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Welcome to the ISBCA 2001
FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF ARTHROPODS
SEPTEMBER 17-21, 2001
Symposium Program and Related Information
People interested in presenting posters should contact the block leaders and express their interest. Invited papers will constitute the oral presentations during the day. Each day will have opportunity for viewing posters and talking with presenters. Attendees who are not speakers are encouraged to submit a poster presentation to the session leaders.
a) Their will be 4 sessions of talks each day, 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.
b) Talk length will be 25 minutes (20 for presentation and 5 for discussion), except for four keynote speakers (one per day), who will have 30 minutes each.
c) Length of meeting day: from 8:30AM to 12:00, break for lunch (provided) and resume from 1:00 to 5:00.
d) Number of meeting days: five, four with talks and one for a field trip.
e) Number of presenters-based on the above figures, we will be able to have 56 speakers, plus 4 keynote presentations.
General Comments: Other than each day's one keynote speaker, all talks will present original data from specific projects. Efforts will be made to be specific and to avoid presenting overviews, summaries, or material that is already widely known. Our goal is to stimulate ideas by presenting new information, not to bore you with summaries you've heard before.
A Summary of the five days session topics is presented below. A complete listing of the program, with speakers, titles, contact addressses, and session coordinators, is available for downloading by clicking here (Complete Program)
The complete meeting program can be downloaded for printing using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can obtain the current version of this Acrobat Reader by pressing the following icon,
and following the instructions on the subsequent three pages at that site.
Monday: Classical Biological Control
Key Issues in the Future Expanded Use of Classical Biological Control
Better Methods for Colonization, Evaluation and Monitoring of New Natural Enemies
Applications of Molecular Methods to the Processes of Classical Biological Control
Modeling and Theory as Tools to Clarify Causes of success or Failure of BC Projects
Tuesday: Augmentative Biological Control
Successes in Augmentative Biological Control
Economics of Production and Use of Reared Natural Enemies (including Storage and Shipping)
Post-release dispersal, distribution, and impact of augmented natural enemies in field crops
Survey of Actual and Potential Use in Outdoor Crops
Wednesday: Field Trip
Field trip on Oahu to sites of biological control and ecological interest
Thursday: Conservation of Natural Enemies in IPM Systems
What is the Evidence that Natural Enemy Conservation Tactics Increase Pest Mortality?
Vegetation Manipulations to Enhance Natural Enemies: Effectiveness and Adoption
Effects on Natural Enemies of IPM Systems Using Transgenic Plants
Pesticide Effects on Natural Enemies Farming
Friday: Classical Biological Control - Examples
Two Morning Sessions on current work on Biological Control by introduction of natural enemies
Monitoring for Effects of Biological Control Agents on Nontarget Organisms
Additional current work on Biological Control by introduction of natural enemies
Symposium Closing Remarks
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