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Dr. Davide Rassati

DAFNAE-Entomology, University of Padova, viale dell'Università 16, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
Interests: invasive species; surveillance; wood-boring beetles; trapping
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Dr. Aaron D. Gross
Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology and Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: Insecticide toxicology; tick-host interaction; vector-borne diseases; biochemistry and molecular physiology; neurophysiology; neurotoxicology; insecticide resistance; pollinator health; pollinator pests; public/animal pests; natural product chemistry
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Dr. Stefano Speranza
Department Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, University of Tuscia, Viterbo 01100, Italy
Interests: invasive species; insect-microorganism interaction; mathematical models for IPM
Dr. Thomas Bawin
Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Framstredet 39, 2019 Tromsø, Norway
Interests: insect interactions; biological control; integrated pest management
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Dr. Faith M. Oi
Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: integrated pest management; structural pests; termites; food safety
Dr. Aya Yanagawa
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University Uji 611-0011, Japan
Interests: disease defence mechanism in insects; Olfactory; gustatory; immunology; biological control; entomopathogenic fungi; plant-insect interactions
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Dr. Lekhnath Kafle
Department of Tropical Agriculture and International Cooperation, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, 1, Sheufu Rd, Neipu, Pingtung 91201, Taiwan
Interests: Integrated Pest Management (IPM); Urban Insect Pests; Non-Chemical Insect Pest Control; Apiculture
Dr. Matteo Marcantonio
Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: Invasive mosquito ecology; species dispersal theory and application; population dynamics and modelling; functional traits and biogeography; ecological informatics
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Prof. Andrew B. Nuss
Department of Agriculture, Veterinary, and Rangeland Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Interests: insect physiology; neuropeptides; insect olfaction; vector biology
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Dr. Simone Tosi
Epidemiology Unit, University Paris Est, ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety) Animal Health Laboratory Maisons-Alfort, France
Interests: bees; ecotoxicology; nutrition; monitoring; animal behaviour; sublethal effects; risk assessment; exposure assessment; interactions; interactive effects; chemical mixtures
Assoc. Prof. Antonella Di Palma
Department of the Sciences of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Foggia, Via Napoli 25, 7122 Foggia (FG), Italy
Interests: Electron microscopy techniques applied to mites and insects; Mite and insect ultrastructure, functional anatomy and morphology; Reproductive system and accessory structures involved in reproduction in Gamasida mites; Systematic and taxonomy of Mesostigmata mites and Tarsonemidae (Heterostigmata) mites; Sensory organs in insects; Scanning electron microscopy images and user-friendly identification keys
Dr. Grant Kirker
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USDA-FS Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA
Interests: wood biodeterioration; wood durability and preservation; heartwood extractives, termite fungal interactions
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Dr. Neil Kirk Hillier
Department of Biology, Acadia University, 33 Westwood Ave., Wolfville, NS. B4P 2R6, Canada
Interests: Insect Chemical Ecology, Olfaction, Neuroethology, Pheromones, Integrated Pest Management, Speciation
Dr. Hannes Schuler
Faculty of Science and Technology,Free University of Bozen-Bolzano,Universitätsplatz 5, 39100, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Interests: Wolbachia; endosymbionts; invasive species; Tephritidae; Psyllidae
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Associate Professor Julien Pétillon
CNRS-UMR 6553 ECOBIO, Université de Rennes 1, F-35042 Rennes, France
Interests: diversification, arachnology, salt marshes
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Dr. Mike J. Goblirsch
U.S. Department Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory, 810 Highway 26 West, Poplarville, MS, USA
Interests: insect cell culture; in vitro systems; insect pathology; honey bee biology
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Dr. David Baracchi
Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Via Madonna del Piano 6, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Interests: animal; insect; honeybee; social bees; ants; social wasps
Dr. Neelendra K. Joshi
Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas, 319 Agriculture Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
Interests: Pollinator Health, Fruit Entomology, IPM and Toxicology
Dr. Nathan S. Little
USDA-ARS Southern Insect Management Research Unit, 141 Experiment Station Road, Stoneville, MS 38776, USA
Interests: insecticide resistance management; integrated pest management; plant-insect interactions
Dr. Eunho Suh
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: Medical entomology; Mosquitoes; Thermal ecology of malaria transmission; Insecticide resistance; Chemical ecology; Wolbachia
Dr. Mani Shrestha
Bio-Inspired Digital Sensing Lab (BIDs-Lab), School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
Interests: Pollination Ecology and Floral colour, Insect vision, Reproductive strategies of flowering plants, Urban Ecology, Macroecology, Agroecology, Community Ecology
Dr. Stefanos Andreadis
Institute of Plant Breeding and Genomic Resources, Hellenic Agricultural Organization - "DEMETER", 57001, Thermi, Greece
Interests: Chemical Ecology; Insect-Plant-Microbes Interactions; Integrated Pest Management; Invasive species; Management of Insect Vectors; Insects as Food
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Dr. Juliano Morimoto
School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Tillydrone Ave, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
Interests: Holometabolous insects; Larval nutrition; Life-history traits; Nutritional Ecology; Trade-offs; Machine Learning; Foraging; Insect-Microbiome Interactions; Behavioural Ecology of Insects; Niche theory; Ecological specialisation
Dr. Antonio Masetti
Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna, v.le G. Fanin 42 – 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: Conservation biological control; Arthropod diversity in agroecosystems; Integrated pest management
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Prof. Virgilio Caleca
Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: Hymenoptera Scelionidae; parasitoids; Bactrocera oleae; insects of olive tree; relationships between arthropodofauna of cultivated plants and the one of the spontaneous flora; phytophagous insects of eucalipts; injury thresholds and sampling methods
Dr. Daniele Sommaggio
(1) Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences - DISTAL, University of Bologna, 42 - 40127 Bologna, Italy (2) Biology Department –University of Padua, Via G. Colombo 3 - 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: Insects as Bioindicators; Diptera Syrphidae; Conservation biological control; Pollinators
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Dr. Marco Gebiola
Department of Entomology, University of California Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Interests: Systematics, Taxonomy, Speciation, Biological Control, Invasive species, Plant-Insect Interactions, Bacterial Endosymbionts, Vector Biology
Dr. Séverin Hatt
Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
Interests: Agroecology & Agroecological Pest Management; Conservation biological control; Habitat management; Intercropping; Insect - flower interactions
Dr. Gabriele Rondoni
Department of Agricultural Food and Environmental Sciences - Plant Protection Research Unit, University of Perugia, Perugia, 06121, Italy
Interests: invasive species, biological control, predators, parasitoids, tritrophic interactions, DNA- and PCR-based diagnostics
Dr. Rudy Caparros Megido
Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, ULiege - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Gembloux, 5030, Belgium
Interests: Edible insects, Consumer acceptance, Insect farming, Vector-borne diseases, Mosquito, Microbiome
Dr. Arturo Cocco
Department of Agricultural Sciences, Research Unit of Plant Pathology and Entomology, University of Sassari, 07100, Sassari, Italy Department of Agricultural Sciences, Research Unit of Plant Pathology and Entomology, University of Sassari, 07100, Sassari, Italy
Interests: mating disruption, integrated pest management in viticulture, forest entomology, grape entomology, IPM, biological control of grape pests, invasive species
Dr. Steven C. Cook
USDA-ARS, Bee Research Laboratory Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Beltsville, Maryland 20705 U.S.A.
Interests: biochemistry and physiology; toxicology; ecology; host-parasite interactions; seasonality; pollinator health; social insects
Dr. Emilie Pondeville
Medical Research Council, University of Glasgow, Centre for Virus Research, Henry Wellcome Building, 464 Bearsden Road, Glasgow, UK
Interests: mosquito; physiology; reproduction; immunity; genetics
Dr. Jenni Stockan
Department of Ecological Sciences, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK
Interests: biodiversity, conservation, myrmecology, ecosystem services, functional traits, resilience, multi-trophic interaction
Dr. Filitsa Karamaouna
Department of Pesticides Control and Phytopharmacy, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, 145 61 Kifissia, Greece
Interests: Research on insecticidal effect of botanical and other natural compounds on agricultural insect pests and their adverse effects on non-target (beneficial) insects in perspective of their use in IPM programmes; effect of groundcover on beneficial insects and pollinators in agro-ecosystems
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Dr. Carlo Polidori
Dipartimento di Scienze e Politiche Ambientali (ESP), Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 26, 20133, Milano, Italy
Interests: insect behavioural ecology and evolution; food resource specialization; nesting strategies; sociality; intra-specific communication; interspecific interactions with natural enemies; morpho-physiological adaptations in relation to different life strategies
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Dr. Justin George
Entomology and Nematology Department, Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, Florida 33850, USA
Interests: Chemical ecology; Plant-Insect-Pathogen-interactions; Electrophysiology (EAG, SSR, GC-EAD); Feeding behavior using Electrical Penetration Graph (EPG); Behavioral ecology; Vector biology; Fungal biopesticides; Semiochemicals; Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Dr. Eveline C. Verhulst
Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University, Wageningen 6708PB, The Netherlands
Interests: sex determination; sexual differentation; evolutionary developmental biology; biological control; sex-specific behaviour; sex pheromones; sexual dimorphism; parasitoid wasps
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Dr. Nina Deisig
Computational Systems Neuroscience, Institute of Zoology, University of Cologne, 50674 Cologne (Köln), Germany
Interests: insect neuroscience and behavior; olfaction; learning and memory
Dr. Roberto Pizzolotto
Department of Biologia, Ecologia, Scienze della Terra, Università della Calabria, Rende,87036, Italy
Interests: species diversity; alpine ecology; climate change; carabid beetles
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Dr. Paola D'Alessandro
Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, Section of Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, 67100, Italy
Interests: taxonomy, systematics, phylogeny, and biogeography of Coleoptera Chrysomelidae; application of species distribution modelling to biogeographical issues and biodiversity management; insect-plant relationship
Dr. Denis S. Willett
Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Geneva NY 14456, USA
Interests: chemical ecology; biological control; data science
Dr. Takeshi Suzuki
Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
Interests: acarology; sensory ecology; RNAi-based pest control
Dr. Andre Barreto Bruno Wilke
Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33124, USA
Interests: population genetics; microevolution; vector control; vector ecology
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Dr. Maribel R. Portilla
Southern Insect Management Research Unit, Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center , USDA ARS, Stoneville, MS 38776, USA
Interests: Insect Rearing, Biological Control, Entomopathogenic Fungi, Demographic Parameters, Parasitoids, Insecticide Resistance, Insect Artificial Diets
Dr. Jose E. Pietri
Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069, USA
Interests: medical entomology; vector-borne disease; insect-microbe interactions; insect microbiome; insect immunity; urban pests
Dr. Islam S. Sobhy
School of Life Sciences, Huxley Building, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
Interests: Chemical Ecology; Plant-insect interactions; Induced plant defense; Biological Control; Crop Protection
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Dr. Rajeswaran Jagadeesan
Senior Research Scientist, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), 41 Boggo Road, Dutton Park, Queensland, Australia 4102
Interests: Stored Product Protection, Insecticide Resistance, Fumigants, Insect Genetics and Molecular Biology
Dr. Rupesh Kariyat
Department of Biology, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX 78539, USA
Interests: chemical ecology; multitrophic interactions; pollination biology; herbivory; plant volatiles; phytohormones; plant fitness and insect behavior
Dr. Panagiotis Theodorou
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Biology, General Zoology, Hoher Weg 8, D-06120, Halle (Saale), Germany
Interests: insect evolutionary ecology; plant–pollinator interactions; insect biodiversity; host–parasite interactions; pollination
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Dr. Gordana Rašić
Mosquito Control Laboratory, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
Interests: mosquito genomics and ecology; innovative vector control
Dr. Cristina Castracani
Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences & Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze, 11/a, 43124 Parma, Italy
Interests: animal behavior; social insects; ants; biodiversity; integrated pest management; citizen science
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Dr. Esther Ngumbi
Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Interests: chemical ecology; plant-insect interactions; beneficial soil microbes-plant-insect interactions
Dr. Giuseppe Eros Massimino Cocuzza
Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente - Di3A, Sez. Entomologia applicata, Università degli Studi di Catania, Santa Sofia 100, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: aphids; Hemiptera; sap-feeding insect pests; fruit-damaging pests; molecular analysis; systematics
Dr. Daniel Paredes
Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes; conservation biological control; pollination; soil diversity; natural enemies; sustainable agricultural production; arthropod trophic interactions; agricultural biodiversity
Dr. Antonio J. Ortíz
Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Química Orgánica, Universidad de Jaén, EPS de Linares. Linares E-23700, Spain
Interests: Natural product chemistry; Chemical Ecology; Semiochemicals; Integrated Pest Management; Invasive species; Pheromone release devices
Dr. Christos I. Rumbos
Laboratory of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly, Phytokou str., 38446, N. Ionia, Magnesia, Greece
Interests: edible insects; insect farming, insects as food and feed; stored-product insects; post-harvest entomology
Dr. Dieudonné Baributsa
Department of Entomology, Purdue University, 901 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA
Interests: Stored Products/Postharvest Pest Management; Agricultural technology development and dissemination; Supply chain and market development for agricultural technologies; Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovations in agriculture
Dr. Arun Sethuraman
Department of Biological Sciences, California State, University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA 92096, USA
Interests: population genetics; evolution; bioinformatics
Dr. Megan L. Fritz
Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5511, USA
Interests: Quantitative and evolutionary genomics; Vector Biology
Dr. Maria Konstantopoulou
Chemical Ecology and Natural Products Laboratory, Institute of Biosciences and Applications, NCSR "Demokritos", Patriargou Gregoriou & Neapoleos, Ag. Paraskevi, 15341 Athens, Greece
Interests: chemical ecology; bioactive metabolites of insect, plant and microbial origin; insect-plant-microorganisms interactions; biological control agents; insect physiology and behavior; semiochemicals; pheromones; semiochemical controlled release devices; integrated pest management
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Dr. Damien Charabidze
Univ Lille, ULR 7367 UTML Forensic Taphonomy Unit, F-59000 Lille, France
Interests: forensic entomology; Calliphoridae; ethology; sociality; law history
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Dr. Surapathrudu Kanakala
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA
Interests: insect transmitted plant viruses; plant-virus-insect vector interactions; RNA interference in insects
Dr. Muhammad Haseeb
Center for Biological Control, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA
Interests: develop pest management strategies for effective management of invasive and established pest insects in specialty crops; impart training to stakeholders and clientele with respect to crop productivity and profitability; develop and offer graduate and undergraduate courses in the entomology discipline
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Dr. Silvia Cappellozza
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre Agriculture and Environment, Sericulture Laboratory, Padova, 35143, Italy
Interests: Bombyx mori; sericulture; mulberry; moriculture; entomophagy; silkworm artificial diet; germplasm preservation; insect bio-resources; silkworm rearing and breeding; organic sericulture
Dr. Jonathan B. Koch
Department of Biology and Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Program, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Interests: bees; pollinators; population genetics; conservation biology; evolutionary ecology; invasive species
Assoc. Prof. Michelle Harvey
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC 3217, Australia
Interests: forensic entomology; Calliphoridae; maggot therapy; medical entomology
Dr. Giuseppino Sabbatini-Peverieri
CREA, Research Centre for Plant Protection and Certification, 50125 Firenze, Italy
Interests: entomology; integrated pest management; biological control; invasive insect species
Dr. Athanasios Giatropoulos
Laboratory of Biological Control of Pesticides, Department of Pesticides Control and Phytopharmacy, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, 14561 Athens, Greece
Interests: mosquitoes; mosquito surveillance; mosquito bio-ecology; competitive interactions; natural products; essential oils; insecticides; repellents
Dr. Sergiy Smetana
DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e. V., German Institute of Food Technologies, Prof.-von-Klitzing-Str. 7, D-49610 Quakenbrück, Germany
Interests: insect production; insects for food and feed; life-cycle assessment; sustainability of insect cultivation; modeling of insect production
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Dr. Claudia Rueckert
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Interests: virus-vector interactions
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Dr. Daniel Charbonneau
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 85281, USA
Interests: Social insects, behavior, complex systems, inactivity, task allocation, division of labor, flexibility, robustness, big data
Dr. Humberto Boncristiani
The Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: honey bees; Apis mellifera; commercial beekeeping; honey bee virology; molecular biology
Dr. David Peris
Geological Institute, University of Bonn, Nussalle 8, 53115 Bonn, Germany
Interests: Fossil; Amber; Coleoptera; Cretaceous; Evolution; Paleoecology
Dr. Monika Gulia-Nuss
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Interests: arthropod genomics; arthropod physiology; vector biology; vector- pathogen interactions
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Dr. Valeria Blanda
Laboratory of Entomology and Environmental Vector Control, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo, Via Gino Marinuzzi 3, 90129 Palermo, Italy
Interests: Tick Borne Pathogen, Vectors, Zoonosis, Molecular Biology, Diagnosis
Dr. Matthieu Dacher
Institute for Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris, Sorbonne Universite, Paris, France
Interests: taste; nectar foraging; learning and memory; behavior; neuropharmacology
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Dr. Z. Valentina Zizzari
Department of Biology, division Zoology, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz D 56070, Germany
Interests: reproductive strategies; mate choice; sex-pheromone; life-history traits; soil arthropods; climate warming; thermal stress adaptations; phenotypic plasticity
Dr. Dulce Santos
Research Group of Molecular Developmental Physiology and Signal Transduction, KU Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: insects; RNA interference; small RNAs (micro RNAs, small interfering RNAs and PIWI-interacting RNAs); systemic RNA interference; RNAi-based pest management; RNAi-based antiviral immunity; small RNA-based transposon control; insect-virus interactions
Dr. Alessandro Cini
CBER- University College of London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
Interests: animal behaviour; animal communication; social insects; social parasitism; biological invasions; citizen science; insect conservation; behaivoural ecology, applied ethology
Dr. Gennaro Di Prisco
CREA-AA, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics - Agriculture and Environment Research Centre, Via di Corticella 133, Bologna 40128, Italy
Interests: insect immunity; molecular biology; immunosuppression; honey bee; pollinator; insect nutrition; side effects; biomonitoring
Dr. Polychronis Rempoulakis
NSW DPI, Central Coast Primary Industries Centre, University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus, NorthLoop Road, Ourimbah NSW 2258, Locked Bag 26, Gosford NSW 2250, Australia
Interests: Applied Entomology, Behavioral ecology, SIT, Spatial ecology, insect rearing technology, Diptera, Fruit flies
Dr. Kim Medley
Tyson Research Center, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63021, USA
Interests: disease ecology, vector ecology, urban ecology, evolutionary ecology, mosquitoes
Dr. Dana Ment
Department of Entomology and the Nematology and Chemistry units, Volcani Center HaMaccabim Road 68, P.O.B 15159 Rishon LeZion 7505101, Israel
Interests: entomopathogenic fungi; fungus-host interaction; microbial pest control
Dr. Augusto Loni
Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment- University of Pisa, Pisa, 56126, Italy
Interests: Biodiversity, Community structure, Braconids parasitoids, Biocontrol; funerary archeoentomology
Dr. Barbara Manachini
SAAF - Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze 13, 90128, Palermo, Italy.
Interests: Biodiversity; Cultural Heritage; Insect pests; Risk Assessement; Art
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Dr. Gillian Eastwood
Assistant Professor of College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Global Systems Science Destination Faculty,, 309 Latham Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24060, USA
Interests: vector ecology; emerging infectious disease; enzootic transmission cycles; One Health
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Dr. Eduardo Hatano
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, NC State University, Campus Box 7613, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: chemical ecology, sensory physiology, applied entomology, evolutionary ecology, public health entomology, agricultural entomology, urban entomology, cuticular hydrocarbons, biological control
Dr. Eran Levin
School of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv-Yafo 6997801, Israel
Interests: Metabolic adaptations in nectar feeding animals; The effect of environment and climate on the body lipids of animals; Amino acids as fuel source for animals; Extreme metabolic rates (high and low); Bats ecology and physiology; Insect migration; Ecotoxicology; Nutrition
Dr. Pompeo Suma
Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Università degli Studi di Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
Interests: invasive species; integrated pest management; urban entomology; agricultural entomology; biological control; scale insect
Dr. Barbara Feldmeyer
Molecular Ecology Group, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Georg-Voigt-Str. 14-16, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Interests: evolutionary genetics, social insects, snails, behavioral genetics, local adaptation
Dr. Katrin Janik
Applied Genomics and Molecular Biology, Laimburg Research Center, Auer-Ora, 39040, Italy
Interests: phytoplasma, effector biology, pathogenicity, virulence, insect-plant-microbe interaction, pathogen detection
Dr. Michal Segoli
Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, The Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben‐Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshet Ben‐Gurion, Israel
Interests: insect behavioral and evolutionary ecology; insect endosymbionts; conservation; biological control; parasitoid wasps
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Dr. Daniele Porretta
Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University, Rome, 00185, Italy
Interests: evolutionary ecology; population genetics; hybridization; predatory and cannibalistic interactions; insecticide resistance; pest control
Dr. Tom Weihmann
University of Cologne, Biocenter, Zülpicher Straße 47b, 50674 Koeln, Germany
Interests: arthropod movements, biomechanics, polypedal locomotion, force generation, functional morphology; biting
Prof. Matthew Aardema
Department of Biology, Montclair State University, New York, 07043, NJ, USA
Interests: Mosquitoes, Disease Vectors, Population Genetics, Comparative Genomics
Dr. Daniel R. Swale
Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Interests: physiology; toxicology; modes of action, discovery and development, resistance of drug and insecticide chemistries
Dr. Igor Iatsenko
Genetics of host-microbe interactions, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, 10117, Germany
Interests: Drosophila, microbiota, invertebrate immunity, host defense, innate immunity; host-pathogen interactions, aging; entomopathogens, insect endosymbionts
Dr. Francisco Hita Garcia

Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Onna-son, Okinawa, 904-0495, Japan
Interests: systematics; taxonomy; morphology; phylogeny; biogeography; x-ray microtomography; 3D modeling; Formicidae; Hymenoptera
Dr. Nikos E. Papanikolaou
Laboratory of Agricultural Zoology and Entomology, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos str., 11855, Athens, Greece
Interests: agricultural entomology; biological control; integrated pest management; predator-prey interactions; population. ecology
Dr. Steven M. Grodsky
John Muir Institute of the Environment, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: coarse woody debris, deserts, forests, queen butterfly, pollination services, renewable energy ecology, trophic interactions
Dr. David Siaussat
UMR 7618 Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris, Department of Sensory Ecology, Sorbonne University, 4 Place Jussieu, Tour 44-45, 3ème étage, 75005 Paris, France.
Interests: crop pests; drosophila; heavy metals; insecticides; endocrine disruptors; post-embryonic development; behavior; olfactory; biocontrol
Dr. Vincent Foray
Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte (UMR CNRS 7261), University François Rabelais, Tours 37200, France
Interests: Thermal biology; climate change; microclimate; phenotypic plasticity; ecophysiology; endosymbionts; aphid
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Dr. Kyu-Sik Chang
Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Cheongju, South Korea
Interests: pesticides; Aedes albopictus; Monitoring and control; Blattella germanica
Dr. Mary A. Jamieson
Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
Interests: Chemical Ecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Biodiversity Conservation, Global Change Biology
Dr. Bishwo Mainali
Applied BioSciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109, Australia
Interests: Spatial Ecology; Applied Entomology; Behavior; Sterile Insect Technique; Fruit Fly
Dr. Angela Roggero
Department of Life Science and Systems Biology, University of Torino, Torino I-10123, Italy
Interests: Coleoptera; Phylogeny; Geometric Morphometrics; Evolutionary Biology; Sound Communication; Morphology; dung beetles; ground beetles
Dr. Christopher Williams
School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, James Parsons Tower, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK
Interests: Insect Conservation; Biological Control; Wetlands; Forest Entomology; Entomopathogenic nematodes; Sciomyzidae; Carabidae
Dr. Justin G.A. Whitehill
Christmas Tree Genetics Program & Forest Biotech Group, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: Forest health genomics; Forest genetics; Christmas tree pests; chemical ecology; plant resistance
Dr. Etya Amsalem
Department of Entomology, Center for Chemical Ecology, Center for Pollinator Research, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: Social insects, Social evolution, Chemical ecology, Signal production and perception, Insect reproduction, Insect diapause, Conservation physiology of bees, Bee health
Dr. Kazuki Miura
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Western Region Agricultural Research Center, Fukuyama, Hiroshima 721-8514, Japan
Interests: intracellular symbionts in arthropods; biological control; population genetics; behavior ecology; molecular biology
Dr. Chaz Hyseni
Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal Ecology, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18 D, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: Climate Change; Community Genetics; Ecological Genetics; Ecological Epigenetics; Landscape Connectivity; Metacommunities; Phylogeography; Spatial Eco-Evolutionary Modeling
Dr. Brian Bahder
Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314, USA
Interests: virus; taxonomy; biodiversity; agriculture; planthopper; palms; phytoplasma; vector
Dr. Romain Libbrecht
Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 55128 Mainz, Germany
Interests: I have a broad interest in understanding the organization and evolution of social life in insects. In this perspective, my group uses different approaches to study the genetic, genomic, epigenetic, behavioral and physiological mechanisms involved in the alternative production of queens and workers, the division of labor among workers, and more generally the regulation of reproduction, nutrition and behavior in several species of ants.
Dr. Wade B. Worthen
Biology Department, Furman University, Greenville, SC 29613, USA
Interests: Odonata; community ecology; competition and biodiversity
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Dr. Inmaculada Garrido Jurado
Department of Agronomy, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
Interests: entomopathogenic fungi; endophytism; insecticidal compounds; growth promotion; mycovirus; multitrophic interactions
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Dr. Reza Zahiri
Centre of Natural History, University of Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: Lepidoptera systematics and evolution; phylogeny; molecular systematics
Dr. Mohamed Alburaki
Bee Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
Interests: Honey bee genetics & behavior; Functional genomics; honey bee eco-ethology & evolution; honey bee diseases & stressors
Prof. Jun-Hyung Tak
Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul, 08826, Korea
Interests: Botanical insecticides, insecticide formulation, synergy, toxicity
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Dr. Giuseppe Mazza
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Plant Protection and Certification. Via Lanciola, 12/a, 50125, Florence, Italy
Interests: alien invasive species; biological control; integrated pest management; ethology; biodiversity; conservation; insect behavior; entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes
Dr. Perran Ross
Bio21 Institute and the School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville 3052, Australia
Interests: Mosquito; Aedes; endosymbiont; Wolbachia; temperature; fitness; adaptation; stress
Dr. Matteo Dainese
Institute for Alpine Environment, Eurac Research, Viale Druso 1, 39100 Bozen/Bolzano, Italy
Interests: agroecology; biodiversity; biological control; ecosystem services; landscape ecology; pollination
Dr. Dimitrios N. Avtzis
Forest Research Institute - Hellenic Agricultural Organization Demeter/ Vassilika 57006 / Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: bark beetles; forest pests; pest management; invasive insects; population dynamics; phylogeography; phylogeny
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Dr. Luca Mazzon
Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and Environment, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy
Interests: insect symbiosis; insect outbreaks; ecology and control of mosquitoes; biological control of insect pest; systematic; phylogeny and evolution of fruit flies
Dr. Joe M. Kaser
Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Newark, DE, USA
Interests: biological control; invasive species; population dynamics; mathematical modeling; trophic interactions; parasitoids; ecological risk assessment; behavioral ecology
Dr. Anthony D. Vaudo
Department of Biology, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Interests: bee biology and behavior; bee-flower interactions; pollination ecology; nutritional ecology; coevolution
Dr. Katrin Kellner
Assistant Professor of Department of Biology, University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799, USA
Interests: microbial ecology; molecular ecology; biology of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae); symbiosis
Dr. Marco Porporato
Department of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin, 10095 Grugliasco (Turin), Italy
Interests: honey bees; beekeeping; honey bee pests; wild bees; social waps; pollination
Dr. Panagiotis J. Skouras
Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology and Zoology, Department of Agricultural Science, University of the Peloponnese, Kalamata Campus, 24100 - Antikalamos, Greece
Interests: integrated pest management of insect; biological control; toxicology; insecticide resistance
Dr. Samuel Boff
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany
Interests: environmental stressors; landscape ecology; insect-plant interaction, mating behaviour, cuticular hydrocarbons
Dr. Hyojoong Kim
Animal Phylogeny and Systematics Lab., Department of Biology, Kunsan National University, Gunsan, Jeonbuk 54150, Korea
Interests: aphids, braconids, co-evolution, invasive species, molecular ecology, molecular phylogeny, morphometrics, population genetics, systematics
Dr. Eiriki Sunamura
Department of Forest Entomology, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Forest Research and Management Organization, Matsunosato 1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8687, Japan
Interests: pest management; chemical control; chemical ecology; invasive species; social insects; wood-boring beetles
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Dr. Petros Damos
Department of Pharmacy, University General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54636 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: insect phenology; population modeling; economic entomology; insect bio-demography; insect ecology and sampling; integrated pest management; decision support systems; arthropod-vectors and epidemiology
Dr. Francesco Paoli
CREA Research Centre for Plant Protection and Certification, Florence, Italy
Interests: insect sperm ultrastructure; biological control; pest management
Dr. JeongOh Yang
Department of Plant Quarantine, Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA), Gimcheon 39660, Korea
Interests: insecticide; fumigation; natural substances; and insects and plants interaction
Dr. Federico Cappa
Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Firenze, Via Madonna del Piano 6, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
Interests: animal behavior; sexual selection; host-parasite interactions; chemical communication; social insects; social wasps; honey bee
Dr. Fabio Cianferoni
National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET), Via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy
Interests: systematics; taxonomy; Hemiptera; aquatic Heteroptera; alien species
Prof. Dr. Paolo Fanti
Dipartimento di Scienze, Università degli studi della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
Interests: aphids multitrophic interactions; aphid-parasitoid interactions; entomophagous insects; insect parasitoids; biological control; intraguild predation; aboveground-belowground interactions
Prof. Dr. Bruno Massa
Department of Agriculture, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy
Interests: African orthoptera; European orthoptera; taxonomy; distribution
Dr. Epameinondas Evergetis
Laboratory of Nutritional Physiology and Feeding, Department of Animal ScienceSchool of Animal Biosciences, AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, Iera odos 75, Athens 11855, Greece
Interests: ethnobotany; essential oil; wild foods; sustainability; aromatic herbs; culinary plants; biopesticide
Dr. Charles J. Stuhl
USDA-ARS, Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology,Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Interests: invasive pests; control and monitoring of insect; biocontrol agents
Dr. Alessandro Campanaro
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Plant Protection and Certification, Italy
Interests: forest ecosystem; citizen science; long term ecosystem research; conservation of Natura 2000 sites; monitoring of endangered species; saproxylic community
Dr. Natalia B. Petrovskaya
School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: ecological modelling; mathematical ecology; spatio-temporal dynamics of pest populations; biological invasions; individual-based modelling; random walks; spatial pattern analysis
Dr. Valerie Raymond
RCIM, UPRES-EA2647 USC INRA 1330, SFR QUASAV 4207, Université d'Angers, 2 Bld Lavoisier, 49045 ANGERS Cedex 01, France
Interests: insect physiology; ion channels and receptors; mode of action of insecticides
Dr. Suzanne E. Blatt
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 32 Main Street, Kentville, NS B4N 1J5, Canada
Interests: agriculture; forestry; pest management; biocontrol; chemical ecology; cultivar preference
Dr. Carolin Haug
Department of Biology II, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Großhaderner Straße 2, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany
Interests: evolution; paleontology; larvae; raptorial insects
Dr. Roberta Moruzzo
Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa, Pisa 56124, Italy
Interests: circular economy; consumer acceptance of insects; rural development; multifunctional agriculture; social innovation
Dr. Konstantina T. Tsoumani
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, 41500 Larissa, Greece
Interests: molecular biology; genomics; CRISPR/Cas; RNAi; Tephritidae; olfaction; transgenesis; genome editing
Dr. Patrick Anthony Guerra
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA
Interests: migration; dispersal; orientation; navigation; flight; animal architecture; cocoon construction; biomimetics
Dr. Lucy Alford
UMR 6553 ECOBIO, Université de Rennes I, 35042 Rennes, France
Interests: pest insects; biological control agents; conservation biological control; insect thermotolerance; macrophysiology; landscape ecology
Dr. Monika Eberhard
Department of General and Systematic Zoology, University of Greifswald, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
Interests: biotremology; communication; sexual selection; insect anatomy; Mantophasmatodea; taxonomy; biodiversity; behavioural ecology
Dr. Livia Zapponi
Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems and Bioresources Department, Edmund Mach Foundation, S. Michele a/A (TN), Italy
Interests: saproxylic insects; invasive insect species; biological control; insect conservation; sustainable pest management; landscape ecology
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Errol Hassan
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland Gatton, Gatton, Queensland 4343, Australia
Interests: extraction and evaluation of biopesticides; new approaches and processes for natural products; integrated pest management; applied entomology
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Dr. James D. Crall
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Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02131, USA
Interests: bumblebees; pollinator; social insect; pesticides
Dr. Ricardo A. Ramirez
Department of Biology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322, USA
Interests: integrated pest management; insect ecology; plant–arthropod interactions
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Dr. George C. Adamidis
Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Bern 3012, Switzerland
Interests: plant-insect interactions; pollination; herbivory; butterflies; functional traits
Dr. Toby R. Petrice
USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Lansing, MI 48910, USA
Interests: woodborers; biological control; invasive forest insects; forest IPM
Dr. Cosimo Baviera
Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres n. 31, 98166 Messina, Italy
Interests: taxonomy; phylogeny; distribution; Coleoptera; soil beetles; wood-boring beetles
Dr. Boris H. Kramer
Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 7, 9747, AG, Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: social insect; ant; life history
Dr. Margaret L. Allen
Biological Control of Pests Research Unit, National Biological Control Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, USA Department of Agriculture, Stoneville, Mississippi, USA
Interests: insect functional genetics; differential gene expression; RNA interference; RNAi-based pest management; novel insect viruses
Dr. Georg Fischer
Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa, Japan
Interests: ant taxonomy; ecology; evolution; Hymenoptera morphology
Dr. José Carlos Franco
Centro de Estudos Florestais, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: IPM; biological control; agricultural entomology; insect ecology; host-parasitoid relationships; chemical ecology; pheromones; mating disruption; citrus pests; scale insects
Dr. Romain Nattier
Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles, Paris, France
Interests: Coleoptera; ladybirds; crickets
Dr. Lionel R. Hertzog
Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Gent University, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000, Gent, Belgium
Interests: leaf miner; plant diversity; forests
Dr. Zakee L. Sabree
Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Interests: Insect-microbe symbioses; Microbial ecology; genome evolution
Dr. Nena Pavlidi
Department of Biology, University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece
Interests: insecticide resistance; crop pests; mite; fruit fly
Dr. Maria L. Moraza
Department of Environmental Biology, University of Navarra, E-31080 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: arthropods; mites; biocontrol
Dr. Jakob Wegener
Institute for Bee Research, Berlin, Germany
Interests: honeybee reproductive biology; honeybee reproductive technologies (insemination, cryopreservation, techniques of mating control); honeybee parasitology, especially with regards to mites; insect sociality and biochemical adaptations to caste & task
Dr. Davide Badano
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell'Ambiente e della Vita, Università degli studi di Genova, Corso Europa 26, 16132, Genoa, Italy
Interests: Coleoptera; Diptera; beetles
Dr. Sean F. Ryan
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Interests: butterfly; Lepidoptera; genomics; citizen science; phenology
Dr. Olivier Blight
Mediterranean Institut of Biodiversity and Ecology, Avignon University, Avignon, 84000, France
Interests: restoration ecology; biological invasions; biotic interactions; behavioral ecology; entomology
Dr. Filippo Frizzi
Department of Biology, University of Florence, Via Madonna del Piano 6, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy
Interests: ant ecology; ant communities; behavioral ecology; functional ecology; ecotoxicology
Dr. Jang-Hoon Lee
Research Institute for natural Science, Dongguk University, Seoul, 04620, Korea
Interests: biological control of crop pest; forest insect pest; gypsy moth; apple ermine moth; Epilachna beetles; parasitoid; life history traits
Dr. Jukka Salmela
Regional Museum of Lapland, Pohjoisranta 4, FI‐96200 Rovaniemi, Finland
Interests: biodiversity and taxonomy; Diptera; Sciaroidea; Culicomorpha; Tipulomorpha; aquatic insects
Dr. Shaohui Wu
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Tifton GA, 31793, USA
Interests: insect biology; eco-physiology; pest management; microbial biocontrol; insect pathology
Dr. Paolo Alfonso Pedata
National Research Council (CNR), Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: systematics of aphelinidae; invasive pests; embryonic development of parasitic wasps; detoxifying genes
Dr. Isabel Almudi
GEM-DMC2 Unit, Andalusian Center for Developmental Biology (CABD), Sevilla, Spain
Interests: evo-devo; insect genomics; Ephemeroptera; Drosophila; developmental biology; visual systems
Dr. John Skartveit

NLA University College, Bergen, Norway
Interests: insect paleontology; Diptera: Bibionidae; land use and biodiversity
Dr. Costanza Jucker
Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: invasive exotic species and their control with particular attention to biological control, and entomological species for the production of proteins for food and feed.
Dr. Toru Togawa
Department of Biosciences, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: Anopheles gambiae; bombyx mori; juvenile hormone; gene expression; insect physiology and biochemistry
Dr. Valeria Trivellone
Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61821, USA
Interests: Auchenorrhyncha; agroecology; biodiversity; evolutionary ecology; exotic species; functional community ecology; insect conservation; plant-insect-microbe interactions; taxonomy; vector ecology
Dr. Shivanand Hegde
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Interests: vector biology; microbiome, microbial symbiosis; transgenesis; vector control tools; host-parasite interactions; arboviruses; microbial ecology; Insect-Microbiome Interactions; CRISPR
Dr. Niels Piot
Laboratory of Agrozoology, Department of Plants and Crops, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: bee pathology; plant–pollinator interactions; host-parasite interactions; pollinator parasite transmission
Dr. Guillaume Minard
Laboratory of Microbial Ecology, University Claude Bernard Lyon, Villeurbanne, France
Interests: gut microbiota; butterfly; mosquito; herbivore
Dr. Roy Kirsch
Department of Entomology, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
Interests: plant-insect interactions; digestive enzymes; herbivory; glycoside hydrolases; insect evolution; beetles
Dr. Karen R. Harris-Shultz
Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit, USDA-ARS, 115 Coastal Way, Tifton, GA 31793, USA
Interests: sugarcane aphid genetics; pollinators of turfgrass
Dr. Jason H. Byrd
Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Interests: forensic entomology; death investigation; forensic medicine; forensic science
Dr. Jon N. Seal
Department of Biology, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX 75799, USA
Interests: ants; behavior; fungi; symbiosis; phylogeography; microbial ecology; experimental biology
Dr. Alon Silberbush
Department of Biology and the Environment, University of Haifa – Oranim, 36006 Tivon, Israel
Interests: Mosquitoes; habitat selection; kairomones and life history
Prof. Dr. Kyeong-Yeoll Lee
Division of Applied Biosciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
Interests: Biological control; Whitefly management; Diapause physiology
Dr. Aneta Strachecka
Institute of Biological Basis of Animal Production, Faculty of Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Interests: apidology; social insects; honey bees; bumble bees; solitary bees; immunity; physiology; bee biochemistry; host-parasite interaction; pathogens; insecticides
Dr. Philip Kohlmeier
Institute of Organismic and Molecular and Evolution, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Interests: social insects; gene expression; social behavior; social evolution; ants; division of labor
Dr. Martin Husemann
Centrum für Naturkunde, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Interests: species conservation; molecular phylogeny and biogeography; bees and pollination
Dr. Salvatore Bella
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Olive, Fruit, and Citrus Crops, Corso Savoia 190, 95024 - Acireale (CT), Italy
Interests: invasive species; pollinators; agroecosystems; Lepidoptera; moths; biodiversity and protection
Dr. Yoshinori Hatakeyama
Department of Agricultural Bioscience, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: insect pathology; Microsporidia; noctuid; bacteria and fungi entompathogen
Dr. James L. Maino
School of BioSciences, Bio21 Institute, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia
Interests: insects; models; spatial ecology
Dr. Simon Tragust
General Zoology, Institute for Biology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
Interests: population ecology; honeybee; ant
Dr. Karl H. Thunes
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Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, As, Norway
Interests: invasive and alien species; integrated pest management; insect community ecology; canopy arthropods
Dr. Marta Inés Saloña-Bordas
Department of Zoology and Animal Cell Biology, University of Basque Country, Bilbao 48940, Basque Country, Spain
Interests: Forensic Entomology (Diptera, Calliphoridae); Forensic Acarology (Mesostigmata, Cryptostigmata and Astigmata)
Dr. Thomas Wassmer
Biology Department, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI 49221, USA
Interests: dung beetles; Scarabaeoidea; Sphaeridiinae; community ecology; phenology; ecophysiology; climate crisis
Prof. Dr. Jerzy A. Lis
Institute of Biology, University of Opole, Opole, Poland
Interests: Heteroptera; true bugs; molecular phylogeny; molecular taxonomy; ribosomal DNA; nuclear rDNA; mitochondrial rDNA; rRNA secondary structure prediction
Dr. Madhavi L. Kakumanu
Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
Interests: urban entomology; ticks; vector biology and insect-microbe interactions
Dr. Christophe Daugeron
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Mécanismes adaptatifs et évolution, UMR 7179 MNHN-CNRS MECADEV, CP 50, 45 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France
Interests: systematics; phylogeny and evolution; Diptera; Empidoidea; pollination; altitudinal gradients
Dr. Marija Ivković
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: Empidoidea; Dixidae; Simuliidae; Diptera; aquatic insects; biodiversity; climate change; emergence patterns; Phenology; long-term changes; freshwater ecology; Phylogeny
Dr. Eileen Knorr
Department of Bioresources, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Giessen 35394, Germany
Interests: insect biotechnology; RNA interference (RNAi),; biological pest control; functional gene analysis
Dr. Diego Santos-Garcia
Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology, University Lyon 1 - UMR CNRS 5558, Lyon, France
Interests: insect-microbe symbioses; insect-symbionts-plant interactions; bacterial symbionts genome reduction; whitefly biology, metagenomics; comparative genomics; molecular evolution
Dr. Ilaria Negri
Department of Sustainable Crop Production, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Interests: honey bees; bioindicators; pollinators; airborne Particulate Matter; Halyomorpha halys; Wolbachia pipientis
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Dr. Carmelo Peter Bonsignore
Department PAU – Laboratorio di Entomologia ed Ecologia Applicata Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: insect ecology; pest management; forest entomology; biological control; tritrophic interactions
Dr. Jeanneth Perez
Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity Innovation, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, 2109, Australia
Interests: insect chemical communication; sex pheromones; chemical ecology; biological control
Dr. Kerri L. Coon
Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison,Madison, WI 53706, USA
Interests: insect microbiomes; mosquito-gut microbiota interactions; vector biology
Dr. Garrett League
Department of Entomology, Cornell University, 3131 Comstock Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Interests: mosquito; pathogen; immunity; physiology; metamorphosis; circulation; reproduction; blood feeding; behavior; flight acoustics
Dr. Luciano Veiga Cosme
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Interests: genomics; insecticide resistance; population genetics; vector biology; GWAS
Dr. Rebecca Boulton
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall, UK
Interests: sexual selection; sex allocation and sex ratios; eusociality and conservation behaviour
Dr. Baptiste Martinet
Laboratory of Zoology, Research Institute of Biosciences, University of Mons, Mons, Belgium
Interests: bumblebee; taxonomy
Dr. Amanda M. Koltz
Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
Interests: wolf spiders; mosquitoes; gut worms; community composition; ecosystem function; environmental change
Dr. Heather A. Flores
Institute of Vector-Borne Disease, Monash University, Melbourne 3800, Australia
Interests: Wolbachia; eedical entomology; mosquito biocontrol; evolutionary genetics; Drosophila genetics; reproduction
Dr. Robin Kundrata
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, 17. listopadu 50, 77146 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: systematic entomology; morphology; faunistics; zoogeography; click-beetles; taxonomy
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Dr. Alon Silberbush
Department of Biology and the Environment, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Interests: habitat selection; chemical communication; mosquito ecology
Dr. Milosz A. Mazur
Institute of Biology, Uniwersytet Opolski, Opole, Poland
Interests: Coleoptera; Curculionidae; systematics; insect conservation
Dr. Panagiotis Milonas
Department of Entomology & Agricultural Zoology, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Kifissia, Greece
Interests: biological control; natural enemies; chemical ecology; tritrophic interactions; parasitoids; olfactometer; induced volatiles
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