The 60th annual Southern Forest Insect Work Conference will be held 23-26 July 2019 (Tuesday - Friday) in Savannah, Georgia USA!
We have chosen the Savannah Marriott Riverfront 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 75 rooms (Tuesday-Thursday nights) and 30 rooms (Monday night) set aside for the group until June 24, 2019, so make your reservations by this date. Don't miss out on the special pricing!
Here are the details:
Date: 23-26 July 2019
Place: Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia USA
Phone reservations: 800-285-0398. Mention that you are in the group: 60th Annual Southern Forest Insect Work Conference 2019.
Online reservations link:
Book your group rate for 60th ANNUAL SOUTHERN FOREST INSECT WORK CONFERENCE 2019 <http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCo…>
Self-parking is available at the hotel for $17 per day plus tax.
Visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/savrf-savannah-marriott-riverfront/ for hotel information.
Room rates are $116.00 per night plus tax for up to double occupancy ($20/night for each additional person). Remember, this low rate is valid only until June 24, 2019, and only for the first 75 rooms (first 30 on Monday, July 22). 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 2019 PROGRAM!!!
Our 2019 Program Co-Chairs are David Coyle (dcoyle(a)sref.info<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) and Kelly Oten (kelly.oten(a)ncagr.gov<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!
2019 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 Savannah in July!
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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Registration and Call for Abstracts for this IUFRO workshop in Quebec City (8 to 11 July) is now open. Apologies for cross-postings.
Please forward it to colleagues and students who might be interested.
Web site: https://www.iufroqc2019.com/
Happy New Year!
Deepa Pureswaran, PhD
Research Scientist, Forest Insect Ecology
Natural Resources Canada
Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre
Chercheur scientifique, Écologie des insectes forestiers
Ressources naturelles Canada
Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides
1055, rue du PEPS
Québec, QC G1V 4C7
The deadline for abstracts submission to #IUFRO2019 was extended to
Submit your abstract athttps://bit.ly/2SiD53n
The deadline for abstracts submission to IUFRO Phyllosphere disease has
been delayed to 15/02/2019.
Don't miss the opportunity!!
Submit your abstract at
The organising team
Forest Pathologist PhD
Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante (IPSP) - C.N.R.
Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection - C.N.R.
Via Madonna del Piano, 10
50019 Sesto fiorentino (FI) - ITALY
mobile: +39 3355268870
Apologies for possible cross-posting
We are pleased to announce the next meeting of the IUFRO Working Party
7.03.10 Methodology of forest insect and disease survey in Central Europe,
titled "Recent Changes in Forest Insects and Pathogens Significance". This
event will take place during 16-20 September 2019, at the Forestry Faculty
of the University "Stefan cel Mare" of Suceava, Romania.
The conference will include both oral and poster presentations, addressing
key issues relating to:
1) Information platform on pests and diseases occurrence in Central Europe;
2) Non-native organisms - network for sharing information on distribution
3) Risk assessment of actual and introduced pests and diseases;
4) Diagnostic tools and evidence systems for forest pests and diseases;
5) The pest and disease controls in the certificated forests (FSC or PEFC).
Suceava is located in the North-Eastern part of Romania and is the main town
of the historical province Bucovina, famous for the medieval painted
monasteries, included on the list of the world patrimony UNESCO, as for its
The organizing committee is looking forward to meeting you (the interested
researches) in Suceava.
Please note the deadline for abstract submission on 1 April 2019. More
detailed information and instructions on how to submit abstracts are
available on the <http://silvic.usv.ro/iufroromania2019/> conference
On behalf of organizers
Ing. Miloš Knížek, Ph.D.
Výzkumný ústav lesního hospodářství a myslivosti
Jíloviště - Strnady
Praha 5 - Zbraslav
Ing. Milos Knizek, Ph.D.
Forestry and Game Management Research Institute
Jiloviste - Strnady
Praha 5 - Zbraslav
CZ - 156 00
Dear IUFRO colleagues,
This a reminder for 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/> ).
Please consider that the call will close on January 10, 2019.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marie-Anne AUGER-ROZENBERG marie-anne.auger-rozenberg(a)inra.fr<mailto:email@example.com>
Olle ROSENBERG olle.rosenberg(a)skogforsk.se<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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