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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Sadly, John Bain, a long standing New Zealand forest entomologist, passed away earlier this week. John started back in the late 1960s and over the years worked on a number of insect groups, covering wasps to wood borers. It was John's broad and deep knowledge that distinguished his long career. John shared that knowledge willingly and took great pride in training others, especially young researchers, in insect identification, pest risk analysis, forest insect ecology and taxonomy.
John will be remembered nationally and overseas for his skills in cerambycid identification, particularly of larvae which is considerably tricky. He was also well known overseas for his work on other wood- and bark-borers and gypsy moth. He made a significant contribution to the successful eradication of white spotted tussock moth and painted apple moth and the very nearly successful Dutch elm disease eradication campaign.
Amongst those that had the privilege to work with John they will remember- a brilliant sense of humour and quick wit, an aggressive bowler who played business house cricket, a give it everything prop on the rugby field, and a person with a keen interest in social interaction who people gravitated to. John will be missed by many.
Messages of condolences can be forwarded to Steve.Pawson(a)scionresearch.com<mailto:Steve.Pawson@scionresearch.com> who will collate for family and colleagues.
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Dear NAFIWC attendees and all forest health enthusiasts,
It is with great excitement that I announce the first ever North American
Forest Insect Work Conference in the Great Lakes region. That's right, the
next NAFIWC will be held May 25-28, 2021 on the beautiful north shore of
Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota!
Duluth has been voted the Best Outdoor City in America for its 7,000 acres
of parkland, 225 miles of trails, and 7 miles of sandy beaches (don't
worry, there are plenty of golf courses, too). There are also myriad
opportunities to explore our amazing northern forests and their forest
Finally, there's plenty to do indoors, with nine breweries, Fond-du-Luth
Casino, the Duluth Playhouse and much more all within a short distance of
For more information check out www.visitduluth.com.
Keep an eye out for future announcements including calls for symposia and
other opportunities to be involved!
Dear forest entomologists,
The IUFRO World Congress will be held in Curitiba, Brazil 29 Sept. - 5
Oct., 2019. This will be a large Congress encompassing all aspects of
forest research. Proposals for organized scientific session can be
submitted at the Congress website http://www.iufro2019.com . The IUFRO
Congress is a great opportunity for organizing interdisciplinary sessions
and it is a unique venue for holding sessions on forest insects. We
encourage you to consider organizing a session. Please let us know if you
have any questions. The deadline for submitting proposals is 1 August.
-Sandy Liebhold, Barbara Bentz, Herve Jactel
Coordinators, IUFRO RG 7.03.00 "Forest Entomology"
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
The Garnas lab (http://mypages.unh.edu/garnaslab) seeks a highly motivated graduate student (MSc or PhD; PhD preferred) for a USDA-APHIS funded project to advance understanding of how chemical and morphological traits vary across tree size and species, and how such variation may influence Emerald ash borer (EAB) oviposition behavior, larval performance and survival, and parasitism by native and introduced natural enemies. Key aspects of the project include the systematic characterization of defensive compounds across ash species and tree sizes using pyrolysis-GCMS and the design and implementation of experiments to examine how chemical and morphological trait variation influences EAB and its key biological control agents. Successful candidates must have a keen interest in plant defensive chemistry and associated consequences for plant-insect interactions. Some basic chemistry background (e.g., coursework or lab experience) is preferred but not required. Opportunities for related ecological modeling and/or genetic analyses also exist, particularly in the case of PhD applicants. The position will be housed in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NREN; https://colsa.unh.edu/nren) or in the Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science program (NRESS; https://www.unh.edu/nressphd) for MSc v. PhD students respectively. Position ideally begins in Fall 2018.
The University of New Hampshire and NREN/NRESS programs are home to a vibrant community of productive researchers with a strong commitment to student success. Located in the town of Durham, UNH is a beautiful campus surrounded by forest and natural landscapes. Only 30 minutes from the ocean and under two hours from the White Mountains, outdoor and other recreational activities abound, including right on campus.
Interested applicants, please send:
- a CV
- a brief summary of research interests and any relevant experience
- GRE scores
- contact information for three references
as a single pdf file to jeff.garnas(a)unh.edu<mailto:email@example.com>. Position will be open until filled.
Apologies for cross-postings.