SAVE THE DATE!! 1-4 OCTOBER 2018 IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
CONFERENCE: Preparing Europe for invasion by the beetles emerald ash borer and bronze birch borer, two major tree-killing pests
As part of our Euphresco project on emerald ash borer and bronze birch borer (PREPSYS - www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/prepsys<http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/prepsys>,) we have organised a conference on how Europe can prepare for potential invasion by the beetles. The conference will be held at BFW, Vienna from 1-4 October 2018. Details are in the attached announcement.
The conference is sponsored by OECD Cooperative Research Programme and by the UK Government Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).
Apart from an outstanding list of invited keynote speakers, there are a limited number of oral presentation slots, as well as a poster paper session.
The Proceedings will be published in a special issue of the journal Forestry.
We hope that you can make the meeting and we look forward to seeing you in Vienna in October. Please email if you are interested and we will keep you informed of progress. Registration for the meeting will open in the near future, along with details of travel, hotels and the venue.
With best wishes,
Hugh Evans, Gernot Hoch and Mariella Marzano
Professor Hugh F Evans
Fellow of Forest Research
Retired, but contactable at:
Alice Holt Lodge
Work mobile phone: +44 (0)7917000234
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Dear colleagues of IUFRO-division 7
I am contacting you on behalf of my colleague, who is a well-known expert in mistletoe ecology. Within an ongoing activity, their project group is keen to get in touch with an Iranian specialist for mistletoes, particular biogeography and phylogeny, among other topics. Are you aware of any colleague within or outside the IUFRO network, or do you know anyone who might be knowing a colleague from Iran?
I would highly appreciate any contacts you can provide.
Thank you in advance and best wishes,
Dr. Viktor Bruckman
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
1010 Vienna, Austria
Mobile: +43 664 6127259
From: Kamal Gandhi <kgandhi(a)warnell.uga.edu>
To: "div7(a)lists.iufro.org" <div7(a)lists.iufro.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:03:16 +0000
Subject: Two Ph.D. Positions in Forest Entomology and Ecology - University of Georgia
Please advertise widely and pass this information to interested candidates:
Two Ph.D. Assistantships Available in Forest Entomology and Ecology
University of Georgia, Athens
The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, Athens invites applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic students for two Ph.D. Assistantships starting in Summer/Fall 2018. The first project will focus on multiple interactions between longleaf pine, bark beetles, and their symbionts (fungi and mites) under disturbance regimes (fire). This project will be collaborative between Dr. Kamal Gandhi (Warnell School of Forestry) and Dr. Kier Klepzig (Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center). The second multidisciplinary project with Dr. Gandhi will focus on the community, population, and/or chemical ecology of bark beetles under forest management practices in southeastern pine stands. The ideal candidates would possess both field and laboratory experience related to entomology, ecology, and/or mycology, a strong statistical background, and an independent spirit to develop, conduct, and publish research. A M.S. Degree in a related field, especially in forest entomology, pathology, or ecology is a prerequisite for the position. As a part of the graduate program, extensive fieldwork in southeastern U.S. will be required.
The Forest Entomology Laboratory (https://kjgandhi.wixsite.com/gandhi-lab) at the University of Georgia is a dynamic group that works on a broad range of ecological issues, forest insect species, and ecosystems across the country. The mission of the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center (http://www.jonesctr.org) is to provide excellence in natural resource management and conservation of southeastern coastal plain ecosystems. Full training in forest ecology, entomology, and pathology will be provided. Two competitive Ph.D. assistantships for 3-4 years along with full tuition waiver are available. Interested students should submit a statement of interest, current CV along with contact information for three references, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Gandhi (kjgandhi(a)uga.edu; 706-542-4614 <tel:(706)%20542-4614> ).
The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (http://www.warnell.uga.edu/) is the oldest forestry school in the South, has >70 faculty working in diverse fields, and provides exemplary training of students in the fields of forestry, ecology, and conservation biology. The School is housed in a four-building complex on campus, and has >23,000 acres in the state for research, teaching, and service activities. The University of Georgia (http://www.uga.edu/) is a “land-grant and sea-grant university, and is also the state's oldest, most comprehensive and most diversified institution of higher education”. Its motto is: "to teach, to serve and to inquire into the nature of things”. The University of Georgia is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
Dr. Kamal J.K. Gandhi
Associate Professor of Forest Entomology
D.B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
180 E Green Street
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, 30602
Email: kjgandhi(a)uga.edu; Phone: 706-542-4614 <tel:(706)%20542-4614> ; Cell: 706-247-4025 <tel:(706)%20247-4025>
Interested in a fully paid PhD position at Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, or maybe know someone that could be? Here is an excellent chance! Deadline for applications is January 26, 2018!
The subject is related to Heteroabsidion root rot on Scots pine, and more info about this and the requirements on the applicant can be found in the advertisement here: http://www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/postgraduate-studies/new-…
Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre is a department at SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). It is located at the southernmost campus, Alnarp, with a very mild climate due to its proximity to the ocean. The location is within easy reach from Lund and Malmö and the closest major airport is in Copenhagen, Denmark. The department is also part of the Faculty of Forest Sciences, being ranked # 1 in forestry research in the world (according to CWUR).
Fully paid means full salary for the student (ca 26000 SEK per month for four years), project money for doing the actual research is also provided. An employment as PhD student furthermore includes vacation (25-35 days per year depending on age), free medical care and prescribed medicine, as well as subsidized physical training.
The student is of course expected to be dedicated, hardworking like at any other position, able to work and take lead in a team, be socially skilled etc (more to read in the add) and love to work with forest pathology and forest management!
For more info or if you additional questions don't hesitate to contact me according to the below (preferably with texts on my cell)!
Associate prof., Vice Dean
Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
P.O. Box 49
Office: +46 40 415179<tel:%2B46%2040%20415179>
Fax: +46 40 462325<tel:%2B46%2040%20462325>
Cell: +46 70 6727643<tel:%2B46%2070%206727643>