My current research interests focus on the impacts that climate change will have on insect behaviour, ecology and physiology; insect community structure along environmental gradients; and insect-plant interactions.
I am currently Managing Editor of Austral Ecology.
Giovanni Benelli got an International Ph.D. in Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences at University of Pisa and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa. He worked in several international institutions, including University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA) and University of Jaén (Spain).
Giovanni serves as a research entomologist and lecturer at University of Pisa. He has been recently appointed as Affiliated Researcher at The BioRobotics Institute, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies.
His research focuses on entomology, ecotoxicology, animal behaviour and biological control, with a major focus on arthropod vectors of medical and veterinary importance.
Giovanni serves as Editor for Environmental Science and Pollution Research, PeerJ and Entomologia Generalis, as well as for Editor/Editorial Board Member for other top-ranked international journals.
Besides, Giovanni cooperates with more than 100 researchers worldwide on various research projects, including FP7 Collective Cognitive Robots, H2020 subCULTron and the Taiwan National Nano Project MOST-105-2119-M-008-006.
He has published more than 400 articles in international journals with impact factor. His H-index is higher than 35, with more than 5000 total citations.
He has been awarded with several prizes from international and national organizations.
In view of his expertise and top-cited articles on mosquito biology and control, Giovanni has been recently interviewed on Nature (www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-02179-0).
Laura Boykin is a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia. She is interested in using genomic data to answer real-world problems. Specifically she is interested in invasive species, particularly Bemisia tabaci (whiteflies). Other areas of interest are: comparative genomics, phylogenetic analyses (of DNA sequences) and also high performance computing. Combining all of the above to help smallholder famers in Africa is her ultimate goal. She was recently named a TED 2015 and presented her work on cassava whitefly at TED in Vancouver.
Research Entomologist and Curator of Hymenoptera, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Research interests: Phylogenomics, systematics, evolution, biogeography, and comparative genomics of aculeate Hymenoptera (bees, ants, stinging wasps); phylogenetic methodology; social insect biology; evolution of pollinators.
Yann Clough is Professor for Environmental Science at the Centre for Environmental and Climate research (CEC), Lund University. His research addresses the drivers of biodiversity in human-dominated landscapes, and the impact of biodiversity on ecosystem services. His approach combines landscape-scale empirical studies of biodiversity and functions of arthropods and birds in crops, statistical and mechanistic, spatially-explicit modelling of arthropod-based ecosystem services, and interdisciplinary approaches to link policy, land-use change and environmental effects.
Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.
Teaching and Research subjects include protected areas management, species at-risk, ecology, environmental management.
Professor and Associate Dean Research, Dalhousie University
Interests in Agricultural Entomology and Ecotoxicology
Dr José Derraik was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), but moved to New Zealand in 1995. José has a very broad academic background, with a BSc and MSc in Ecology from the University of Otago (New Zealand), and a PhD in Public Health (University of Otago). His MSc examined invertebrate biodiversity in human-modified habitats. His PhD focused on vector ecology, more precisely on mosquitoes in New Zealand and how the threat of a mosquito-borne disease outbreak has been affected by ongoing anthropogenic environmental change. José then worked as a Senior Advisor for MAF Biosecurity NZ, where he provided expert advice to the NZ government on biosecurity threats to human health.
In 2008, José joined the Liggins Institute (University of Auckland) where he has been working on paediatric research, as well as on a number of clinical trials in adolescents and adults at risk of metabolic disease. His research focuses primarily on the long-term effects of early life events (such as preterm or post-term birth) in childhood. However, José has recently been appointed as an honorary research associate at Uppsala University in Sweden, where alongside his Swedish colleagues he has been examining also the long-term effects of early life events in adulthood.
Lastly, José is currently involved in a large multi-institutional project (A Better Start) in New Zealand, with a leading role in a number of studies aiming to predict, prevent, and mitigate childhood obesity in the country.
Research Director at INRA, France. Main expertise is in the fields of Ecology, Community ecology, ecotoxicology and IPM
I received a BS in Biology and Computer Science from Loyola College in Maryland and a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from Iowa State University (ISU). Upon graduation, I received a ISU Research Excellence award and the university-wide Zaffrano Prize for Graduate Research. Starting after graduation in 2007 I spent the first ten years of my career at the University of Notre Dame, and now am an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). My research interests include genome-focused bioinformatics, parallel and distributed computing, and the intersection of biological applications and second and third-gen sequencing. Nearly all of my research has been funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Lead Scientist for the US Dept. Agriculture Bee Research Laboratory. Recipient of 2011 Hambleton Award for Bee Research and 2002 ARS Early Career Scientist-BA Award, Editor for Journal of Apicultural Research and BMC Genomics, and member i5k Insect Genome Planning Committee.
I am a terrestrial population, community, and ecosystem ecologist interested in understanding how global change pressures influence biotic populations and community states, and how potential shifts in trait and/or species distributions will affect ecological functioning in arid, semiarid, and subalpine ecosystems. I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at New Mexico State University where I am the PI of the Global Change Ecology Lab (GCEL).