Dutch elm disease caused by invasive Ophiostoma species. Photo: Jonas Oliva
Invasive pests and pathogens - a future threat to our forests?
On 26-27th October a series of lectures will be held as part of the Future Forests workshop ‘Invasive pests and pathogens — a future threat to our forests?´ The lectures are open to all interested and will be held at SLU, Uppsala.
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The potential threat by invasive insect pests and fungal pathogens causing damage and disease to our forests will be discussed in both a biological and sociological context. The aim of the workshop is to formulate a framework for understanding and managing future threats from invasive pests and pathogens in Sweden.
A panel of international experts and people working in a range of disciplines throughout Sweden are invited:
- Mark Kennis (CABI, Switzerland)
- Daniel Simberloff (University of Tennessee, USA)
- Joan Webber (Forestry Commission, UK)
- Bernard Slippers (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
- Pekka Niemela (University of Joensuu, Finland)
- Marie-Laure Desprez-Loustau (INRA, France).
- Åke Lindelöw (EPPO and SLU)
- Inga-Lena Östbrant (Country Administrative Board of Gotland)
- Kristof Capieau (Swedish Board of Agriculture)
- Jan Stenlid (SLU)
Proposed schedule for the open lectures:
Wednesday 26th October
8:30-10:30am: Theme 1 — Invasive species as a global threat for forest ecosystems
11am-1pm: Theme 2 — Invasive species and society from a global perspective
Thursday 27th October
8:30-10:30am: Theme 3 — Practical management of introduced species in other countries
11am-1pm: Theme 4 — The Swedish approach to invasive species