The abstract submission deadline for the upcoming IUFRO 125 Anniversary Congress in Freiburg (19 - 22 September 2017) is Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3 days from now!
This link will take you directly to the abstract submission page: http://iufro2017.com/call-for-abstracts/
The anniversary congress will also include an All-Division 7 meeting which contains the sessions listed below. This link will take you to the session descriptions: http://iufro2017.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/IUFRO2017-AllDiv7-Sessions.…
Division 7 Forest Health sessions:
56 Modern approaches in evaluating ozone impacts on forests
57 Invasive Alien Species and International Trade - Detection Prior to Introduction, Measures and Policy for Mitigation
59 Responses to the increasing threat of insect pests to sustainable plantation forestry
71 Early detection and monitoring of invasive forest pests and pathogens with citizen science
83 Are we doing the right things to deal with invasive forest pest and pathogens? Lessons from history d current strategies
85 Sustaining Ecological Services and Preservation in an Era of Climate Change, Fragmenting Boundaries, and Intensifying Nati-ve & Invasive Disturbances
86 The science of tree health and how we can use it: Multidisciplinary research from the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative (THAPBI).
120 Insect pests and pathogens of tree reproductive structures in a changing world: assessing vulnerability and mitigation stra-tegies
122 Invasive species surveillance: New methods and tools for survey and early detection
136 Hierarchical modelling framework to quantify and forecast climate change and air pollution impacts on forest ecosystems
146 Climate change and air pollution impacts on forest health status and productivity
161 Combined and interactive effects of multiple stressors on forest health
165 Dothistroma and other needle diseases of pine
167 Ecosystems, climate change and hydrology
170 Understanding viruses in trees - promoting healthy plants in forest and urban open space
177 Forest Health in a Changing Climate
188 Managing pests and diseases in commercial plantations
191 Nitrogen deposition: spatial-temporal change and ecological impacts
192 Global decline of Fraxinus species caused by invasive pests and pathogens
198 Forest biodiversity and resistance to natural disturbances
199 Effects of global change on Mediterranean forest insects and interactions with pathogens
208 Social and Economic dimensions of forest health: Contributing to a biosecure future
300 Pine pitch canker - strategies for management of Gibberella circinata in greenhouses and forests (PINESTRENGTH)
Both oral and poster presentations are welcome. When submitting your abstract, a general congress topic or Division 7 must be selected during the submission process through the portal. Each presenter can submit a maximum of 2 abstracts, but can be a coauthor on more than two abstracts. The portal is simple to use and will remain open until midnight CET on 30 November. We are looking forward to an exciting and interesting congress.
All the best, Tod Ramsfield
Tod Ramsfield, PhD
Research Scientist Forest Pathology, Canadian Forest Service
Natural Resources Canada / Government of Canada
Tod.Ramsfield(a)canada.ca / Tel: 780-435-7394
Chercheur, Pathologie forestière, Service canadien des forêts
Ressources naturelles Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Tod.Ramsfield(a)canada.ca / Tel : 780-435-7394
project would like to invite you to our new * webinar series*, which will
be launched *at the end of this month*.
The first webinar ‘*In-field diagnostics – the Genie and the LAMP’
will be held on the 30th of November 2016 (15:00 CET).* The session will be
delivered by Fera <http://fera.co.uk/index.cfm>, to introduce LAMP
isothermal amplification) technology and its use for plant disease early
detection. LAMP is a DNA amplification technology which enables rapid and
sensitive detection and when run on the Genie III platform enables
detection of pests and diseases outside of the laboratory at any point in
the agri-food chain where decisions are being made.
Target audience are research students, researchers, agri-business and
forestry experts, farmers and foresters and any other person interested in
being introduced to this portable molecular diagnostic tools on plant
The webinar is *free of charge* and places are limited, therefore
registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Link to register: https://goo.gl/QN9WPy
We would be very thankful if you would help us by sharing this webinar
among your contacts that might be interested.
We thank you in advance for your interest and cooperation with this project.
The EMPHASIS project team
*IUFRO JOINT MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT – IUFRO GREECE 2017*
Share your interest in Forest Entomology & Pathology with us and let us
guide you through the latest advances in the field!
The Joint Meeting of IUFRO’s WP 7.03.05 (Ecology and Management of Bark and
Wood boring insects) and 7.03.10 (Methodology of Forest Insect and Disease
Survey in Central Europe) will take place under the general title “Forest
Insects and Pathogens in a Changing Environment: Ecology, Monitoring &
Genetics” on 11-15 September 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
The Joint Meeting welcomes studies that cover a wide range of topics from
ecology to phylogenetics and from monitoring and management to population
dynamics of forest insects and pathogens.
*Important dates you should not miss*:
· Abstract submission deadline – 15 May 2017
· Notification of acceptance of abstracts – 15 June 2017
· Deadline for early bird registration – 30 June 2017
This will be a meeting with an exciting scientific & social programme, so
be prepared to live some unforgettable moments in Greece.
Stay tuned!!! More details will be announced soon at www.iufrogreece2017.com
*Dr. Dimitrios N. Avtzis*
Leader of the Organizing Committee
Forest Research Institute,
Hellenic Agricultural Organization Demeter