Dear members of FORENT and FORPATH,
The IUFRO Working Party 7.03.11 has recently changed its title and scope from "Resistance to Insects" to "Resistance to Insects and Pathogens".
Tree resistance to insects and pathogens relies on multiple host defense mechanisms, and while these mechanisms are often specific toward either insects or pathogens, there are mechanisms that affect cross resistance and susceptibility. Moreover, the interconnection between resistance to insects and pathogens is particularly important when trees interact with both agents simultaneously, such as when insects vector pathogens or facilitate infection.
The rationale for this change was to create a more inclusive Working Party which could be of interest to many additional researchers, and to enhance the already strong connection between the Entomology and Pathology units of the Forest Health Division.
Given the broadening of the focus, we are building a new lists of scientists who are interested in the Working Party.
If you would like to be included on the new Working Party 7.03.11 scientist list, please send your contact information to the Working Party Coordinator Caterina Villari (cvillari(a)uga.edu<mailto:email@example.com>). Email addresses will not be posted on the IUFRO website.
The next upcoming event jointly sponsored by the Working Parties 2.02.15 and 7.03.11 will be the 6th International Conference on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions: Tree Resistance to Insects and Diseases - Putting Promise into Practice, which will be held August 5-10, 2018 in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, USA. More information can be found on the conference website: https://treeresistance2018.ca.uky.edu/.
Caterina Villari, WP Coordinator
Dan Herms, WP Deputy
D.B. Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
University of Georgia
180 E Green Street
Athens, GA 30602
Workshop on Tree Resistance to Insects & Diseases: Putting Promise into Practice (Aug 5-10, Ohio, USA)
We have now picked the date and location for the 6th International Workshop of the Genetics of Host-Parasite Interactions in Forestry, Tree Resistance to Insects & Diseases: Putting Promise into Practice. This workshop will be a continuation of the recent workshops held in Orleans, France (2015) and Eugene, Oregon, USA (2015). The past workshops were highly successful, and we anticipate the same in 2018 for this important topic. Please have a look at the information below and on the website, and please pass the notice along to colleagues who work on aspects of Insect or Disease Resistance in Trees.
For more information: https://treeresistance2018.ca.uky.edu/
We are very excited to announce this upcoming workshop, but due to several factors, the workshop will be limited to 110 participants, which is similar in size to the 2011 and 2015 workshops. For organizational planning (including contracts we need to make for lodging), it would be VERY helpful if you would respond to the survey below (no 'commitment' but will provide us some guidance for planning purposes):
__ I am planning on attending the workshop
___ I may attend the workshop
___ I cannot attend the workshop but am interested in the Resistance (in trees) topic - please keep me on the mailing list
Also, we are updating our mailing list for people interested in this topic and workshop, so having a note back from you helps us to focus the future emails.
For more information: Richard Sniezko (rsniezko(a)fs.fed.us<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) or Jennifer Koch (jkoch(a)fs.fed.us<mailto:email@example.com>
* 5th International Workshop on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions, Orleans, France, 2015, https://colloque.inra.fr/tree-parasite-interactions2015
* 4th International Workshop on Disease and Insect Resistance in Forest Trees (2011) Eugene, Oregon, 2011, http://ucanr.edu/sites/tree_resistance_2011conference/Home/ (Sniezko et al., 2012)
* Mechanisms and Deployment of Resistance in Trees to Insects, Iguassu, Spain, 2000 (Wagner et al., 2002)
* Breeding Insect and Disease Resistant Forest Trees Eugene, Oregon, 1982
* 3rd International Workshop on Resistance to Diseases and Pests in Forest Trees, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1980 (Heybroek et al., 1982)
* Workshop on Biology of Rust Resistance in Forest Trees, Moscow, Idaho, 1969 (considered the 2nd International Workshop in this series) (Bingham et al., 1972)
* Workshop on Breeding Pest-Resistant Trees, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1964 (considered the 1st International Workshop in this series) (Gerhold et al., 1966)
We look forward to hearing from you.
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Richard A. Sniezko, PhD
Dorena Genetic Resource Center
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Cottage Grove, OR 97424
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Jennifer Koch, PhD
Northern Research Station, Project NRS-16
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