We are pleased to let you know that registration is now open for the PREPSYS conference to be held at BFW, Vienna from 1-4 October. Details are provided in the attached.
Please note that the venue can accommodate a maximum of 90 participants and, since we already have a strong list of keynote speakers, the number of spaces for general paper submission and attendance is limited to about 50. Please register as soon as possible to ensure your place at the conference!
With best wishes and hoping to welcome you to Vienna in October.
Hugh Evans, Mariella Marzano and Gernot Hoch
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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On behalf of the Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment, you are
kindly invited to the CONFERENCE SESSION "HOW TO ADVANCE FORESTRY FOR FUTURE
GENERATIONS" organized within the 15th INTERNATIONAL PHYTOTECHNOLOGY
CONFERENCE to be held at the University of Novi Sad, Central building,
located in Novi Sad, Serbia, October 2-3, 2018.
The Conference session is dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the
foundation of the Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment
Abstract submission July
Notification of abstracts acceptance August 31st, 2018
Submission of full papers December
Issue of Proceedings March,
Further details can be found in the attached document or at
Postdoctoral Scholar in Forest Entomology
The Forest Entomology Laboratory at Purdue University seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar to advance ongoing research focusing on the integrated pest management of Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD). This disease complex is caused by the association of a fungus (Geosmithia morbida) and the walnut twig beetle (Pityophthorus juglandis). TCD is responsible for the widespread death of black walnut (Juglans nigra) in the western United States, and was recently discovered in the East, where it threatens the health of this important timber species throughout its native range. This is a full-time, two-year appointment based in West Lafayette, IN.
The specific objectives of this study are to evaluate the efficacy of trap trees, semiochemicals and the conservative use of insecticides to reduce WTB populations, while protecting high-value crop trees and minimizing the chemical footprint of walnut plantations.
* Work with Principal Investigators to establish field evaluations and sampling regimes.
* Lead field and associated laboratory efforts related to the research objectives. Some overnight travel will be required.
* Develop and present (written and oral) products suitable for scientific audiences explaining the purpose and results of project.
* Create scientific manuscripts based on research that are suitable for publication.
* Participate in scientific meetings and engage with colleagues and collaborators pursuing related research questions.
* Provide guidance and assistance to technicians, students, and others carrying out related work.
* A Ph.D. in Entomology, Forest Protection, Ecology or related fields (Ph.D. required).
* Experience designing, organizing, and managing research projects involving insects, trees, or fungi.
* Expertise and experience in chemical ecology and management of insects in forest systems.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary team.
Preferred start date is Summer 2018. The salary is set at $48,500 per year plus benefits. Interested applicants should submit a single pdf including a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references to mginzel(a)purdue.edu. Please use the subject header “TCD Postdoctoral Scholar”. The cover letter should include (1) a summary of the applicant’s research and analysis experience (2) the applicant’s earliest possible start date.
Matthew D. Ginzel, PhD • Associate Professor • Departments of Entomology and Forestry & Natural Resources • Co-Director, Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center
Purdue University • 901 W. State Street • West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089 • 765.494.9369 • www.entm.purdue.edu/forest
Hello FORENT colleagues - Below I am relaying info on a meeting of
potential interest. -Sandy Liebhold
Dear distinguished colleagues and friends,
On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to invite you to
Scientific Conference* on *'Non-native tree species for European forests'*.
The Event will be held on *12-14 September 2018 *in* Vienna, Austria
*at the* University
of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna.*
This international conference brings together researchers and stakeholders
concerned with Non-native tree species in European forests. Session topics
include ** Distribution * Provenances * Reproduction * Management * Growth
potential * Ecosystem Services * Biotic and abiotic threats * Market
potential * Public perception* * and more. The conference program is
relevant also for governmental representatives, forest owners,
practitioners and NGOs.
*Therefore, you are cordially invited to submit an abstract for an oral or
poster presentation till 1 June.*
*Participation *(please follow this procedure):
*Step 1: Send abstract **(max 400 words) **for oral or poster presentation *
to nnext(a)boku.ac.at *till 1 June*
Please state your presentation type preference: oral presentation or poster.
→ Acceptance notification comes by email end of June
*Step 2: **Fill in **registration form*
our NNEXT website*
*→ *Registration confirmation with invoice comes by email
*Step 3: Pay the registration fee*
*→ *Payment confirmation comes by email
*Step 4: Enjoy the conference*
For more information on this Conference and the organising *COST Action
FP1403 NNEXT *(34 participating countries, 200 members), please go to our
website http://nnext.boku.ac.at/nnext-conference or contact us under
*Please distribute this Conference Announcement among anyone potentially
(Chair of the Organising Committee)
*Dr. Elisabeth Pötzelsberger*
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
*Prof. Heinrich Spiecker*
University of Freiburg, Germany
*Prof. Hubert Hasenauer*
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
*Dr. Monika Konnert*
Bavarian Office for Forest Seeding and Planting, Germany
*Prof. Frits Mohren*
Wageningen University, Netherlands
*Prof. Anna Gazda*
University of Agriculture, Krakow, Poland
Dr. Elisabeth Pötzelsberger
Institute of Silviculture
Department of Forest and Soil Sciences
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Peter Jordan Str. 82, A-1190 Vienna
Tel: +43 1 47654 91332 <+4314765491332>
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
i) the registration and abstract submission to our conference goes in full speed, and for now we have around 50 participants who registered, and some of you already sent abstracts both for talks and posters; each of those registered have received automatically generated confirmation, and those that submitted, a personal e-mail from me confirming the submission;
ii) ... but PLEASE NOTE that the deadline for "early bird" registration expires on 2nd of May , and there are just three days left, just in case you intend to come and would like to save 125 EUR; here is the reference to "Registration" link in Conference homepage:
https://www.slu.se/iufro-rots2018 (please read all of it thoroughly)
therefore, as it is the fact that many more colleagues have preliminary expressed interest for participation, it is in your interest to proceed with the registration in a good time;
iii) please proceed also with accommodation arrangements for Uppsala; as stated in the website, accommodation in Uppsala is to be arranged by yourself; do not delay with hotel reservations, as academic activities in both universities of Uppsala start the same week as our Conference;
iv) onward trip to Gotland by ferry is included into registration fee, and reservations for that have been already made (for now, for 85 participants: "first registered, first served"), while the return from Gotland is up to you; note that a ferry from Visby harbour to the mainland on September 1st departs at 07:15 with subsequent bus connections upon its arrival to Nynäshamn; https://www.destinationgotland.se/en/ferry/
this is relevant, as we are supposed to stay within a walking distance from the harbour (but see below);
v) IMPORTANT! the situation with accommodation in Visby has changed drastically just a day ago; on Friday, i tried to make reservation for myself, first at one, then at another of Best Western hotels recommended on Conference website, just to find out that they are fully booked!
vi) yet after some slight panic, even better option has been found:
for now, 45 standard double rooms (for those, price 1220 SEK/night, for now, approx. 120 EUR, payment at arrival), 20 family rooms and 10 suites are pre-reserved at this hotel for our Conference (note that double accommodation could be an option also in standard rooms);
upon reservation, provide reservation number 46605559-LIFE+; the group reservation for us is secured until 15th of May; after that date, the rooms become "loose", and accommodation arrangements in Visby are fully up to you;
the hotel is situated approx. 100 m from the terminal, and within walking distance from Conference venue:
Wisby Strand Conference Centre in Visby<http://www.wisbystrand.se/>
accommodation so close to the terminal is very relevant both for arrival (just before midnight on August 29th, and hotel knows about it), and for departure on early morning (07:15) on September 1st;
vii) regarding Conference publications, please also consider preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed scientific journals; those will be considered for publication in good reputation, non-commercial (free-of charge), open access, WoS impact factor journals; ... but should be ready by the end of the Conference, where we also discuss in more detail the process of eventual submission;
looking forward to greeting you in Sweden, and kind regards;
När du skickar e-post till SLU så innebär detta att SLU behandlar dina personuppgifter. För att läsa mer om hur detta går till, klicka här<https://www.slu.se/om-slu/kontakta-slu/personuppgifter/>.
It's time to register for the 2018 Southern Forest Insect Work Conference, 17-20 July 2018, at the Menger Hotel, in San Antonio, Texas, USA!
The SFIWC 2018 registration form is available exclusively online through Eventbrite again this year. Go to https://sfiwc2018.eventbrite.com to register. The registration fee is $300 ($225 for students and retired members), which includes a ticket to the Thursday night banquet for the registrant. Extra banquet tickets for guests are $50 (for children 12-and-under, it's only $15). Registration receipts and banquet tickets will be distributed at the registration table.
Pre-registration on the Eventbrite website will be accepted until Thursday, June 28, 2018. After this date, only on-site registration will be available.
IMPORTANT!!!: If you choose, you can pay your registration fee online at the Eventbrite website (https://sfiwc2018.eventbrite.com) with a credit card prior to the meeting! Please be aware that the deadline for paying via credit card is June 28, 2018. Credit card payments will NOT be accepted after this date! Credit card payments will NOT be accepted "at the door!"
IMPORTANT!!!: If you are not paying your registration fee with a credit card, please go to Eventbrite website (https://sfiwc2018.eventbrite.com) to fill out the registration form, indicating your payment preference. There are options under "Payment Method" on the online registration form for paying via mailing a check to me ("Pay by check") or using a check or cash at the meeting ("Pay at the door").
Please be aware that an additional $8.00 fee applies to all Canadian and other non-U.S. checks.
This year's banquet is a Fiesta Buffet with several delicious choices: for starters, we'll have Tortilla Soup; Chicken Taquitos with salsa; and an Ensalada Mixta with choice of dressing. Entrées include Beef Fajitas with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream; Snapper Fillet served with cilantro lime tequila sauce; and Moussaka with garbanzo beans and pomodoro sauce (vegetarian). Spanish rice, refried beans, flour tortillas, and a selection of desserts also will be available. One banquet ticket (for yourself) is included in your registration fee. Children 12-and-under have their own menu choice: Chicken Tenders with fries, a fruit cup, and lemonade. Extra banquet tickets for adult ($50) and child ($15) guests can be purchased using the online registration form.
If you do not want to pay for your extra banquet ticket(s) using a credit card, please select the number of tickets you want and then choose your preferred method of offline payment. If you are paying for your extra banquet ticket(s) separately from your registration fee, please fill out separate online forms for your registration fee and ticket(s).
Remember to reserve your room at the Menger Hotel no later than June 25. 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. Mention the group code "071618SFIW" when booking your hotel reservation by phone (210-223-4361) or reserve online at https://reservations.mengerhotel.com/75799?groupID=1806051 to get the special rate of $124.00 per night plus tax. Remember, this low rate is valid only for the first 80 rooms (first 35 on Monday, July 16). Please go to http://www.sfiwc.org/2018/ for details.
Valet parking is available for $20 per day (for overnight guests).
Meeting details are available on http://www.sfiwc.org/2018/.
I hope to see you in San Antonio!
William P. Shepherd, SFIWC Secretary-Treasurer
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We are pleased to announce you that the journal Annals of Forest Science
has launched a special issue entitled "Entomological issues during
forest diebacks". In brief, the aim of this topical issue would be to
illustrate the role of insects as inciting and contributing factors
during forest declines, but also the outcomes of forest declines on
insect communities. Potential topics could include the contribution of
defoliators / bark and ambrosia beetles / longhorns and buprestids… to
declines, the role of insects as vector of pathogens contributing to
declines, the impact of declines on the community of saproxylic beetles…
The deadline for submission of your manuscript will be at the end of
October. When submitting, please select "Insects and tree diebacks" in
the Choose article type menu. The manuscripts will be double-blind
More information can be found on the blog of Annals of Forest Science:
Aurélien Sallé (associate editor) & Christophe Bouget (guest editor)
Maître de Conférences
LBLGC, Université d'Orléans, BP 6759
45067 Orléans cedex 2
Tel: +33 (0)2 38 49 49 05, Fax: +33 (0)2 38 49 40 89