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Seminars

View our list of forthcoming Seminars below.

Previous Seminars

Flea (courtesy Jenni Stockan)
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Aberdeen Entomological Club: Fleas

10 April 2018, 4pm

In this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar, Norman Defoe will discuss the natural history and taxonomy of fleas.

Invertebrate species (courtesy Jenni Stockan)
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Rare invertebrates in the Cairngorms project: one year on

13 March 2018, 4pm

In this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar, Gabrielle Flinn (RSPB) will discuss findings of a three-year research project on rare invertebrates in the Cairngorms National Park.

Aphid (courtesy Jenni Stockan)
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Plant-aphid-environment interactions

13 February 2018, 4pm

In this Entomological Club seminar, Daniel Leybourne will discuss plant-aphid-environment interactions in agricultural systems, focusing on two related grass species, modern barley and a wild relative.

D. micans (courtesy Jenni Stockan)
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

A tale of two beetles

14 November

In this talk, Katrina Dainton will discuss two pest species (Hylobius abietis and Dendroctonus micans), their impact on Scottish forestry, and current and potential strategies for their management.

Seminar by Pedro Luiz Oliveira de Almeida Machado and Beata Madari, Embrapa - Brazil

25 October 2017

Seminars, Brazilian Agriculture: the key role of science and the need for international cooperation Pedro Luiz Oliveira de Almeida Machado. Integrated crop-livestock-forestry systems as potential carbon sinks Beata Madari

Loch Saugh (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, researchers, students and other interested parties

Some insights into nutrient mobilisation and transfer pathways gained from the Irish Agricultural Catchments Programme

18 September 2017, 11am

In this seminar, Dr Per-Erik Mellander (Department of Environment, TEAGASC) will discuss Irish experience of nutrient mobilisation and transfer pathways to watercourses.

for growers with particular interest in sustainable practices and better soil management

Your Soil Your Data: GROW Observatory's first webinar

29th June, 2017: 12:30

Join us in this webinar with lead educators from GROW's first online course "Citizen Science: from Soil to Sky"

Vine weevil (c) James Hutton Institute
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Does the bacterial community associated with vine weevil enable its insect host to adapt to different environments?

11 April 2016, 4pm

Pilar Morera Margarit (Ecological Sciences) will deliver this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar about the vine weevil and its bacterial community.

Philodromus margaritatus (c) Glenn Norris, Caledonian Conservation Ltd
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Invertebrates on Scottish Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs): Site Condition Monitoring 2013-14

14 March 2017, 4pm

In this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar, Chris Catrine will discuss invertebrate survey techniques and findings of work at 19 Sites of Special Scientific Interest throughout Scotland.

N. investigator (courtesy Ashleigh Whiffin, National Museum of Scotland)
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties

Romance on carrion: the necrophagous insects

14 February 2017, 4pm

In this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar, Ashleigh Whiffin from the National Museum of Scotland will discuss how carrion insects provide a valuable service by recycling nutrients.


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