ENTOSCI is a conference for schools and colleges all about entomology, the science of insects.
Insects are actually rather fascinating and so important to us. With a heavy focus on science (biology) this conference is ideal for STEM based learning, outside of anything that can be taught in school. The event guest speaker and workshop leader is TV ‘gastronaut’ Stefan Gates, alongside other huge names in the industry.
Experience exciting virtual 'zones', learning all about entomology from the experts.
Learn about insect handling, evolution, ecology and forensic entomology.
We hope to inspire future entomologists, who could very well save the world! Learn about further and higher education options within the entomology world, and the career paths available.
ENTOSCI is a collaboration between the Royal Entomological Society (RES) and Harper Adams University, started in 2016.
Adam Hart is Professor of Science Communication at the University of Gloucestershire. He teaches and carries out research in behaviour, ecology and evolution. Adam is also a science presenter on television and radio and has cofounded several Citizen Science surveys.
Dragonflies have been on earth for 300 million years!
with Kanchon Dasmahapatra
Kanchon Dasmahapatra is Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology at the University of York. He is an evolutionary biologist and researches the genetic and ecological causes of speciation. In particular Kanchon has studied gene flow within Heliconius butterfly species in the Tropics.
with Stefan Gates
Stefan Gates is a broadcaster and writer and has presented and written programmes on science and food with the BBC and Channel 5. Stefan is also a presenter at live events such as the Big Bang Science Fair and Cheltenham Science Festival.
with Dr Heather Campbell
Heather is a lecturer in entomology at Harper Adams University. Her research interests include insect biodiversity, conservation and community ecology, particularly focusing on social insects. She works on a range of topics including community-level responses to forest disturbance, diversity patterns along elevational gradients, the use of citizen science to map species diversity and distributions, and insect-plant interactions. She is particularly interested in arid ecosystems and has worked in desert, savannah and dry forests in southern Africa.
Fruit flies were the first living creatures to be sent into space.
with Amoret Whitaker and Luca Manelli
Amoret Whitaker is Senior Lecturer in Forensic Studies at the University of Winchester. She is a forensic entomologist and researches the development of forensically important insects under different environmental conditions. Amoret also carries out casework with police forces in the UK.
Luca Manelli is a PhD Researcher at the University of Winchester.
with Janice and Graham
Janice and Graham talk about their career journey as entomological consultants, introduce to their many insects and other arthropods, and talk about their experience filming and travelling.
Qualified entomologists with both of us holding fellowships from the Royal entomological society. Our work involves managing an insect house, project consultations, including spending time in the field looking for and studying species in their natural habitat. We achieve this as both Janice and I are researchers, wranglers and consultants but also giving us the opportunity to work together on projects when the chances arrive.
With over 30 years experience we now specialise in enthusing the next generation through TV, film and wildlife documentaries, and have successfully served a range of clients including, BBC, ITV, SKY, Apple TV, NAT GEO, Discovery channel, Disney, NETFLIX, and many more.