SERG International

SERG International

A partnership in forest pest management research


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Graduate Student
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SERG International Workshop

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Keynote Speaker
Session on New Brunswick Topics
Coffee Break

Advances and Implementation of New Technologies

Efficacy of TreeAzin® Systemic Insecticide for preventing mortality of American beech in high value urban environments Jon Sweeney
Development of a wool sampling technique for the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Jeffrey G. Fidgen
Improving predictive models of Forest Tent Caterpillar outbreak dynamics Chris JK MacQuarrie
Pesticide Spray Modeling to Include Spray Evaporation Rates and Droplet Penetration Through Temperature Inversions using CFD Simulation  Ian McLeod

Emerald Ash Borer

Light triggers behavioral changes and sound production in the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) Lucas Roscoe
Investigations into the Chemical Ecology of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)  Agrilus planipennis: development of tools for sampling and management of EAB. Krista Ryall
Trapping experiments to develop lure/trap combination for Agrilus spp. detection surveys Krista Ryall
Ecological impacts of emerald ash borer infestation on forest ecological integrity Krista Ryall
Release of exotic parasitoids for biological control of the emerald ash borer in Canada Krista Ryall
Coffee Break

SERG-I Graduate Student Award Presentations

Quantification of spruce budworm defoliation using hemispherical imagery and Hyperion hyperspectral satellite data Shawn Donovan
Effects of natural factors and salvage logging on the defoliation of advance regeneration during a spruce budworm outbreak Anne Cotton-Gagnon

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Early Intervention Strategies To Suppress A Spruce Budworm Outbreak

Introduction JP Astorino
Dynamics and management of rising spruce budworm outbreaks    Armagh/Epaule  Jacques Régnière
Landscape level impacts of EIS on SBW, other herbivores, & associated natural enemies Veronique Martel /Rob Johns 
Barcoding: Innovative DNA-based diagnostic for SBW, its natural enemies and other conifer-feeding species Alex Smith /Eldon Eveleigh
 Aerial Application of pesticides including pheromones  Peter Amirault
Coffee Break
Epicentre formation and dispersal behavior of adult spruce budworm in eastern Canada: Implications for the rise and spread of outbreaks and Early Intervention Strategy  Rob Johns
Spruce Budworm Sex Pheromone: Effect of Blend Composition on mating disruption Eldon Eveleigh/ Peter Silk
Evaluation of endophyte application strategies Greg Adams
DSS Development, EIS Block Planning, & Evaluation of SBW Strategies on Crown & Private Land in NB David MacLean
WrapUp JP Astorino
Testing new approaches for detecting and locating SBW hotspots for implementing an Early Intervention Strategy Christian Hébert
Tracking spruce budworm immigrations to the western coast of Newfoundland: refinement of monitoring tools to improve early detection  Marc Rhainds
Measuring the active space of a spruce budworm pheromone trap: Bridging the gap between chemical ecology and estimates of absolute population density. Chris MacQuarrie
Using landscape level forest management to reduce the intensity of spruce budworm outbreaks Dan Kneeshaw
Pheromones for Insect Pest Management: An improved Synthesis of the Spruce Budworm Pheromone Martin Maniafu
Efficacy testing of controlled release pheromone formulations for the management of increasing spruce budworm populations Christopher M. Riley
Coffee Break
Comparisons of Btk aerial spraying strategies against the eastern spruce budworm  based on protection timing and intensity during a complete outbreak episode. Alain Dupont
Validation of a spruce budworm phenology model across environmental and genetic gradients: applications for budworm control and climate change predictions Chris MacQuarrie
Assessing current and future vulnerability of boreal black spruce forests to defoliation by eastern spruce budworm Stephane Bourassa
Testing the efficacy of Trichogramma minutum in the context of an 'Early-intervention Strategy' involving citizens Véronique Martel
End of Session  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Effects of early herbaceous and woody vegetation control on eastern white pine Michael Hoepting
Using the functional traits of soil fungi to improve post-disturbance pine regeneration. Nadir Erbilgin
Evaluating endophyte application strategies and endophytes to improve tolerance of western pine species to white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola) Greg Adams

Mountain Pine Beetle

Development of monitoring tools to detect mountain pine beetle at low densities on the eastern and northern edge of beetle expansion into Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories Nadir Erbilgin
Mountain Pine Beetle Cold Tolerance and Seasonality: Implications for Population Dynamics and Range Expansion in Canada Kathy Bleiker
Coffee Break
Simulating MPB invasive spread control in Saskatchewan using SpaDES Barry Cooke
Tools for monitoring and predicting the effect of novel interactions between brown spruce longhorn beetle (Tetropium fuscum)  spruce beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis)  and spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferanae) Rob Johns/ Jon Sweeney
Developing a Mycoinsecticide for Spruce Beetle Population Suppression Cliff Bradley
Effect of trap height  trap color  and trap lure on efficacy of detecting species of bark- and wood boring beetles (Cerambycidae  Buprestidae  Scolytinae). Jon Sweeney

End of Workshop

SERG-I Steering Committee Meeting