Entomology Conference, Thailand, March 5-9, 2011

Dear Pollinator Group Members,

The Entomology conference will be held from march 5-9, 2011 at Empress
Hotel, Thailand, the details is as follows. Kindly forward this
information to all the entomology working groups  and institutions  for


March 5-9, 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Web site: www.entomology2011.com<http://www.entomology2011.com/>

Scope of the Conference:

The main objective of the Global Conference on Entomology is to showcase
advances in entomological research and development in the insect world.
The skills and knowledge of entomologists are needed worldwide helping
farmers to produce crops and livestock more efficiently through sound
pest management strategies, fighting to save endangered species and
fragile ecosystems, and preventing insects from spreading agents that
cause serious diseases.

Insects provide a readily accessible resource for you to use in
developing a better scientific understanding of the world around you.
For more than 350 million years, insects have evolved and adapted to
become the creatures we know today. Through the millennia, insects have
become an essential part of every terrestrial and freshwater ecosystem.
They are the most numerous and diverse form of life on Earth. About one
million species are known, and it is estimated that 10 million are
undiscovered. The study of insects helps us increase the bounty of the
land and preserve its natural beauty. It also helps us understand how to
protect lives and property from harmful insects. Food shortages still
exist in many parts of the world. About 40 percent of the world's food
production is lost to insect pests each year. Sound entomological
research and extension programs are at the forefront of the sciences
involving these important problems. Although reducing vast insect-caused
losses will not automatically solve the hunger problems - other economic
and cultural factors are important too - entomology is a central part of
the solution. Vast areas of the world are dominated by insects that
transmit parasites that cause yellow fever, river blindness, Chagas
disease, and sleeping sickness. Malaria, plague, and tick-borne fevers
are diseases of worldwide importance, and entomologists lead the way in
research to combat these ailments. Entomologists are seeking new, less
expensive ways to prevent these losses.

The scheduled conference organized by the Century Foundation, Bangalore
in association with other organizations will provide a scientific
platform to exchange the information on the recent advances in
entomological research and to bring together the International
scientific community involved in the study of insects.

Topics of the Conference

1. Ecology
2. Nature protection, landscape management, insect conservation - in a
changing environment
3. Agricultural entomology
4. Genetically modified organisms
5. Forest entomology
6. Systematics, taxonomy and zoo-geography
7. Medical and veterinary entomology
8. Insect genetics (genomics, developmental genetics, population
genetics, etc.)
9. Neurobiology and toxicology
10. Physiology, and behaviour
12. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
13. Parasitic Mites: Regional and world-wide issues
14. Advances in Apiculture
15. Cultural entomology
16. Sensory ecology  (Pheromones)
17. Soil entomology
18. Drosophila genetics
19. Applied Research in Wolbachia

With regards,

Dr. V. Sivaram
Fulbright - Nehru Senior Fellow
# HS 110, Division of Biological Sciences
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive  Missoula MT 59801
Tele: +(406)-203-4411
E.mail: vsivaram900@aol.com<mailto:vsivaram900@aol.com>