Dear Forest Entomology Research group,
Please find attached the October 2022 edition of the Research Group Newsletter.
Wishing you a great week ahead.
Joséphine Queffelec, PhD (She/Her/Elle)
Natural Resources Canada
Great Lakes Forestry Centre
IUFRO Research Group 7.03.00 – Entomology
Hello IUFRO, APS, and other friends/contacts
Attendees from IUFRO D7 and GTPI, colleagues from CIEFAP, WSL, SLU, FABI and the APS Forest Pathology Committee would be interested in attending the following FREE webinar on microbiome in forest pathology in two weeks - 12 speakers total, 4 per session; please forward to forpath, forent, the attendees from GTPI and IUFRO D7 meetings, and the APS committee, CIEFAP, members of WSL and SLU departments interested in forest pathology+ microbiome, and anyone else who might be interested. Registration required but free-- let me know if you have issues registering. Each session is just 90 minutes. Note: dates and times of sessions are final but please watch for last minute swaps in speakers and titles. Please pass on to anyone I'm missing... thanks!
Hope to see you there! Let me know if you have any issues registering!
USDA Forest Service International Programs, Invasive Species Program
Immediate Past Chair, APS Forest Pathology Committee
Fulbright Argentina 2022
Attend a Virtual Webinar from APS
3-Part Webinar Series: The Role of the Microbiome in Forest Disease, Regeneration, and Biodiversity
Part 1: Forest Microbiomes: Prospective Studies of Forest Health and Response to Disease
October 11, 2022 | 12:00 PM Central Time
Part 2: Microbiomes of Seeds and Seedlings and Consequences for Forest Regeneration
October 12, 2022 | 12:00 PM Central Time
Part 3: Applications of Microbiome to Understand Complex and Emergent Diseases and Disease Management in Temperate Forests
October 19, 2022 | 12:00 PM Central Time
Price: Free for all Members and Nonmembers – registration required.
Across the globe, forests are foundational to a healthy ecosystem and economy, from the biosphere to clean water, food, fiber, fuel, and forest products. The webinar series will guide you through the breadth of the forest microbiome and demonstrate how you can harness this knowledge to create sustainable and holistically managed forest ecosystems.
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Von: Adam, Rufayda <rufayda.adam(a)siu.edu>
Date: Mo., 26. Sept. 2022 um 21:23 Uhr
Subject: Dendroctonus samples
To: rg70300-forent-owner(a)lists.iufro.org <
My name is Rufayda Adam, a graduate student in the Zoology Program at
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, working with advisors Dr. John D.
Reeve, and Dr. Kamal M. Ibrahim. My research focuses on the study of
Dendroctonus bark beetles, it's a whole genome study.
I would like to obtain Dendroctonus samples in good condition either
freshly collected andor preserved in ethanol, so we can do some sequencing
of their genomes. We already have samples of D. frontalis and D. terebrans.
I would really appreciate your help and look forward to hearing from you.
Rufayda Adam: rufayda.adam(a)siu.edu
Life Science II, Room Number 351, Mail Code 6501, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
P: +618-536-2314 | F: +618-453-2806
This is a reminder that the call for session proposals for the 2024 IUFRO World Congress is currently open. The call will close on October 13.
All are welcome to submit session proposals. Please remember that collaboration between units is encouraged, and proposals need to address one of the congress themes.
More information is available here:
If you are planning to submit a session proposal, please let Maartje Klapwijk (our representative on the congress scientific committee) and I know.
Best regards, Tod
Tod Ramsfield, PhD
Research Scientist Forest Pathology, Canadian Forest Service
Natural Resources Canada / Government of Canada
Tod.Ramsfield(a)NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca<mailto:Tod.Ramsfield@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca> / Tel: 825-510-1303
Chercheur, Pathologie forestière, Service canadien des forêts
Ressources naturelles Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Tod.Ramsfield(a)NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca<mailto:Tod.Ramsfield@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca> / Tel : 825-510-1303
Dear FORENT and FORPATH,
My lab (Forest Health/Garnas lab at the Univ. of New Hampshire, USA; http://mypages.unh.edu/garnaslab) seeks a postdoctoral scholar to examine how host tree and climate drives establishment success of the parasitoid wasp, Tetrastichus planipennisi, introduced to control populations of the invasive Emerald ash borer. The successful candidate will help plan and oversee fieldwork across a climate gradient ranging from Missouri to Minnesota and will be responsible for data management, analysis and interpretation, and publication of results. The position is located in Durham, NH with occasional travel to field sites. Remote work is possible in the case of an exceptional fit.
Applicants should have:
* PhD degree (in Ecology, Evolution, Forestry, Natural Resources, Biostatistics, or related field) in hand by the start date, preferably January 3rd, 2023 or soon thereafter
* Strong statistical, analytical, and data wrangling skills
* Demonstrated programming ability (i.e., R, python, etc.) or facility with other statistical software
* Evidence of a growing publication record consistent with the candidate's career stage
This project is a collaborative effort between the Garnas lab at the University of New Hampshire and Dr. Juli Gould at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Funding for this project is currently available for one year, with a high probability for renewal for an additional one or more years, assuming satisfactory performance.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/50435. For more information, please send queries to Garnas Lab Recruiting garnaslab.recruiting(a)unh.edu<mailto:email@example.com>
The University of New Hampshire and the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment 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 less than 2 hours from the White Mountains, outdoor and other recreational activities abound, including right on campus.
Associate Professor, Forest Ecosystem Health
Natural Resources and the Environment
University of New Hampshire
162 James Hall
Dear FORENT and FORPATH people,
My colleague Songlin Fei (Purdue University) and I are hiring a postdoc to
work on the spatial analysis of forest insect and disease invasions. This
is a 2 year (potential) position located at Purdue University in the
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. An informational description
is attached. Let me or Songlin (sfei(a)purdue.edu) know if you have any
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 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, BOKU (Department of Forest and Soil Sciences; Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection) in Austria is offering a 2- to 3-year PhD or post-doc position to study aspects of ash dieback, a serious disease of common ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and other Fraxinus spp caused by the invasive alien ascomycete fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus.
The project aims at improving knowledge on the effect of admixed tree species on the intensity of ash dieback on common ash. The research will be conduced in three field experiments established in 2021 and 2022 where ash trees (reproductive material with putative higher disease
resistance) have been planted in blocks (6 x 6 plants), purely and in equal mixture with various other tree species (24 in total). Another aim is to evaluate the susceptibility of various ash species and genotypes of common ash to ash dieback in existing field experiments.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please find further information in the attached announcement.
Posted on behalf of
Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Thomas Kirisits Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection
Department of Forest and Soil Sciences (WABO) University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) Peter Jordan Strasse 82/I A
1190 Vienna Austria
Phone: 0043 1 47654-91601
MSc or PhD Position available – Bark beetle pheromone ecology
This position is open until filled.
The successful candidate will work on a research project evaluating regional variation in pheromone production and response in bark beetle populations (e.g. spruce beetle, western pine beetle, southern pine beetle) across North America. The student will be co-supervised by Dr. Dezene Huber of UNBC and Dr. Deepa Pureswaran of the Canadian Forest Service (Adjunct Professor at the University of New Brunswick).
The student will conduct field and laboratory experiments in both western and eastern Canada in collaboration with Canadian and US partners including provincial entomologists, USDA Forest Service scientists and industry to better understand the ecology and evolution of inter-population pheromone variation in tree-killing bark beetles. The project will involve chemical ecology techniques, analytical chemistry and could involve molecular techniques. The work aims to identify lure formulations for pest management that reflect regional variation in pheromone profiles.
Interested candidates should have experience in data collection and analysis, be willing to travel and do fieldwork in forests.
The University of Northern British Columbia is fully committed to creating and maintaining an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that is accessible to all. We are devoted to ensuring a welcoming, safe, and inclusive campus free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. This commitment is woven into our motto and mission. In the Dakelh language, UNBC’s motto ‘En Cha Huná translates to “he/she/they also live” and means respect for all living things. Through the respect for all living things, we are able to grow and learn better together, each bringing our own unique individual differences and contributions to inspire leaders for tomorrow by influencing the world today. Educational equity requires that we remove barriers and overcome both direct and indirect discrimination. In this way, the pool of excellent candidates increases substantially. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, place of origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other prohibited grounds of discrimination as outlined in the BC Human Rights Code.
Interested candidates are invited to send a letter of interest, CV and transcripts to: Dezene.Huber(a)unbc.ca<mailto:Dezene.Huber@unbc.ca> or deepa.pureswaran(a)nrcan-rncan.gc.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Deepa Pureswaran, PhD
Research Scientist, Forest Insect Ecology
Natural Resources Canada
Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre
Scientifique, Écologie des insectes forestiers
Ressources naturelles Canada
Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie de l’Atlantique
1350, Regent Street
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6