You may now register for the 2014 IUFRO Forest Tree Breeding Conference in
We hope that you will attend to learn more about our shared passion for
maintaining, improving and restoring forests through scientifically based
forest tree breeding. The week-long conference will include a variety of
topics such as advances in breeding theory, genetic evaluation protocols,
progeny testing, and interaction between forest tree breeding and other
disciplines. And at the conclusion of each day’s program you will be able
to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe... Prague.
Hope to see you in Prague!!!
Milan Lstiburek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Forest Genetics, Czech University of Life Sciences
Adjunct Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
IUFRO Breeding Theory and Progeny Testing Coordinator
2014 IUFRO Forest Tree Breeding Conference Chair
From: Sniezko, Richard -FS
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 5:53 PM
To: Sniezko, Richard -FS
Subject: JUNE 2014 IUFRO Conference (a): Genetics and Conservation of White Pine Species (5 needle pines) and RUSTS of Forest Trees Groups 2.02.15 & 7.02.05
Genetics of Five-Needle Pines and Rusts in Mountain Landscapes:
Conservation, Utilization and Evolution in a Changing Climate
Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five-Needle Pines (IUFRO 2.02.15)
Rusts of Forest Trees (IUFRO 7.02.05)
The joint meeting will be held June 15-20, 2014 in Ft. Collins, Colorado, U.S.A. bringing together scientists working with Genetics and Conservation of White Pine Species (5 needle pines) as well as those working with Rusts of Forest Trees.
There has been an excellent response to the survey accompanying the first announcement and we look forward to meeting all of you in Colorado in June 2014 and seeing the latest in science developments in these areas. There has been tremendous activity in areas such as to gene conservation, rust resistance and genomics since these groups last met, and this forum will provide an excellent chance to exchange information and form further collaborations. The planned fieldtrips in the Rocky Mountains will be an opportune time to see forest tree species and pathogens firsthand and a chance to continue discussions with colleagues in spectacular mountain-top landscapes.
Additional information will be forthcoming in the next announcement and on website updates, but key information for now:
Abstracts submission for oral or poster presentations will be open from 1 Dec 2013 to 15 Feb 2014. Format will be provided on the website and in the attached document.
Hotel Reservations: The Hilton in Ft. Collins has put aside a block of rooms at a very favorable rate (U.S. $91/night). The number of rooms at this rate will be limited and we encourage you to make your reservations early. http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/F/FNLCOHF-GIU-20140613/inde…. Reference block name “IUFRO” when making your hotel reservation.
Registration: Registration fee will cover meeting attendance, most lunches, two dinners, social events, and fieldtrips; an optional Friday fieldtrip to walk through a treeline Pinus aristata ecosystem will be an additional charge. We anticipate registration to open starting in January 2014. Registration will be approximately U.S. $400.
If you did not reply to the survey in the first announcement and you think you will likely attend the conference, please send an email to rsniezko(a)fs.fed.us. This will help ensure you are on the mailing list for the future announcement, and help us facilitate further planning of the conference.
If you have any questions, please contact the conference co-chairs of the organizing committee (Anna Schoettle, aschoettle(a)fs.fd.us; or Richard Sniezko, rsniezko(a)fs.fed.us) .
For more information on the groups involved in this meeting see the websites below and the contact persons listed.
2.02.15 – Breeding and genetic resources of five-needle pines
7.02.05 – Rusts of forest trees
See the attachment (pdf) for more information about the conference and venue.
We look forward to seeing you in Ft. Collins in June 2014!
Anna Schoettle and Richard Sniezko
RICHARD A. SNIEZKO
USDA Forest Service - Dorena Genetic Resource Center
34963 Shoreview Road, Cottage Grove, Oregon, U.S.A. 97424
Phone: (541) 767-5716 Fax: (541) 767-5709
Cell: (541) 954-6793
website: <http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/dorena-grc> www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/dorena
IUFRO 2.02.15 – Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five-Needle Pines webpage:
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You surely marked your calendars a long time ago, but now the time has come to register for the XXIV IUFRO World Congress, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 5-11 October 2014.
All the details, such as registration fees, early-bird registration, payment, and key dates are available at http://iufro2014.com/registration/.
For the actual registration, please click the green button "CLICK HERE TO REGISTER". - We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City!
on behalf of the Congress Organizing Committee