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.
Brett Hurley, South Africa
Joseph Elkinton, United States
Lukas Seehausen, Switzerland
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
Reference articles will be added soon