Australian Entomological Society 47th AGM and Scientific Conference
and Entomological Society of New Zealand – 2016 Conference
Theme: “Understanding and managing insects for our mutual benefits.”
The Organising Committee is delighted to invite you to attend the combined Australian Entomological Society and Entomological Society of New Zealand Conference to be held at Rydges on Swanston Street in Melbourne from Sunday 27th to Wednesday 30th November, 2016.
While you are visiting, we hope that you will have a chance to enjoy some of Melbourne’s well known attractions. Melbourne is renown for its love of the arts, sports and food. Rydges on Swanston is situated on the fringe of the city, opposite leafy Lincoln Square and within walking distance to the famous Lygon Street restaurants and cafes, Melbourne University and close to Queen Victoria Markets and the CBD. Other landmarks in the vicinity include Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Gaol, National Gallery of Victoria, Victorian Arts Centre, Southbank, Crown Casino, the MCG, Ethiad stadium and more.
Our exciting scientific program will explore themes of insect and human interactions and understanding and managing the environment and landscapes for our future co-existence and mutual benefits. Symposia themes are to be announced but will cover aspects of insects and human health, agriculture, conservation, insect-plant interactions, biosecurity, biodiversity, systematics, evolution and biogeography.
The conference logo is of the clerid beetle, Lemidia frenchi Lea (Cleridae) which was named after the first State Government appointed Entomologist of Victoria, Charles French (1842 – 1933) and the beetle is only known to occur in Victoria.
We look forward to welcoming you in Melbourne in November 2016.
Conference Chair (on behalf of the Organising Committee).
|Linda Semeraro Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)|
Alan Yen, DEDJTR
|Mali Malipatil, DEDJTR|
|David Williams, DEDJTR|
|Piotr Trebicki, DEDJTR|
|Martin Steinbauer, La Trobe University|
|Tim New, La Trobe University|
|Ary Hoffmann, University of Melbourne|
|Ken Walker, Melbourne Museum|
|Cor Vink, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch|
|Leilani Walker, University of Auckland|
Welcome Reception and Registration 27th Nov
Three days of seminars and presentations 28th – 30th Nov
Conference Dinner 29th Nov
Possible field days and Tour of AgriBio/ Melbourne Museum 1st Dec
- “Managing landscapes for co-existence of Insects and Humans.” (David Williams expansion of Martin Steinbauer’s idea)
(or “Managing future landscapes and ecosystems for co-existence of Insects and Humans.”)
- “Understanding and managing insects for our mutual benefits.” (Tim New)
- “The symbiosis of Insects and Humans: developing future systems for our mutual benefits”.