The working group meeting 2024 took place on June 26-27, 2024 at the JKI in Quedlinburg.

Dr. Albrecht Serfling
Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen
Institut für Resistenzforschung und Stresstoleranz
Erwin-Baur-Str. 27
06484 Quedlinburg


  • Exchange of experiences with population dynamics of arthropods (spiders and insects) and pathogens
  • Information about and discussion of epidemiology and the epidemic spread of pests and pathogens
  • The working group offers a platform to present new research results, especially for doctoral and diploma candidates
  • Population dynamics of pest and beneficial populations as well as pathogens
  • Epidemiology of pathogens
  • Beneficial organisms as bio-indicators
  • Ecological studies in the field of a “green genetic engineering”

The working group “Population Dynamics and Epidemiology” is jointly sustained by the „Deutsche Phytomedizinischen Gesellschaft (DPG)“ and the „Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie (DGaaE)“. Participants are colleagues from scientific institutions, public services, and industrial corporations specializing in the fields of applied entomology, population dynamics of pests and pathogens, and epidemiology. The working group meets bi-annually at different locations.