Submitted to: Journal of Insect Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/2/2007
Publication Date: 1/10/2008
Citation: Stansly, P.A., McKenzie, C.L. 2008. Fourth International Bemisia Workshop International Whitefly Genomics Workshop. Journal of Insect Science 8:4, available online: www.insectscience.org/8.04. Interpretive Summary: The 4th International Bemisia and International Whitefly Genomics workshops were held in gorgeous Duck Key, Florida. Five sessions covered a broad spectrum of whitefly research including biotypes and genomics, biology and ecology, damage potential and vector relations, chemical control and resistance management, and IPM and biological Control. Our objective was to provide a forum for scientific exchange in a pleasing setting that would benefit all attendees and the communities they represent. The venue was extraordinarily warm and inviting with numerous networking functions that allowed attendees to interact, share lessons learned, spend time re-connecting with colleagues or forging new collaborations. Abstracts from oral and poster presentations from the workshops are in alphabetical order by presenter.
Technical Abstract: Invited speakers from around the world presented research and management tactics conducted in their respective geographic regions and areas of expertise. Sessions were arranged with a slate of invited speakers followed by discussion, comments, and questions. Attendance was truly international with more than 120 people from 25 different countries participating. The Bemisia workshop included 40 formal lectures and nearly 60 poster presentations. Abstracts from oral and poster presentations from the workshops are in alphabetical order by presenter. The genomics workshop was well attended with representatives from eight different countries and all participants cooperated in laying the groundwork for a Whitefly Genomics Whitepaper. Attendees from both workshops included government and university researchers and policy makers, extension personnel, regulatory officials, members of industry, growers and marketers, and students.