My apologies for cross-posting. Please find below the details of a special
session to be held at the IUFRO XXV World Congress meeting. Thank you.
*CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – SPECIAL SESSION*
International Union of Forest Research Organizations
IUFRO XXV WORLD CONGRESS
September 29-October 5, 2019 in Curitiba, Brazil
TITLE: *Forest health defenders: empowering citizens to protect forests
through research contributions *(Technical Session D6c)
ORGANISERS: Joey Hulbert1, Michelle Cleary2 and Steve Pawson3
*1*Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, University of
Pretoria, South Africa.*2*Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish
University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden. *3*Scion, New Zealand.
CONGRESS THEME: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions
DESCRIPTION: Citizen science is a term for research that involves
non-scientists. Many citizen science programs exist to monitor invasive
forests pests. These programs raise awareness and empower participants to
make observations and critical decisions. Public engagement has exceptional
value for amplifying the opportunities of early detection, but because
people are the primary drivers of invasions, initiatives and investments
that increase awareness and education are also critical. The objectives of
this session are to showcase the diverse methods of public engagement and
provide evidence for the merit of involving the public in research to
defend forest health.
DETAILS: Presentation content can vary as long as it encompasses some
discussion of non-scientist engagement. Abstracts for both posters and oral
presentations will be accepted. Authors are limited to a maximum of two
abstracts as presenting author.
DEADLINES: Abstract submission deadline: *December 31, 2018*. Registration
and payment deadline: May 31, 2018.
INSTRUCTIONS: You must be registered for the event to submit an abstract,
but you may pay for registration later, up to May 31. Registration and
abstract submission must be completed online at http://www.iufro2019.com/
CONTACT: Please contact Joey at joey.hulbert(a)fabi.up.ac.za if you have
questions about the session.
Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute <http://fabinet.up.ac.za>
University of Pretoria.
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Are you interested in conducting PhD research in the context of anthropogenic effects that already have and will continue to affect forest insects, like climate warming, increased trade and changes in land use? Would you like to be involved in research investigating strategies to mitigate the impacts of these anthropogenic effects?
At the department of ecology at SLU, Uppsala Sweden, two projects are available:
1) Establishment and spread of invasive forest insects
2) Ecological consequences of novel plant protection strategies
We could be looking to hire more than two PhD students, please do not hesitate to apply if you interested in the general research area but maybe not directly in the two available projects. Please read the advertisement<https://web103.reachmee.com/ext/I017/1114/job?site=7&lang=UK&validator=87e4…> to find how to apply.
Maartje J. Klapwijk PhD
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Ecology
PO Box 7044, SE-750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Ulls väg 16
Tel +46 (0) 18 67 24 02
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There is a M.S. Assistantship in Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology available for qualified students at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The project will investigate stand and landscape level factors that contribute to the susceptibility of northeastern pitch pine forests to southern pine beetle. The project is a great opportunity for a student interested in forestry, forest ecology, or forest entomology. Field work will be primarily focused in the Central Pine Barrens of Long Island, New York. Please forward this announcement to anyone you think may be interested in this project. The attached flyer contains more information and point of contact (Tony D'Amato, UVM).
Kevin J. Dodds
Acting Forest Health Group Leader
Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry
271 Mast Rd.
Durham, NH 03824
Caring for the land and serving people
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