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Forest Insects and their Allies Special Interest Group (online)

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10:00 to 16:00

The invited speaker will be Jérôme Rousselet, from INRAE Centre d'Orléans, France.  Jérôme will talk about 'Forest pest dispersal outside forests in the context of global changes'.

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Convenors: Anne Oxbrough ( and Kirsty Godsman (


Time (BST) Type Speaker Organisation Title
10.00 - 10.10 - Welcome

Keynote 60 min

Jérôme Rousselet

INRA, Centre Val de Loire

Forest pest dispersal outside of forests in the context of global changes

20-minute break


20 min

Jamie C. Weir

Institute for Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh

Dietary generalism in the winter moth as a buffer against phenological mismatch


20 min

Kirsty Godsman

Caledonian Conservation

The value of plantation forests for spider conservation


20 min

Sophie de Becquevort

Aberystwyth University

Applying Novel molecular approaches to understanding the ecology and impact of wood-boring and bark-feeding pests of conifers

1-hour break


20 min

Gareth Thomas

Biointeractions and Crop Protection, Rothamsted Research

Investigating the role of Acute Oak Decline (AOD) bacterial volatiles on the behaviour of the two-spotted oak buprestid Agrilus biguttatus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)


20 min

Emily Waddell

University of Stirling

The role of invertebrates in Restoring Resilient Ecosystems


20 min

Katy Reed

Forest Research

Research Update: the susceptibility of Sitka spruce to Ips typographus

20-minute break


20 min

Fiona Penderleith

James Hutton Institute

The consequences of tree diseases and pre-emptive felling on functional and genetic connectivity for forest invertebrates


10 min

Rachel Cripps

RM Conservation

The Potential of Detection Dogs in Forestry


20 min

Luis M. Quinzo- Ortega

Liverpool John Moores University

Management of adult and immature large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis L.) using novel local-provenance entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes on different soil types.

15:40-16:00 20 min Allan Watt Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Simon Leather and forest insects

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