Forwarded message from David Shaw:
Pacific Northwest Research Station
USDA Forest Service
Managing Disturbance Regimes Program
Behavioral Chemistry and Ecology of Insects and Disease Team (BCEID)
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Research Plant Pathologist
GS 434 12/13
The Behavioral Chemistry and Ecology of Insects and Disease Team (BCEID) of the Pacific
Northwest Research Station anticipates advertising for a permanent, full-time Research
Plant Pathologist GS-434-12/13 position, centered at the Forestry Sciences Laboratory,
The specific research objectives assigned to this position will be: 1) determine what
factors of forest pathogens contribute to the severity of their pathogenicity in host
trees; 2) develop tools and techniques that can be used to reduce the level of
pathogenicity expressed by forest pathogens; 3) determine what factors in host trees
contribute to their resistance of forest pathogens; and, 4) develop tools or techniques
for increasing the resistance of host trees to forest pathogens. The overall goal is to
provide resource managers with new tools they can use to maintain resilient, sustainable,
and productive forest ecosystems. The studies will be directed at native and invasive
pathogens currently impacting, or with the potential to significantly impact (such as
sudden oak death) forest ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska.
It is expected that the contributions from this personal assignment will modify existing
theories with a series of significant additions to the scientific and forest management
literature. This scientist is expected to develop an aggressive research program,
including a combination of independent and cooperative studies with other scientists in
the Team, Program, Station, other government agencies, or universities.
FOREST SERVICE EMPLOYEES ON THE WORKFORCE REDUCTION PLACEMENT SYSTEM LIST WILL RECEIVE
PRIORITY CONSIDERATION AND CTAP/ICTAP CANDIDATES WILL RECEIVE THE APPROPRIATE
Interested applicants, or those desiring further information should contact Rick Kelsey,
(541-750-7368, rkelsey(a)fs.fed.us) or complete the attached form and return by March 31,
Extension Forest Health Specialist and Director, Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative
Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (Assistant Professor)
College of Forestry, Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative: <http://www.cof.orst.edu/coops/sncc/>
Supervisory GS?14/15 Research Entomologist/Ecologist/Pathologist
Location: Athens, GA, or Starkville, MS, or Pineville, LA.
The Southern Research Station announces the opening of a vacancy for a
GS14/15 Research Scientist. The scientist will serve as a supervisory
research entomologist, pathologist or ecologist (invasive plants) within
SRS-4552: Insects, Diseases, and Invasive Plants.
To apply for this position, visit usajobs.gov and past the appropriate
position number into the search box:
Internal applicants: TA09-SRS-IDIP-0054G (R-EB)
External applicants: TA09-SRS-IDIP-0054DP (R-EB)
SRS-4552 is comprised of three primary teams based in Athens, GA;
Starkville, MS; and Pineville, LA: (1) Southern Pine Beetle and Invasive
Insects; (2) Termites and Wood-Destroying Insects; (3) Diseases and
The scientist will be responsible for conceiving, planning, organizing,
designing, implementing, interpreting, and reporting personal research.
At the discretion of the Station Director, the scientist may also serve as
Project Leader for the unit. In this capacity, the scientist will be
responsible for the unit?s: research direction, budget, performance
evaluations, writing and executing cooperative agreements, and possibly
obtaining funding (internal and/or external), to carry out the unit
mission. The scientist may supervise several unit scientists,
technicians, and administrative support, and will be supervised by an
Assistant Director for Research.
Successful applicant can choose from one of the following duty stations:
Athens, GA: Unit is located on the campus of the University of Georgia,
in a metropolitan area with a population of over 100,000. Athens is a
vibrant city, a college town and event destination. The city offers a
unique blend of Southern heritage and contemporary entertainment.
Atlanta?s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, is 1.5 hours by
Starkville, MS: Unit is located on the campus of Mississippi State
University. A college town for more than a century, Starkville is a city
with small town friendliness and high-quality educational, cultural and
recreational opportunities. Located in Northeast Mississippi, some 30
miles west of the AL State Line and 115 miles south of the TN State line,
Mississippi State University is the largest university in the state. The
location is served by Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
Pineville, LA: Unit is located at the Alexandria Forestry Center, a
unique field situation with all three branches of the Forest Service
(National Forest System, Forest Health, and Research) located together.
The Center is a fully equipped laboratory complex located just across the
Red River from Alexandria in the geographic center of the state.
Pineville-Alexandria is a full-service community with a population of
60,000 and two 4 year colleges. The location is served by Alexandria
international airport (AEX) with connections to Atlanta, Memphis, Houston
For more information on this position, contact Assistant Director of
Research, Kier Klepzig: kklepzig(a)fs.fed.us
Assistant Director for Research
Southern Research Station, USFS
200 WT Weaver Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804
IUFRO Working Group (7.03.04) Disease and Insects in Forest Nurseries
will meet in Hilo, Hawaii, USA July 10-17, 2009
(formal classroom and field trips: July 13-16).
Registration and requirements for submission of papers can be found at
We will be featuring a Special panel topic: Non-native diseases and
insects: implications for forest nurseries and native flora. Other
sessions will cover the following:
Forest nursery diseases and insects around the world. Participants can
present overviews of disease and insects in forest nurseries in their
Forest nursery pest biology and management.
Diagnosis or identification of disease or insect damage (e.g. molecular
We hope you can come to Hilo. Thanks.
USDA Forest Service-FHP
320 Green Street
Athens GA 30602
(706) 559-4233 Phone
(706) 559-4245 Fax