For the first time, forest entomologists have used the freely
downloadable Google Street View (GSV) database to map the geographical
distribution of an increasingly common invasive pest insect, the pine
processionary moth. The scientists estimated that this on-line database
would provide a good representation of the presence of this species.
Their findings, published in PLOS ONE on 9 October 2013, open the way to
the simplified and inexpensive acquisition of data that are essential
when studying invasive or expanding species.
A nice idea, that may be tested for some tree diseases, at least for
those with easily recognizable and unambiguous symptoms.
Dr Pascal FREY
INRA, University of Lorraine
Department of Tree - Microbe Interactions
Ecology of Forest Pathogenic Fungi team
Phone: 33 383 394 056
Fax: 33 383 394 069
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Sujet: JUNE 2014 IUFRO Conference (a): Genetics and Conservation of
White Pine Species (5 needle pines) and RUSTS of Forest Trees Groups
2.02.15 & 7.02.05
Date : Fri, 8 Nov 2013 01:52:56 +0000
De : Sniezko, Richard -FS <rsniezko(a)fs.fed.us>
Pour : Sniezko, Richard -FS <rsniezko(a)fs.fed.us>
*Genetics of Five-Needle Pines and Rusts in Mountain Landscapes:*
*Conservation, Utilization and Evolution in a Changing Climate** *
Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five-Needle Pines (IUFRO 2.02.15)
Rusts of Forest Trees (IUFRO 7.02.05)
The joint meeting will be held *June 15-20, 2014 in Ft. Collins,
Colorado*, U.S.A. bringing together scientists working with Genetics and
Conservation of White Pine Species (5 needle pines) as well as those
working with Rusts of Forest Trees.
There has been an excellent response to the survey accompanying the
first announcement and we look forward to meeting all of you in Colorado
in June 2014 and seeing the latest in science developments in these
areas. There has been tremendous activity in areas such as to gene
conservation, rust resistance and genomics since these groups last met,
and this forum will provide an excellent chance to exchange information
and form further collaborations. The planned fieldtrips in the Rocky
Mountains will be an opportune time to see forest tree species and
pathogens firsthand and a chance to continue discussions with colleagues
in spectacular mountain-top landscapes.
Additional information will be forthcoming in the next announcement and
on website updates, but key information for now:
*Abstracts* submission for oral or poster presentations will be open
from 1 Dec 2013 to 15 Feb 2014. Format will be provided on the website
and in the attached document.
*Hotel Reservations*: The Hilton in Ft. Collins has put aside a block
of rooms at a very favorable rate (U.S. $91/night). *The number of rooms
at this rate will be limited and we encourage you to make your
Reference block name “IUFRO” when making your hotel reservation.
*Registration*: Registration fee will cover meeting attendance, most
lunches, two dinners, social events, and fieldtrips; an optional Friday
fieldtrip to walk through a treeline /Pinus aristata/ ecosystem will be
an additional charge. We anticipate registration to open starting in
January 2014. Registration will be approximately U.S. $400.
If you did not reply to the survey in the first announcement and you
think you will likely attend the conference, please send an email to
rsniezko(a)fs.fed.us <mailto:email@example.com>. This will help ensure
you are on the mailing list for the future announcement, and help us
facilitate further planning of the conference.
If you have any questions, please contact the conference co-chairs of
the organizing committee (Anna Schoettle, aschoettle(a)fs.fd.us
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>; or Richard Sniezko, rsniezko(a)fs.fed.us
For more information on the groups involved in this meeting see the
websites below and the contact persons listed.
*2.02.15 – Breeding and genetic resources of five-needle pines*
7.02.05 – Rusts of forest trees
See the attachment (pdf) for more information about the conference and
We look forward to seeing you in Ft. Collins in June 2014!
Anna Schoettle and Richard Sniezko
RICHARD A. SNIEZKO
USDA Forest Service - Dorena Genetic Resource Center
34963 Shoreview Road, Cottage Grove, Oregon, U.S.A. 97424
Phone: (541) 767-5716 Fax: (541) 767-5709
Cell: (541) 954-6793
email: rsniezko(a)fs.fed.us <mailto:email@example.com>
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