Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Butterfly Conservation's Eighth International Symposum April 6-8, 2018

Butterfly Conservation's Eighth International Symposium is to be held at Southampton University, from the 6th to 8th April 2018 on the theme: The ecology and conservation of butterflies and moths.

The organizers are inviting offers of papers or posters on relevant topics. The Symposium will include the latest science on the ecology of butterflies and moths, and how to conserve them and their habitats in a changing world. The programme provides opportunities for Butterfly Conservation members to present talks or posters on practical conservation work and contributions will be welcomed. The Symposium will end with a forward look of future challenges, including the impact of climate change. Details will be posted and updated on the BC website as they develop.

Guest speakers include Dr Martin Warren, recently retired Chief Executive of Butterfly Conservation (UK) whose talk will celebrate the 50 year history of Butterfly Conservation and Dr Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (USA) and Chair of the IUCN Butterfly Specialist Group who will discuss the status of common and widespread species in the USA. Other keynote speakers include Professor Jane Hill (York University, UK), and Richard Fox (Butterfly Conservation, UK).

The proceedings will be published as a special issue of the Journal of Insect Conservation.

Registration and abstract submission (deadline 4th December) is available on-line, at http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/symposium. Booking is now open at a special early bird discount of 15% until the 31st December 2017.