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
We are pleased to provide further details about the upcoming meeting on “Population Dynamics and Integrated Control of Forest Defoliating and Other Insects”.
The meeting is jointly organized by 3 IUFRO Working Parties: 7.03.07 "Population Dynamics of Forest Insects", 7.03.06 "Integrated management of forest defoliating insects", & 7.03.13 "Biological control of forest insects and pathogens".
It will be held in Sopot, Poland from Sept 28 – Oct. 2, 2015.
Further details can be found on the webpage: https://www.ibles.pl/web/iufro/about
Hope to see you there.
The purpose of this email is to provide an update about the status of
crowdfunding for a project to survey the native forests of South Africa
with citizen science
My name is Joey Hulbert and I am pleased to say we have reached 84% ($4,185
USD) of our goal. More than 57 people have made pledges, including a few
forest health specialists. We still need to raise ~$800 USD so I am asking
that you help share the project one more time. Please help us reach our
goal by sharing the project via social networking, email, or speaking with
colleagues and stakeholders.
By backing the project, individuals will be able to follow the progress
through regular updates and direct communication. Backers will also have
many opportunities to improve the project by contributing ideas and
feedback for problem solving and the project design.
If you want to listen to a short (~4:00) discussion about the project, this
is a link to an interview I had on NPR:
During the course of the crowdfunding campaign, I have also created several
open access lab-notes (pseudo blog posts) that are complimentary to the
· How do you teach someone about microorganisms without a microscope?
· Surveying for plant destroyers https://experiment.com/u/52APhQ
· "Fight them on the beaches or let the new order begin"
· 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
I hope this project provides an example of the opportunities with
crowdfunding. Feel free to contact me if you are considering using
crowdfunding—I would be happy to share what I have learned and provide
recommendations. I can also direct you to several examples of previously
funded projects regarding invasive insects such as the Emerald ash borer.
Thank you to everyone who has helped already. I am excited to start this
project and I am confident we will reach our goal with your help. Please
share the project one more time.
Admitted PhD Student, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology,
University of Pretoria,
Forestry and Agriculture Biotechnology Institute, South Africa
Current Crowdfunding Project: