and management of invasive insects in forestry.

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Ferenc Lakatos is a forest entomologist working at the University of Sopron, Hungary, Faculty of Forestry. He is the head of the Department of Forest Protection. His main areas of interest are bark and wood boring insects with special emphasis on bark and ambrosia beetles, & invasive insect species on woody plants. His recent research activities include invasion biology, population genetic of forest insects and management of invasive insects in forestry.

Prof. Dr. Mara Lawniczak

Wellcome Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK

DETAILS

Mara Lawniczak is an evolutionary geneticist and senior group leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Current malaria research in her group spans vector population genomics and parasite transmission biology. Through collaboration with many vector researchers working in malaria endemic countries, our team is generating high quality reference genomes from single mosquitoes and sequencing thousands of wild mosquitoes (both whole genome and targeted sequencing) and using these resources to gain a deep understanding of population structure and gene flow for a variety of malaria vector species, primarily in Africa. We are also sequencing mosquitoes from historic collections from the past century to study how populations have changed over 70 years of insecticide usage. Our group also created and continues to build the ‘Malaria Cell Atlas’, a single cell RNA sequencing data resource that provides a window into individual parasite transcription across the complete life cycle of both Plasmodium berghei and falciparum. This resource will continue to grow with our current efforts in Mali to examine individual parasite transcriptomes in natural infections to investigate transmission dynamics. All areas of our research are aimed at gaining an evolutionary perspective on these organisms with the aim to contribute to malaria control.

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Mara Lawniczak is an evolutionary geneticist and senior group leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Current malaria research in her group spans vector population genomics and parasite transmission biology. Through collaboration with many vector researchers working in malaria endemic countries, our team is generating high quality reference genomes from single mosquitoes and sequencing thousands of wild mosquitoes (both whole genome and targeted sequencing) and using these resources to gain a deep understanding of population structure and gene flow for a variety of malaria vector species, primarily in Africa. We are also sequencing mosquitoes from historic collections from the past century to study how populations have changed over 70 years of insecticide usage. Our group also created and continues to build the ‘Malaria Cell Atlas’, a single cell RNA sequencing data resource that provides a window into individual parasite transcription across the complete life cycle of both Plasmodium berghei and falciparum. This resource will continue to grow with our current efforts in Mali to examine individual parasite transcriptomes in natural infections to investigate transmission dynamics. All areas of our research are aimed at gaining an evolutionary perspective on these organisms with the aim to contribute to malaria control.

Prof. Dr. Andjeljko Petrović

Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

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Prof. Dr. Andjeljko Petrović is an Associate Professor at Chair of invertebrate zoology and entomology, Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He did his PhD in systematics and phylogeny of animals at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Belgrade. His research interests are focused on the taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics of parasitoid wasps (mainly subfamily Aphidiinae), with emphasis on an integrated approach. He actively collaborates in different projects where he incorporates this fundamental knowledge in the development of improved integrated pest management of aphids, both by finding new biocontrol agents and enhancing ecosystem services. Dr. Petrović is an author of more than 70 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 50 congress contributions, and 5 university textbooks.

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Prof. Dr. Andjeljko Petrović is an Associate Professor at Chair of invertebrate zoology and entomology, Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He did his PhD in systematics and phylogeny of animals at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Belgrade. His research interests are focused on the taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics of parasitoid wasps (mainly subfamily Aphidiinae), with emphasis on an integrated approach. He actively collaborates in different projects where he incorporates this fundamental knowledge in the development of improved integrated pest management of aphids, both by finding new biocontrol agents and enhancing ecosystem services. Dr. Petrović is an author of more than 70 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 50 congress contributions, and 5 university textbooks.

Dr. Andre B. B. Wilke

Division of Environment & Public Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

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Andre B. B. Wilke, Ph.D., is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Environment and Public Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Wilke has more than ten years of experience in the fields of vector ecology, vector control, population genetics, and the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases. He has more than 50 publications in the areas of vector biology and the epidemiology and control of vector-borne diseases. He has conducted research and training in Brazil and the U.S. This has allowed him to develop his experience on the relationships between the population dynamics of vector mosquitoes and anthropogenic environmental changes.

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Andre B. B. Wilke, Ph.D., is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Environment and Public Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Wilke has more than ten years of experience in the fields of vector ecology, vector control, population genetics, and the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases. He has more than 50 publications in the areas of vector biology and the epidemiology and control of vector-borne diseases. He has conducted research and training in Brazil and the U.S. This has allowed him to develop his experience on the relationships between the population dynamics of vector mosquitoes and anthropogenic environmental changes.

Call for Submissions

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE) will be held on 1st–15th July 2021 virtually.

This event will solely be an online proceeding that allows participation from all over the world, with no concerns of travel and related expenditures, while at the same time, making the rapid spread of worldwide advances in insects among the entire scientific community. All proceedings will be held online at https://iece.sciforum.net/.

Through this event, we aim to cover the following topics:

• Systematics and Morphology
• Genetics and Genomics
• Biology, Behavior and Physiology
• Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution
• Pest Management
• Forest and Urban Entomology
• Medical and Veterinary Entomology
• Apiculture and Pollinators

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform.

IECE is a virtual conference sponsored by Insects. Participation is free of charge for authors and attendees. Accepted papers will be gathered in the proceedings of the conference.

IECE offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without the concerns and expense of travelling—all you need is access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to "attend" this conference by presenting your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted before 30 May 2021 online at http://www.sciforum.net/login. For accepted abstracts, the proceedings paper can be submitted by 15 June 2021. The conference will be held on 1st–15th July 2021.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information on the procedure for submission, peer review, revision, and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section 'Instructions for Authors'.



Critical Dates

Abstract Deadline: 30/05/2021
Abstract Acceptance Notification Deadline: 31/05/2021
Proceedings Paper Deadline: 15/06/2021
Conference Date: 01/07/2021

Instructions for Authors

Submission

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with https://sciforum.net/, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–250) words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 30 May 2021.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology. All authors will be notified by 31 May 2021 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 15 June 2021.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on https://iece.sciforum.net/ for discussion during the time of the conference 1–15 July 2021 and will be published in Journal Biology and Life Sciences Forum.
  5. The accepted papers will be published free of charge in the journal Biology and Life Sciences Forum of the conference itself. The Open Access Journal Insects will publish a Special Issue “Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology of the conference to include extended and expanded version of conference proceedings papers, with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC, etc.).

Please note that all abstracts, papers and materials submitted to e-conference should be original and unpublished.

Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (200–250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (including figures, tables and references) and should not exceed 8 pages.

Presentations

Poster—Posters (Presentation PDF) can be presented without an accompanying proceedings paper and will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. They will be also added to the journal Biology and Life Sciences Forum of the conference.

Slides—Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

Video—Authors are encouraged to submit video presentations. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discussing it with peers from all over the world. The video should be no longer than 3-5 minutes and prepared with one of the following formats: .mp4 / .webm / .ogg (max size: 250Mb). It should be submitted directly to the conference platform before 15 June 2021. Make a difference and join us for this project!

Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://iece.sciforum.net/ by registering and logging in to this website.

Accepted File Formats
  • MS Word: Manuscripts prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
  • LaTeX: Manuscripts prepared in LaTeX must be collated into one ZIP folder (include all source files and images, so that the Conference Secretariat can recompile the submitted PDF). When preparing manuscripts in LaTeX, please use the 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology LaTeX template files.

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology Microsoft Word template file and LaTex template file

Manuscript Preparation
  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 21 cm × 29.7 cm. Margin: Top = 2.5 cm; Bottom = 1.9 cm; Right = 1.27 cm.

  • Formatting/Style: The paper style of the Journal Proceedings should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper (see above). The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [13], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.

  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.

  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.
Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Conference Secretariat

M.Sc. Fancy Zhai

MDPI Branch Office, Beijing

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Betsy Feng

MDPI Branch Office, Beijing

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Barbara Wang

MDPI Branch Office, Beijing

Email: [email protected]

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