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
The January 2013 Division 7.02.00 Newsletter (Newsletter No. 1/2013) has been posted on the IUFRO website and is accessible via this link:
The first newsletter of 2013 includes articles on the 2014 World Congress, summaries of the meetings of Working Parties 7.02.09 and 7.02.07, a detailed announcement of the forest pathology content of the upcoming International Congress of Plant Pathology in China, as well as a list of upcoming IUFRO and other forest pathology meetings.
Jolanda and I would like to put together another newsletter in July / August of 2013 and we welcome contributions from the forest pathology community.
All the best, Tod
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
My thanks to Guy Bussières at Université Laval, in Québec City for directing me to a 2012 paper by Colin et al. (Annals of Botany 110: 995-1005) which describes these bumps as a form of epicormic growth they called spheroblasts, "Isolated buds progressively engulfed in a small ball of wood generated from the base of the bud on the external side".
John A. McLaughlin, PhD
Forest Research Pathologist
Ontario Forest Research Institute
1235 Queen St. E.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
tel: +1 705-946-7419
I often see similar bumps on European beech and have
identified them as sphaeroblasts, which are thought to develop from
dormant buds. In place of a shoot, a ball of wood develops, encased in
bark. A sphaeroblast can be easily detached with a mallet etc., since
its woody connection to the stem is very narrow. The large sphaeroblast
in the attached picture shows an arrow pointing towards the woody
connection on the proximal side. Some of the bark has been pared away
with a knife to expose this connection. The picture also shows wood
exposed on the proximal side (with partial occlusion), perhaps because
of an old injury or as a result of bark dieback. Similar canker-like
areas can be seen on the bumps in John McLaughlin's photos but I doubt
whether these bumps are sphaeroblasts, since their close alignment is
unlikely to correspond with the positions of dormant buds.
on American beech can also be induced by the scale insect Xylococculus
betulae, which penetrates as far as the cambial zone (especially in the
aftermath zones of beech bark disease [see Dave Houston's article in J.
For., 73(10), 1975]. I think that they usually look rougher and corkier
than the bumps in John's photos but my experience of this insect has
been limited to looking at photos and to two brief visits to the
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Bonello,
Sent: 28 January 2013 18:17
Subject: [IUFRO RG
7.02 FORPATH] FW: Bumps on Beech
I received these
photos from one of my forest pathology students and I must admit I've
never seen these things before. Can anyone
Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello, Professor
The Ohio State University
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From: Diana Saintignon
Date: Monday, January 28, 2013 12:41
To: "Showalter, David N." <showalter.53(a)osu.edu>, Pierluigi Bonello
<bonello.2(a)osu.edu>, Dan Herms <herms.2(a)osu.edu>
Subject: Bumps on
While I was at Harvard I found this beech tree with some
interesting wart-like mounds on its bark. Is this normal for some
beeches, or could it potentially be a paper topic? Do you know what it
Please don't forget to send your abstract for the scientific workshop on "Vulnerability and Risk Management in Planted Forests" to be held from 16-18 May 2013 in Bordeaux, France. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 January.
The workshop will cover a range of topics including vulnerability of exotic tree plantations to various disturbance issues, susceptibility of tree monocultures, exposure of planted forests to invasive pests, development of integrated risk analyses and management systems adapted to plantation forests.
Abstracts for oral or poster presentations can be submitted online until 31 January 2013 at:
Registration is now open at:
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We look forward to seeing you in Bordeaux.
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On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees for the conference “Vegetation Response to Climate Change and Air Pollution – Unifying Evidence and Research across Northern and Southern Hemisphere” organized by the IUFRO Research Group 7.01. “Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change on Forest Ecosystems” we invite scientists, managers and decision makers interested in the topic of the conference to visit the revised Website: <http://www.iufro2013.ufop.br/> http://www.iufro2013.ufop.br/.
Pre-registration and abstract submission will start on 1 February 2013. For all other deadlines, please see: http://www.iufro2013.ufop.br/index.php/2012-10-15-13-45-25/deadlines.
Please note that a location of the conference has been changed from Rio de Janeiro to Ilhéus in Bahia, Brazil.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Illheus!
Dr. Andrzej Bytnerowicz
USDA Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Research Station
4955 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside, CA 92507, USA