Dear Forpathers and Forenters,
I wanted to alert you to this exciting possibility for promising, high caliber, motivated students to join our Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program here at Ohio State (see below and attached). I am specifically interested in finding students who may want to work with me, through this program, on forest/tree health matters involving translational aspects of plant biotechnology.
Let me know if you have any questions.
[The Ohio State University]
Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello Professor
Dept. of Plant Pathology
201 Kottman Hall | 2021 Coffey Road Columbus, OH 43210
614-688-5401 Office | 614-292-4455 Fax
http://plantpath.osu.edu/bonello - http://caps.osu.edu<http://caps.osu.edu/> - http://cmib.osu.edu<http://cmib.osu.edu/> - http://esgp.osu.edu<http://esgp.osu.edu/>/
The Ohio State Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program (TPS - http://tpsgp.osu.edu/) is starting its third year with a call for highly qualified graduate students. This is an exciting program. Please let your students know of this opportunity!
* TPS-GP is designed to offer an individually driven pathway for our students to attain their PhDs. This could include an internship in a company, national lab, not for profit, etc. It could also include an international experience, either via an internship or as a student in our Dual-Degree program, which allows students to earn 2 PhDs at the same time, one from OSU and one from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
* The TPS-GP program is focused on a rigorous research experience that could include laboratory rotations and minimal coursework. Our Graduate Studies Committee is dedicated to tailoring every student's path to their PhD based on what each individual desires.
* Importantly, the TPS program pays a guaranteed fellowship with no teaching requirement, plus $2,000 per year for education & research needs, and 100% tuition remission for the full five years for students that maintain good standing in the program. That is a PhD "full-ride"!
* We are a young program here at OSU, which means our students have the individual attention of not only their advisor(s), but also the Program Chair, Dr. Thomas Mitchell, Program Director, Dr. Erich Grotewold, and all of the other members of the TPS faculty. They are all dedicated to seeing this trans-disciplinary program succeed.
* Students can be placed with faculty members from many different departments. These include Plant Pathology, Entomology, Horticulture and Crop Sciences, Molecular Genetics, Chem/Biochem, Microbiology, and Internal Medicine. Our students have the opportunity to work on novel interdisciplinary projects tailored to our students' long-term goals.
Ohio State is one of America's largest and most comprehensive universities. The main campus is located in the city of Columbus, the state capital (http://www.experiencecolumbus.com). The University is consistently ranked among the top national public universities. Here is a link to a few of our high points (updated periodically): http://www.osu.edu/highpoints/.
Invasive Species Workshop
Please CIF/IFC for a full day of lectures by experts on a variety of invasive species that impact forests, including Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Long-horned Beetle, Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, and others. From ecological perspectives to management implications, this full day workshop will be an excellent opportunity to expand on your existing knowledge and to get up-to-date on the most impactful invasive species affecting forestry in Ontario today. There will also be a networking reception after the full day workshop co-hosted by the Invasive Species Centre and the CIF/IFC Central Ontario Section. Don’t miss out on this informative and engaging workshop!
Register now — First Come, First Served!
To register or for more information please contact: Stephanie Parzei • sparzei(a)cif-ifc.org • 613-589-3009
Register online at: www.cif-ifc.org/upcoming-events
Job opening, Forest Pathology, Oregon State University
Oregon State University
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) (http://bpp.oregonstate.edu/) seeks applicants for a 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), tenure-track faculty position in Forest Pathology. This position is a joint position with the Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society (http://fes.forestry.oregonstate.edu/) with a tenure home in BPP.
The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative and competitive research program that pursues scholarly work in the area of Forest Pathology. Research specialization within Forest Pathology is open, although as part of the research effort, the candidate will be expected to address emerging and/or re-emerging diseases in forest ecosystems of Oregon. Recognition will be given to collaborative efforts with researchers at OSU and at other national or international institutions.
The incumbent will contribute to the teaching of a course in forest disease management and will teach a course supportive of the Plant Pathology curriculum. There is an expectation that the candidate will mentor and serve as research advisor to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and will support outreach efforts in forest health.
Required qualifications include a PhD with research experience in plant pathology, mycology or closely related field, and a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. Other preferred qualifications include research experience in forest pathology, potential for effective teaching and development of an interdisciplinary research program, and a record of/commitment to work with underrepresented/underserved students or other audiences.
To review the position description and apply, go to posting #_0013186_ at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. OSU is an AA/EOE. For full consideration, apply by 12/10/14 when review of applications will begin. Closing date is 01/15/15.
ASSISTANT COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SPECIALIST IN FOREST HEALTH
University of California, Berkeley
The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley seeks an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist (Fiscal Year) in Forest Health. The expected start date is July 1, 2015. The Forest Health Specialist will help create a collaborative, multidisciplinary and multifaceted research and outreach program with UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and Specialists; community partners; government/institutional groups; forestland owners and managers, and land management and advisory agencies with forestland responsibilities. The Specialist will investigate the linkages between policy and planning processes, and environmental outcomes on forests at multiple scales.
The completion of all Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation is required at the time of application. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree is required by the start date. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to forest health, including, but not limited to, forest science, entomology, disturbance ecology, or integrated pest management. Additional qualifications include demonstrated writing and public speaking skills to communicate to a diverse audience of professional and non- technical clientele, the ability to design and carry out high quality research in a discipline related to forest health, and the capacity to serve as a team member on interdisciplinary projects in forest health and ecosystem sustainability. The candidate should be able to work productively with diverse communities and stakeholders, and to build cross-disciplinary teams to meet the diverse challenges of the interaction of forest pests and diseases with fires, resource management, and public safety. Salary is commensurate with experience.
The Specialist will be expected to develop a nationally competitive research program and to obtain extramural grant funds. Meaningful engagement in University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resource’s Strategic Initiatives and Program Teams is also essential for a successful program, see http://ucanr.org/About_ANR/Strategic_Vision/. The incumbent will be expected to qualify for licensing as a California Registered Professional Forester within three years following their fulfillment of the licensing prerequisites.
To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00587. Applicants should submit the following required documents online: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research and extension interests and experience, 4) a brief statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion, and 5) contact information for three referees who may be asked to submit a letter of recommendation. In addition, applicants are encouraged to submit pdf copies of up to three recent publications (optional). Each document should be submitted as a separate pdf file. Filenames should include the applicant’s last and first names. Letters of reference will be requested as needed for committee deliberations. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The initial review date is December 1, 2014. Applications received by this date will receive priority. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to this date; however, this position will remain open until filled. Please direct questions to espm_recruit(a)berkeley.edu.
The department seeks candidates whose research and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in education and outreach. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
We would like to announce the following event as wide as possible:
Joint IUFRO 7.02.02 "Foliage, shoot and stem diseases of forest trees" and 7.03.04 "Diseases and insects in forest nurseries" Working Party Meetings, Uppsala, Sweden 7 - 12th June 2015
Meeting venue: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala (http://www.slu.se/en/)
Sunday, June 7th: arrival, registration and welcome snack at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Monday, June 8th - sessions
Tuesday, June 9th - sessions.
Wednesday, June 10th - excursion to Dothistroma and Gremmeniella-attacked areas and Nässa nursery
Thursday, June 11th - sessions and conference dinner;
Friday, June 12th - morning sessions and departure after the lunch.
Pre-registration: for planning purposes we would appreciate if you could reply to this e-mail indicating whether you might be interested in coming.
Depending on potential participants we will be able to give an estimate of conference fees in the next e-mail.
You are cordially invited to attend. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions
IUFRO "Foliage, shoot and stem diseases of forest trees"
Jonàs Oliva: jonas.oliva(a)slu.se<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jan Stenlid: jan.stenlid(a)slu.se<mailto:email@example.com>
IUFRO "Diseases and insects in forest nurseries"
Audrius Menkis: audrius.menkis(a)slu.se<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Note on estimated costs for conference attendees: Estimated conference fee will be of 3000 SEK (Swedish Krona) for the conference. It should include lunches, but not dinners, neither breakfasts nor lodging. Gala dinner will cost 600 SEK extra. Organisation will not take care of booking. Most hotels in Uppsala are easily found and booked in Internet.
Jonàs Oliva, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor - Forskarassistent
Dept. Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, SLU
75007 Uppsala, Sweden
fax +46 18 673599
(to Division 7, forclimair, forpath, forent-subscribers),
Attached is an invitation to the Division 7 (Forest Health) Business Meeting this coming Friday, 10 October, 19:00-21:00 (US local time), in Room 255E of the Salt Lake City Convention Centre (IUFRO World Congress).
The document also contains my report on the last board term (2010-2014), a list of upcoming Div. 7 meetings, and the latest coordinators and deputies in our Division.
Please note, there will be lots of time for discussion. If you would like to discuss any substantial matters, please let me know and we may be able to give it particular attention and reserve a dedicated spot.
On Monday and Tuesday this week, we will have the Business Meetings of the Research Groups.
First will be RG 7.01.00 (Impacts of air pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems) on Monday, 6 October, 12:00-12:40, Room 150E.
Then on Tuesday, 7 October, we will have the Entomology (7.03) meeting from 12:50-13:30 in Room 150G.
And later on Tuesday, 7 October, will be the Pathology (7.02) meeting from 19:00-19:40, also in Room 150G.
For those who can't be here, if you would like to pass on any messages or comments, please send us an email.
I look forward to seeing you, well, those of you who are here at the congress.
Eckehard Brockerhoff, PhD
Principal Scientist and IUFRO Coordinator Division 7 (Forest Health)
Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute)
PO Box 29237
Christchurch 8540, New Zealand
Scion, Forestry Road, University of Canterbury,
Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel.: (+64)-(0)3-364 2949
Mobile: (+64)-(0)21-784 750
Fax: (+64)-(0)3-364 2812
IUFRO World Congress 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States, 5-11 October 2014
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