Dr. Louis Lanier died in Nancy, France, on 18 May 2010. He was 81 years old.
Louis Lanier was born in 1929 in Dijon. He studied agronomy at the
“Institut National Agronomique” in Paris in 1951-1953, and then forestry
at the “Ecole Nationale des Eaux et Forets” in Nancy in 1953-1955.
He was first appointed as a forest engineer overseas for several years,
namely in Ivory Coast. In 1960, he was appointed at the “Ecole Nationale
des Eaux et Forets”.
From 1964 to 1974, he was on secondment to INRA Nancy, where he founded
the Forest Pathology laboratory and directed it until 1974. He also
created a forest pathology diagnosis service, which was very useful for
foresters and forest managers.
From 1975 until his retirement in 1994, he was Professor of Forestry at
ENGREF Nancy (formerly Ecole Nationale des Eaux et Forets).
One of his most important contribution to forest pathology is probably
his 2-volume book “Mycologie et pathologie forestieres” published in
1976 and 1978, which is still a very useful reference book in the French
Forest Pathology literature.
He was also one of the founders of the “European Journal of Forest
Pathology” in 1971, renamed “Forest Pathology” in 2000.
[Information obtained from Claude Delatour and Bernard Roman-Amat].
Forest Pathology Group
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MSc Graduate Student opportunity - University of Northern British Columbia
I am seeking a graduate student to work on the ecology of tree fall of trees killed by mountain pine beetle. This project will involve investigation of wood-boring insects, decay fungi, site and tree factors that influence the rate of tree fall. This project also provides an opportunity to learn about tree-ring analysis which will be used to date mortality and fall of trees.
Preferred start date is September 2010 or earlier, and a graduate student stipend of $15,000 per year is available. Please contact Dr. Kathy Lewis (lewis(a)unbc.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) for further information.
University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC Canada
Kathy J. Lewis
Program Chair, Ecosystem Science and Management
University of Northern B.C.
Please circulate the attached message for a permanent position as you see fit.
<<Position Forest Pathologist (epidemiology-modelling).doc>>
Thanks for your help,
Chercheur scientifique / Research scientist
Ressources naturelles Canada/Natural Resources Canada
Service canadien des forêts/Canadian Forest Service
Centre de foresterie des Laurentides / Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055, rue du P.E.P.S.,
Case postale/P.O. Box 10380, Succ./Stn. Sainte-Foy
Québec (QC), Canada G1V 4C7
Tél : (418) 648- 3127 -- Télécopieur/Fax : (418) 648-5849
Courriel / Email : danny.rioux(a)rncan-nrcan.gc.ca
Web : http://www.cfl.forestry.ca <http://www.cfl.forestry.ca/>
Applications are invited for a permanent research position in epidemiology-modelling of phytopathology at the Laurentian Forestry Centre (LFC) of the Canadian Forest Service -
Natural Resources Canada, in the beautiful Québec City. We are seeking a motivated scientist to investigate and model the progression of forest diseases. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree, a strong background in ecological modelling and epidemiology, knowledge in plant pathology, risk analyses and statistics, and a willingness to work in multidisciplinary projects. The LFC, close to Université Laval, provides an excellent environment for a fruitful career in forest pathology. It has modern facilities and a stimulating atmosphere with colleagues working in various fields of forest research. Closing date for application is July 16, 2010. For more details:
Dr. Andrew M. ?Sandy? Liebhold has been selected as a recipient of the
IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) Scientific
Achievement Award 2010. The award consists of a medallion, a certificate,
and travel to the IUFRO XXIII World Congress to be held in Seoul South
Korea in August 2010 where the achievement award will be presented.
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations is a non-profit,
non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which
promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the
understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests
and trees. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member
Organizations in over 110 countries, and recognizes up to ten scientists
with this prestigious award at each of its World Congress? held every five
years. The purpose of the award is to recognize distinguished scientists
who have excelled in the following areas: outstanding research
publications that advance regional or world forestry or forest research;
dissemination of research results; implementation of knowledge, methods,
or techniques in forestry; and involvement in IUFRO activities.
Dr. Liebhold was recognized for his research work in the areas of forest
entomology, integrated pest management, spatial and temporal dynamics of
forest insects, and in particular, invasion biology of non-native insects
and diseases including application of landscape ecology principles to the
invasion processes, modelling of invasion integrating population dynamics
and spread, bioeconomics of invasion, and development of management
programs for slowing the spread. The USDA Forest Service gypsy moth
slow-the-spread management program is based partly on Sandy?s research
Dr. Liebhold received a Ph.D. in Entomology from University of California,
Berkeley in 1984 and a B.S. in Biology from Allegheny College in 1978.
Sandy has been a Research Entomologist with USDA Forest Service, Northern
Research Station, Research Work Unit NRS-03 Ecology and Management of
Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems in Morgantown WV since March 1988.
Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department
of Entomology, University of Massachusetts, from May 1984 to March 1988.
He has authored or co-authored over 195 research papers and book chapters
over his career.
Please feel free to express your congratulations to Sandy at
aliebhold(a)fs.fed.us Many thanks, Kurt
Dr. Kurt W. Gottschalk
Research Forester and Project Leader
Ecology & Management of Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems
USDA Forest Service
Northern Research Station
180 Canfield St.
Morgantown, WV 26505-3180 USA
Phone: 304-285-1598 Fax: 304-285-1505 Cell Phone: 304-276-9750
Email: kgottschalk(a)fs.fed.us Web page:
We are pleased to remind about the up-coming 10th workshop of the IUFRO
working group 7.03.10 "Methodology of Forest Insect and Disease Survey in
Central Europe", which will be held in Freiburg im Breisgau/Germany,
September 20-23, 2010. It will be organized by the Forest Research Institute
of Baden-Württemberg. The workshop topics focus to the following themes:
Biotic Risks and Climate Change in Forests, with respect of three subtopics
in context to Climate Change: 1) Risk assessment of actual and introduced
pests and diseases; 2) Survey of actual and introduced pests and diseases
and 3) Information platform on pests and diseases occurrence. Our working
group is mainly engaged in biotic influences to the forest health condition
in Central Europe, but although researchers from elsewhere are welcome to
attend. You can access the meeting web page with more details and
registration form at: <http://www.biotic-risks-2010.de/>
http://www.biotic-risks-2010.de. It is also accessible from official IUFRO
This meeting is an ideal platform to exchange information on methods and
techniques in forest protection, conducting of forest pest and disease
survey and advisory service, which have a long tradition within European
forest research institutes and faculties. It is a unique platform for both,
forest entomologists and forest pathologists to meet together in one place
to discuss and share experiences, practices and scientific results.
Within the regular program of oral and poster presentations there will be
organized a guided tour through the historical part of the city of Freiburg
and the whole day field excursion will present us local forest protection
highlights as well as the beauty of the famous Black Forest and
Freiburg has retained its small-town charm, a remarkable place with very
rich history, with one of the oldest German universities, Cathedral,
Historic Merchant's Hall, and many others. We will have the chance to taste
local wines and beers and it is your lifetime occasion to buy your favorite
Please, excuse for possible cross posting and feel free to distribute this
message to your colleagues.
See you in Freiburg!
Coordinator and deputy coordinators of WG 7.03.10
Ing. Milos Knizek, Ph. D.
Forestry and Game Management Research Institute
Jiloviste - Strnady
Praha 5 - Zbraslav
CZ - 156 04