WG meeting 2004 in Harpenden, UK

The biannual meeting 2004 held at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden UK was attended by about 50 scientist originated from nine different countries.

The meeting was organized by our Rothamsted colleagues who did a great job. IOBC is grateful to RRes for hosting the meeting without charge, save expenses involved with printing the abstract booklets and provision of refreshments.

In total 42 papers were presented, which are now in process to be printed in the IOBC Bulletin Vol. 27 (10) [ ISBN 92-9067-172-4 ].The printing process of the Bulletin is expected to be finished at the end of this year. The bulletins will be send beginning of 2005. For all of you who did not attend the meeting, the abstracts are avaiable on this IOBC homepage. If you are interested in the whole papers, they become avaiable also for non-IOBC members. If you want to receive a copy, please contact me. I will transfer information about expenses and other aspects.

News from the group

We have to report some changes since the time of the last and our most recent meetings. Ingrid Williams (Rothamsted Research, U.K.) and Volker Paul (FH Soest, Germany) lay down their convenorship. The two were the head of our group during the time period of 1990 to 2003/04. Volker Paul communicated his decision during a small IOBC group meeting beside the 11th International Rapeseed Conference held in Copenhagen in 2003. Birger Koopmann (University of Göttingen, Germany) was elected to follow up Volker Paul and accepted. During the biannual meeting at Rothamsted, Ingrid Williams also resigned her convenorship. Sam Cook (Rothamsted Research, U.K.) was selected to take over the responsibility for the entomology group. We both - Sam and Birger - want to express our sincere gratitude on behalf of IOBC and all group members to Ingrid and Volker. Thanks a lot for everything you did in the past for IOBC in general and especially for our group. After our first meeting and the preparation of the Bulletin, we know what a bunch of work this was! We hope that both of you will support us in the future as we try to fulfil the job to a similar high standard as both of you achieved before. You will be a hard act to follow and we all owe the current success of this group to you both..

Next meeting

The decision is still to be made where and when the next meeting will take place. There are two main ideas: (i) to meet at IGR in Poznan, Poland along a meeting of the SECURE group or (ii) to meet beside the International Entomology Conference in Göttingen Germany. Gosia (Malgorzata Jedryczka) already agreed to organize the meeting in Poznan. I will post the decision Sam and I are going to make on this page. It will be nice if you will have a look in regular intervals not to miss our next meeting.

Birger Koopmann and Sam Cook


Participants of the meeting

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Name Institution
Balesdent, Marie-Hélène INRA Versailles, France
Barari, Hassan Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Büchs, Wolfgang BBA, Braunschweig, Germany
Cook, Samantha Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Dias, João Carlos da Silva ISA, Lisbon, Portugal
Dunker, Sarah Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
Eckert, Maria Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Evans, Neal Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Ferguson, Andrew Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Fitt, Bruce DL Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Frearson, Dave Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Gladders, Peter ADAS Boxworth, UK
Happstadius, Ingrid Swalöf Weibull, Svalöf, Sweden
Hokkanen, Heikki Helsinki University, Finland
Huang, Yong-Ju Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Jedrycska, Malgorzata IGR-PAN, Poznan, Poland
Jonsson, Martin Swedish University of Agriculture, Alnarp, Sweden
Kacklicki, Piotr IGR-PAN, Poznan, Poland
Karolewski, Zbigniew Agricultural University, Poznan, Poland
Kenyon, David NIAB, Cambridge, UK
Klukowski, Zdislaw Agricultural University, Wroclaw, Poland
Koopmann, Birger Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
Kreye, Holger BBA, Braunschweig, Germany
Latunde-Dada, Akinwunmi(Olu) Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Le, Ziqin Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Liu, Ze (Arthur) Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
McCartney, Alastair Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Nashaat, Nash Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Nerad, Daniel Union of oilseeds growers and processors, Czech Republic
Nilsson, Christer Swedish University of Agriculture, Alnarp, Sweden
Olechnowicz, Julia IGR-PAN, Poznan, Poland
Pinochet, Xavier CETIOM, Grignon, France
Piper, Ross Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Pirie, Elizabeth Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Schlein, Oliver BBA, Braunschweig, Germany
Skellern, Matt Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Smith, Emma Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Stachowiak, Anna IGR-PAN, Poznan, Poland
Thomas, Jane NIAB, Cambridge, UK
Ulber, Bernd Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
Watts, Nigel Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
West, Jonathan Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Williams, Ingrid Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Witold Irzykowski IGR-PAN, Poznan, Poland