Archive for March, 2011

2010 California Forest Pest Council 59th Annual Meeting Success!! View Photos’s and Powerpoint Presentations from the Conference

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Thank you all for making the 59th Annual California Forest Pest Council meeting a huge success! Click on the links below to view pictures from the conference as well as the presenter’s Power Point presentations.

Photo’s of the meeting

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Meeting Abstract Book – CFPC 2010 Book of Abstracts: The Changing Forests of California

Meeting Agenda with PowerPoint Presentations
– Click on the title of the presentation you would like to view as a PDF.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1)  Remembrances of Andi koonce and Dick Parmeter– Provided by Paul Zambino and Det Vogler, USDA Forest Service.

2) 2010 Forest Conditions –  Beverly Bulaon and Phil Cannon, USDA FS, Forest Health Protection.

3)  California Insect and Disease Atlas (CAIDA) WebGIS – Zhanfeng Liu, USDA FS, Forest Health Protection.


4) Effects of Fire Seasonality and Severity on Ponderosa Pine Resistance to Bark Beetles in Northeastern California-Amanda Garcia Grady, USDA FS, Forest Health Protection, and others.

5) Forest Soil Arthropods in the High Canopy of California’s Coastal Redwoods: Community Structure and Dynamics – Michael Camann, Humboldt State University, and others.

6) Firewood Movement: A Threat to California’s Forests – Matthew Bokach, USDA FS, Forest Health Protection, and others.

7)  Update on Pitch Canker in California – Tom Gordon, UC Davis.

8)  White Pine Blister Rust Research at the Institute of Forest Genetics after Major-Gene Resistance – Annette Delfino Mix, USDA FS Pacific Southwest Research Station, and others

9) True Fir Dwarf Mistletoe in the Sierras: Long-Term Growth and Mortality Trends – Heather Mehl, UC Davis, and others

10) An Overview of Mistletoes on Hardwoods in California – Katy Mallams, USDA FS, Forest Health Protection.

11) Potential Impacts of Court-Ordered Injunctions on Pesticide Use and the Protection of Endangered Species – Leopoldo Moreno, California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1) Forest Stand Impacts Associated with the Goldspotted Oak Borer, Agrilus auroguttatus, in Native and Introduced Oak Woodlands – Tom Coleman, USDA Forest Service, and others.

2) Fungal Species Associated with Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) Mortality in Southern California – Akif Eskalen, UC Riverside, and others.

3) Thousand Cankers – Steve Seybold, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.

4) Phytophthora ramorum and Sudden Oak Death in Forestlands – Yana Valachovic, UCCE Humboldt and Del Norte.

5)  Forest Responses to Increasing Aridity and Warmth in the Southwestern United States – Park Williams, UC Santa Barbara, and others.

6) Using Provenance Tests to Understand Forest Responses to Climate Change – Jessica Wright, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.

7) Pinyon-Juniper/Shrublands Long-Term Successional Trends: Implications for Woodland Health and Management– Robin Tausch USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

8 ) Changes and Challenges to High Elevation Conifers of the White Mountains, California –  John Louth, USDA Forest Service, Inyo National Forest.

9) Renewable Landscapes: Climate and Health as Drivers of Change in High Sierran Ecosystems – Constance Millar, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, and others.

10)Western Wildlands Environmental Threats Assessment Center – Nancy Grulke, WWETAC.

11)Observations and Projections of Sudden Oak Death-Induced Tanoak Mortality at Point Reyes National Seashore: A Tale of Two Forest Types – Ben Ramage, UC Berkeley, and others.

12) Blackstain Root Disease in Eastside Pine, a Brief Overview of Ongoing Research – Bill Otrosina, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Athens, Georgia.

13) Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt: A Destructive Duo in the Southeast and a Potential Threat to California – Don Duerr, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Atlanta, GA.

14) Emerald Ash Borer: Biology, Impacts, and Management – Andrew Storer, Michigan Technological University.

15) Asian Longhorned Beetle Infestation in Massachusetts – Michael Bohne, USDA, Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Durham, NH.