Hello FORENT and FORPATH subscribers,
You may be interested in the recent publication of:
"FAO Forestry Paper 164 - Guide to implementation of Phytosanitary
Standards in Forestry"
This is an important reference work that provides easy to understand
information on International Standards for Phytosanitary measures
(ISPM's) and how forest management practices can play a role in
minimizing pest prevalence and spread. It is available in Arabic,
Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish and can be freely
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
Hopefully, this will be one of the last emails that I send regarding the
upcoming NAFIWC. I have a few final announcements:
1. The preliminary program has been added to the NAFIWC 2011 website (
2. There is still room for a few more posters. If you wish to make a poster
presentation, you should submit your title to Dan Herms (regular posters) or
Lynne Rieske (student poster competition) before March 31. Instructions are
on the website.
3. The deadline for early registration is April 10. After that date the
cost of registration increases.
4. Please note that everyone must complete and return (by email or hardcopy)
a registration form to Beth Willhite. Paying by debit or credit card online
does not complete the registration process. Instructions for registering
and options for paying are on the website.
If you have any questions about the meeting, please don't hesitate to
I hope to see many of you in Portland in May!
Darrell Ross, Chair, NAFIWC 2011 Organizing Committee
Those interested in the history of forest entomology in the west may wish to read the oral history interview of F. Paul Keen (1890-1980) that is just now available in PDF at http://www.foresthistory.org/Research/ohisrch.html. Paul Keen was number four in his importance in the development of western forest entomology (after Hopkins, Burke, Miller). He published the first manual of insect enemies of western forests (revised as Western Forest Insects by R.L. Furniss & Carolin) and created the first pine bark beetle susceptibility classification. His major miss-step was hiring me in 1950, hence this attempt to make that up. I have previously, by request of the Forest History Society, edited interviews of Robert L. Furniss (1908-1980) and James C. Evenden (1889-1980) that also are available in PDF at this Internet site.......Malcolm Furniss, Moscow, Idaho
A position as Professor in Forest Entomology is available at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
within the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences. The position is at the Department of Ecology in
The forest is one of Sweden’s most important natural resources, because of production of
raw materials for industry and other ecosystem services. The conditions for these services
can be transformed through, for example, climate change or the influence of invasive
species. A warmer climate will facilitate insect establishment in new areas and increase the
risk of damage to the forest. Reasons for this can be, for example, that trees will lack
adequate defense against the new attackers and that the natural enemies that usually
control insects are at a low level or are missing. Another important challenge for the future
will be finding the balance between more intensive forest management and the protection
of the forest’s biodiversity and other ecosystem services.
Subject area: The subject area includes ecological interactions between forest insects and
the environment, especially with regard to species that cause damage to forest ecosystems.
Details available via the following link:
Barbara Ekbom, Professor of Entomology
Department of Ecology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
telephone: +46 18 67 26 25
fax: +46 18 67 28 90
I have a few announcements about NAFIWC to share with you:
I have been getting a number of inquiries regarding the program. The
Program Committee is working hard to finalize the program and it will be
posted on the website very soon. However, to help you make your travel
arrangements, the meeting officially begins with a mixer Monday evening from
5-7 PM and all sessions end at noon on Thursday. Please don't hesitate to
contact me if you have addtional questions.
Please register as soon as possible to help us plan for this meeting. The
cost of registration goes up after April 10. Please note - everyone needs
to complete a registration form that is available on the NAFIWC website
regardless of whether you pay by debit/credit card online or by sending a
check in the mail. Paying online does not complete the registration process
- we also need a completed registration form from you.
If you plan to stay at the meeting hotel, please make your reservations as
soon as possible. Many of the rooms in our block have been reserved for
some nights. There is no guarantee that we will be able to get more rooms
at the government per diem rate once our block of rooms is full. The sooner
we request additional rooms, the greater the chances that we can accommodate
The poster session is almost full, but there is still space for a few more.
We will accept poster submissions until March 31st or until we reach
capacity. All posters will be displayed for the entire meeting in a central
location. We will also have a separate mixer Tuesday evening to highlight
the poster presentations.
The NAFIWC website is updated periodically with new information about the
meeting. Please check the website occasionally for the latest information:
Chair, NAFIWC 2011 Organizing Committee
Dear colleagues, let me inform you, that the 7th volume (including among
others scolytids and platypodids) of the Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera
was printed and is available. You can find the info on:
or go simply to the web pages of Apollo books.
NOTE: the Catalogue is available ONLY in paper copy, except the indeces of
particular volumes, which are available on Apollo books web pages
Vol. 7: Curculionoidea I. Publication late 2010 or early 2011. Approx. 320
pages. ISBN 978-87-88757-93-4. . . .
EUR 69.00 / US$ 96.00 / DKK 480.00
Ing. Milos Knizek, Ph. D.
Forestry and Game Management Research Institute
Jiloviste - Strnady
Praha 5 - Zbraslav
CZ - 156 04