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7.03.13 - Biological control of forest insects and pathogens


Meeting of IUFRO Working Party 7.03.13 Biological control of forest insects and pathogens

IUFRO is an international network of forest scientists working in a very broad range of research areas, including forest health and the management of invasive species. The IUFRO Working Party 7.03.13 focuses on research related to the biological control of forest insect pests and pathogens. This is the first meeting of the Working Party since the meeting in Poland in 2015, and the first time this Working Party has met in Africa! The Working Party meetings are generally not too large (less than 100 people) which allows easier engagement with fellow researchers.

The meeting will be held at the newly opened facilities of the Future Africa Campus of the University of Pretoria, in Pretoria, South Africa.



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