Challenges and Opportunities in (1) Genetics of Five-Needle Pines and (2) Rusts of Forest Trees Research: Conservation, Evolution and Sustainable Management in a Changing Climate

Conference Agenda

Start Date: June 15, 2014
End Date: June 20, 2014
Conference Location: Ft. Collins, Colorado

IUFRO Joint Conference
2.02.15 Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five-Needle Pines
7.02.05 Rusts of Forest Trees
Strobusphere

 

The joint meeting will be held June 15-20, 2014 in Ft. Collins, Colorado, U.S.A. bringing together scientists working with Genetics and Conservation of White Pine Species (5 needle pines) and those working with Rusts of Forest Trees. Great changes/advances have happened since each of these groups last met (e.g. genome sequencing, gene conservation efforts, rust resistance advances), so it is extremely timely to bring each of these groups together. In addition, the conference includes two field trips to see some unique forest ecosystems in the Rocky Mountains and an optional third field trip immediately following the conference.

Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submission March 5, 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance March 28, 2014
Deadline for early registration ($450/$50) April 14, 2014
Start of late registration ($550/$75) April 15, 2014
On-site registration ($650/$100) June 15, 2014
Conference (sessions and 2 fieldtrips) June 15-19, 2014
Optional fieldtrip June 20, 2014
Submission for online proceedings November 1, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENT FLYER

Joint IUFRO meeting (1) 5-Needle Pine Genetics and Conservation, (2) Rusts of Forest Trees and (3) Strobusphere

June 15-20, 2014
Fort Collins, Colorado USA

Challenges and Opportunities in
(1) Genetics of Five-needle pines and (2) Rusts of forest trees Research:
Conservation, evolution and sustainable management in a changing climate

 A joint international meeting of three groups is scheduled for June 15-20, 2014 in Colorado (USA):

This will be the first time these three groups have met together to share research in genetics-pathology of five-needle pines in joint sessions and a wider array of topics within each of the working groups will be presented in concurrent sessions organized by each respective group. We welcome voluntary talks and posters on all topics relating to five-needle pine genetics, genomics and conservation and rusts of forest trees including, but not limited to:

  • gene conservation
  • population genetics and genomics
  • rust resistance and biology
  • quantitative genetics
  • evolutionary dynamics and phylogenetics
  • epidemiology
  • biology of fungus on trees
  • adaptation and climate interactions
  • tree improvement and breeding, including for growth and resistance to abiotic and biotic agents
  • effects of forest management on genetic diversity
  • integration of genomics tools into breeding programs
  • climate change interactions
  • causes and consequences of patterns of disease, impacts and risk across the landscape

The overall theme emphasizes mountain landscapes due to the venue, but we welcome oral and poster contributions on all areas of five-needle pine genetics and conservation as well as on all areas of research on rusts of forest trees (such as taxonomy, genomics, phylogeny, and epidemiology). The fieldtrips will visit areas unique to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming, and also include a visit to a world renowned seed bank for genetic conservation.

Visit the websites below for future updates on this meeting and information on the three groups, or contact Richard Sniezko, Anna Schoettle, Richard Hamelin (alt) or David Neale.  We are building a mailing list for this meeting, if interested please send your name and email address to Richard Sniezko.

Everyone interested in any aspect of (1) genetics and conservation of 5-needle pines or (2) rusts of forest trees is welcome to attend; it is not necessary to be a member of one of the organizations. Please pass this announcement to colleagues who have an interest in any of these topics.

We look forward to seeing you in Fort Collins!


CONFERENCE LOCATION AND VENUE

Conference Location – Fort Collins, Colorado USA

Located in northern Colorado, Fort Collins has a population of just over 150,000 and is home to Colorado State University. Fort Collins is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. The city lies approximately 5,000 feet above sea level and has a moderate, four season climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine. Fort Collins offers exciting recreational opportunities, unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic “Old Town” downtown area. The City maintains more than 600 acres of parks, 40,000 acres of natural areas, 20 miles of off-street hike/ bike trails, three golf courses, a racquet center, three swimming pools, an ice rink and a community center. Fort Collins supports multiple transportation options including 21 bus routes and 280+ miles of wide bike lanes, and 30+ miles of paved trails for pedestrians and bicycles. Four of Fort Collins’ nine microbreweries took home medals from the 2012 Great American Beer Festival; 70% of Colorado’s craft beers originate in Fort Collins.

Conference Venue

The conference will include a mix of formal oral and poster presentations, field trips and social events. Conference meeting rooms and lodging rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Fort Collins.

Hilton Fort Collins
425 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526

The Hilton Fort Collins hotel provides an excellent location for wonderful recreational opportunities, diverse cultural attractions, lively nightlife and family fun. The Hilton is a full service hotel – work out in the fitness room, take a dip in the pool or simply relax with a drink and watch the large screen TV in the hotel lounge. Savor a delicious meal at Spring Creek Grill, the hotel’s stunning, atrium-style restaurant. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring locally sourced Colorado cuisine, steaks and seafood along with fast, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere. It is locate at the southern edge of the Colorado State University campus and is close to Old Town.


ORGANIZERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Organizing Committees (will be updated)

Co-Chairpersons
Richard Sniezko, USDA Forest Service, USA
Anna Schoettle, USDA Forest Service, USA
Scientific Committees
IUFRO 2.02.15 Richard Sniezko, USDA Forest Service, USA
Anna Schoettle, USDA Forest Service, USA
Dmitri Politov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
IUFRO 7.02.05
Richard Hamelin, Natural Resources Canada, Canada
Pascal Frey, National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
Salvatore Morricca, University of Firenze, Italy
Strobusphere
David Neale, University of California Davis, USA
Local Committee
Anna Schoettle, USDA Forest Service, USA
Kelly Burns, USDA Forest Service, USA
William Jacobi, Colorado State University, USA
Diana Tomback, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Christina Walters, USDA Agricultural Research Service, USA
Chris Richards, USDA Agricultural Research Service, USA
Christy Cleaver, Colorado State University, USA
Holly Kearns, USDA Forest Service, USA
Robert Means, USDI Bureau of Land Management, USA
Registration and Logistics Richard Zabel, Western Forestry & Conservation Association, USA
Photo Slideshow Organizer
Jeff Mitton, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Contributing Sponsors

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

USDA Forest Service

  • Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Pacific Northwest Research Station
  • Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center
  • Pacific Northwest Region (R6) Genetic Resource Program
  • Pacific Northwest Region (R6) Forest Health Protection
  • Rocky Mountain Region (R2) Forest Health Protection
  • Southwest Region (R3) Forest Health Protection

USDI Bureau of Land Management

  • Wyoming

Sierra Pacific Industries

Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation

PrintIf you are interested in contributing, please contact Anna Schoettle.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


Important dates regarding abstracts:

Abstract submissions due: March 5, 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance: March 28, 2014

Abstracts Welcome

Abstracts proposing voluntary talks (slots will be limited) and posters on all topics relating to 1) rusts of forest trees, 2) genetics and conservation of 5-needle pines, and 3) genomics of pines and rusts are welcome, including but not limited to gene conservation, population genetics and genomics, rust resistance and biology of rusts on hosts, quantitative genetics, epidemiology, phylogenetics, evolutionary dynamics, tree improvement, effects of forest management on genetic diversity, adaptation and climate change, and integration of genomics tools into breeding programs.

Submission limits

We encourage each person to submit only one abstract where they are the presenting author for an oral presentation in order to encourage broad participation; a person may serve as a non-presenting author on several abstracts or lead author on multiple posters. Students and post-doctoral researchers are encouraged to attend and submit their work for oral or poster presentations. The Scientific Committee will select abstracts for the poster session and the limited slots for oral sessions. Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance and format on or before March 28, 2014.

Oral Presentation Format

Oral presentations are 10-15 minutes in length and there will be additional time for questions and discussion at the end of each session. Meeting rooms will provide a laptop computer (Windows7 OS), digital projector, screen, lectern, and audio system. Presentations should be delivered at the start of the meeting (June 15th) on a USB drive in Powerpoint or Adobe format (we suggest both).

Poster Presentation Format

Poster presentations will be on display throughout the conference, with special attention given at the Opening Reception (Sunday, June 15) and Poster Session Social (Monday evening, June 16). Display boards will be provided and placed where breaks will be held, helping to ensure opportunities for interaction and exposure. Final poster size should be less than 1.2m x 1.2m.

Abstract Format

Submission: submit to iufro.co.june2014@gmail.com with Subject Line: “IUFRO_surname_Talk or Poster or Either_Abstract1” (for multiple abstracts from same lead author …Abstract2, Abstract3). For example: IUFRO_Schoettle_Either_Abstract1. Abstracts for invited talks must also be submitted.

Format:  Abstracts should fit on one side of one page (8.5in x 11in; 21.5 x 27.9 cm) in Times New Roman (12 point) and be prepared in Microsoft WORD or compatible format. Include the full title, all authors and affiliations, presenting author indicated with asterisks and full contact information, and text (450 word limit).  In addition to including if you are requesting a talk or poster or either at the top of the abstract also include it in the file name (see below).

Name the abstract file:  “IUFRO_surname_Talk or Poster or Either_Abstract1.doc” (for multiple abstracts from same lead author …Abstract2, Abstract3).  For example: IUFRO_Schoettle_Either_Abstract1.doc

Proceedings

An online USDA Forest Service proceedings document will be produced that includes abstracts, extended abstracts and full proceedings papers. Submitted abstracts will be included if an extended abstract or full proceedings paper is not delivered by the November 1, 2014 deadline. These publications are freely available, citable and indexed. See an example of a past proceedings at http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_p032.html. More information will be forthcoming regarding format.

Questions? Please contact:

Anna Schoettle, 1-970-498-1333
Richard Sniezko, 1-541-767-5716


CALL FOR PHOTOS FOR SLIDESHOW

Call for Photos

We are soliciting photographs of five-needle pines and rusts of forest trees to compile into a slideshow that will be run during the social events and to illustrate the website and proceedings. Please send up to 3 slides that highlight the unique nature of the organisms and include the scientific name (s), location (region, country) and the photo credit.

Please submit your photos to Jeff Mitton (jeffry.mitton@Colorado.EDU) and copy the Conference email address (iufro.co.june2014@gmail.com) using Subject Line “your surname – Photos”.


PROGRAM

The program will be a mix of invited and offered oral presentations, poster presentations, symposia on select topics and field trips. Informal social events will also be included. A list of invited speakers and topics will be compiled over the next couple of months.  The meeting will start with a reception on Sunday evening (June 15th) and finish in late afternoon on Thursday, June 19th 2014.  A post-conference fieldtrip to a Pinus aristata treeline ecosystem is scheduled for Friday, June 20th (all day).

Check this website for updates and the final agenda or contact Richard Sniezko or Anna Schoettle.

Posters

Bair, Zolton Using transcriptomics to identify candidate genes associated with blister rust resistance  in whitebark pine
Bronson, Josh Efficacy of early pruning to reduce incidence of white pine blister rust on sugar pine
Bullington, Lorinda Metagenomics and Endophyte Community Development in Pinus monticola
Chang, Tony Projecting future whitebark pine bioclimatic envelope distributions within the Greater  Yellowstone Ecosystem under CMIP5 GCMs for the next century.
Dunlap, Joan Sugar Pine – Partial Resistance Heritability Study
Hong, Y.P. Genetic Diversity and Spatial Genetic Structure of the Endangered Dwarf Stone Pine in  Mt. Seorak using Nuclear Microsatellite Markers
Jacobi, William A Comparative Look of Rust Infection and Resistance in Limber Pine and Rocky Mountain  Bristlecone Pine Following Artificial Inoculation at Three Inoculum Densities
Jacobs, James Variation in Blister Rust Resistance and Early Height Growth in Three Populations of  Southwestern White Pine and Implications for Management and Conservation
Kegley, Angelia Ex Situ Gene Conservation Potential of High Elevation White Pine Species – Germination  of Whitebark Pine (P. albicaulis) and Other High Elevation White Pine Species Seed  following Long-Term Seed Storage
King, John Provenance Variation in Western White Pine and The Impact of White Pine Blister Rust
Lickl, Eleonore What a difference a year makes – Ecosystem Services, public perception and the reality
Liu, Jun-Jun Discovery of mycovirus community in the white pine blister rust (WPBR) ecosystems by  rust transcriptome profiling
Marino, Celso Eucalyptus grandis anomaly related to defense genes expression
Genetic variability in Puccinia psidii Winter as revealed in commercial plantations of  Eucalyptus sp.
Moricca, S. In vitro culture of the alder pathogen Melampsoridium hiratsukanum: practical aspects,  problems and future prospects
Mutete, Pomerayi Genetic Variation in Pinus Chiapensis Families for Important Growth Traits in Zimbabwe.
Pansing, Elizabeth Whitebark pine direct seeding trials in the Northern Rocky Mountains: the role of  planting site and cache pilferage by rodents.
Schoettle, Anna Genetic Resistance to Cronartium ribicola in Pinus flexilis
A Gene Conservation Program to Capture the Genetic Diversity of Pinus aristata
Patterns of resistance to Cronartium ribicola in Pinus aristata
Population Projections and Resistance Gene Frequencies in the Presence of White Pine  Blister Rust: A Population Genetic Model for High-Elevation Five-Needle Pines
The Proactive Strategy: Preparing the Landscape for Invasion by Accelerating the  Evolution of Resistance
Shanahan, Erin Whitebark Pine Growth Release Potential Following Overstory Disturbance
Sniezko, Richard Height Growth, Survival, Cone Production and Blister Rust Resistance of Western White  Pine Families and Orchard Seedlots from Widely Varying Geographic Origins at Six Sites  in Western Washington
White Pine Blister Rust Infection in Whitebark Pine Seedlings over a Wide Range of  Inoculum Density Levels in an Artificial Inoculation Trial
White Pine Blister Rust Hazard Rating for 265 Sites in Southern Oregon
White Pine Blister Rust Infection Dynamics over 25 Years in Sugar Pine Progeny Tests on  Six Sites Rated as Low, Mid, and High Rust Hazard in Southern Oregon
The World Turned Upside Down:  White Pine Blister Rust Pathogen Goes Down to Go Up
Genetic Variation in Height and White Pine Blister Rust Resistance in Sugar Pine –  15  Year Field Trial Results of Three Six-Parent Half Diallels from Three Breeding Zones
Dissecting Blister Rust Resistance in Whitebark Pine – Early Results following Artificial  Inoculation
Blister Rust Resistance in Whitebark Pine at Crater Lake National Park
Genetic Variation in Needle Traits and Height of 22 Pinus albicaulis Seedling Families  from Crater Lake National Park
Genetic Variation in Stomatal Densities and Other Needle Traits in a Range-wide  Sampling of Whitebark Pine
Syring, J. Development of Microsatellite Markers in Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis)
Urhan, O.S. Genetic Markers for Western White Pine (WWP):  Enabling Molecular Breeding for  Resistance to White Pine Blister Rust.
Waring, Kristen Southwestern white pine regeneration ecology along disease and management  gradients in the Southwest United States

 

Agenda

More details to come

 Sunday June 15 – At the Hilton
1600-1900 Registration in Atrium
Set up posters
1700-2030 Welcome Social and Poster Session

 

Monday June 16 – At the Hilton
0700-0800 REGISTRATION
Joint White Pine & Rust Group Session
0745 Introduction & Welcome – Foster/Schoettle/Hamelin/Neale/Sniezko
TOPIC: Genomics – Moderator:  tba
0820 Genome Sequencing in Conifers: Implications for Breeding and Gene Resource  Management – D. Neale
0845 Colonization History, Host Distribution and Landscape Features Shape White Pine  Blister Rust Populations. – R.C. Hamelin, S. Brar, C.K.M. Tsui, B Dhillon, M.  Bergeron, D.L. Joly and Y.A. El-Kassaby
0910 Genomic Warfare in the Woods:  Scaling Fusiform Rust Resistance from Molecules to Landscapes – J. Davis
0935 Discussion
0945 Genomics, Transcriptomics and Effectoromics of the Poplar Leaf Rust Fungus  Melampsora larici-populina – B. Petre, S. Hacquard, A. Persoons, N. Saveleva, E.  Tisserant, E.Morin, C. Delaruelle, J. Petrowski, M.  Pernaci, B. Fabre, S. De Mita, F. Halkett, A. Hecker, N.  Rouhier, P. Frey, and S. Duplessis
1000 Phylogeography of Pinus armandii  and its Relatives: Heterogeneous Contributions of  Geography and Climate Changes to the Genetic Differentiation and Diversification of  Chinese White Pines – Liu Liu, Zhen-Zhen Hao, Yan-Yan Liu, Xiao-Xin Wei, Yu-Zhi Cun, Xiao-Quan Wang
1015 Discussion
1025 Break – View Posters
TOPIC: Genetic Resistance – all species – Moderator: tba
1040 Genetic Architecture of Quantitative Melampsora larici-populina  Leaf Rust  Resistance in Poplars – V. Jorge, A. Dowkiw, R. El-Malki, V. Segura, V. Guérin,  P. Poursat, P. Faivre-Rampant, A. Rae, G. Taylor, and C.  Bastien
1055 Ten Year Results of a Comandra Blister Rust Screening Trial in the Central Interior of  British Columbia – R. Reich and S. John
1110 The Definitive Guide for White Pine Blister Rust Resistance in White Pine Species of  Western North America (beta 2014.0 version)  – A Tree Breeders Perspective – R.A. Sniezko and A. Kegley
1125 Provenance Variation in Blister Rust Resistance in Sugar Pine – R.A. Sniezko, B. Kinloch, D.P. Savin, R. Danchok, and A.  Kegley
1140 Discussion
1155-1300 Lunch (Included)
TOPIC: Adaptations & Landscape Variation – Moderator: tba
1300 Present and Possible Past Distribution of Pinus cembra in the Austrian Alps – The Ups and Downs of Climate Change? – B. Heinze and K. Holzer
1325 Adaptation of Poplar Rust to the Poplar varietal landscape – K. J. Hayden, C. Xhaard, B. Fabre, F. Halkett, and P. Frey
1340-1355 Associations Between Complete Resistance to White Pine Blister Rust and Abiotic Stress Tolerances in Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis  James) – P.J. Vogan and A.W. Schoettle
1400 Discussion
1410 Genecology and Phenotypic Evolution of Whitebark Pine under Warm-Dry Climate: joint analysis of 12-year survival and growth of 49 populations in common gardens. – M.V. Warwell
1425 Using Historical Provenance Test Data to Understand Tree Responses to a Changing Climate in Sugar Pine, Pinus lambertiana – A. Bontemps, J. Wright, R. Sniezko, D. Savin, and J. Schmitt
1440 White Pine Blister Rust Alters Facilitation Interactions at Treeline: Implications for Treeline Communities and Response to Climate Change – D.F. Tomback, L.M. Resler, G.P. Malanson, E.K. Smith-McKenna, S.C. Blakeslee, and J.C. Pyatt
1455 Discussion
1505 Break – View Posters
TOPIC: Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center Sponsored Session: Patterns of WPBR disease,  impacts and risk across the landscape – Implications on decision making for conservation of whitebark pine and other 5 needle pines – Moderator:  Holly Kearns
1520 Session Introduction – Holly Kearns
1530 White Pine Blister Rust, Mountain Pine Beetles, and their Potential Impact on White Pines:  A National Assessment from the National Insect and Disease Risk Map – F.J. Krist, A.J. McMahan, E.L. Smith
1545 Spatial Modeling of Past and Future Losses of White Pines of the Western U.S. – A. J. McMahan and E.L. Smith
1600 Limber Pine Stand Conditions after White Pine Blister Rust and Mountain Pine Beetle Caused Mortality in the Central and Southern Rocky Mountains – C. Cleaver, W. Jacobi, K. Burns, and R. Means
1615-1730 Panelist Presentations and Discussion with Audience Participation – Bob Means (BLM); Dan Reinhart (NPS); Peter Achuff  (Canada); Amy Nicholas (FWS); FS person tba
1800-2030 POSTER SESSION – ATRIUM — Cash bar, light appetizers, posters (Dinner on your own)

 

Tuesday June 17 – Field Trip
0800-2030 FIELDTRIP to Southern Wyoming;
Dinner at Fort Collins Brewery in Fort Collins (included)
Group Photo?????

 

Wednesday June 18 At the Hilton – CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Pines:

TOPIC: Gene Conservation & Restoration – Moderator: tba
0800  The Efficacy of Ex Situ  Conservation of the Mexican and Central American White Pines, Pinus ayacahuite  and Pinus chiapensis , in Developing Countries - W.S. Dvorak
0830 Study of Occurences of Pinus dalantensis  De Ferré for Gene Conservaiton in Vietnam – P. H. Hai
0845 Quantifying Tree Species Sustainability from Forest Inventory Data: Current Trends in the Pacific Northwestern US – H.E. Lintz, A. Gray, A. Yost, R. Sniezko, V. Monleon,C Woodall, M. Reilly, K. Hutten, M. Elliott, and D. Bachelet
0900 Discussion
0910 Genetic andEecological Divergence in Pinus flexilis -Pinus strobiformis -Pinus ayacahuite  Species Complex: Clues to Understanding Speciation in Pines – A. Moreno-Letelier, A. Ortiz-Medrano, D. Piñero, and T.G. Barraclough
0925 Genetic Structure in Pinus strobiformis  Engelm. on the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico – C. Wehenkel, C.Z. Quiñones-Pérez, S.L. Simental-Rodríguez, C.A. López Sanchez
0940 Pinus strobiformis  Gene Conservation, Adaptive Traits and Climate Change – K.M. Waring and B.A. Goodrich
0955 Discussion
1005 View Posters
TOPIC: Gene Conservation & Restoration, continued – Moderator:  tba
1020 Population and Evolutionary Genetic Studies of 5-Needle Pines in Russia – D. Politov, Y. Belokon, M. Belokon, E. Mudrik, T. Poliakova, E. Petrova, and S. Goroshkevich
1035 Pinus albicaulis  Engelm. Genetic Restoration Program for the Inland West (USA):  a first generation of improvement – M. F. Mahalovich and D.L. Foushee
1050 Forest Health Protection Gene Resource Conservation a Lasting Legacy – G. Man and B. Moltzan
1105 Discussion
1110 Instructions and head over to NCGRP
NCGRP tours and Lunch
Return to Hilton
TOPIC: Rust Resistance Trials, Field Performance & Genetic Variation  – Moderator: tba
1345 Performance of Blister Rust Resistant Eastern White Pine Hybrids with Himalayan Blue Pine in Field Trials – P. Lu
1400 Whitebark Pine Field Screening for Blister Rust Resistance: Early results. – C. Cartwright, N. Ukrainetz, and M. Murray
1415 Field Level Resistance of Western White Pine to White Pine Blister Rust Assessed in Progeny Trials Planted in Coastal British Columbia – J. N. King
1430 Blister Rust Inoculation Trials for Canadian Whitebark Pine – M. P. Murray
1445 Genetic Relationship between Reproductive Morphology and Growth Characteristics of Pinus koraiensis – S.U. Han, H.S.Lee, J.M. Park and K.S. Kang
1500 Discussion
1515 Poster viewing
TOPIC: Strobusphere Special Session – Moderator: David Neale
1535 The genetic architecture of local adaptation and the genomic exploration of rugged evolutionary landscapes within species of Pinus  subgenus Strobus – A.J. Eckert, B.M. Lind, C.J. Friedline, E. Hobson, J.W.R. Zinck, O.P. Rajora, D.B. Neale, D. Vogler, and P.E.  
Maloney
1550 Sequencing the sugar pine transcriptome – J.L. Wegrzyn, P.J. Martinez-Garcia, C.A. Loopstra, K. Mockaitis, R. Famula, and D.B. Neale
1605 Genetic Resources for Limber Pine and a Survey Focusing on Potentially Adaptive SNPs – J.B. Mitton, J. Wegrzyn, S. L. Stowell, M. Mitter, L. Kueppers and D. Neale
1620 Using Genomics Tools to Assess the Phylogeography of Whitebark Pine – J.A. Gruhn, B.A. Schaal
1635 Discussion
1645 Identifying the Genetic Basis of Partial Resistance on Sugar Pine (Pinus lambertiana )  Under White Pine Blister Rust Infection (WPBR). – A. Vázquez-Lobo, C. Vangestel, P.J. Martínez-García, J.L. Wegrzyn, I. Calic, J.D. Liechty, and D.B. Neale
1700 Patterns of Population Structure and Environmental Associations Across the Range of Two Ecologically and Economically Important Five-Needle Pine Species – S. Nadeau, N. Isabel, J. Godbout, M. Lamothe, M.-
C.Gros-Louis, and K. Ritland
1715 Genomics Study of Western White Pine Genetic Resistance Against White Pine Blister Rust – J.-J. Liu and R.A. Sniezko
1730 Cross Species Transferability of Microsatellites, and Genetic Diversity in Himalayan Five Needle Pine (Pinus wallichaia  A.B. Jacks) and Chir pine (P. roxburghii  Sarg.) Forests – H. S. Ginwal and P. Chauhan
1745 Discussion
1800 Overall Strobusphere discussion
1830-1900 Business meeting
Dinner on your own
take posters down

 

Rusts:

 TOPIC: Epidemiology & Population Genetics Moderator: Pascal Frey
0800 Widening the Landscape: The Role of Ornamental and Wild Trees in the Spread and Adaptation of Melampsora larici-populina  Leaf Rust - A. Dowkiw, E. Voisin, V.Dievart, T. Servouse, M. Berteloot, V. Guérin, T. Bourgeois, A. Andrieux, and P. Frey
0820 Origin and Distribution in Canada of the Cronartium ribicola  vCr Race, Virulent on Immune Blackcurrant Cultivars Derived from Hunter’s Selection – P. Tanguay
0840 Impact of White Pine Blister Rust on Resistant and Previously Immune Cultivated  Ribes and Neighboring Eastern white pine in New Hampshire – I.A. Munck, P. Tanguay, J. Weimer, K. Lombard, S. Villani, K. Cox
0900 Geographic Distribution of C. flaccidum and P. pini  in Sweden and Finland – B. Samils, P. Barklund, J. Kaitera, and J. Stenlid
0920 Genetic and Genotypic Diversity of Puccinia psidii  – The Cause of
Guava/Eucalypt/Myrtle Rust – and Preliminary Predictions of Global Areas at Risk – A. Ross-Davis et al.
0940 Cronartium Rusts Sporulate on a Wide Range of Alternate Hosts in Northern Europe – J. Kaitera, R. Hiltunen, B. Samils, and J. Hantula
1000 Break – View Posters
TOPIC: Resistance Moderator: Salvatore Moricca
1020 Frequency and Distribution of Virulence in Cronartium ribicola  to Two Simply-Inherited Resistance Genes in Sugar Pine and Western White Pine, Respectively, at Locations in Northern Siskiyou County and in the South Central Sierra Nevada of California – D.R. Vogler, A.D. Mix, D. Burton, D. Davis, R. Westfall and B.B. Kinloch Jr.
1040 Survival of MGR Resistance in Western White Pine in British Columbia – R.S. Hunt, M. Murray, R. Reich, D. Rusch, A. Woods,  S. Zeglen
1100 Instructions and Head over to NCGRP
NCGRP tours and Lunch
Return to Hilton
TOPIC: Genetics, Genomics & Barcoding Moderator: Sebastien Duplessis
1345 On the Road to Mapping QTLs of Morphological and Aggressiveness Traits in the Poplar Rust Fungus – M. Pernaci, S. De Mita, B. Fabre, A. Andrieux, F. Halkett, and P. Frey
1405 Comparative Genomics of the Cronartium genus – B. Dhillon and R. Hamelin
1425 Cytological Analyses Reveal Variations in Nuclear Content along the Urediniosporic Infection Cycle of Hemileia vastatrix  and Other Rust Fungi – S. Tavares, A.S. Pires, H.G. Azinheira, A.P. Ramos, C. Bispo, C. Andrade, A. Loureiro, D. Schmidt, T. Link, R.T. Voegele, R. Gardner, R. Abranches, M.C. Silva, J. Loureiro, P. Talhinhas
1445 Barcoding the Rust Fungi of Germany – M. Scholler, L. Beenken, M. Lutz, W. Maier, A. Tahir and M. Thines
1505 Break – Poster viewing
TOPIC: Etiology & Management Moderator: Richard Hamelin
1535 Stem Rust Diseases of Pinus kesiya  in Vietnam – P.Q. Thu, S. Kaneko and M. Imazu
1555-1615 Research on the Rust Hyperparasite Cladosporium tenuissimum: Status and Prospects – S. Moricca, B. Ginetti, A. Lupo, A. Ragazzi and G. Assante
TOPIC: Host – Disease Climate Interactions on Landscapes Moderator: tba
1620 Forecasting Climate and Disease Impacts on Limber Pine in Rocky Mountain National Park – W.B. Monahan, T. Cook, F. Melton, J. Connor, B. Bobowski, and F. Krist
1635 Comparative Photosynthetic Aadaptive Traits in Four Pinus species (P. strobus, P. resinosa, P. banksiana, P. rigida ) to CO2 x Moisture Stress Factorial – J.E. Major, A. Mosseler, J. Malcolm and M. Cambell
1650 Monitoring Trends in White Pine Blister Rust Infection in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem – E. Shanahan, K.M. Irvine, C. Hollimon, K. Legg, R. Daley, Greater Yellowstone Whitebark Pine Monitoring Working Group
1705 Climate Change Alters Distribution of Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis ) with Respect to Land Management Status: are there Implications for Adaptation? – D.M. Davíd-Chavez, R.T. Belote, Matt Dietz, and G.H. Aplet
1720-1735 Discussion
1830-1900 Business meetings
Dinner on your own
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Thursday June 19 – Field Trip
0800-2030 FIELDTRIP to Rocky Mountain National Park;
dinner at the Stanley Hotel, Estes Park (included)

 

Friday June 20 – Optional Field Trip
0700-2030 Optional FIELDTRIP to Mount Goliath and Mt Evans;
light dinner in Golden (included)

 

Special Symposia

      1. Patterns of white pine blister rust disease, impacts and risk across the landscape
      2. Strobusphere symposium

Invited Speakers

Information to come

Field trips (see below for more information)

      • Southern Rocky Mountains forested ecosystems: Native forested landscapes of Southern Wyoming challenged by rusts, bark beetles and other disturbances. Tour several Pinus flexilis research installations.
      • USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NCGRP): Genetic resources (plants and animals) are preserved using state-of-the-art technology that often involves cryogenics.
      • Rocky Mountain National Park: All day fieldtrip to Rocky Mountain National Park to visit a treeline Pinus flexilis stand and other locations with spectacular mountain views.
      • Mt Goliath Research Natural Area and Mt Evans Ecosystems: An optional Friday all day field trip to Mt Evans west of Denver. It will include a stop at the Mt Goliath Research Natural Area and a short walk on the Walter Pesman Alpine trail through the ancient Pinus aristata.

Proceedings

An online USDA Forest Service proceedings document will be produced that includes abstracts, extended abstracts and full proceedings papers. Submitted abstracts will be included if an extended abstract or full proceedings paper is not delivered by the September 15, 2014 deadline. More information will be forthcoming regarding format.


FIELD TRIPS

Southern Rocky Mountains forested ecosystems

Tuesday, June 17th
8am – 5pm
Elevation: <2700 m

All day field trip to native forested landscapes of Southern Wyoming challenged by rusts, bark beetles and other disturbances. Tour several Pinus flexilis research installations, see several rust species, and learn about the evolutionary relationships, the natural history of the area, and local forest management.

Itinerary: to come

Be prepared: We will be walking on uneven ground and the weather can be unpredictable and change rapidly. Be prepared with sturdy walking shoes/boots, warm clothes that can be layered (on or off) and a raincoat (for rain or snow). At these elevations one can become dehydrated very quickly, be sure to drink lots of water in the morning and throughout the day. Don’t forget your camera!

USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NCGRP)

Wednesday, June 18th

This will be lunchtime visit to the nearby National USDA facility. Genetic resources (plants and animals) are preserved using state-of-the-art technology that often involves cryogenics. A research team with cryobiology expertise works to develop cryopreservation technologies. Germplasm of high elevation five-needle pines of the USA are now being stored here for long-term gene conservation.

Itinerary: to come

Be prepared: we will be walking 0.5 km from the Conference hotel to the Center on level payment through the Colorado State University campus. Be prepared with comfortable shoes. Car rides will be provided to those who prefer not to walk.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Thursday, June 19th
8am – 8:30pm
Elevation: <3300 m

All day fieldtrip to Rocky Mountain National Park to visit a treeline Pinus flexilis stand and other locations with spectacular mountain views. Learn about current population genetics of trees, birds and pathogens, krummholz development and National Park management. In the afternoon there will be time for shopping in the town of Estes Park (the gateway to the Park) followed by additional talks and Conference wrap-up at a meeting room in downtown Estes Park. We will have dinner in Estes Park or along the drive back to Fort Collins.

Itinerary: to come

Be prepared: We will be walking on uneven ground and the weather can be highly unpredictable and change rapidly. Be prepared with sturdy walking shoes/boots, warm clothes that can be layered (on or off) and a raincoat (for rain or snow). At these elevations one can become dehydrated very quickly, be sure to drink lots of water in the morning and throughout the day. Don’t forget your camera!

Mt Goliath Research Natural Area and Mt Evans Ecosystems

This field trip has reached capacity and registration is closed.

Friday, June 20th
7:30 am – 8:30pm
Elevation: <4000 m

All day field trip to Mt Evans west of Denver. It will include a stop at the Mt Goliath Research Natural Area and a 1 km walk on the Walter Pesman Alpine trail through ancient Pinus aristata. Weather and time permitting, there will be option to visit Summit Lake and surroundings which is the only known area of permafrost located in the United States outside of Alaska. We will stop at a cultural site and enjoy a light dinner at a local beer brewery on the way home.

Itinerary: to come

Be prepared: We will be walking on uneven ground and the weather can be unpredictable and change rapidly. Be prepared with sturdy walking shoes/boots, warm clothes that can be layered (on or off) and a raincoat (for rain or snow). At these elevations one can become dehydrated very quickly, be sure to drink lots of water in the morning and throughout the day. Don’t forget your camera!


PROCEEDINGS

An online USDA Forest Service proceedings document will be produced that includes abstracts, extended abstracts and full proceedings papers. Submitted abstracts will be included if an extended abstract or full proceedings paper is not delivered by the November 1, 2014 deadline.

More information will be forthcoming regarding format and submission instructions.


Travel Information

Air:

The Hilton in Fort Collins is 75 mile (120 km) north of Denver International Airport (DEN). Transportation from the airport is available via shuttle, rental car or taxi. See options and directions at http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/colorado/hilton-fort-collins-FNLCOHF/maps-directions/index.html

Shuttle transportation from Denver International Airport (DEN) to the hotel (HIL) is available from SuperShuttle.

Roundtrip cost is $64.

Nearby regional airports include Cheyenne Wyoming Airport (CYS) and Colorado Springs Airport (COS).

Driving:

Fort Collins is also easy to access via car and is located between two major east-west interstate highways (I-70 and I-80) and just west of I-25.


TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

We have a very limited amount of funds that may be used to help offset some of the cost of travel. If you may be in need of travel assistance please contact Anna Schoettle or Richard Sniezko. Since funding is limited it will be decided on a case-by-case basis and preference will be given to those scientists from countries that are often underrepresented at these international conferences.


WORKING GROUPS

2.02.15 – Breeding and genetic resources of five-needle pines

Our Working Party on Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five-Needle Pines is concerned with research cooperation and exchange of information on all aspects of genetic research on the five-needle pines. This includes provenance and progeny testing, gene conservation, landscape genomics, breeding, species hybridization, clonal propagation and testing, tissue or cell culture, molecular genetics, and the genetics of host-pathogen interactions, as well as ecology, evolutionary dynamics and management and phylogenetics of these species. Increasingly though we are using this knowledge to address issues related to climate change, land use pressure and conservation. This group has been very active over the last 14+ years with active participation from most of the countries in which these species are native or grown elsewhere for reforestation. See website for details and proceedings.

7.02.05 – Rusts of forest trees

Our Working Party aims to bring together scientists and investigators working on tree rusts. Our goal is to foster scientific discussion and exchanges relating to tree rust epidemiology, biology, host-pathogen interactions, resistance, control and management, and genomics. Our working group meets approximately once every 4 years in locations in Europe, North America or Asia. We usually meet in locations that allow us to discuss our scientific findings and have field trips in a friendly and relaxed environment which is conducive to exchanges and debates. We want to place a strong emphasis on participation of young investigators and students, as these meetings provide unique experiences to meet and exchange with the related community.

Strobusphere

In North America, a collaborative effort among researchers has begun, starting with a multi-national White Pine Genomic Resource Workshop held on October 22-23, 2008 at the Dorena Genetic Resource Center in Cottage Grove, OR. The objective of this workshop was to discover and identify research objectives, strengths, scope and resources among the various working agencies. This collaborative effort is designed as a foundation to build wider scientific participation with a scope that spans molecular to landscape models, from host to pathogens and alternative hosts.  The Strobusphere working group arose from this 2008 workshop.  A notable work in progress: the sugar pine genome sequence is slated for completion in 2013 by PineRefSeq project (http://pinegenome.org/pinerefseq/).  The sugar pine genome will be mostly finished and released to the public before the meeting in June 2014.


THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

Information to come on local and regional natural areas, attractions and events

See:

Fort Collins, Colorado

Loveland, Colorado:

Denver, Colorado

Laramie, Wyoming

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Steamboat Springs, Colorado


POST-CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES (on your own)

Visits National Parks and Landmarks in the greater Southern Rockies area that have five-needle pines:

      • Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
      • Arches National Park
      • Bryce Canyon National Park
      • Grand Teton National Park
      • Yellowstone National Park
      • Windy Ridge National Area
      • Daves Draw Research Natural Area, Pawnee National Grasslands
      • Etc

Visits other spectacular National Parks and Landmarks in the area:

      • Dinosaur National Monument
      • Grand Canyon National Park
      • Mesa Verde National Park
      • Etc

Visit Dorena Genetic Resource Center in Oregon

Contact rsniezko@fs.fed.us to see disease resistance projects with several pathogens and host species.

More opportunities and information to com
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Conference Registration Information
Lodging Information:

Accommodations – BOOK EARLY FOR THE BEST RATE!

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Hotel at $139/single room. The block of rooms is now very limited and subject to availability. It would be best to call to inquire about receiving this rate. Use the group code: “IUFRO” and call 970- 482-2626.


Hilton Fort Collins

425 W Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80526


Please be aware that available lodging in Fort Collins and surrounding area will continue to be very limited next summer due to the recent floods.


Additional lodging

Additional rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn at 970-225-2900. The group rate is $109 plus tax. Mention "IUFRO Five Needle Pine" meeting to receive the reduced rate. After May 15, the rate will be subject to availability. The Hilton Garden Inn is at 2821 E Harmony Rd and a shuttle will run between this hotel and the conference hotel.

Registration Information:

REGISTRATION

Important Dates regarding Registration:

Early registration closes: April 14, 2014

Late registration opens: April 15 - June 14, 2014

On-site registration opens: June 15, 2014

Conference Registration – Sunday June 15 through Thursday June 19:

Conference registration includes: book of abstracts, list of attendees, Welcome Social, Poster Session Social, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, breaks and snacks daily, and 2 field trips (Southern Wyoming, Rocky Mountain National Park). Friday field trip is NOT included with either regular or student registration. Please see below for pricing.


Dates and Registration Fees (Regular/Student*):

Before and on April 14th - $450|$295 **

On and after April 15th - $550|$395 **

On and after June 15th - $650|$495 **


* Reduced Student Registration rates are being made possible, in part, by a contribution from the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation.

** To qualify for the reduced student rates, students must provide their Degree Program, Advisor’s name, University, Expected Graduation Date, and Prospective thesis/dissertation title.

Optional Friday Field Trip Registration – Friday June 20

Includes: lunch, snacks, light dinner and field trip (Mt Evans). This tour has a maximum of 60 attendees.


Dates and Optional Friday Registration Fees (same price for both regular and student attendees):

Before and on April 14th - $50

On and after April 15th - $75

On and after June 15th - $100

Certification Credits:

Cancellation Policy

The Conference Services (Western Forestry and Conservation Association) and the Organizers must be notified in writing by e-mail or fax (1-503-226-2515) about the cancellation of the registration by the appropriate date below. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. The appropriate refunds will be made after the Conference.


The following cancellation conditions apply:

Before April 14 - full refund of registration fee less 15% administrative fee

On or after April 15 - full refund of registration fee less 50% admin. fee

On or after May 15 - full refund of registration fee less 75% admin. fee

On or after June 5 - No refund

Registration Contact:
Registration Questions? Please Contact:

Richard Zabel, Director of Conference Services

Western Forestry and Conservation Association

Email: richard@westernforestry.org

Phone: 1-503-226-4562

Fax: 1-503-226-2515

Or

Amanda Mattern, Registrar

Western Forestry and Conservation Association

Amanda@westernforestry.org

Phone: 1-888-722-9416 or 1-503-226-4562

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End Date: October 16, 2014
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Getting the Most Out of Your Inventory Data with FPS: Building a Wall-to-Wall Inventory
Start Date: October 23, 2014
End Date: October 23, 2014
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4th Annual Field Technology for Data Collection and Mapping in Forestry and Natural Resources
Start Date: November 19, 2014
End Date: November 20, 2014
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