Dear Forest Entomologists and Pathologists:
I've been asked to inform you about the upcoming *11th annual meeting of
the International Pest Risk Research Group that will occur in Ottawa,
Canada from 29 August – 1 September, 2017*. See attached announcement.
This group includes research scientists and pest risk practitioners who are
actively working to develop enhanced pest risk modelling and mapping
methods for invasive alien species. You can learn more about the group at
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
Dear friends and colleagues,
with this email we would like to inform you that the 1st newsletter of the
upcoming IUFRO WP7.03.05 & 7.03.10 Joint Meeting "*Forest Insects and
Pathogens in a Changing Environment: Ecology, Monitoring & Genetics"* that
will be held in Thessaloniki is now available online (
0c52219075&e=[UNIQID]). There you can find plenty of information about
this exciting scientific event, while in addition you can also submit your
8a57d087f4&e=[UNIQID]) and get the benefits of an early bird registration.
You can always search for more details and information in our web site (
www.iufrogreece2017.com), but also feel free to contact us for any comments
Looking forward to welcoming you here for an unforgettable meeting,
With kind regards,
Dimitrios N. Avtzis
Leader of the Organizing Committee
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We are looking for a highly motivated PhD-student to join the long-term
research on the interactions between plants, insects & microbes.
For more information see the project description (below) and the following
and don't hesitate to contact me directly by email,
Plants interact with a large number of insects and microorganisms, including
pests like herbivores and pathogens, and mutualists like parasitoids and
mycorrhizal fungi. In both agricultural fields and natural communities these
microbe and insect species commonly co-occur on the same plant individual.
While we know how insects interact with insects, and microbes with microbes,
interkingdom interactions among plant-associated microbes and insects have
only rarely been investigated. To fill this gap, the current project
combines experimental and molecular approaches to gain a predictive
understanding of how direct and indirect interactions among insects and
microbes structure terrestrial plant-based communities. The project can be
subdivided into two modules. The student will first explore the role of
these interactions within a community context in a multi-factorial
greenhouse experiment, focusing on the food webs surrounding the oak tree
Quercus robur, or perennial herbs Plantago lanceolata and Bistorta vivipara.
Next, the student will pinpoint the plant-mediated interactions between
microbes and insects by probing the response of the plant - in terms of gene
expression and defense-related phytohormonal pathways - to microbe, insect
and simultaneous attack.