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Welcome to the ISBCA 2001

SEPTEMBER 17-21, 2001

Contacts and Email Addresses

1. For most questions, we refer you to your Regional Coordinators, listed below. For regions without a coordinator, we would like to hear from colleagues who might be able to serve in this capacity.

2. For program questions or interests in presenting a poster, contact the Session Leader for the most appropriate session.

3. Other general questions may be answerable by any member of the Organizing Committee, also listed below.

4. Questions about the web site can be directed to Tom Bellows: email:

6. Regional Coordinators: One of the goals of the meeting is to make it truly international, with good participation from all parts of the world. To promote this outcome, we will be identifying "Regional Coordinators" whose job will be promote awareness of the meeting among biological control workers in specific geographic areas. Following is a list of "regions" and the coordinators for those regions. Where we are lacking coordinators, please feel free to volunteer!

Regional Coordinators

1. Europe and Russia: Ullie Kuhlmann
2. South and Central America: open
3. North America (US, Canada and Mexico): Mark Hoddle, UC Riverside,CA, USA
4. Japan: open
5. China: Dr. Da-Wei Huang
6. Southeast Asia: open
7. Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: Don Sands, CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia
8. South Asia (India, Pakistan and surrounding areas): open
9. The Middle East: Moshe Coll, Rehovot, Israel
10. Africa: Peter Neuenschwander (IITA)

Program Session Leaders

Monday: Session 1 - Key Issues in the Future Expanded Use of Classical Biological Control
Organizer: Roy Van Driesche
Session 2 - Better Methods to Colonize, Evaluate & Monitor Natural Enemies
Organizers: John Goolsby and Roger Fuester
Session 3 - Application of Molecular Methods to Processes of Classical Biological Control
Organizer: Marjorie A. Hoy
Session 4 - Modeling and Theory as Tools to Clarify Causes of Success or Failure of BC projects
Organizer: Nigel Barlow
Tuesday: Augmentative Biological Control
Session 5 - Successes in Augmentative Biological Control
Organizer: Kevin Heinz
Session 6 - Economics of Production and Use of Reared Natural Enemies (including Storage and Shipping)
Organizer: Ron Valentin
Session 7 - Post-release Dispersal, Distribution, and Impact of Augmented Natural Enemies in Field Crops
Organizer: Livy Williams
Session 8 - Survey of Actual and Potential Use in Outdoor Crops
Organizer: Bob Luck
Thursday: Conservation of Natural Enemies in IPM Systems
Session 9 - Nectar feeding by parasitoids
Organizers: George Heimpel & Bob Pfannensteil
Session 10 - Alternative hosts and habitat refuges for parasitoids.
Organizers: Bob Pfannensteil and George Heimpel
Session 11 - Effects on Natural Enemies of Using Bt Crops in IPM Systems
Organizer: Brian Federici
Session 12 - Pesticide Effects on Natural Enemies
Organizer: Livy Williams
Friday: Classical Biological Control Examples
Session 13, 14, 16: Importation Biological Control
Organizers: Tom Bellows & Tom Unruh
Session 15 Monitoring for Effects of Biocontrol Agents on Nontarget Organisms
Organizer: Russell Messing

Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee, as currently composed (September 1, 2000)
1. Roy Van Driesche, University of Massachusetts
2. Kevin Hackett, ARS
3. Dick Reardon, U.S. Forest Service
4. Don Sands, CSIRO, Australia
5. Jim Cullen, CSIRO, Australia
6. Mark Hoddle, University of California
7. Kevin Heinz, Texas A and M University
8. Tom Bellows, University of California

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