ESQ general meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at 1pm at the Ecoscience Precinct in Dutton Park, Brisbane (see maps below). There is no need to sign in to the ground floor Seminar Room 1.
There is some street parking available with a two-hour limit and good public transport options. Visitors are welcome.
May: General Meeting
Date & Time: 9 May 2017 at 1pm
Business will include:
Program includes general business and a presentation by Mike Muller from Brisbane City Council Mosquito management program.
"Mosquito Management in Brisbane – Past, Present and Future"
Mike's presentation will give an overview of the Brisbane City Council mosquito management program. The presentation will also provide information on mosquito-transmitted diseases in Southeast Queensland such as Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses, and look at the increasing threat of introduced mosquitoes such as the Asian Tiger Mosquito and mosquito-borne disease, such as dengue and the Zika virus, and how authorities are responding to that threat.
All welcome! Join us after the meeting for tea and coffee.
Location: Seminar room, Ground Floor, Ecosciences Precinct Boggo Road, Dutton Park
“Bug-Catch” is a program of collecting trips run by the Entomological Society of Queensland, in conjunction with the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. The object of the trips is to utilise the specialist insect collecting and identification skills of Society members to assist DERM to compile lists of invertebrates for protected areas (National Parks, Forest Reserves, State Forests, etc). Members are asked to supply lists of species collected, and these are included by DERM in their faunal databases.
Past Bug-Catches have been held at Bribie Island National Park, Koala Bushlands Burbank, Beerwah State Forest, Franke Scrub, D'Aguilar National Park and most recently at Stockyard Creek.
The latest BugCatch: November 2016.
Springbrook BugCatch weekend: November 19-20: Springbrook Plateau. Springbrook is a high wet tableland lying between Lamington and the Gold Coast and is about 90 minutes drive from Brisbane on good roads. We were guests of the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society at their Ankida property which has several hundred hectares of rainforest with running creeks and waterfalls. Report coming soon.
During the Stockyard Creek BugCatch weekend, Geoff Monteith and Kathy Ebert ran a workshop for ESQ members and local landholders on how to survey dung beetles. Landowners and some ESQ members trapped dung beetles in the district and all catches were later combined and sorted in Brisbane. These BugCatch results, when combined with the rest of the survey, resulted in almost 4000 specimens of 35 different species from 60 different sample sites. All species were photographed and the data were used to plot detailed distribution maps for each species. The overall report gives valuable feedback to the local landowners on the diversity on their properties, as well as giving them the opportunity to see the benefits of participating in a collaborative scientific survey exercise. The results of the survey are available at the following link:
Other external events and conferences
3rd Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium
June 4–8, 2017
The 5th International Forum for Surveillance and Control of Mosquitoes and Mosquito-borne Diseases
May 22-26, 2017
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. www.asiansvemc.org or www.mosquitoforum.net
Joint Congress between the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), The Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) and the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE)
23-27 June 2017, Portland, OR
3rd BioSyst.EU meeting
August 15–18, 2017
University of Gothenburg, SWEDEN
16th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology
20-25 August 2017
Groningen, the Netherlands
￼IV International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM4)
18-23 August 2017
Moscow State University, Moscow, RUSSIA