Please spread to those that might be interested!
Olle Anderbrant, Prof. telephone +46 (0)46 2224997
Department of Biology mobile +46 (0)70 3724997
Sölvegatan 37 telefax +46 (0)46 2224716
SE-223 62 Lund e-mail Olle.Anderbrant(a)biol.lu.se
by Проблемы л есной фитоп атологии и м икологии - 2015
The Organizing Committee of the IX International
Conference "Problems of Forest Phytopathology and Mycology", which will
be held in Minsk from 19 to 24 October 2015, reports that in connection
with the incoming requests, we are extending the deadline for submission
of applications and materials for the conference until APRIL 15 2015
Successful scientific creativity :)
Committee of the IX International Conference
"Problems of Forest
Phytopathology and Mycology".
IX Международной конференции «Проблемы лесной фитопатологии и
микологии», которая будет проходить в г. Минске с 19 по 24 октября 2015
г., сообщает, что в связи с поступающими просьбами, мы продлеваем
крайний срок подачи заявок и материалов на конференцию до 15 АПРЕЛЯ 2015
Успешного научного творчества :)
«Проблемы лесной фитопатологии и микологии».
Submissions are invited for a special issue of the *International Journal
of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management*, entitled *Synergies
between biodiversity and management for high-value timber species*. This
issue is based on a technical session at IUFRO 2014, but the issue is open
to authors who did not participate in the session. The deadline has been
extended to April 15, 2015.
This Special Issue examines the scientific basis for managing to create a
positive synergy between biodiversity and high-value timber species.
Management to conserve biodiversity and management for the production of
high-value timber species can be in conflict with each other. The
increasing need to conserve biodiversity and the ongoing demand for
high-value timbers prompt the goal to integrate these management objectives.
Therefore papers are requested for a Special Issue that explores positive
interactions between biodiversity and high-value timbers. This Special
Issue aims for a global scope, including tropical and temperate high-value
timbers. Possible topics include:
- How biodiversity can protect high-value species from pests and
- How biodiversity, as an indicator of more intact ecosystems, can
sustain production of high-value species
- How high-value species in restoration and plantations can reestablish
or conserve biodiversity
- How high-value species in enrichment plantings or natural forest can
help maintain intact forests and their biodiversity
- How high-value species themselves are examples of biodiversity in need
For more information, please see:
If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Ward at:
Coordinator, IUFRO 1.02.04
Dear IUFRO entomologists and pathologists,
My name is Joey Hulbert and I am a forest pathologist in training. I
recently completed a MS at Oregon State University and now I am prepping
to move to South Africa for a PhD with Dr. Micahel Wingfield at FABI
For my PhD, we plan to survey the indigenous forests of South Africa for
*Phytopthora* species with the help of the public. *Phytophthora* are a
group of microorganisms well known as plant pathogens (i.e. sudden oak
death, potato late blight, Port-orford cedar root rot). We want to create a
citizen science program that teaches the public about forest health and
invites them to help sample the trees in forests near their communities.
The PhD will be funded but we are trying to raise support for starting the
citizen science program (it is a side project). To do this we have launched
a crowdfunding campaign.
I am reaching out to you with hope that you will share this project with
your social networks and anyone who may see the value in this project.
Please help us spread the word!
The below link will take you to the project. There is a 5-minute video that
I put together to summarize the scope and value.
I have also created a few complimentary open-access lab notes as listed
- SIX Reasons to Back this Research: https://experiment.com/u/Lc1E7w
- What is Citizen Science? https://experiment.com/u/WETOKA
- A recent excursion into Sudden Oak Death infected lands (lots of
Please let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions. I would greatly
appreciate your help spreading the word about this project.
Admitted PhD Student, University of Pretoria
Forestry and Agriculture Biotechnology Institute, South Africa
Current Crowdfunding Project:
**Please pass along to those that work with resistance and Tree-Parasite Interactions
For planning purposes, if interested attending, please send an email to
Veronique JORGE (Veronique.Jorge(a)orleans.inra.fr<mailto:Veronique.Jorge@orleans.inra.fr>)
Arnaud DOWKIW (Arnaud.Dowkiw(a)orleans.inra.fr<mailto:Arnaud.Dowkiw@orleans.inra.fr>)
Also, if your group would like to be a Sponsor, see website for details
Genetic Resistance to Diseases and Insects in Forest Trees Workshop 2015
5th International Workshop on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions
At the 2011 excellent workshop in Eugene, Oregon (proceedings at http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/psw_gtr240/)
it was decided to have the next international workshop on this topic in France.
the 5th International Workshop on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions
that will be held in Orléans, France, from 23 to 28 August 2015.
Please see the email from Arnaud Dowkiw (below) for some details and the website:
This important topic is even more relevant today, as several additional insect and disease epidemics have taken place.
Also, note – there may be some funding available for 1 or 2 scientists: some of the requirements (see website for details):
· Scientists from developing countries (according to World Bank List of Economies: low income countries and lower middle income countries (http://data.worldbank.org/country);
· Preference given to scientists working in IUFRO member institutions
We hope to see you in France for the talks, the discussions, and the continued friendships and collaborations.
IUFRO 2.02.15 Coordinator
[Forest Service Shield]
Richard A. Sniezko, PhD
Dorena Genetic Resource Center
34963 Shoreview Drive
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
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Caring for the land and serving people
From: Arnaud Dowkiw [mailto:Arnaud.Dowkiw@orleans.inra.fr]
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:06 AM
Subject: You have expressed interest in attending the 5th Tree-Parasite Interactions Congress in Orleans - France
You have expressed interest in attending the 5th International Symposium on the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions that will be held in Orléans, France, from 23 to 28 August 2015.
We know that there are many other scientific meetings that you could attend in 2015, but YOU selected the best one :-)
For those who experienced the previous editions of this workshop, you know that they are always very interesting, very rich, not only because of the diversity of the attendees (phytopathologists, breeders, entomologists, physiologists, evolutionary biologists ...) but also because they are always organized in a way that most of the attendees have an oportunity to present their work and in a format that fosters discussions.
Also, compared to many other meetings, the registration fees are not so high. It is 600 € for early bird registration (1 April) and only 500 € for graduate students. These fees include all the meals (lunches + diners) + field tour and conference diner.
Last but not least, some of you are project leaders, group coordinators or in the process of building a project. We have negociated some extra free meeting rooms where you will be able to gather your troops, so think seriously about this opportunity.
Now is time to think seriously about confirming your participation to this event ! There is a brand new website waiting for you with lots of information to help you organize your trip and your presentation :
Although registrations to the meeting will open 2nd of February, online abstract registration is now open !
Please circulate this information around you and think about other colleagues or students in your lab who maybe interested (think also that France still is a good place for summer holidays, either before or after the meeting !!).
We look forward to seeing you in Orleans !
The local organizing team
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We have extended the deadline for abstract submission until the 15th of March 2015 for the incoming 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 that will be held in Uppsala, Sweden on the 7 – 12th June 2015.
We have already got more than 80 communications from 20 different countries.
So thanks to all of you that have already send in the abstract!
Remember that registration is open on-line: http://www.slu.se/iufro2015
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>
Hope to see you soon in Uppsala!
Jonàs, Jan and Audrius
Jonàs Oliva, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor – Forskarassistent
Dept. Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, SLU
75007 Uppsala, Sweden
fax +46 18 673599