IUFRO is pleased to announce that Divisions 1, 4 and 8 as well as Working
Party 1.01.08, together with the Swedish University of Agricultural
Sciences, TemaTillväxt, and the University of Copenhagen, Forest &
Landscape, are organizing the:
International Conference: SPRUCE IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL CHANGE
Ecology, silviculture, forest products, management risks and conservation
31 Aug 3 Sep 2009 - Halmstad, Sweden
Please have a look at the Second announcement and call for abstracts at:
Note in particular the Publication Timeline:
Papers, posters and computer demonstrations are welcomed within the theme of
the conference. Participants are invited to contribute problems and ideas as
well as potential solutions. Extended abstracts (max. one printed page,
including one figure or illustration) for all invited speakers, voluntary
presentations, posters and demonstrations will be available in printed
proceedings format at the start of the conference.
30 April 2009 Last date for submission of abstracts is 30 April 2009.
Abstracts should be prepared according to the guidelines presented on the
15 May 2009 Notification of acceptance will be issued by 15 May 2009.
15 June 2009 Final, extended abstracts, including specific results, should
be received no later than 15 June 2009.
For more detailed information please visit: http://www-spruce2009.slu.se
Please distribute this message to colleagues that might be interested in the
Sent by Brigitte Burger, IUFRO Headquarters
on behalf of Jens Peter Skovgaard, University of Copenhagen, Chairman of the
Scientific Advisory Board
I have a message to transmit to the division 2 IUFRO members. Could you
« Dear colleagues,
we are studying the phylogeography of two bark beetles by nuclear markers.
In order to proceed with our study, we are looking for Ips typographus and
Dendroctonus micans from Europe and Asia. We are also interested in the
ulstraspecific predator Rhizophagus grandis, often found in the galleries of
Would it be possible for you to send me beetles (put alive in alcohol 100%)
We can provide the material if necessary (eppendorfs and ethyl alcohol) and
will naturally cover any related expenses.
We need the location where the samples were collected and eventually the
tree specie attacked (Picea sp.or Pinus sp.).
We need around then individuals by country, preferentially catched in
different sites but we will be grateful with any beetles found.
Sample could be sent to:
Laboratoire de Lutte biologique et Ecologie spatiale (LUBIES), CP 160/12
Université Libre de Bruxelles 50 av FD Roosevelt, 1050 Bruxelles/Brussels
Many thanks for
Ir. François Mayer
Research Fellow, FNRS-FRIA / PhD student
Biological control and Spatial ecology Lab (LUBIES)
Université Libre de Bruxelles
<mailto:email@example.com> fmayer(a)ulb.ac.be »