Solutions to Insect Armageddon

Solutions to Insect Armageddon

Basement Theatre
Glyn Davis Building (Melbourne School of Design)

Parkville campus

Masson Road

This event has been postponed and a new date will be announced later this year.


Bees pollinate crops, dung beetles recycle nutrients, ladybirds control pests and bogong moths are food that sustain endangered pygmy possums.

Globally, there is evidence that beneficial insect populations are in freefall, and insecticide use to control pest insects is a key suspect.

So how can humans control the insects we don’t want, while avoiding collateral damage to the insects that we need?

This event addresses this question, showcasing four fascinating stories of breakthrough research driving new, non-chemical ways to control insects from the University of Melbourne.

A one-hour lecture will be followed by a networking reception.

All Free Public Lectures