SAVE THE DATE!! 1-4 OCTOBER 2018 IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
CONFERENCE: Preparing Europe for invasion by the beetles emerald ash borer and bronze birch borer, two major tree-killing pests
As part of our Euphresco project on emerald ash borer and bronze birch borer (PREPSYS - www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/prepsys<http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/prepsys>,) we have organised a conference on how Europe can prepare for potential invasion by the beetles. The conference will be held at BFW, Vienna from 1-4 October 2018. Details are in the attached announcement.
The conference is sponsored by OECD Cooperative Research Programme and by the UK Government Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).
Apart from an outstanding list of invited keynote speakers, there are a limited number of oral presentation slots, as well as a poster paper session.
The Proceedings will be published in a special issue of the journal Forestry.
We hope that you can make the meeting and we look forward to seeing you in Vienna in October. Please email if you are interested and we will keep you informed of progress. Registration for the meeting will open in the near future, along with details of travel, hotels and the venue.
With best wishes,
Hugh Evans, Gernot Hoch and Mariella Marzano
Professor Hugh F Evans
Fellow of Forest Research
Retired, but contactable at:
Alice Holt Lodge
Work mobile phone: +44 (0)7917000234
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The 59th annual Southern Forest Insect Work Conference will be held 17-20 July 2018 (Tuesday - Friday) in San Antonio, Texas USA!
We have chosen the Menger Hotel for our meeting. Although meeting registration is not yet open, I encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. We have a block of 80 rooms (Tuesday-Thursday nights) and 35 rooms (Monday night) set aside for the group until June 25, 2018, so make your reservations by this date. Don't miss out on the special pricing!
Here are the details:
Date: 17-20 July 2018
Place: Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas USA
Phone reservations: 210-223-4361. Mention the following group code: 071618SFIW
Valet parking is available at the hotel for $20 per day plus tax (for overnight guests). There are less expensive options at self-parking public lots near the hotel.
Visit https://www.mengerhotel.com/ for hotel information.
Room rates are $124.00 per night plus tax. Remember, this low rate is valid only until June 25, 2018, and only for the first 80 rooms (first 35 on Monday, July 16). Make your reservation right away! IMPORTANT NOTE: If you reserve your hotel room now, we will be able to determine if we need to open additional rooms at the group rate, and can ensure that everyone who needs a room gets one! Please be considerate to your fellow attendees and reserve your room as soon as possible.
YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED FOR THE 2018 PROGRAM!!!
Our 2018 Program Co-Chairs are Bob Coulson (r-coulson(a)tamu.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) and Allen Smith (lasmith(a)tfs.tamu.edu<mailto:email@example.com>). Please contact them if you have any program or session topic suggestions, or would like to volunteer as a session moderator. More program details coming soon!
2018 A.D. HOPKINS & ROGER F. ANDERSON AWARDS
Please begin to consider nominations for the A.D. Hopkins Award (for a professional who has made significant contributions to forest entomology in the southern U.S.) and the Roger F. Anderson Award (for an outstanding graduate student in forest entomology in the southern U.S.). Putting together a nomination packet takes some time, so start thinking now about colleagues and students who qualify for these awards. Nomination details and deadlines will be coming soon!
I hope to see you in San Antonio in 2018!
William P. Shepherd, SFIWC Secretary-Treasurer
USDA Forest Service SRS
2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360 USA
SFIWC website: http://www.sfiwc.org<http://www.sfiwc.org/>
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If you or anyone you know is looking for a postdoctoral position and is interested in working in my program on tree-biotic interactions, particularly on tree defense/resistance mechanisms, please see attached opportunity. This opportunity is going to be highly selective (only 10 positions across the university), so I am looking for top notch finishing PhD students, or recent high-quality PhD graduates.
Please contact me directly if you are interested.
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We would like to draw you attention to an International Conference on Sentinel Plantings that will take place on 9-12 October 2018 in Sursee, Switzerland. Sentinel plantings are a tool for the detection, identification and risk assessment of pests and diseases before arrival, potentially allowing better prevention and management of new alien pest and disease introductions.
More details and preliminary programme will be made available on a dedicated website soon. The programme will include :
· Keynote lectures by international experts
· Presentations of the outputs of COST Action Global Warning
· Scientific sessions - posters and oral presentations
The meeting will be co-organised by COST Action Global Warning (www.ibles.pl/cost<http://www.ibles.pl/cost>), Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO) and the Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape (WSL).
For the organising committee, René Eschen.
Dr René Eschen
Senior Scientist - Risk Analysis and Invasion Ecology
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Happy New Year Forest Entoids worldwide!
I want to draw your attention to the rapidly approaching 10 January
deadline for abstract submission for the conference, "Let's Gall Taiwan:
7th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CECIDOLOGY" (3 – 8 March 2018), a meeting
organized by IUFRO Working Party 7.03.02, "Gall-forming insects". In
addition to having a really clever name, this conference looks like it is
going to be really great. The conference will be held at Huisun
Experimental Forest Station, Taiwan and there will be both an in-conference
excursion and 4 day post-conference tour.
Information about the conference is at http://www.letsgall.tw
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