ICE 2016

ICE2016, XXV International Congress of Entomology, 25.-30.09.2016, Orlando, Florida, USA.XXV International Congress of Entomology, 25.-30.09.2016, Orlando, Florida, USA.

You can see the full list of all symposia here:
and registration information here:

There will be four IOBC-sponsored symposia, plus a host of additional talks related to biological control and IPM.

Lineup of all IOBC events at the ICE meeting

Event Date/Time
IOBC Executive Committee Meeting and Executive Council Meeting Sunday, September 25, 2016
Afternoon (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Zoophytophagous Arthropods in Biological Control
Conveners: Josep A. Jaques (Universitat Jaume I, Spain) and Alberto Urbaneja (Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research, Spain)
Monday, September 26, 2016
9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Biological Control Under Climate Change
Convener: Jianqing Ding (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Monday, September 26, 2016
9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Status and Prospects for Biological Control in the 21st Century
Conveners: Russell Messing (University of Hawaii, USA) and Jacques Brodeur (University of Montreal, Canada)   
Monday, September 26, 2016
1:30 – 5:30 pm
IOBC General Assembly Monday, September 26, 2016
Evening (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
IOBC New Executive Committee Meeting Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Evening (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
Opportunities and Challenges for Biocontrol of Disease Vectors
Convener: Matthew Thomas (Penn State University, USA)


Symposium focussed on the outcome of the IOBC workshop held in Engelberg, Switzerland, from 11-15 October 2015:

"Status and Prospects for Biological Control in the 21st Century"

Organizers:  Jacques Brodeur (University of Montreal) and Russell Messing (University of Hawaii)
Monday September 26, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

  1. Public perception and the loss of biocontrol cachet
    Russell Messing and Mark Wright
  2. Biological control in a historical context: shifting paradigms in classical biological control.
    George Heimpel
  3. Classical biological control successes and socio-economic impact: a brief history and outlook to the future.
    Ulrich Kuhlmann and Matthew Cock
  4. Augmentative biological control: we can do much better
    Joop van Lenteren
  5. Biological control as a conservation tool in the Everglades.
    Ellen C. Lake, M.C. Smitih, H. Cooley, L. Rogers and P. Tipping
  6. The genetics of biological control agents in the age of omics
    Richard Stouthamer
  7. Economic value of biological control in integrated pest management
    George Frisvold
  8. Accounting for rapid evolution in weed biological control agents: a step towards increasing predictability.
    Linda Buergi, P. McEvoy and E. Karacetin
  9. Trading biodiversity for pest problems: the role of complex communities in reducing pests
    Jonathan Lundgren and S. Fausti
  10. Future directions in biological control
    Jacques Brodeur, R. Messing and B. Barratt


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