EventsBeefly


Meetings

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.

Location Map

Building Map

logoJune: General Meeting

Date & Time: 13 June 2017 at 1pm

Business will include:

Program includes "Notes and Exhibits" - a range of short presentations by members. Topics to be announced closer to the date.

All welcome! Join us after the meeting for tea and coffee.

Location: Seminar room, Ground Floor, Ecosciences Precinct Boggo Road, Dutton Park

Visitors welcome!

logoJuly: Visit the Department of Agriculture and Water Resource's biosecurity laboratory at Brisbane airport

Date & Time: 18 July 2017, 4pm

A unique opportunity to visit the Department of Agriculture and Water Resource's biosecurity laboratory at Brisbane airport! The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resource's Operational Science Services (OSS) operates a biosecurity laboratory at Brisbane airport. The OSS group contributes to the Department's biosecurity objectives through diagnosing intercepted pests (invertebrates, plant diseases and plants/seeds) and providing biosecurity risk mitigation advice and training to biosecurity officers. Bill Crowe and Tony Robinson have offered members of the ESQ a unique opportunity to view this facility and hear about its valuable work. Numbers limited. Contact Mark Schutze to register an expression of interest.


BugCatch :

“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.

Stockyard Creek BugCatch January 2016 Report...

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:

A survey of the dung beetles from the Upper Lockyer Valley (70MB)

Crohamhurst BugCatch November 2015 Report....

Mt Glorious BugCatch September 2014 Report...

Mt Mee BugCatch March 2014 Report...

Franke Scrub BugCatch October 2013 Report...


Other external events and conferences

3rd Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium
June 4–8, 2017
Madrid, SPAIN
http://www.hpis2017.csic.es/

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

EVOLUTION 2017
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
http://www.evolutionmeetings.org/future-meetings-2017.html

3rd BioSyst.EU meeting
August 15–18, 2017
University of Gothenburg, SWEDEN
http://www.conferencemanager.se/BiosystEU2017/

16th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology
20-25 August 2017
Groningen, the Netherlands
http://www.eseb2017.nl/

IV International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM4)
18-23 August 2017
Moscow State University, Moscow, RUSSIA
http://www.icim4.com/