Profile of the DGaaE

Purpose: The DGaaE ("German Society for General and Applied Entomology") unites entomologists who are engaged in this research field by profession or privately. It is the purpose of the society to support entomological research and to gather and communicate the existing knowledge in entomology. In favour of these tasks the DGaaE promotes personal contact, exchange of information, and the national and international cooperation of professional and amateur entomologists.

Activities: Every second year, the DGaaE organizes an international congress. Study groups are regularly meeting for several special subjects - partly in cooperation with other scientific societies. The DGaaE periodically gives awards for important contributions to entomology: the Fabricius Medal for basic research, the Karl Escherich- Medal for applied research, and the Meigen-Medal for systematic and faunistic research. The excellent work of a young scientist (e.g. a thesis) is granted by the Weiss/Wiehe-Foundation every second year.

Journals: The Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie contain publications of the lectures and the posters held at the congresses of the DGaaE. Three or four times a year, an issue of the DGaaE Newsletter is published to inform the members about the latest news. In 2006 the Journal of Applied Entomology has become an official publication of the DGaaE. Furthermore, members may receive further entomological journals at a decreased rate (currently Entomologia generalis und Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift).

Congresses: Every two years the DGaaE organizes the Entomologists Congress, which is possibly the most important entomologists's meeting in Europe. The last one took place from 21-24 .März 2011 at the Humboldt University in Berlin. The next Congress is being prepared 2013 in Göttingen.

Membership: Currently the DGaaE comprises some 800 members worldwide. Annual membership dues are at a rate of 40,00 Euro (ca. 55 US $ or 34 £) and include the receipt of the two journals DGaaE Nachrichten and Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie. We cordially invite you to join the DGaaE.

Please contact the DGaaE's office for additional information and your own membership.