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Reunions

We felt very lucky to reconnect in Palencia with the organizers, as well as some of the speakers and delegates we had met at previous IUFRO conferences, and it was a pleasure to make some new friends, too. Having lunch … Continue reading

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Travel and Transition

Because the flights are long and Spain is nine hours ahead of the Pacific time zone in which we live, we planned to spend our first three days in Gernika to try to recover before carrying on to Palencia to … Continue reading

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Preparing to take our art to Palencia

Both of us feel honoured to have been invited to this prestigious gathering and excited to present our work to plant pathologists. We hope to inspire them in their work and to learn from their latest research. Many thanks to all … Continue reading

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IUFRO Banff 2013: day 4

On our last morning we heard the seven more presentations on the theme of Climate Change & Altered Disturbances. Among them were Amber Marciniak talking about western spruce budworm and Anthony Robinson’s models and scenarios to calculate how long it … Continue reading

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IUFRO Banff 2013: day 3

On the Wednesday morning we heard seven presentations on the effects of climate change on species such as spruce bark beetles, pine weevils, MPB and defoliators. Among them, Maartje Klapwijk of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences wove together Hungarian … Continue reading

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IUFRO Banff 2013: day 2

Tuesday’s presentations were on trophic & effects of weather and & climate. For example, Adriana Arango-Velez from the University of Alberta discussed lodgepole & jack pine responses to a blue fungus associated with MPB under water deficit conditions, Ken Raffa … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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