The IOBC-Global Study Group "Classical Weed Biological Control" is an extension of the venerable International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (ISBCW).
Provide a forum to connect weed biocontrol scientists between the quadrennial ISBCW, facilitate contributions to global discussions on regulations and help to promote weed biocontrol, e.g., by supporting early career scientists, developing country collaborations and providing a mechanism to advocate for its appropriate and sustained use as a vital weed management tool.
Participants of the International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds 2018 in Engelberg, Switzerland, were keen to explore the option of becoming a Global Study/Working Group of IOBC.
"A World Catalogue of Agents and Their Weeds" can be accessed through the following link: https://www.ibiocontrol.org/catalog/index.cfm
Please note, all weed biological control activity is, and needs to be, done in strict compliance with the policies and regulations specific to each country. This enables this applied scientific activity to be undertaken in a responsible manner that considers the risks, costs and benefits of release of classical biological control agents into any country. If you are unsure of this process, please contact the convenors of this Study/Working Group.
Since 1969, an International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (ISBCW) has been held every 3-4 years. The Proceedings of ISBCW can be accessed through the following links
Volume I - Published 1969 (1st ISBCW; Delemont, Switzerland)
Volume II - Published 1971 (2nd ISBCW; Rome, Italy)
Volume III - Published 1973 (3rd ISBCW; Montpellier, France)
Volume IV - Published 1973 (4th ISBCW; Gainesville, Florida, USA)
Volume V - Published 1980 (5th ISBCW; Brisbane, Australia)
Volume VI - Published 1984 (6th ISBCW; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Volume VII - Published 1988 (7th ISBCW; Rome, Italy)
Volume VIII - Published 1992 (8th ISBCW; Canterbury, New Zealand)
Volume IX - Published 1996 (9th ISBCW; Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Volume X - Published 1999 (10th ISBCW; Bozeman, Montana, USA)
Volume XI - Published 2003 (11th ISBCW; Canberra, Australia)
Volume XII - Published 2007 (12th ISBCW; Montpellier, France)
Volume XIII - Published 2013 (13th ISBCW; Hawaii, USA)
Volume XIV - Published 2014 (14th ISBCW; Kruger National Park, South Africa)
Volume XV - Published 2019 (15th ISBCW; Engelberg, Switzerland)
Volume XVI - Published 2023 (16th ISBCW; Iguazu, Argentina)
Cabrera Walsh G., Anderson F.E., Mc Kay F., Sosa A.J. and Hernández M.C., eds., 2023.
Proceedings of the XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, 7 – 12 May 2023, 216 pp.
Download: Proceedings 16th ISBCW 2023 (pdf)
Participants of the XVI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, 7 – 12 May 2023.