Dear Forpath and Forent members,
Happy new year!
The 3rd meeting of IUFRO 7.03.12 “Alien invasive species and
international trade" will be held in Tokyo from June 10 to
We have opened registration webpage for the meeting.
Please visit the registration website and register to the
If you have already sent me an e-mail with your personal
information and presentation title, please register again on
Accommodation and excursion
You have to make your account (ID) by inputting your
personal information to see these webpages on which the
registration and hotel reservation will be made. (Making
your ID does not mean you are registered to the meeting.)
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo.
Prof. Kenji FUKUDA
Department of Natural Environmental Studies
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-city
Chiba 277-8653, JAPAN
Phone +81-4-7136-4766, Fax +81-4-7136-4756
Dear forest entomology and pathology colleagues,
Many of you may recall that the IUFRO meeting, "Alien Invasive Species
and International Trade” which was originally to be held last summer
in Japan but was rescheduled to June 10-16, 2012 due to the tragic
earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that struck Northern Japan
last March. Recently I was approached by a colleague who expressed
concern about the safety of travel to Japan for the meeting and now I
feel compelled to reach out to the entire scientific community to
assure that there is no danger in visiting Japan and encourage all of
you to attend this important meeting. As scientists, we should make
decisions based on reputable sources of information; the various UN
agencies, the World Health Organization and the International Atomic
Energy Agency have all issued statements confirming the safety of
visitors to Japan outside of the ca. 20 km evacuation zone
surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Tokyo University, the site
of the IUFRO meeting is over 200 km from the plant and there is no
danger from radiation.
The earthquake that struck Japan in March was a horrible thing that
touched the lives of many Japanese people. I spent a few weeks in
Tsukuba, Japan last summer and was impressed how quickly the country
came together to restore virtually all aspects of everyday life.
In addition to the fact that Japan is a fascinating and beautiful
country, I highly recommend the upcoming IUFRO meeting on a purely
scientific basis. The problem of alien species is one of the greatest
forest health problems in virtually every part of the world. The
meeting in Japan is going to provide a unique opportunity for
scientists to exchange information about the impacts of alien species,
monitoring systems for early detection, risk evaluation, invasion
pathways and new approaches for managing invading forest insects and
pathogens. The venue at Tokyo University is excellent and local
organizer Dr. Kenji Fukuda has planned what I expect will be a very
Information about the upcoming meeting can be found at:
I hope to see many of you in Tokyo!
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
Copied below and attached is a position announcement.
Please pass onto anyone in your organization that you believe would be interested or qualified.
I apologize for any duplicates due to cross posting on the ForPath Listserve.
Have a good day.
Assistant/Associate Professor - Forest Health
Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of Forest Health and the interactions of introduced and native fungi and insect vectors in forest ecosystems located in the southern US. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position, with 80% research and 20% teaching responsibilities. Additional information about the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and its programs can be found at our website: https://sites.auburn.edu/academic/sfws/Pages/default.aspx
Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply
Responsibilities: The incumbent is expected to develop a significant research program through active pursuit of extramural funding, recruitment of graduate students, and publications in high-quality refereed journals. The incumbent also is expected to teach a core undergraduate course in the forestry curriculum and develop one graduate course in their area of expertise.
Qualifications: PhD in Entomology, Pathology, Forestry, Biology or a closely related field is required. We seek candidates with research/teaching interests focused on contemporary research and how forest management practices influence stand/ecosystem health. Those with a strong forest pathology and entomology background and having worked in an applied decision-making context on habitat restoration, risk mapping systems and habitat restoration are preferred. Experience in working with southern pine ecosystems is desirable. Evidence of collaboration at the international level on forest declines would be desirable for Associate level. The incumbent must present evidence of the potential for teaching excellence and a solid record of research productivity including ability to obtain extramural grants and publish findings in high-quality refereed journals. The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills required.
Review of applications will begin April 1, 2012 and will continue until a successful candidate has been identified.
Application: To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, and names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to Mrs. Pam Beasley (beaslpa(a)auburn.edu) School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 3301 Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5418.
For additional information contact: Dr. Art Chappelka, Chair, Search Committee, phone 334-844-1069, fax 334-844-1084, or e-mail: chappah(a)auburn.edu
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Professor & Director
Southern Forest Nursery Management Cooperative
Forest Health Dynamics Laboratory
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn University, AL 36849
Please forward this notice to students who might be interested. Thank you.
Master's / PhD Fellowship available: Community ecology - Brown spruce longhorn beetle
The University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton and the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) laboratories in Fredericton and Quebec City are seeking a Master's or PhD student whose research will evaluate the impact of biotic (i.e. trophic interactions) and abiotic (i.e. climate) factors that drive the population dynamics of exotic forest insects. Using the exotic brown spruce longhorn beetle as a model system, the student will examine the patterns and processes that explain why some alien forest insect species become invasive.
The student will pursue course work at UNB, Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital city. Fredericton is home to a large and vibrant research community at the university and in several federal research labs. Research activities will be based out of the quarantine laboratories of the Canadian Forest Service in Fredericton. Field work will be conducted in infested red spruce forests in Nova Scotia. The supervisory committee will consist of Dr. Deepa Pureswaran (CFS-Quebec), Dr. Steve Heard (UNB) and Dr. Jon Sweeney (CFS-Fredericton).
Candidates will be chosen based on the excellence of their academic credentials.
The fellowships will be each of a minimum of $19,000 per year (before tuition and fees) for three years (Summer or Fall 2012 to Fall 2015). Students already holding or are intending to hold other scholarships are encouraged to apply. Please consult the following page for admission requirements: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/science/biology/Degree_Info/Graduate.html <http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/science/biology/Degree_Info/Graduate.html>
Information on our research programs can be found at:
For more information contact Deepa Pureswaran (dpureswa(a)rncan.gc.ca) or Steve Heard (stephen.heard(a)unb.ca).
Deepa Pureswaran, PhD
Chercheure // Research Scientist
Écologie des insectes forestiers // Forest Insect Ecology
Ressources naturelles Canada // Natural Resources Canada
Service canadien des forêts // Canadian Forest Service
Centre de foresterie des Laurentides // Laurentian Forestry Centre
CP 10380 Succ Sainte-Foy // PO Box 10380 Stn. Sainte-Foy
Québec QC G1V 4C7
The 54th annual Southern Forest Insect Work Conference will be held jointly with the Southwide Forest Disease Workshop 24-27 July 2012 (Tuesday - Friday) in Charlottesville, Virginia USA.
We have chosen the Omni Charlottesville as our meeting hotel. Although meeting registration is not yet open, I encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. We have a block of 110 rooms set aside for the group until July 2, so make your reservations by this date. Don't miss out on the special pricing!
Here are the details:
Date: 24-27 July 2012
Place: Omni Charlottesville Hotel, 235 West Main St., Charlottesville, Virginia USA
Phone reservation: 1-888-444-6664. Use the group code "SFIWC".
Online reservation: http://omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Charlottesville/MeetingFacilities/SFIWCSWF….
Self overnight parking is FREE!
Visit http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Charlottesville.aspx for hotel information.
Room rates are $115.00 per night plus tax. Remember, this low rate is valid only until July 2, and only for the first 110 rooms (first 50 on Monday, July 23). Make your reservation right away!
The Program Committee has been working hard to meet the challenges of creating an integrated SFIWC/SWFDW program. Currently, session topics include
Thousand Cankers Disease
Don't Move Firewood!
American Chestnut Restoration
Laurel Wilt Disease
Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
Full program details coming soon! Lynne Rieske-Kinney (lrieske(a)email.uky.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) and Scott Enebak (enebasa(a)auburn.edu<mailto:email@example.com>), our 2012 Program Co-Chairs, welcome your input and will attempt to answer any questions you may have.
Hope to see you in Charlottesville on July 24!
William P. Shepherd, SFIWC Secretary-Treasurer
USDA Forest Service SRS
2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360 USA
SFIWC website: http://sfiwc.org