Dear friends and colleagues,
This message about the all-Division 7, Forest Health, segment of the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress contains important information about the following points (our apologies if you receive this more than once):
(1) congress registration,
(2) post-congress field trips organised by Div. 7 (news and changes),
(3) a social evening for participants contributing to (or interested in) Div. 7, Forest Health, on Monday, 18 Sept. 2017,
(4) the business meeting of Div. 7, Forest Health, where everyone is welcome to learn about planned activities and opportunities to discuss and contribute.
(1) Congress registration
Hopefully you are all aware that the deadline for Early-Bird Registration is coming up very soon (1 June 2017), and that it is a requirement for all presenters to have registered for the Congress by this deadline. Every presenter not registered by 1 June will be removed from the programme. The congress organisers have to adhere to this rule to enable the planning of the programme.
(2) Post-congress field trips organised by Div. 7 (news and changes)
Some of you will be aware that we have been planning a Forest Health post-congress tour, over two days in the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains in France to see various forest health concerns (mainly insects and pathogens).
Those of you who have already registered may not have seen this in the list of two-day tours because the 2-day tour (Excursion 38) has only just been listed on the congress website (see http://iufro2017.com/two-day-excursions/#toggle-id-11 ).
Also note that there is a change in the plans for Excursion 11 (Bark beetle management in the Black Forest). Originally this was meant to be offered in two options, as a stand-alone 1-day field trip AND as part of a 2-day post-congress tour focussing on forest health issues. However, the organisers of these two excursions (#11 and #38) have decided to merge them entirely, so that the preferred option is now that all participants join the 2-day tour on 23-24 September. A detailed description of the full programme of Excursion 38 is attached.
Excursion 38 (the 2-day post-congress tour) is entitled 'Ecology and management of emerging and invasive forest pests and diseases'
It includes an overnight stay in a hotel in France, two lunches and a dinner, wine tasting, etc., and the fee is 270 Euros.
We are corresponding directly with those who have already signed up for Excursion 11 about their options (to either join the extended tour (#38) or continue with the original Excursion 11 which we offer to those who don't want to join the 2-day tour).
We hope that you will be interested in joining us for the 2-day tour. I'm sure it will be a great experience and a perfect conclusion to the 125th Anniversary Congress and the embedded Division 7 (Forest Health) conference.
(3) Social evening for all interested in Div. 7, Forest Health, on 18 Sept.
We are planning a social evening in a beer garden not far from the centre of Freiburg on Monday, 18 Sept. 2017, from about 8 pm / 20:00 hrs. This is mainly for all those who are interested in or contributing to Div. 7. (those interested or presenting in Div. 7 sessions, participating with working parties, etc. Horst Delb has kindly agreed to help organise this. This promises to be a very nice opportunity to socialise in the beer garden outdoors or in the hall inside (in case the weather is not so kind). There will be local beers and other drinks available, including non-alcoholic options, as well as dinner. We will have more information about this soon, but we suggest you keep Monday evening free, so you can join us.
(4) The business meeting of Div. 7, Forest Health, on 19 Sept.
Although the name 'business meeting' may not be so enticing, these meetings are always very interesting to anyone who would like to know a little more about IUFRO, the Forest Health groups and their activities, upcoming conferences, opportunities to discuss relevant topics, become involved, etc. Attendance of this is not limited to office holders and, in fact, everyone is welcome to come along.
This is currently scheduled for Tuesday, 19 Sept. 2017, from 8 pm / 20:00 hrs. Please mark this in your diaries.
Please send me an email if you have any questions or suggestions (which we welcome).
Eckehard Brockerhoff, PhD
Coordinator, IUFRO Division 7 (Forest Health)
Principal Scientist, Scion
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Dear friends and colleagues,
with this email we would like to inform you that there are only 3 days left
for the Abstract Submission Deadline of the upcoming IUFRO WP7.03.05 &
7.03.10 Joint Meeting "*Forest Insects and Pathogens in a Changing
Environment: Ecology, Monitoring & Genetics"* that will be held in
can find more information online and some tempting details about the
excursion in Mount Olympus, which will also take place during the conference
You can always search for more details and information in our web site (
www.iufrogreece2017.com), but also feel free to contact us for any comments
Looking forward to welcoming you here for an unforgettable meeting,
With kind regards,
Dimitrios N. Avtzis
Leader of the Organizing Committee
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