Northeast Forest Health Field Workshop (formerly the Northeast Forest
Pathology Workshop) June 2-5, Winter Harbor, Maine, USA. First
The Northeast Forest Health Field Workshop will be held on June 2-5 at the
Schoodic Educational and Research Center (http://acadiapartners.org/),
Winter Harbor, Maine. Check-in will begin Tuesday evening, June 2, and
continue at 7:30 am on June 3. The theme for Wednesday's field trips is
"Using Silviculture to Reduce Risk from Pests" and will focus on spruce/fir,
American beech, and eastern white pine forest types. Thursday's field trips
will examine the "Forest Health of Acadia National Park" on Mount Desert
Island and will focus on invasive species, air pollution damage, and forest
health monitoring. There will also be time available in the evenings and
Friday morning for activity reports from the attendees. More details on the
program and registration will come later. Please reserve June 2-5 on your
calendars to spend a few days in the forest and along the spectacular coast
Dr. William H. Livingston
Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs
School of Forest Resources
University of Maine
5755 Nutting Hall, rm 201b
Orono, ME 04469-5755
Dear Forent and Forpath memebers,
In IUFRO World Congress 2010 in Korea, Prof. Kazuyoshi Futai and I are planning to organize one session concerning oak decline in
the world. The possible topics are as follows:
Oak wilt desease in US.
Sudden oak death in US.
Oak wilt desease caused by Raffaelea spp. carried by Platypus spp. in Korea and Japan.
Oak decline in Far East Russia.
Oak decline in Europe.
We would like to your suggestions for possible topics and speakers for the session.
The deadline for session proposal is 1 FEB so that we need information on tentative title or names of possible speakers at this
We are waiting for your suggestions.
Naoto Kamata, Ph. D.
Director of University Forests in Chichibu, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Hinodamachi 1-1-49, Chichibu, Saitama 368-0034, JAPAN
TEL: +81-494-22-0272, FAX: +81-494-23-9620
RECRUITMENT: GS-12/13 0401 Risk Management Specialists (General Biology)
Please pass this information on to individuals who may be qualified and
interested in applying.
The USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and
Quarantine (PPQ) staff is recruiting to fill 4 Risk Management Specialist
vacancies. These are classified in the 0401 General Biologist job series
(i.e., basic qualifications require training and experience in biological
sciences, agriculture, natural resources, or related disciplines) at the
GS-12/13 pay levels. These positions will provide pest risk analysis and
management recommendations in support of agriculture inspection operations
for Customs and Border Protection (Department of Homeland Security) as
well as agricultural inspection and survey programs within PPQ, to improve
plant pest exclusion effectiveness. More detailed information and
application requirements are contained within the job announcements posted
on-line at http://www.usajobs.gov. Application deadline is February 09,
Fort Collins, Colorado:
Two vacancies are available in the Western Regional Office located in Fort
Job Announcement 6PQ-2009-0099 is for current federal employees with
Job Announcement 24PQ-2009-0212 is open to all U.S. citizens.
Raleigh, North Carolina:
Two vacancies are available in the Eastern Regional Office located in
Job Announcement 6PQ-2009-0097 is for current federal employees with
Job Announcement 24PQ-2009-0210 is open to all U.S. citizens.
Dear Forest Pathologists,
We are studying fungi in the Gnomoniaceae, Diaporthales, and have
completed a recent account of a number of species. You can see this
publication online at:
We are continuing this research and would like to compare
Cryptodiaporthe populea from Europe that we have with specimens/isolates
from North America. If you have any such specimens from North America
and would be willing to contribute them to this study, that would be
greatly appreciated. Please contact me.
Amy Rossman, Research Leader
Systematic Mycology & Microbiology Laboratory
USDA-ARS, Rm. 304, B011A
10300 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705