Insects, Weather and Climate

17 March 2009 23:00 - 23:00

Location: Blacklett Lecture Theatre, Prince Consort Road, Imperial College, London. UK

Event description

Applications of atmospheric science are relevant to a range of themes within science and society; application to entomology is the main focus of this meeting. The talks are designed to appeal to the broader scientific community by showcasing the areas of science that touch both disciplines. The audience will hear about exciting topics within weather and climate change, how they are applied to entomological science, and how insects can be used to advance atmospheric science.

Speakers include:

  • Prof. Anthony Illingworth (University of Reading) - "Can we obtain wind data from insects using Doppler radar?"
  • Dr. Jason Chapman (Rothamsted Research) - "How do long-range insect migrants control their flight direction?"
  • Prof. Chris Thomas (University of York) - "Climate, microclimate and the distribution of species."
  • Prof. Philip Mellor (IAH Pirbright) - "Bluetongue: climate change, epidemiology and vectors."
  • John Gloster (Met. Office and IAH Pirbright) - "Numerical dispersion modelling applied to insect migration (using NAME)."
  • Dr. Andrew Morse (University of Liverpool) - "Seasonal forecasting of insects in Africa."

This event is organised jointly between the Royal Entomological Society and the Royal Meteorological Society.

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Royal Entomological Society

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