First ICUP webinar heralded by organisers

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This week’s first International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) webinar was attended by nearly 500 members representing over 50 countries.

Rubén Bueno chaired the webinar and explained that he had hoped to have greeted delegates to the 10th ICUP conference, due to have been held in Barcelona, which had had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From over 130 papers offered for presentation at the postponed Barcelona conference, five were selected for presentation at this webinar, with the possibility of additional papers to be presented at a further webinar.

Speakers selected came from across Europe and the US.

Research results presented covered topics ranging from rats in sewers in Barcelona, controlling yellow jackets in California, insect pests in Europe to mosquito control with the development of CRISPR gene-drive systems.

  • A report from the ICUP webinar will be published in the next issue of Pest.
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