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.
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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'm forwarding this advertisement for Matt Smith at UFlorida. Please send on to any qualified candidates interested in pursuing a PhD in fungal ecology. Note that the closing date is December 7, 2012.
I worked with Matt at UC Davis in Dave Rizzo's lab, and I think he'd be a great mentor to a motivated mycologist.
James W. "Djibo" Zanzot, PhD
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow
Auburn University Department of Biological Sciences
Mail: 331 Funchess Hall
Office: 146 Funchess Hall
Early Alert (2 Nov 2012)
Upcoming International Meeting – June 2014 in Colorado, USA
A joint international meeting of three groups: IUFRO 2.02.15 (Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five-Needle Pines), IUFRO 7.02.05 (Rusts of Forest Trees) and Strobusphere is being scheduled for June* 2014 in Colorado (USA). This will be the first time these three groups have met together to share research in genetics-pathology of five-needle pines. The conference will feature advances in gene conservation, genomics, rust resistance and biology, evolutionary dynamics and other related topics. There will be some joint sessions as well as concurrent sessions organized by each respective group for other topics of interest.
Visit the websites below for future updates on this meeting, or contact Richard Sniezko ( <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> rsniezko(a)fs.fed.us), Anna Schoettle ( <mailto:email@example.com> aschoettle(a)fs.fed.us), Richard Hamelin ( <mailto:rhamelin@NRCan.gc.ca> rhamelin(a)NRCan.gc.ca; Richard.hamelin(a)ubc.ca) or David Neale ( <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> dbneale(a)ucdavis.edu) . We are building a mailing list for this meeting, if interested please send your name and email address to Richard Sniezko ( <mailto:email@example.com> rsniezko(a)fs.fed.us).
2.02.15 – Breeding and genetic resources of five-needle pines
Our Working Party on Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five-Needle Pines is concerned with research cooperation and exchange of information on all aspects of genetic research on the five-needle pines. This includes provenance and progeny testing, gene conservation, landscape genomics, breeding, species hybridization, clonal propagation and testing, tissue or cell culture, molecular genetics, and the genetics of host-pathogen interactions, as well as ecology, evolutionary dynamics and management of these species. Increasingly though we are using this knowledge to address issues related to climate change, land use pressure and conservation
7.02.05 – Rusts of forest trees
Our Working Party aims to bring together scientists and investigators working on tree rusts. Our goal is to foster scientific discussion and exchanges relating to tree rust epidemiology, biology, host-pathogen interactions, resistance, control and management, and genomics. Our working group meets approximately once every 4 years in locations in Europe, North America or Asia. We usually meet in locations that allow us to discuss our scientific findings and have field trips in a friendly and relaxed environment which is conducive to exchanges and debates. We want to place a strong emphasis on participation of young investigators and students, as these meetings provide unique experiences to meet and exchange with the related community.
In North America, a collaborative effort among researchers has begun, starting with a multi-national <http://dendrome.ucdavis.edu/strobusphere/workshop2008.php> White Pine Genomic Resource Workshop held on October 22-23, 2008 at the Dorena Genetic Resource Center in Cottage Grove, OR. The objective of this workshop was to discover and identify research objectives, strengths, scope and resources among the various working agencies. This collaborative effort is designed as a foundation to build wider scientific participation with a scope that spans molecular to landscape models, from host to pathogens and alternative hosts. The Strobusphere working group arose from this 2008 workshop. A notable work in progress: the sugar pine genome sequence is slated for completion in 2013 by PineRefSeq project ( <http://pinegenome.org/pinerefseq/> http://pinegenome.org/pinerefseq/). The sugar pine genome will be mostly finished and released to the public before the meeting in June 2014.
NOTE: there will be some joint sessions as well as concurrent sessions organized by each respective group for other topics of interest
IUFRO: Intenational Union of Forest Research Organizationsn - "the" global network for forest science cooperation
*The dates of the June meeting are tba (be will be the 2nd or 3rd week of June 2014).
I am advertising a PhD scholarship for a project at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch (New Zealand) - see attached.
Please forward this to students who may be interested and post on notice boards and in newsletters that go to students.
Many thanks in advance!
Eckehard Brockerhoff, PhD
Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute), PO Box 29237, Christchurch 8540, New Zealand
Scion, Forestry Road, University of Canterbury, Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel.: (+64)-(0)3-364 2949
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Fax: (+64)-(0)3-364 2812
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Sent at the request of Nancy Taylor, Ohio State diagnostician. Please reply directly to Nancy.
Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello, Professor
Dept. of Plant Pathology
The Ohio State University
Tel: (614) 688-5401
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From: <Taylor>, nancy <taylor.8(a)osu.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 2:34 PM
To: Enrico Bonello <bonello.2(a)osu.edu<mailto:email@example.com>>
Subject: Fungus on Spruce Needles, help ID?
>From Nancy J. Taylor, Ohio State University diagnostician, taylor.8(a)osu.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is from a spruce, not a blue spruce, I think it is Norway. I saw this last year but since I'm seeing it again this year I thought I would ask if anyone recognizes? The browning needles are predominately older needles, 4+ years, but there are a few younger needles also showing symptoms. 2012 needles not affected.
Upon initial examination the needles showed what looked like banding. These fruiting structures are very distinct, the spores are pretty unremarkable. I've included 40X and 100X images of the spores. Initially I thought this might be one of the spore stages of Phyllosticta but the spores do not have the barbell shape I associate with Phyllosticta. Please ignore the moldy fungi; this has been incubating a few days.
Anyone seen this? Or more importantly, know what this is?
We had a severe drought in Ohio in 2013, I do wonder if this is an endophyte on senescent needles.
Nancy J. Taylor
C. Wayne Ellett Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic
Ohio State University
8995 E. Main St., Bldg. 23
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068