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Forest Insects and their Allies Special Interest Group

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 09:00

Forest Insects and their Allies

Fifth Annual Meeting

Tuesday 11th April 2019, 9am - 4pm

BIFoR FACE facility, Mill Haft, Norbury Road, STAFFS, ST20 0FJ

This one-day meeting provides a forum for those interested in the field of forest ecology to discuss current research and policy specifically related to forest insects, including their management (e.g. pest species) and conservation. The target audience is academics, students, practitioners and stakeholders. This meeting will feature a keynote presentation (TBC) followed by 8-10 conference style talks on research, policy, management or public engagement. It will also feature a visit to the University of Birmingham’s BIFoR FACE facility – This state-of-the-art facility provides the opportunity to experimentally test the impact of future elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration on forest ecosystems. This is achieved through the fumigation of a mature, unmanaged, temperate woodland with CO2 - https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/bifor/face/index.aspx

 

09.00     Delegates meet at Junction Inn car park

09.30     Arrival at Long barn and Registration                  

10.00     Welcome (from BIFoR & RES)

10.15     Invited speaker

11.00     Talks

12.00     Lunch & Posters (upstairs in long barn)                                                          

12.45     Talks

14.00     Meeting close   

14.00     BIFoR Site tour

16.00     Depart

There is a registration fee of £15 to cover lunch and refreshments payable when you register. Attendees will meet their own travel and accommodation costs. Delegates will meet at Junction Inn car park, ST20 0PN, in order to arrange site access.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words are now being accepted. Please state whether a talk or poster is preferred and should also include author affiliations. Please email these directly to lxc661@student.bham.ac.uk in a word document including your name in the file name. The deadline for abstract submission is: 22nd March 2019.

REGISTRATION FORM, once registered you will need to visit the shop and pay, https://www.royensoc.co.uk/shop/forest-insects-and-their-allies-sig  Members should be signed in to receive discounted rate.

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