REUFIS Meeting

REUFIS Meeting
17-19 October 2017

16-Oct
Monday – Arrival of participants

17-Oct
Tuesday – Invasive insects (training – Bark and ambrosia beetles)

Opening and introduction
Overview – invasive insects in Europe and Central Asia (REU region)
General biology, ecology, morphology and management of bark and ambrosia beetle (BAB)
Invasive BAB in the world and REU region

  • Introduction to BAB identification & taxonomy
  • Tools and resources for BAB identification
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 Practical training

  • Identification of BAB – find a character!
  • Identification of BAB species with synoptic collections and a booklet
17:00 Closing

18-Oct
Wednesday – Climate Change and Invasive Species

Opening and introduction
Impact of climate change on introduction and spread of forest invasive species (Sharing regional and country experiences)

  • Mammals
  • Invertebrates
  • Microorganisms
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Impact of climate change on introduction and spread of invasive species (Sharing regional and country experiences)

  • Invasive plants

Network contribution to global Forest Health products
FAO upcoming Forest Health Guide

17:00 Closing

19-Oct
Thursday – REUFIS inaugural meeting

Opening
Mandate of the network
Communication activities

  • Website
  • Awareness activities

Election of the Secretary and the Executive Committee

11:00 Workplan for 2018 and upcoming events
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 Departure for the field trip
18:00 Dinner

20-Oct
Friday – Departure of participants