Wings of change

Long-term insect surveillance initiatives, such as the Rothamsted Insect Survey and the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, allow ongoing assessments of the conservation status of large numbers of insect species against a background of increasing environmental change.  In addition, surveillance initiatives focused on aphids, biting-midges and mosquitoes are essential to our understanding and management of potential agricultural pests and human and animal health threats. This meeting will highlight the key findings from long-term insect surveys, including a 50-year monitoring project for British moths and butterflies, range expansion of biting midges and the disease-risk implications of mosquitoes ‘on the move’


  • Martin Warren, Butterfly Conservation 
    Trends in British moths and butterflies: 50 years of dramatic change
  • James Bell, Rothamsted Researc
    Golden years for pests? Findings from Rothamsted's 50-year aphid survey
  • Marion England, The Pirbright Institute
    Culicoides midge surveillance: health management and distribution modelling
  • Giovanni Pastorino, Veterinary University of Milan, University of Manchester and ZSL
    Mosquitoes on the move: range expansions, behaviour changes and disease risk implications

Chair: Paul Pearce-Kelly, Zoological Society of London

This science and conservation event is free to attend.

Seating is allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Doors open at 5pm for a 6pm start.

3-course dinner with the speakers

A dinner will follow this Science and Conservation Event and everyone is welcome.

Dinner is £35 per person (includes two glasses of wine). Places should be booked by submitting a dinner booking form:
PDF icon Wings of change dinner booking form (305.97 KB)

Further Information: please contact  Scientific Events Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY. 
Tel:+44 (0)20 7449 6227. Fax: +44 (0)20 7449 6411. E-mail:

ZSL Science and Conservation Events: An essential part of ZSL's work is to communicate relevant, high-quality zoological and conservation science. The integrated ZSL Science and Conservation Events programme includes Symposia, and the new 'Wildlife Conservation' and 'Communicating Science' series. Topics cover a wide variety of zoological and conservation themes, and international experts present and discuss their research.

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