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by Allison, Jeremy (NRCan/RNCan)
Please find below the details for a webinar series hosted by the new Working Party 7.03.16, "Behaviour and chemical ecology of forest insects". Each seminar includes an introductory talk by an invited seminar leader followed by two research talks and a final open discussion. The seminars occur every 2 weeks starting September 17 until November 12 and run from 13:30 until 15:00 UTC (this is 9:30 AM EST, 6:30 AM PST and 15:30 CEST). The seminar series is hosted through the FABI, University of Pretoria academic zoom account and will also stream to a YouTube channel we have created for the WP (this will allow us to post the webinars there and make them available for the community to view if they are unable to attend the webinar). The webinars are open to all but to join the webinar individuals must register online at the site provided in the flyer, registration triggers an auto response email that provides you with the link to access the seminars and allows us to track participation and limit the risk of unwelcome visitors.
Jeremy, Andres and Sigrid
IUFRO Working Party 7.03.16: Behavioral and Chemical Ecology of Forest Insects / SEMINAR SERIES
First seminar: September 17
Insect olfaction in the forest
Bill Hansson, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
13:30 - 13:40: Introduction by seminar leader
13:40 - 14:05: Functional characterization of two bark beetle (Ips typographus) pheromone receptors and prediction of their ligand binding sites. Martin N.Andersson, Lund University, Sweden.
14:05 - 14:30: Olfactory genomics as a tool to expedite pheromone identification in longhorned beetles. Robert Mitchell, University of Wisconsin, USA.
14:30 - 15:00: Open discussion
September 17 - Insect olfaction in the forest. Organizer and introductory talk: Bill Hansson, Speakers: Martin N. Andersson / Robert Mitchell
October 1 - Ecology of bark and ambrosia beetle fungus symbioses. Organizer: Peter H.W. Biedermann, Speakers: Peter H.W. Biedermann / Maximilian Lehenberger / Sifat Munim Tanin
October 15 - Predator-prey and host-parasitoid interactions. Organizer and introductory talk: Manuela Branco, Speakers: Jean-Claude Grégoire / Sofia Branco
October 29 - Chemically mediated plant-herbivore-microbe interactions in forests. Organizer and introductory talk: Almuth Hammerbacher, Speakers: Dineshkumar Kandasamy / Franziska Eberl
November 12 - Behavioral and chemical ecology of Sirex noctilio. Organizer and introductory talk: Bernard Slippers, Speakers: Juan C. Corley / Quentin Guignard and Josephine Quefflelec
For registration and further information please visit: https://www.fabinet.up.ac.za/index.php/event/IUFRO_WP_7.03.16