The 14th International Symposium « Ecology of Aphidophaga » will be held in Montreal (Quebec), Canada from 16 to 20 September 2019. The Symposium will be held in the Science Faculty of the University of Quebec at Montreal (Université du Québec à Montréal – UQAM) located in downtown Montreal.

The purpose of Aphidophaga is to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of research on organisms contributing to the mortality of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Aphidophagous organisms include predators, parasitoids and pathogens of aphids.

Acceptable topics include the following:

  • Systematics and Phylogeny
  • Morphology and Physiology
  • Chemical ecology
  • Behaviour
  • Voltinism and diapause
  • Seasonal adaptation
  • Climatic changes
  • Distribution in habitats
  • Population dynamics
  • Modelling
  • Food relationships
  • Impact of aphidophaga on aphid populations
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Aphidophaga natural enemies
  • Intraguild interactions
  • Tritrophic interactions
  • Invasive aphidophaga

It will be 20 years since the last Aphidophaga was held in the province of Quebec in Canada and we are grateful to the Scientific Committee of Aphidophaga and the International Organization of Biological Control (IOBC) for choosing Montreal as the venue for the 14th Symposium. We are also grateful to the IOBC for supporting the meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal in 2019 for Aphidophaga 14.