The Special Issue of Forest Pathology on White Pines, Ribes, and Blister
Rust; is now available at:
Charles G. "Terry" Shaw
Western Wildland Environmental
Threat Assessment Center
USDA Forest Service,
Pacific Northwest Research Station
3160 NE 3rd Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
Dear members of the IUFRO DIVISION 7 (FOREST HEALTH) community
Many (we wish more) of you are with us at the IUFRO World Conference in
Seoul. From our perspective, this is a historic event in bringing together
more scientists working in the field of TREE HEALTH than ever before at a
IUFRO World Congress. The programme is jam packed with technical sessions
dealing with Air Pollution, Climate Change, Insect Pests and Diseases. I
hope that we can do the same OR BETTER at our next World Congress in FOUR
For those of you who are attending the conference - please try to attend our
business meeting at 18h30 on Friday evening in room E6. Open to everyone
who works in the field of tree health. Sometimes people become confused as
to whether they are part of the IUFRO community. This is easy - if you
attend IUFRO Working Party meetings - you are one of the club. And if you
are at the World Congress and work in the field of Tree Health (Divsion 7),
we would love to have you attend the business meeting and have your views on
building better networks.
Some of you will know that I will step down as Co-ordinator of Division 7 as
of the end of this meeting. Thus, at the Business Meeting, I will be
handing over to Sandy Liebhold and he will introduce the new leaders
(Co-ordinators) of the three Research Groups (7.1-Air Pollution and Climate
Change, 7.2- Pathology and 7.3 - Entomology). These are Andrzej
Bytnerowicz, Jolanda Roux and Ecki Brokerhoff.. in that order. They become
the Deputy Co-ordinators of the Division and also members of the Enlarged
IUFRO Board. I will also have the opportunity to THANK Naoto Kamata,
Jean-Claude Gregoire and Kevin Percy for acting as Division Deputies. Also
to thank Elena Paoletti, Gaston La Flamme and Sandy Liebhold for being a
fantastic source of support during the last five years and for doing a
superb job to build the Division to one of the strongest and most dynamic in
Particularly for those of you that are not able to attend the meeting, I
have compiled a short report capturing highlights of the past five years and
giving some perspectives as to what lies ahead. I am attaching the report
to this note (it is also at
With very best wishes
Michael J. Wingfield (Ph.D., FRSAF, ASSAf)
Mondi Professor of Forest Protection
Director, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI);
Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) &
DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB)
University of Pretoria, PRETORIA 0002, South Africa
Phone (office): +27 12 420 3938
Fax (office): +27 12 420 3960
E-mail: <mailto:email@example.com> mike.wingfield(a)fabi.up.ac.za
We have a position available in Rotorua for a Forest Pathologist. The advertisement is copied below, and I have attached the position description for your information. Please forward to anyone who you think may be interested and is not on this list.
Best regards, Lindsay
DDI: 07 343 5533
Fax: 07 343 5507
49 Sala Street
Private Bag 3020, Rotorua 3046
Crown Research Institute Scion is committed to enhancing the environmental and economic transformation of New Zealand, working toward a more sustainable, bio-based future. With more than 60 years of heritage in forestry science, Scion today demonstrates national leadership, world-class innovation and excellence in research and development.
We are seeking a Forest Pathologist to carry out a programme of research with an emphasis on the identification and early detection of pathogens not established in New Zealand and on reducing damage from those already present. The role will include the use and development of molecular tools to support the programme. The successful candidate will join the Forest Protection team which is comprised of 30+ pathologists, entomologists, botanists, pest management and fire researchers.
Our ideal candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree coupled with at least 5 - 10 years research experience in plant/forest pathology, with skills in molecular techniques. This is a full time permanent role.
Scion is proud to offer talented and motivated individuals the unique opportunity to pursue a fulfilling professional career. With its head office based on the edge of Rotorua's world-famous Whakarewarewa Forest, Scion also offers an enviable working environment with excellent work/life balance initiatives. Rotorua is one of New Zealand's leading tourist destinations owing to its outstanding natural environment and proximity to coastal beaches and inland lakes, native forests, geothermal areas and volcanic ski-fields.
Closing date: 31st August 2010
If you would like any further information, please contact Human Resources on (+64) 07 343 5475 or email: careers(a)scionresearch.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> (please do not email applications to this address, these should be submitted through our website).
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