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Latest IOBC Newsletter (pdf),
June 2015

IOBC Global Newsletter 97, June 2015

The International organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) promotes environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control. It is a voluntary organisation of biological-control workers.

Membership in IOBC gives individuals and organisations the opportunity to participate in biological control activities beyond their specific jobs and workplaces, to step outside their bureaucracies, and to contribute to the promotion of biological control worldwide.

Apply for your IOBC Membership today!

 

 

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XXV International Congress of Entomology, 25-30 September 2016, Orlando, Florida, USA

ICE 2016

XXV International Congress of Entomology, 25.-30.09.2016, Orlando, Florida, USA.
IOBC-Global will be sponsoring 4 biological control symposia at the International Congress of Entomology.

Four biological control symposia:

  • Biological Control Under Climate Change
    Convener: Jianqing Ding (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

  • Prospects and Challenges for Biocontrol of Disease Vectors
    Convener: Matthew Thomas (Penn State University, USA)

  • Status and Prospects for Biological Control in the 21st Century
    Conveners: Russell Messing (University of Hawaii, USA) and Jacques Brodeur (University of Montreal, Canada)

  • Zoophytophagous Arthropods in Biological Control
    Conveners: Josep A. Jaques (Universitat Jaume I, Spain) and Alberto Urbaneja (Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research, Spain)

For more information on other biocontrol-related talks, see the full list of symposia here: http://ice2016orlando.org/
scientific-program/symposia

 

EMAPi 2015, 13th International Conference Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, 20.-24.09.2015, Hawai'i Island, USA.

EMAPi 2015

13th International Conference Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, 20.-24.09.2015, Hawai'i Island, USA.
The conference may be of special interest to weed biocontrol practitioners.

EMAPi 2015 provides the opportunity to share findings and experiences — research, management, and policy — with professionals from around the world. A mid-conference field trip will offer first-hand experience with Hawaii's plant invasions, while also allowing extensive opportunities for networking. For this international meeting, we are expecting to bring together ~ 300 active researchers, managers and policy makers. One of the special sessions will focus on "Biocontrol of Invasive Plants" in which we will consider the science, practice and policy of weed biocontrol, particularly the benefits and risks of introducing specialist herbivores and pathogens for conservation objectives. A special discounted registration will be available to students.
Website: www.emapi2015.hawaii-conference.com

IOBC-APRS Symposium held at the Australian Entomological Society Conference in Canberra, Australia 28 Sep – 1 Oct 2014

IOBC-APRS Symposium

held at the Australian Entomological Society Conference, 28.09.-01.10.2014, in Canberra, Australia.



The 50th anniversary annual meeting of the Australian Entomology Society was held in Canberra from 28 Sep to 1 Oct 2014 and what a meeting it was!
See Photos and downlaod presentations!

Writing partnership

Writing Partnership

Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.



IOBC Global is establishing a pool of volunteers to help review and edit these articles, especially for young scientists and those who cannot afford to pay for professional services. The editing is not focused on scientific content, but rather on language use and clarity.

Please contact Dr. Russell Messing (messing@hawaii.edu) if you are willing to volunteer.

       

Information on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?

Forum article in the journal BioControl of the Commission on Biological Control and ABS

The IOBC report to FAO minimized political statements, to focus on a factual summary. The Commission on Biological Control and ABS thought it was essential to present these issues to the biological control community, as an important part of this community is still unaware or just beginning to understand the possible implications of ABS. Therefore, the Commission wrote a forum article for the journal BioControl.
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Information on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

IOBC arranged a symposium on Biological control: Benefit sharing and the balance between benefits and risks.

At the International Congress of Entomology in Daegu, Korea, 19.-25.08.2012, the IOBC arranged a symposium on Biological control: Benefit sharing and the balance between benefits and risks, organized by Jacques Brodeur (Canada), Barbara Barratt (New Zealand), Peter Mason (Canada), George Heimpel (U.S.A.) and Helen Roy (U.K.).
Presentations