in a few days the deadline for submitting abstracts for the upcoming IUFRO PWD symposium will end. So I like to remind all of you who have interesting research results in the framework of pine wood nematode, pine wilt disease and the related vectors and are willing to participate at the meeting to sent their abstract using the conference tool on the symposium website http://dpg.phytomedizin.org/de/pwdc2013/.
The topics which will be covered by the symposium are:
. Pine Wood Nemtode (PWN) Biology, Population dynamics, Epidemiology, Modeling
· PWN in international trade, pathways and impacts
· Systematic and diagnostics
· PWN interactions with bacteria and fungi
· Insect Vector
· Pine Wilt Disease management and contingency planning
Choose the "registration" button and you will be linked to the conference tool. Currently we have still enough possibilities for presentations, so I like to inform you that we postponed the deadline for one week to give you the opportunity to submit your papers calmly. So the final deadline will be 7th of July. All the other deadlines will stay as they are. For the first round of abstracts you may only submit a very brief summary of your intended presentation. This will be the basis for the review by the scientific committee. At the end of July you will be informed about the acceptance of your presentation and we will also provide guidance for the abstracts intended to be published as conference proceedings. Additional information are available on the homepage: http://dpg.phytomedizin.org/de/pwdc2013/the-conference/instructions-to-the-….
In the meantime the conference homepage was updated and several additions were made. So there were made special arrangements with two hotels and we reserved 70 rooms: http://dpg.phytomedizin.org/de/pwdc2013/venue/accomodation/. The keyword for the room reservation and special price is "IUFRO". I like to advise you to choose one of the two hotels because the bus transfer to the conference room will only depart from those hotels.
To give the local organizers more time for their work I like to ask you to resister timely, not only because the early bird fee payment is only valid until 31 July 2013. In the framework of paying the conference fee I like to request participants from non European Union countries to pay the registration fee by credit card to avoid additional bank charges which have to be paid by the participant. Thank you for your cooperation.
The organization committee would be grateful if you could share this email with people you think could be interested to participate and especially to those whom you sent the first call. Thank you!
I hope to see you in Braunschweig!
With best regards
for the local organizing board
P.S.: As I combined several email lists it might be the case that you got my email repeatedly. Sorry for any inconvenience which is caused by that!
Dr. Thomas Schroeder
Julius Kühn-Institut, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants
Institute for National and International Plant Health
Tel.: +49 531 299 3381
Fax: +49 531 299 3007
Dear Mr. Buck,
I am Li Hui, Managing Editor of Forest Ecosystems, a new international Open Access journal established at Beijing Forestry University in cooperation with Springer Science. The project has excellent backing regarding available staff and other resources. We have two Editors in Chief, Dr. Yin WeiLun from China and Dr. Klaus v. Gadow from Germany, and an international Editorial Board which includes 25 Associate Editors and 5 Senior Editors.
Traditional journals are inundated with manuscripts and Forest Ecosystems will improve the chances for good papers to become available sooner. We will start publishing peer-reviewed original articles and critical reviews in January, 2014. The focus will be on individual papers and special issues relating to natural and managed forest ecosystems and their services to people. Manuscripts will go online and will be ready for download as soon as they are accepted. During the first two years, we will carry the cost of publishing Open Access.
IUFRO scientists are invited to visit our webseite at <http://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/fsc> http://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/fsc and submit their manuscripts after logging in as author and providing the contact details of 4 qualified referees. We also welcome proposals for a special issue.
Thank you for your support!
With best regards
Hui Li (李慧)
Editorial office of Forest Ecosystems
Editorial office of Chinese Birds
Box 148 Beijing Forestry University
35 Qinghua Donglu, Haidian District
Beijing 100083, P. R. China
It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to the International
conference on Ozone and Plants (www.bj-ozone.com) to be held on 18 May
– 21 May 2014, in Beijing, China.
The purposes of this conference are to summarize the state of the art
of ozone research and to develop possible international
collaborations. The conference is organized by IUFRO RG 7.01.00, by
ICP vegetation and by State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional
The topics will be :
Session 1: Atmospheric chemistry and exchanges with the biosphere
Session 2: Plant and ecosystem responses to ozone exposure
Session 3: Monitoring, modelling and assessing ozone risk to
Session 4: Interactions and feedbacks of ozone effects with the climate
Some oral and poster presentations will be invited to submit the
manuscript to Environmental Pollution (IF. 3.746), Journal of
Environmental Sciences (IF. 1.668) or iForest (IF. 0.547) after the
conference. After the conference, a two-day touristic trip to Beijing
will be organized.
Looking forward to seeing you in Beijing next May
Zhaozhong Feng & Elena Paoletti