26-31 August 2018:
ISBCW 2018 - XVth International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds

ISBCW 2018 - XV
th International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 26-31 August 2018, Engelberg, SwitzerlandEngelberg, Switzerland

Sessions will be held on:

  • Target and agent selection
  • Novel methods to determine efficacy and environmental safety of agents
  • Making classical biological control more predictive: moving from ecological to evolutionary processes
  • Regulations for agent release and access to genetic resources
  • Post-release monitoring and evaluation
  • Social and economic assessments of biological control
  • Integrated Weed Management and restoration
  • Opportunities and constraints for classical weed biocontrol in developing countries
  • Opportunities and constraints for classical weed biocontrol in developed countries
  • Bioherbicides

Deadline for early registration and submission of abstracts: 30 March 2018.
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27-29 September 2018

1st International Conference on Biological Control: Approaches and Applications (ICBC 2018)

Bengaluru, India

1st International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC 2018), 27-29 September 2018, Bengaluru, India. Conference Theme:
Biological Control: Approaches and Applications

Globally, up to 30% of agricultural yields are affected by pests and diseases despite intensive chemical pesticide use. Biological control of insect pests and diseases is one of the major ecosystem services provided to agriculture worldwide. Natural enemies such as predators, parasitoids and pathogens play a major role in limiting damage caused by nature and exotic pests. The main theme of the conference is to address issues related to various biological control approaches in the context of biodiversity, increased chemical pesticide pressure and climate change. The emphasis would also be on the challenges faced by researchers, farmers and other stakeholders in implementing biological control programs. The conference would include keynote addresses, plenary and oral presentations and poster sessions.

The conference would cover the following Sub Themes related to Biological Control

  • Biodiversity and Biosecurity
  • Conservation Strategies
  • Biotechnological Approaches in Biocontrol
  • Production and Utilization of Macrobials for Insect Pest Management
  • Production and Utilization of Microbials for Insect Pest and Disease Management
  • Biological Control Compatible Approaches
  • Biological Control of Invasive Pests and Weeds
  • Biological Control: Industrial Perspective and Policy Issues
  • IOBC-Global Parthenium Working Group Workshop
  • IOBC-Global Tuta absoluta Working Group Workshop

More information: First Announcement (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf)


16-20 September 2019:

IOBC-Global Working Group Meeting:

14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga,

14th International Symposium Ecology of Aphidophaga, 16-20 September 2019, Montreal (Quebec), Canada.Montreal (Quebec) Canada

The purpose of Ecology of Aphidophaga conferences is to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of research on the biology, ecology and behaviour of organisms contributing to mortality of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Acceptable topics include the following:

  • Life cycle, voltinism and diapause
  • Food relations (including non-aphid food of aphidophaga)
  • Behaviour
  • Systematics and morphology
  • Phylogeny
  • Population dynamics
  • Modelling
  • Distribution and seasonal adaptation
  • Parasitoids and pathogens of aphidophaga
  • Parasitoids and pathogens of aphids
  • Tritrophic interactions
  • Intraguild interactions
  • Invasive aphidophaga
  • Chemical ecology
  • Integrated pest management
  • Climatic changes





19-24 July 2020:

XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology,

XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland.Helsinki, Finland

The ICE2020Helsinki congress will be arranged in sections representing major fields of entomological interest. Each section will include a number of symposia.

The ICE2020Helsinki congress intends to attract world-leaders as symposium organizers who will be able to identify cutting-edge topics and to assemble the best-available established researchers, and excellent younger researchers, to present their work.



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