[Ein Bild, das Text, Schrift, Screenshot, Diagramm enth?lt. Automatisch generierte Beschreibung]Inclusion of women in the forest entomology and forest pathology workforce has been a difficult journey. While policies and resources exist for organizations and departments to increase diversity and retain women, there still exist large gaps in gender parity at forest research institutions globally. It is imperative that we better understand the barriers that exist for women in forest entomology and pathology so that more inclusive environments can be created that are welcoming towards women and other underrepresented groups. To assess these barriers and subsequent opportunities for improvement, we surveyed forest entomology and pathology professionals globally to ask about their experiences in the workforce. We also provide examples of trends in gender representation at relevant institutions. Barriers to success for women and men were very different; women experienced more barriers related to family caretaking while men experienced more barriers related to funding opportunities. These differences show where opportunities lie to better attract, support, and retain women in forest entomology and forest pathology. Although some trends in gender representation are promising, large gaps continue to exist which need to be addressed.
Jessica A. Hartshorn, Eckehard G. Brockerhoff, Maartje J. Klapwijk, Mariella Marzano, Rebecca J. Ganley, Molly N. Darr: Attracting and retaining women in forest entomology and forest pathology. Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 154, 2023, 103022. ISSN 1389-9341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2023.103022
Dear friends and colleagues,
A quick reminder that abstract submission will close on 15 July for the joint meeting of IUFRO WP7.02.13 and WP7.02.03 Novel and classical strategies to manage forest health in plantations: Home | Second WP Meeting (galoa.com.br)<https://eventos.galoa.com.br/secondiufrowpmeeting/page/2462-home>
The meeting will be held in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil from 17-20 September 2023. The conference will discuss the management of forest health issues in commercial plantations.
We will also host a satellite event on management of Sirex noctilio.
The local organisers have put together a very reasonably priced and exciting Post Conference Tour: https://eventos.galoa.com.br/secondiufrowpmeeting/page/2827-post-conference…
Conference topics will include:
* Biological control of plantations pests and new technologies
* Biosecurity measures for invasive pests and pathogens
* Climate change affecting forest health
* New technologies for pest and diseases surveillance
* Pest and disease management strategies
* Status of pests and diseases in plantations worldwide
Please share this announcement with your colleagues.
Apologies if you receive this message more than once as we will be circulating through several channels.
On behalf of the Organising Committee and Working Party leaderships,
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