The group aims to provide an informal forum for the exchange of information, ideas and techniques relating to insect behaviour. Insect Behaviour is a very broad discipline, cutting across several research areas such as ecology, conservation, insect-plant interactions, pest management, chemical ecology, and genetics... so we should have lots to discuss!
The second meeting, on April 2nd at Rothamsted Research, focused on how visual, olfactory and auditory cues are used by insects in their host/mate-location behaviour. There were also sessions on the ecology, chemical ecology & genetics of behaviour and understanding behaviour - towards insect conservation and pest management.
Dr. Jason Chapman
Plant & Invertebrate Ecology Division
Dr. James Bell