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Position announcement - PhD student needed to start spring semester (January 2010) to work on climate change effects on fungal symbionts associated with mountain pine beetle. Background working with fungi required, entomological experience a definite bonus. For additional information contact Diana L. Six, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT Diana.six(a)cfc.umt.edu<mailto:Diana.email@example.com>
Diana L. Six
Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Professor of Forest Entomology and Pathology
Department of Ecosystem Sciences
College of Forestry and Conservation
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
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Semiochemicals in Pest Control and Conservation Biology
Graduate student (also post-docs are welcome)
course on the applications of pheromones,
kairomones and other semiochemicals.
Organized by the Department of Ecology, Lund
University and the Department of Plant Protection
Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural
Sciences. The course will take place in Lund,
Sweden, 15-26 March 2010.
Since the first identification of a pheromone
fifty years ago the world of chemical signals has
received much attention from scientists in
biology, chemistry and agriculture/forestry. Many
of the findings have come into practical use,
mainly for monitoring or suppression of insect
pests. Yet, a very small fraction of crop
protection is based on semiochemicals, despite
their obvious advantages over conventional
insecticides. Why is this and what can be done to
increase the applied use of these sustainable
alternatives? More recently other possibilities
to use odour signals have become obvious in e.g.
detection of rare species. Can this be developed
and used more widely in conservation biology?
These are issues that will be dealt with during
the course, which includes lectures of
internationally recognized scientists, student
presentations, exercises and discussions.
For more info and registration:
Registration deadline is 1 February 2010, maximum enrollment 40 persons.
Olle and Fredrik
Olle Anderbrant, Prof. telephone +46 (0)46 2224997
Department of Ecology mobile +46 (0)70 3724997
Sölvegatan 37 telefax +46 (0)46 2224716
SE-223 62 Lund e-mail Olle.Anderbrant(a)ekol.lu.se
On behalf of the IUFRO WORKING PARTY 7.03.10 - METHODOLOGY OF FOREST INSECT AND DISEASE SURVEY IN CENTRAL EUROPE we would like to invite you to our Workshop on "Biotic Risks and Climate Change in Forests" in September 2010 and appreciate if you will submit papers/posters on the following subjects:
- Risk assessment of actual and introduced pests and diseases
- Survey of actual and introduced pests and diseases
- Information platform on pests and diseases occurrence.
Please send your abstract online to: http://www.biotic-risks-2010.de/index.php?site=40 (Registration/ Preliminary Registration)!
We are looking forward to hear from you.
Forstliche Versuchs- und Forschungsanstalt
Baden - Württemberg
FON 0761 4018 190
FAX 0761 4018 333
I have written a biography of A.D. Hopkins for Heritage, American
Entomologist, entitled: Beginnings of American Forest Entomology: The
role of Andrew Delmar Hopkins (1857 -1948). I wish to suggest reviewers
to the subject editor when the manuscript is submitted. Please contact
me at MalFurniss(a)turbonet.com if you are interested and available should
the subject editor decide to send it to you. Thanks.............Mal