Saturday, 2 March 2013

Study of Insects- Entomology

Entomology is the study of insects and their relationship to humans, the environment, and other organisms. It is a very old field of scientific study. Insects have a huge impact and play an important role as part of the ecosystems that support human life.  The humans depend on pollinators and other beneficial insects for food production, natural pest control, and waste decomposition. On the negative side, insects might cause billions of dollars in yearly loss to crops, stored products, forests, and buildings. Insect pests affect millions of people worldwide with diseases, causing illness or even death.

An entomologist is a scientist who specifically studies insects. Entomologists may look at insects’ behavior, morphology, nutrition, and ecosystem. They also research about insects and their interaction with other animals and agricultural sites. Entomology is incredibly varied, ranging from forensic entomology to agricultural entomology.

Entomologists have contributed to the existing knowledge on physiology and ecology, Farmers in which crops and food products are consumed or spoiled by insects. Entomologists also play a vital role in preserving agricultural production throughout the world, though there are forests in which insects are one of the greatest destroyers of timber resources.

Entomologists work with environmental organizations to develop effective programs to fight these insects in order to protect forests and their biological wealth. The latest studies on the impact and presence of insects in the ecosystem is shared among scientists attending the OMICS Conference on entomology. The branches of entomology are also dealt with through the abstracts presented by speakers.

Forensic Entomology is connected to medical anthropology. Forensic Entomology is a field of science which uses insects to gather information about a crime scene. The wide area of forensic entomology is generally split down into three common areas: medico legal, urban, and stored product pests. The necrophagous insects typically prey on human remains, and are thus related to the aspects of medico-legal systems by way of providing clues at crime scenes. The urban aspect deals with the insects that affect man and his immediate environment.

OMICS Group invites all the participants across the globe to attend the International Symposia on Entomology (ISE-2013) during September 04-06, 2013 at Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport, Orlando-Florida, USA.