To accommodate as many delegates as possible from different time zones around the world, the webinar will run at 10 a.m. (EST); 7 a.m. (PST) and 3 p.m. (GMT). It will last for up to three hours maximum and will consist of five carefully selected presentations, covering a variety of urban pest problems, from leading urban research scientists.
Those interested in attending are encouraged to register as soon as possible from the ICUP website at www.icup.org.uk/webinar.
Topics to be presented include: household arthropods and their bacterial communities; fertility of Norway rats in Barcelona; the control of yellowjackets in urban areas; the impact of climate change on urban pest distribution; the use of CRISPR gene drive tools for pest population engineering; and more. Details of the programme and speakers, which include Victor Lopez Del Amo (University of California, San Diego, USA) and Michael Rust (University of California, Riverside, USA) are detailed on the ICUP website at www.icup.org.uk/webinar