7.03.13 - Biological control of forest insects and pathogens

UNIT NOTICEBOARD

2016-01-12

Publication alert

A new publication involving Marc Kenis as contributing author examines the mechanisms for prevention and management of potential introductions of forest insect pests and pathogens in the European Union (EU), challenges of combining free trade and movement of products, and public engagement in the upward battle of these potential threats against forests.

Title: Reducing the risk of invasive forest pests and pathogens: Combining legislation, targeted management and public awareness

Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13280-015-0748-3/fulltext.html

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Coordinator:

Marc Kenis, Switzerland

Deputies:

Joseph Elkinton, United States

Brett Hurley, South Africa

About Unit

This newly formed Working Party has been created to increase knowledge and exchange ideas and experience in biological control in forest ecosystems. Targets will be restricted to invertebrate pests and tree diseases, since forest weeds are already covered largely by IUFRO Div. 8. On the other hand, all forest types - including agroforestry - will be considered and all biological control approaches (introduction, augmentation, inundation and conservation) will be included.


State of knowledge

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