We invite you to submit an abstract for the Special Session "*Developing
successful biological control programs in forest plantations*" at the IUFRO
World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, 29 September to 5 October. See below
information on the session and instructions to submit your abstract.
ORGANIZERS: Leonardo Barbosa, Brett Hurley and Carlos Wilcken
CONGRESS THEME: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions
SCOPE OF THE SESSION: Biological control is one of the priority strategies
traditionally used for exotic forest insect pests. Today many biological
control programs have been implemented throughout the world, including in
forest plantations. In many cases, exotic forest insect pests are shared
between multiple countries and there are thus opportunities to share
knowledge and experience on biological control programmes. This session
examines biocontrol programmes in different countries and on different
insect pests. Presentations include traditional approaches to develop
biocontrol programmes, the use of new technologies, and the involvement of
different stakeholders including forest industry, government and business.
DETAILS OF PRESENTATIONS: Presentation should relate to the scope of the
session. Abstracts for both posters and oral presentations can be
submitted. Authors are limited to a maximum of two abstracts as presenting
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/ . Please
note that the session is currently listed under Congress Theme C, but it
may be moved to Congress Theme D, thus please confirm on the website before
submitting your abstract.
CONTACT: Please contact Leonardo Barbosa (leonardo.r.barbosa(a)embrapa.br) or
Brett Hurley (brett.hurley(a)fabi.up.ac.za) if you have questions about the
*Brett Hurley* Ph.D
Associate Professor, University of Pretoria
Tel +27 (0)12 4205822, Fax +27 (0)12 4203960
Mobile +27 (0)82 9093211
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Hello forpathers and forenters,
Below are a couple of pictures sent to me by a local arborist, wondering what’s going on on the main limbs of a white oak. I am contacting you because I find that this kind of very localized bark discoloration/staining is quite common in oaks. I’ve always suspected these were very small, localized infections by some species of Phytophthora, like citricola, citrophthora, etc. but I’ve never verified. Whatever it is, it seems to me it never goes anywhere, i.e. the lesions remain very small and do not have any serious impact on the host.
Does anyone else actually know what these are? It would be of great interest to me personally, in addition to providing an answer to the arborist.
Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello Professor
Department of Plant Pathology
201 Kottman Hall | 2021 Coffey Road Columbus, OH 43210
614-688-5401 Office | 614-292-4455 Fax
bonello.2(a)osu.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> | http://plantpath.osu.edu/bonello
Center for Applied Plant Sciences | http://caps.osu.edu
Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program | http://tpsgp.osu.edu
Environmental Science Graduate Program | http://esgp.osu.edu/
Infectious Diseases Institute | https://idi.osu.edu/
The STEAM Factory | https://steamfactory.osu.edu/
The deadline has been extended until 31 December 2018.
The next International Congress of Entomology will be held in Helsinki,
Finland in 2020 July 19-24 (http://ice2020helsinki.fi/).
We have been asked to organise the "Forest and Urban Landscape Entomology"
section, where a number of symposia can be accommodated. We are inviting
proposals for symposia with topics that would fit in this section.
Symposium presentations will be 15 minutes each (including time for
questions), allowing for the possibility of one
‘double-presentation’/keynote talk of 30 minutes (i.e. 20 minutes for the
talk and 10 minutes for questions/discussion). There will be eight
presentations per symposium (or seven if a keynote talk is included).
Proposals to organize a symposium at ICE2020Helsinki should be submitted by
the on-line submission system (
https://submit.peerageofscience.org/conference/ICE_2020). Proposals should
include a brief background/justification, the names of the organizers, a
preliminary list of potential speakers, and any other relevant issues.
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Guidelines for proposing symposia are at our website, link:
Symposium proposals are submitted via our on-line system, link at our
PLEASE follow updates concerning ICE2020helsinki at our website:
Andrea Battisti, Nathan Havill, Dmitry Musolin, Heli Viiri,
the "Forest Entomology and Urban Landscape" section conveners.
Dear IUFRO colleagues,
Please find below and attached a call for abstracts for a technical session to be held at the IUFRO XXV World Congress meeting, September 29-October 5, 2019 in Curitiba, Brazil (http://www.iufro2019.com<http://www.iufro2019.com/> ).
We will be happy that you circulate this information among your own networks.
Thomas, Marie-Anne & Olle
CALL FOR ABSTRACT FOR A TECHNICAL SESSION FOR THE CONGRESS THEME: BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS
TITLE OF THE SESSION : D7b - Biodiversity, biotic interactions and threats to forest ecosystem services associated with tree reproductive structure insects and pathogens in a changing world
Thomas Boivint1, Marie-Anne Auger-Rozenberg2 and Olle Rosenberg3
1Mediterranean Forest Research Unit, INRA, France. 2Research Unit of Forest Zoology, France. 3Skogforsk, The Forestry Reasearch Institute, Sweden.
Insects and pathogens exploiting tree reproductive structures are considered the most important constraint to the reproductive success of trees during the seed pre-dispersal phase. In a context in which the effects of both climate change and biological invasions are increasingly prevalent to these species, this session will propose experimental and theoretical contributions to biodiversity, biotic interactions and threat assessment and management associated with native and exotic insects and pathogens of tree reproductive structures.
Abstracts will be accepted for both posters and oral presentations. Authors are limited to a maximum of two abstracts as presenting author.
Abstract submission deadline: December 31, 2018. Registration and payment deadline: May 31, 2018.
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/
If you have questions about the session, please feel free to contact:
Thomas BOIVIN thomas.boivin(a)inra.fr<mailto:email@example.com>
Marie-Anne AUGER-ROZENBERG marie-anne.auger-rozenberg(a)inra.fr<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Olle ROSENBERG olle.rosenberg(a)skogforsk.se<mailto:email@example.com>
Chargé de Recherche/Research scientist
UR629 Ecologie des Forêts Méditerranéennes
Equipe Biologie des Populations et Evolution
INRA Centre de recherches Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Domaine Saint-Paul,CS 40509
F-84914 Avignon cedex 9
Tel : (+33) 4 32 72 29 44
Web page : <https://www6.paca.inra.fr/ecologie_des_forets_mediterraneennes/Les-personne…> https://tinyurl.com/TBoivin
Dear forest entomology colleagues:
(apologies for duplicate postings)
The call for abstracts for the IUFRO forest insect meeting in Quebec,
8-11 July, 2019 is now open.
This will be a joint meeting of the two IUFRO units:
7.03.06 – "Integrated management of forest defoliating insects"
7.03.07 – "Population dynamics of forest insects"
The conference is open to all and no IUFRO affiliation is necessary.
A field trip is planned to view the ongoing spruce budworm outbreak in
web site: https://www.iufroqc2019.com/
If you are interested in receiving future mailings regarding this
conference please contact Andrea Battisti (andrea.battisti at
unipd.it) or contact any of the IUFRO unit leaders:
7.03.06 Andrea Battisti, Manuela Branco, Deepa Pureswaran
7.03.07 Jean-Noel Candau, Natalia Kirichenko, Lidia Sukovata