17th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), Cairns, Australia, 13 - 18 July 2014.

The 17th Congress of the International Union of Social Insects was held at the Cairns Convention Centre 13-18 July 2014. The conference was attended by over 570 delegates from 40 countries. There were 38 symposia covering topics from genomics to ecology.

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1. Honeybee learning and memory: molecules, networks and behaviour r 2. Nutrition and social behavior 3. Recruitment behavior and dance language communication: recent advances
4. Insect epigenomics: bridging the gap between genotype and phenotype 5. Empirical studies of the evolution of colony-level traits 6. Decoding the sophisticated chemical communication of social insects
7. Groups as cognitive systems 8. Empirical tests of kin selection 9. Social insect ecology from a functional-trait perspective 
10. Ecology and genomics of social polymorphism 11. Evolutionary, genetic and physiological basis of ageing in social insects 12. Biogeography, macroecology and macroevolutionary dynamics of social insects
13. The mating biology of social insects 14. Chemical ecology of social insect foraging 15. From genes to societies  
16. Advances in social insect system in the urban landscape  17. Socio-Evo-Devo: the new synthesis 18. Why is parasitism more adaptive than being social among bees?  
19. Ecology and evolution of digestive symbioses in termites 20. Reproductive division of labour and the evolution of queen pheromones 21. Integrative analyses of division of labor
22. Innovations inspired by social insects: from algorithms to architecture 23. Nature and nurture in insect societies   24. Social insect host-microbe interactions
25. Island Biology of Social Insects 26. Microbiota in social insects 27. Phenotypic phenomena and molecular basis of social insect immunity
28. Comparative genomics of social evolution I and II 29. Social insects as biological invaders 30. Breaking the sting barrier: evolution, conservation and sustainable use of stingless bees 
31. Open questions and promising approaches in understanding eusocial evolution 32. Alternative reproductive systems and their evolutionary consequences   33. Behavioural ecology and neurobiology of cognition in social insects 
34. The impacts of environmental stressors on bee declines 35. Evolution and mechanisms of commitment in eusocial insect castes   36. Defence mechanisms of social insects
37. Other 38. Diversity, conservation and ecological functioning of social insects 39. No theme allocated


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