Copied below and attached is a position announcement.
Please pass onto anyone that you believe would be interested.
I apologize for any duplicates due to cross posting on the ForEnt Listserve.
Have a good day.
Assistant/Associate Professor - Forest Health
Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of Forest Health and the interactions of introduced and native fungi and insect vectors in forest ecosystems located in the southern US. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position, with 80% research and 20% teaching responsibilities. Additional information about the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and its programs can be found at our website: https://sites.auburn.edu/academic/sfws/Pages/default.aspx
Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply
Responsibilities: The incumbent is expected to develop a significant research program through active pursuit of extramural funding, recruitment of graduate students, and publications in high-quality refereed journals. The incumbent also is expected to teach a core undergraduate course in the forestry curriculum and develop one graduate course in their area of expertise.
Qualifications: PhD in Entomology, Pathology, Forestry, Biology or a closely related field is required. We seek candidates with research/teaching interests focused on contemporary research and how forest management practices influence stand/ecosystem health. Those with a strong forest pathology and entomology background and having worked in an applied decision-making context on habitat restoration, risk mapping systems and habitat restoration are preferred. Experience in working with southern pine ecosystems is desirable. Evidence of collaboration at the international level on forest declines would be desirable for Associate level. The incumbent must present evidence of the potential for teaching excellence and a solid record of research productivity including ability to obtain extramural grants and publish findings in high-quality refereed journals. The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills required.
Review of applications will begin April 1, 2012 and will continue until a successful candidate has been identified.
Application: To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, and names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to Mrs. Pam Beasley (beaslpa(a)auburn.edu) School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 3301 Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5418.
For additional information contact: Dr. Art Chappelka, Chair, Search Committee, phone 334-844-1069, fax 334-844-1084, or e-mail: chappah(a)auburn.edu
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Professor & Director
Southern Forest Nursery Management Cooperative
Forest Health Dynamics Laboratory
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn University, AL 36849
I am saddened to pass on the news that Fields Cobb passed away on November 7th in Sandpoint, Idaho, where he retired after many years at UC Berkeley. We'll miss our passionate friend and insightful mentor.
His family and Det Vogler prepared the attached obituary.
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
351 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Dear forest entomology and pathology colleagues,
Many of you may recall that the IUFRO meeting, "Alien Invasive Species and International Trade” which was originally to be held last summer in Japan but was rescheduled to June 10-16, 2012 due to the tragic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that struck Northern Japan last March. Recently I was approached by a colleague who expressed concern about the safety of travel to Japan for the meeting and now I feel compelled to reach out to the entire scientific community to assure that there is no danger in visiting Japan and encourage all of you to attend this important meeting. As scientists, we should make decisions based on reputable sources of information; the various UN agencies, the World Health Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency have all issued statements confirming the safety of visitors to Japan outside of the ca. 20 km evacuation zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Tokyo University, the site of the IUFRO meeting is over 200 km from the plant and there is no danger from radiation.
The earthquake that struck Japan in March was a horrible thing that touched the lives of many Japanese people. I spent a few weeks in Tsukuba, Japan last summer and was impressed how quickly the country came together to restore virtually all aspects of everyday life.
In addition to the fact that Japan is a fascinating and beautiful country, I highly recommend the upcoming IUFRO meeting on a purely scientific basis. The problem of alien species is one of the greatest forest health problems in virtually every part of the world. The meeting in Japan is going to provide a unique opportunity for scientists to exchange information about the impacts of alien species, monitoring systems for early detection, risk evaluation, invasion pathways and new approaches for managing invading forest insects and pathogens. The venue at Tokyo University is excellent and local organizer Dr. Kenji Fukuda has planned what I expect will be a very stimulating program.
Information about the upcoming meeting can be found at:
I hope to see many of you in Tokyo!
Andrew Liebhold http://sandyliebhold.com
US Forest Service aliebhold(a)gmail.com
180 Canfield St. (+01) 304-285-1512
Morgantown, WV 26505 (+01) 724-317-8668 cell
Forpath - You are invited….and please forward to others that might be interested.
(If you cannot read the attachments, try www.suddenoakdeath.org<http://www.suddenoakdeath.org> or kpalmieri(a)berkeley.edu<mailto:email@example.com>.)
The Fifth Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium
Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers
June 19 – 21, 2012
Sheraton Sonoma County - Petaluma
745 Baywood Drive
Petaluma, California 94954
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Forest Health Protection
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
California Oak Mortality Task Force
UC Cooperative Extension, Marin County and UC Berkeley
About the Conference
The Fifth Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium (SOD 5) brings together scientific and management communities from throughout the world working on Phytophthora ramorum and SOD. It will provide a scientific update on the state of our knowledge about P. ramorum and its associated diseases in forest, urban, nursery, and landscape settings. The broad scope will foster cooperation between individuals working in various disciplines and geographic areas, and provide current research findings for scientists, managers, regulators, and policy makers.
Call for Papers, Case Studies, Speakers, and Posters
We are seeking abstracts (up to 1-page) of proposed papers or posters by February 17, 2012. These should be submitted via email using the format (including font size and style) of the included MS-Word example and should clearly state if you would like to present a paper or a poster. Abstracts should be sent to:
Katie Palmieri, California Oak Mortality Task Force
ph.: 510-847-5482 or 530-344-7530
Symposium proceedings will be produced. Speakers are requested to provide manuscripts. For those with research results submitted to other journal outlets, extended abstracts will be accepted. Complete instructions for paper preparation will be sent out with abstract acceptance notifications.
Submissions should focus on one of the following areas addressing Sudden Oak Death/P. ramorum: biology and pathology; organisms associated with P. ramorum; ecology; economic, social, and environmental impacts; modeling and risk assessment; restoration; management and control strategies; monitoring; silviculture; arboriculture and urban forestry; nursery management; policy; or other related topics.
All applicants will be notified by March 9, 2012 as to the acceptance of their submission.
Conference Location and Information
The Fifth SOD Science Symposium will be held at the Sheraton Sonoma County (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propert…) in Petaluma, California from June 19-21, 2012. This conference is aimed at researchers, natural resource and horticultural managers, regulators, policy makers, and public and private interest groups. Conference participants are eligible for a special guest room rate (pending availability) at the hotel. Travel expenses and registration fees are the responsibility of the speakers. Registration materials will be available soon.
Tentative Symposium Schedule
Tuesday, June 19: Registration
Social Mixer/Evening Reception
Wednesday, June 20: Registration
PM Poster Session
Thursday, June 21: Registration
For More Information
Submission of Abstracts, Conference Logistics, and Facilities
• Katie Palmieri, California Oak Mortality Task Force
• Janice Alexander, California Oak Mortality Task Force
• Susan Frankel, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station
Hope to see you there! - Susan
Susan J. Frankel
Sudden Oak Death Research
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
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From: Kuhn, Brian D - DATCP [mailto:Brian.Kuhn@Wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 7:18 AM
To: bdh(a)plantpath.wisc.edu; cza(a)plantpath.wisc.edu; amyc(a)plantpath.wisc.edu;
gevens(a)wisc.edu; aem(a)plantpath.wisc.edu; grs(a)plantpath.wisc.edu; Mark Renz
(mrenz(a)wisc.edu); Mather, Robert J - DNR; cullen(a)entomology.wisc.edu; Raffa,
Kenneth; rcwillie(a)entomology.wisc.edu; Phil Pellitteri
Subject: DATCP Plant Protection Section Chief Recruitment
Since we work with each of you in various aspects of the work the Plant
Industry Bureau conducts, I wanted to highlight this position and open
recruitment we are currently conducting. Your assistance in getting this
announcement out to qualified candidates, interested parties and your
professional contacts is greatly appreciated.
We have extended the application period for the recruitment of the Plant
Protection Section Chief position at the Wisconsin Department of
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) through January 17th.
This position is a supervisory position responsible for managing the plant
pest regulatory programs for DATCP. I request that you pass this on to your
contacts and qualified individuals that you think might have an interest.
I appreciate your help in getting this announcement out as broadly as
Brian D. Kuhn
Director, Plant Industry Bureau
Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade
& Consumer Protection
Subject: Job Posting: Plant Pest & Disease Manager
With the holidays behind us and a new year under way, I want to take a
moment to inform you that the application deadline for the Department of
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Plant Pest & Disease
Manager - Plant Protection Section has been extended to Tuesday, January 17,
If you or someone you know might be interested and qualified for this
position, please review and/or forward the job link to assist us in making
this recruitment a success.
If you have difficulty with the link above, please go to the state job
website www.wisc.jobs and search by our agency (DATCP) to view our active
recruitments and to preview the applicable exam. For questions please
DATCP - Human Resources
Fax #: 608-224-4757
Director, Plant Industry Bureau
Happy new year to all of you and all the best for 2012!
In December, we posted the second issue of our new forest pathology newsletter to the IUFRO website. You can access the newsletter through this link: http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-7/70000/70200/newsletters/
The content of the newsletter includes:
1. A message from the coordinator, Jolanda Roux, FABI, South Africa
2. An open letter from Kerry Britton, US Forest Service
3. A summary of the meeting of working party 7.02.01, root and butt rots, by Matteo Garbelotto, UC Berkeley
4. A summary of the recent joint forest protection meeting in Uruguay, by Roberto Scoz, INIA, Uruguay
5. A list of upcoming meetings
As you can see, the newsletter is truly international and it is another mechanism by which we can communicate with our colleagues. Contributions are welcome, please contact either Jolanda or Tod if you would like to submit an article.
Regards, Jolanda Roux and Tod Ramsfield
Jolanda Roux (PhD)
DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB)
Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP)
Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Insitute (FABI)
University of Pretoria
Tel: 012 420 3938/9
KEEPING TREES HEALTHY
Private bag X20
0028, South Africa
ADDRESS FOR PHYSICAL DELIVERIES
FABI, University of Pretoria, Cnr. of Lynnwood and University Rds, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0083, South Africa
Tod Ramsfield, PhD
Research Scientist Forest Pathology | Chercheur, Pathologie forestière
Natural Resources Canada | Ressources naturelles Canada
Canadian Forest Service | Service canadien des forêts
Northern Forestry Centre | Centre de foresterie du nord
5320 122 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 3S5
Tel : (780) 435 - 7394 Fax : (780) 435 - 7359
Email : Tod.Ramsfield(a)nrcan-rncan.gc.ca