IUFRO Banff 2013 day 1

After a long, beautiful drive down the icefields parkway, Annerose Georgeson, Claire Kujundzic and I arrived at the Banff Centre late Saturday night and unloaded our artwork. The staff were very helpful, bringing us ladders and vacuum cleaners when we needed them, but it took most of Sunday to install it. We are all very happy with how it looks.

Allan Carroll of UBC welcomes delegates.

Allan Carroll of UBC welcomes delegates.

Monday was a very full day. After welcoming remarks by Allan Carroll of UBC and Bill Riel of Canadian Forest Service, Daniel Lux, Senior Manager of Alberta’s Forest Health Section, gave a livel, candid keynote address on recent mountain pine beetle history on this side if the Rockies.

Iñaki Extebeste gives his presentation.

Iñaki Extebeste gives his presentation.

Then we heard 17 fascinating presentations of research on various aspects the conference theme, Forest Insect Disturbance in a Warming Environment. There are 60 scientists here from around the world; some are presenting post graduate research. A very full day!

Jim Labonte of Oregon's Dept of Agriculture shares his exquisite extreme depth of field photographs of insects.

Jim Labonte of Oregon’s Dept of Agriculture shares his exquisite extreme depth of field photographs of insects.

After the sessions we met up with Ed Bamiling who heads the ceramics department at the Banff Centre. It was lovely to reconnect after many years, and to visit his studio.

Claire, Ed & Bill in Ed's studio.

Claire, Ed & Bill in Ed’s studio.

More to follow…

Bill Horne

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3 Responses to IUFRO Banff 2013 day 1

  1. Valerie says:

    More blogging please! Send installation shots of the exhibition. Did you each present and discuss the artwork? Cheers Val

  2. Pingback: check out bill’s blog post about banff | Annerose Georgeson

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