International Branch Virtual Symposium Submission Descriptions

Poster submissions are now open in the following areas. The deadline to submit is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

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For the 2024 Virtual Symposium, the International Branch is offering grants for students and researchers who are experiencing financial hardship. The purpose of the grant is to allow recipients to present a virtual poster or pre-recorded oral presentation who otherwise would be unable to do so. To learn more and apply, click here

Climate Change and Its Impact on Biological Control

In the context of climate change, the aim of this topic is to present the effects of different aspects of climate changes (higher temperatures or CO2 levels, higher frequency of extreme events) on the control of insect pests in different ecological systems (forestry, arable crops, horticulture, vegetable crops) and in different types of interacting species (prey and predators, hosts and parasitoids, entomophtoralean fungi and pests….). Learn more.

Endangered Species

Insects are the most diverse and abundant group of animals on the planet and play critical roles in the functioning of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.  However, land use change, introduced species, climate change, pollution, and loss of habitat have resulted in significant declines in many parts of the world. In this session, we will examine some of the world’s endangered insect species, their ecology, threats to their existence, and measures being taken to help conserve them. Learn more.

Virus Vector Interactions

A large number of viruses responsible for devastating diseases of plants, humans, and animals rely exclusively on insect vectors for their dissemination between hosts. Modes of transmission vary between systems; however, the spread of these viruses always requires specific interactions between the virus and its vector. This knowledge is crucial to develop vector control methods that ultimately curb the spread of diseases. In this session, we will explore in parallel some recent progress in virus-vector interaction research for both plant and animal viruses and review their potential applications. Learn more.

General 10-Minute Oral Presentations and General Posters

10-minute oral presentations and posters presenting work on any insects and their relatives, not included in the other sessions, are welcome in these general sessions. Start your submission

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