The Western North American Naturalist is currently offering their memoirs and monographs to anyone in the United States, free of charge (cost of shipping for international). We believe that you might be interested in the following:
GBN Memoirs #6. The bark and ambrosia beetles of North and Central America (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), a taxonomic monograph (1982)
This monograph describes biological activities, ecological role, biogeography, and classification of bark and ambrosia beetles. It contains drawings and some photographs for species identification; 1359 pages.
GBN Memoirs #10. A reclassification of the genera of Scolytidae (Coleoptera) (1986)
This text reclassifies tribes within the subfamilies Hylesininae and Scolytinae, with photos and drawings to aid identification; 126 pages.
GBN Memoirs #11. A catalog of Scolytidae and Platypodidae (Coleoptera), part 1: bibliography (1987) Companion to #13; 685 pages.
GBN Memoirs #13. A catalog of Scolytidae and Platypodidae (Coleoptera), part 2: taxonomic index (2 volumes) (1992) Companion to #11; 1552 pages.
To view the complete list of memoirs, go to http://wnan.byu.edu/publications.asp
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Western North American Naturalist
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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
Research Entomologist (Biocontrol and Molecular Biology) Vacancy - USDA
Forest Service, Northern Research Station, NRS-03 Ecology and Management
of Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems is looking for a Research
Entomologist, GS-11/12 for our laboratory in Hamden CT. The major duties
of the position are:
1. Conducts research and develops new approaches to biological control of
invasive insect pests of trees.
2. Uses modern molecular techniques and DNA-based tools to study the
ecological roles of biological control organisms in their native and
3. Conducts laboratory and field experiments to optimize the rearing,
establishment, spread, and impact of biological control agents for
regulating pest populations.
4. Conducts exploration for additional biological control agents of
introduced forest pests as needs arise.
5. Plans and conducts research to understand the multitrophic ecological
interactions that impact biological control efficacy.
6. Analyzes and interprets research results, prepares reports and
manuscripts for publication, and presents papers and talks to professional
and lay audiences.
Research will initially focus on predators of hemlock woolly adelgid, but
opportunities to work on biological control of other invasive insects,
such as Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, or Sirex woodwasp will
The Hamden CT area is located just north of New Haven CT and has a
cooperative relationship with Yale University with opportunities to work
with the University community. The position is open to both public (must
be a US citizen to apply) and government employees on USAJOBS. Questions
can be directed to me at the address, phone, or email listed below.
Government vacancy announcement - TA10-NRS-EMI-0442G
Public vacancy announcement - TA10-NRS-EMI-0442DP
Dr. Kurt W. Gottschalk
Research Forester and Project Leader
Ecology & Management of Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems
USDA Forest Service
Northern Research Station
180 Canfield St.
Morgantown, WV 26505-3180 USA
Phone: 304-285-1598 Fax: 304-285-1505 Cell Phone: 304-276-9750
Email: kgottschalk(a)fs.fed.us Web page:
The Dec. 31 deadline for submission of abstracts for presentations at the
Congress is approaching. If you would like to present (either oral or
poster) at the Congress, you should submit an abstract by visiting
then click on ?online abstract submission on the right?. You will be
prompted to establish a login ID and password prior to submitting an
If you would like to submit an abstract for one of the sessions in our
Congress Theme ?Frontiers in forest and tree health? listed below, we
suggest that you contact the listed session coordinator to make sure that
there is still room in the session, before submitting an abstract with
that session designated.
It is also possible to submit an abstract without designating any of the
existing sessions. To do this, you should still select ?Frontiers in
Forest Health? as the Congress theme but select ?other? as the session.
The Congress Organizing Committee will organize these ?other?
presentations into sessions with similar content.
Finally, plans are being made for a special 2-day post-conference forest
health tour. As part of the tour, we would visit various forest stands
for first-hand view of some of the important insect and disease problems
in Korea. For more information, see
Theme: ?Frontiers in Forest and Tree Health? (full descriptions can be
found at http://www.iufro2010.com/upload/Congress_Themes_And_Sessions.pdf)
G-01 Forest health in a changing environment
coordinators: Elena Paoletti (e.paoletti(a)ipp.cnr.it) & Mike Wingfield
G-02 New insights into roles of ophiostomatoid fungi in bark
coordinators: Diana Six (diana.six(a)cfc.umt.edu) & Mike Wingfield
G-03 Effect of multiple ecosystem stressors on tree and forest
coordinator: Nancy Grulke (ngrulke(a)fs.fed.us)
G-04 The growing threat of Australian insect pests to world eucalyptus
plantation forestry coordinator: Simon Lawson
G-05 Synergy in forest threats: symbiotic interactions and invasives
coordinator: Kier Klepzig (Kklepzig(a)fs.fed.us)
G-06 Alien invasive pathogens: threats to forest ecosystem integrity
coordinators: Steve Woodward & Ned Klopfenstein (nklopfenstein(a)fs.fed.us )
G-07 Impacts of interacting disturbances on forest health in the boreal
coordinator: Douglas McRae (DMcRae(a)NRCan.gc.ca )
G-08 Invasive alien species: economic and environmental impacts on
coordinator: David Langor (David.Langor(a)NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca )
G-09 Semiochemical based monitoring of forest health
coordinator: Zhang Zhen (zhangzhen(a)caf.ac.cn)
G-10 Trends in wood and bark borer invasions and effects of policy
coordinators: Eckehard Brockerhoff
(Eckehard.Brockerhoff(a)scionresearch.com) & Robert Haack
G-11 Molecular ecological and evolutionary perspectives on changing
populations of forest insects and their symbionts
Session coordinator: Bernard Slippers (bernard.slippers(a)fabi.up.ac.za)
G-12 Oak decline in the world
Session coordinator: Naoto Kamata (kamatan(a)uf.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp) & Kazuyoshi
G-13 Advances in exotic forest pest surveillance and monitoring
Session coordinator: Jon Sweeney (jsweeney(a)nrcan.gc.ca)
G-14 Ecology and management of pine wood nematode in the face of
Session coordinators: Yeong-jin (yjchung(a)foa.go.kr) Chung & Han Hyerim
G-15 Cork Oak forest degradation causes and sustainable development in
western Mediterranean countries
Session coordinators: Mohammed Nejib Rejeb (Rejeb.nejib(a)iresa.agrinet.tn),
Abdelhamid Khaldi & Woo Su-Young
G-16 Climate factors and tree susceptibility/resistance to insects and
Session coordinators: François Lieutier
(francois.lieutier(a)univ-orleans.fr) & Dan Herms
G-17 Managing cone and seed insects to preserve the regeneration of
Session coordinator: Jean-Noël Candau (Jean-Noel.Candau(a)NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca
G-18 Diseases and insects in pines threatening global forest health in
the 21st century
Session coordinators: Lee Kyung Joon (fraxinus(a)snu.ac.kr ) & Kang Ho Duck
G-19 Forest dieback caused by novel ambrosia beetle/Raffaelea pest
Session coordinators: Kazuyoshi Futai (futai(a)kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp ) & Naoto
Andrew Liebhold 304-285-1512
Northern Research Station 304-285-1505 FAX
USDA Forest Service 724-317-8668 mobile
180 Canfield St. aliebhold(a)fs.fed.us
Morgantown, WV26505 USA http://sandyliebhold.com