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Forest insects and their allies. Special Interest Group Meeting - 25th April 2017

25th April 2017

 

 

 

 

Forest insects and their allies,  Special Interest Group Meeting

Venue: Fera Science Ltd, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 5LZ

Convenors: Larissa Collins Larissa.collins@fera.co.uk Anne Oxbrough anne.oxbrough@edgehill.ac.uk 

Keynote speaker:

Gunnar Isacsson, Chief Entomologist at the Swedish Forest Agency entitled  The Pine Wood Nematode (PWN), its vector Monochamus galloprovincialis and their impact on the pine forest and the associated beetle fauna in Portugal.

 

We are pleased to announce the third annual Forest Insects and their Allies meeting will be held on 25th April 2017 and hosted at FERA Science Ltd - just outside York, http://fera.co.uk/contactUs/howtofindus.cfm . For further details or to submit a talk or poster abstract check the group webpage: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/biology/royal-entomological-society-special-interest-group or contact Larissa Collins at Larissa.Collins@fera.co.uk

Insects and their allies play a key role in forest ecosystem function, supporting processes such as decomposition and pollination. They are important to the natural control of pest species, whilst also forming the main part of this group. The UK forest estate, at around 12% land cover, is diverse being comprised of both native and non-native tree species ranging from ancient woodland to plantation and with varied management goals. Many UK forests are of conservation value, but low semi-natural forest cover means that highly managed plantations also have a role to play in supporting forest-associated insects and their allies.

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