On behalf of two Ph.D. students I would like to ask you for assistance
of their Ph.D. projects!
For molecular / population studies on Mycosphaerella dearnessii
(anamorph Lecanosticta acicola), the causal agent of brown spot needle
blight of pine species (Pinus spp.), we would be interested to obtain
isolates / populations of isolates of this fungus and/or pine needles
infected by M. dearnessii (preferably with conidiomata and/or ascomata
pesent). In the latter case the isolations would be done by the Ph.D.
The work will be done as part of the Ph.D. theses of Marion Kessler
(marion.kessler(a)bfw.gv.at ) at the Institute of Forest Entomology,
Forest Pathology and Forest Protection (IFFF), University of Natural
Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria (advisors:
Erhard Halmschlager, Thomas Cech & Christian Stauffer) and Josef
Janousek (janousek.jose(a)gmail.com) at the Faculty of Forestry and Wood
Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic (advisors: Libor
Jankovsky & Christian Stauffer).
Isolates and samples from all parts of the world would be very welcome!
Of particular high interest are isolates from North, Central and South
America. This is because the fungus is suspected to be native there and
for comparisons of putative native versus introduced fungal populations
American isolates would be essential. Brown spot is a common and
important disease of Pinus palustris and other Pinus spp. in the
south-east and central USA, so we hope that US colleagues will be
willing to help in providing isolates/samples.
But isolates/samples from other parts of the world, especially also
from Asia, would be also very valuable. So far Marion and Josef have a
good collection of isolates from several parts of Europe, but additional
European material would also be good and can only strengthen the planned
The EPPO diagnostic protocol for Mycosphaerella dearnessii contains a
lot of useful information on diagnosing the disease and it also includes
a number of excellent photographs of the symptoms:
In addition, Josef Janusek prepared a page with a few photos of
symptoms of brown spot needle blight:
If you are able and willing to help, please contact me. Marion Kessler
and Josef Janusek will then provide you with further information
(details for sampling, sending, import permit, etc.). Please do not
hesitate to contact me in the case you have any further questions.
Thank you very much in advance for your help! Your assistance will be
invaluable and very much appreciated!
With best regards,
Dr. Thomas Kirisits
Institut für Forstentomologie, Forstpathologie und Forstschutz
Department für Wald- und Bodenwissenschaften
Universität für Bodenkultur (BOKU)
Tel.: (++43) (1) 368-24-33
Fax: (++43) (1) 368-24-33 oder (++43) (1) 368-63-52-97
Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection
Department for Forest and Soil Sciences
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
Tel.: (++43) (1) 368-24-33
Fax: (++43) (1) 368-24-33 or (++43) (1) 368-63-52-97
Please forward to interested parties...
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station,
2010 Sudden Oak Death Research Request for Proposals
Approximately $500,000 will be available in summer 2010 to fund new
research projects to combat Sudden Oak Death/Phytophthora ramorum.
Deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 31, 2010. For further details
see the attached Request for Proposals or http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/
In 2009, the National Ornamental Research Site was established at
Dominican University of California. (For questions about NORS-DUC, contact
Sibdas Ghosh at sibdas.ghosh(a)dominican.edu or go to
www.dominican.edu/norsduc). Via this Request for Proposals, we
anticipate funding roughly seven projects, including one to be conducted
at this facility.
For more information on Sudden Oak Death see www.suddenoakdeath.org.
Susan J. Frankel
Sudden Oak Death Research Program Manager
USDA-Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
PO Box 245
Berkeley, CA 94701
800 Buchanan Street, West Annex Building,
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Phone: 510-559-6472 FAX :510-559-6440
Please find attached flyers for a PhD scholarship AND a Post Doctoral
Fellowship to work on various aspects of pest management in pine
plantations in Australia.
The project has three main components: (i) field survey and insect
rearing work to investigate the severity of ips bark beetle damage and
the extent to which it is adversely affecting the current program of
nematode-based biological control of sirex wood wasp (ii) laboratory
studies of the interactions between ips bark beetle, sirex wood wasp and
the fungi and nematodes associated with each (iii) laboratory and field
experiments on possible pest management strategies to reduce the impact
of ips bark beetle. The split of components between the PhD and
postdoctoral fellow will be negotiated according to the background of
the preferred applicants.
Both positions are open to overseas applicants.
If you are interested I can forward you the grant application that was
submitted to win the funds for the project, or feel free to email me
with any queries.
I apologise if you receive this message multiple times due to the 3
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Dear colleagues and friends,
Due to several last-minute requests we are pleased to announce that
the deadline for abstract submission to the The Fourth International
Rusts of Forest Trees Conference has been postponed to February 5th
2010. As a consequence also the deadline for early-registration
payment has been postponed to this date. In the days soon after the
above deadline you'll receive the 2nd circular with all details of the
meeting. Hoping to see you soon in Florence!
Salvatore Moricca and Richard Hamelin
Apologizing for possible multiple messages, I wanted to advertise an
open research associate (technician) position in my lab, available
immediately. The position description and all application
information can be found at http://jobs.osu.edu/. Click on "View OSU
Job Opportunities", then "SEARCH POSTINGS" using requisition number
348627. Application deadline: Jan. 17, 2010.
Please distribute as you see fit to any and all qualified applicants.
Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello, Assoc. Professor
Dept. of Plant Pathology
The Ohio State University
201 Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Tel: (614) 688-5401
Lab: (614) 688-5409
Fax: (614) 292-4455
Environmental Science Graduate Program (ESGP)
Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Program (PMBB)