Scientific Sessions


Risk Assessment in Arthropod Biological Control: Where are we?
organizers: Peter Mason (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), Dave R. Gillespie (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) & Jian J. Duan (USDA ARS USA). Session hosted by IOBC Global Working Group on Exotic Biological Control Agents

Recent classical biological control projects against forest pest
organizers: Carlos Wilcken (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil) & Marc Kenis (CABI Europe, Switzerland)
Session is hosted by IUFRO Working Party 7.03.13 – Biological control of forest insects and pathogens

Classical biocontrol for the protection of biodiversity
organizers:Roy Van Driesche (University of Massachusetts) & Mark Hoddle (University of California, Riverside)

The importance of considering intraspecific variation in classical biological control
organizers: Thibaut Malausa (INRA Sophia Antipolis) & Blas Lavandero (Universidad de Talca)

Prospects for enhancing augmentative releases of beneficial organisms using radiation
organizers: Jorge Hendrichs & Andrew Parker (Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques, Austria)

Mass production of natural enemies: challenges and opportunities
organizers: Eric Riddick (USDA, ARS) & Vanda H. P. Bueno (Federal University of Lavras, Brazil)

Strategies to increase the adoption of biological control in greenhouses 
organizers: Kevin Heinz (Texas A&M University) & Michael Parella (Univesity of California, Davis)

Augmentative and conservation biological control techniques in forestry
organizers: Marc Kenis (Switzerland - & Vincent D’Amico (USA -
This session is hosted by IUFRO Working Party 7.03.13 – Biological control of forest insects and pathogens 

The effect of climate change on biological control
organizers: Marta Montserrat Larrosa (CSIC – Spain); Josep Jacas Miret (Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain) & Tim Haye (CABI)

Compatibility of transgenic insecticidal crops with biological control
organizers: Joerg Romeis (Agroscope Reckenholz, Switzerland) & Anthony M. Shelton (Cornell University) 

Integrating Conservation Biological Control and Wildlife Conservation 
organizers: David G. James (Washington State University) & Steve Wratten (Lincoln University, New Zealand)

Conservation biological control: a landscape perspective 
organizers: Audrey Grez (University of Chile) & Tania Zaviezo (Universidad Católica de Chile)

Use of volatiles to monitor or manage natural enemies 
organizers: Nick Mills (University of California - Berkeley), Don Weber (USDA ARS) & Tania Zaviezo (Universidad Católica de Chile)

Functional implications of non-prey feeding in biological control
organizers: Don Weber & Jon Lundgren (USDA ARS)

Generalist predators for plant pest control: applications, prospects and drawbacks 
organizers: Arne Janssen & Maurice Sabelis (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Consequences of reduced-impact pesticides for agents of biological control and top-down suppression of arthropods in managed landscapes 
organizers: Ada Szczepaniec (South Dakota State University) & Jonathan Lundgren (USDA-ARS, USA)

Evaluation and practical application of parasitoids and predators of the tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta 
organizers: Vanda H. P. Bueno (Federal University of Lavras, Brazil) & Jose Belda (Koppert, Spain)

Pest management for an urbanizing world: arthropod biological control in ornamental landscapes
organizers: Matthew H. Greenstone (USDA, ARS) & Paula M. Shrewsbury (University of Maryland, College Park)

Fourth International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, March 4th to 8th, 2013. Pucón, Chile. Please send your suggestions or any questions to to Symposium secretariat, email: isbca2013 at Please send your technical questions to SysAdmin MAT-UC, email: serviciosweb at
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