Fellow forest entomologists worldwide might be interested that there
are several important events that will take place at the upcoming 58th
Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, 12-15
December in San Diego, California USA.
1) Dr. Kenneth Raffa, (University of Wisconsin) has been selected to
deliver the Founders' Memorial Award lecture. This is a high honor
and Dr. Raffa's lecture will honor the late Dr. Andrew Delmar Hopkins,
a "founding father" of forest entomology in the US.
2) Dr. Patrick Tobin (US Forest Service Northern Research Station,
Morgantown, WV) will be awarded the "Early Career Innovation Award"
for his outstanding career achievements.
3) Dr. David Wood (University of California Berkeley) will be honored
in a special symposium, "Fifty Years of Forest Entomology at
UC–Berkeley: A Symposium Honoring the Lifetime Achievements of David
L. Wood" organized by Dr. Steven Seybold.
I think we can all feel proud about the prominence given to forest
entomologists at this meeting. and we should all congratulate Raffa,
Tobin and Wood for their achievements. More information about the
conference is available at http://www.entsoc.org/am/index.htm
Andrew Liebhold http://sandyliebhold.com
Northern Research Station 304-285-1512
USDA Forest Service 304-285-1505 FAX
180 Canfield St. 724-317-8668 mobile
Morgantown, WV 26505 USA
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METHODS FOR CATCHING BEETLES
By Carlos Aguilar Julio
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Many methods have been written about the collection of beetles in the world.
However, only very specific papers were developed until now, for example:
the traps, or about specific sampling methods of some families or genera of
Coleoptera in the planet.
This book aims provide to the scientific world and for students a collection
of knowledge and experience of the author and others professionals of
entomology, related to methods and capture techniques, transfer and
preservation of Coleoptera, encompassed in a single work.
This study tool has long been expected. There are many forums (especially in
the internet) which perceived the need for instruction about this subject.
Our colleagues were the first to applaud this initiative, describing it as
very valuable in relation to its content.
Now the students can count throughout this material, which is complement of
development in the field activities, through practice.
The methods of capture are varied and numerous, such as or more than the
number of families of beetles.
Early detection of environmental damage, which can be detected through the
study of beetles populations and / or endangered species (it require also
knowledge for the capture of different species in selected environments)
will provide help for the implementation of measures to assist the
conservation and protection of the environment.
On the other hand, there is a tacit agreement among entomologists, in which
the number of known species of Coleoptera is very small compared with the
suspected number of existing species. This reminds us that phrase regarding
the tip of the iceberg, and arouse our interest about how much we are
lacking to know.
This book offers:
1) A brief summary of the physical and structural characteristics of major
biomes in the world.
2) Instructions to collect beetles in every kind of environment such as
savannas, forests, deserts, streams, rivers, mountains, caves, beaches,
mangroves, dunes, etc.
3) Specific details about all beetles families known until now, in the long
chapter "Where do they live? What do they eat? How to collect them?"
4) A variety of traps chosen according to their effectiveness, and how to
make them by yourself.
Finally, we hope that this tool now available to all supporters of life on
this planet, serve to understand it, preserve and improve it.
Jorge Barrett Viedma
Naturalia - Scientific Collection
METHODS FOR CATCHING BEETLES
By Carlos Aguilar Julio
14.8 x 21 cm
16 color plates
Full color cover
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Please forward this invitation to interested parties...
Predicting Behavior of Forest Diseases as Climate Changes ? November 3,
2010 and December 2, 2010
Please join us for a free hour-long webinar to address the potential
synergistic effects of climate change and forest diseases on tree and
forest health. Speakers will present case studies of sudden aspen
decline, Swiss needle cast, Alaska yellow cedar decline and other diseases
to illustrate drivers of tree declines and management options to minimize
the undesirable effects of forest diseases as climate changes. The hour
concludes with questions and answer among speakers and participants.
This webinar will be offered twice: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from
1:15-2:15 P.M. and again on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 9:30-10:30
A.M. The number of participants for each session is limited so please
register soon. We will reply with a toll-free call in number and a link
to the online webinar.
Visit http://ucanr.org/wwetac_registration to register for either session.
Please contact Janice Alexander (jalexander(a)ucdavis.edu,415-499-3041) for
Sponsored by USDA Forest Service, Western Wildland Environmental Threat
Assessment Center & Pacific Southwest Research Station; University of
California Cooperative Extension, Marin County; and University of
California, Santa Barbara.
- Susan Frankel, Janice Alexander and Erica Fleishman
Susan J. Frankel
Sudden Oak Death Research Program Manager
USDA-Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
PO Box 245
Berkeley, CA 94701
800 Buchanan Street, West Annex Building,
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Phone: 510-559-6472 FAX :510-559-6440
UC Cooperative Extension, Marin County
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
University of California, Santa Barbara
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP AVAILABLE IN ENTOMOLOGY AND PLANT PATHOLOGY AT
Development and field testing of a SMART trap for improved management
of Xylosandrus ambrosia beetles in horticulture production nurseries
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This proposed standard research and extension
project takes a transdisciplinary and multistate approach to develop a
SMART trap as the cornerstone of a more environmentally-sound IPM
program for ambrosia beetles in commercial nurseries. Xylosandrus
ambrosia beetles are aggressive pests of woody plants and most attacks
on woody plants in production are fatal. Current monitoring tactics
aren’t specific enough to provide producers with timely, accurate
information to make management decisions. Therefore, insecticides are
over applied with negligible impact on damage and losses. This project
will investigate olfactory and visual cues used by ambrosia beetles to
locate hosts. These cues will be incorporated into a prototype trap,
which will be field tested and compared to conventional trap performance
in nurseries. Once beetles are trapped, sensors will identify the
species present based on wingbeat frequencies and determine the species
and abundance of fungal symbionts. The extension component is an
evolving program of education, research dissemination, and
demonstrations where growers can interact directly with the researchers
and participate in the project. Annually, programs will be presented
that include biological information and updates of on-going research.
In the final two years, on-site demonstrations and field days will
enable growers to participate in the project.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2011
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have an M.S. in
Entomology or related field. Experience with ambrosia beetle behavior,
ecology, or taxonomy is preferred. Interested students must apply to
the Auburn University Graduate School and meet the minimum requirements
of the department. Demonstration of independent and creative scholarly
activity, publications, and presentations are preferred. In-state and
out-of-state travel will be required for this project so a valid
driver’s license is necessary. Proper visa requirements must be
COMPENSATION: The successful candidate will receive an annual stipend
funded for three years (and possibly a fourth if necessary) through the
funded project based on availability of funding and satisfactory
performance. Currently, there is a tuition waiver for qualifying
students. This is subject to change during the project. If so, the
successful candidate, not the department, will be responsible for
QUESTIONS: Interested persons should contact Dr. David W. Held via
telephone (334-844-3818) or e-mail (david.held(a)auburn.edu). AA/EEO
Greetings Forest Entomology Colleagues,
The 2011 North American Forest Insect Work Conference will be held May 9-12,
2011 in Portland, Oregon. Proposals for workshops should be submitted by
November 15, 2010. Please see submission directions in the attached call
for workshop proposals, presentations, and poster submissions. Also, please
see the NAIFWC website: http://kelab.tamu.edu/nafiwc2011/
I hope to see you in Portland next May!
Professor and Associate Chairperson
Department of Entomology
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
The Ohio State University
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691