The Southern Forest Station of the U.S. Forest Service recently released the proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on the Genetics of Host-Parasite Interactions in Forestry—Tree Resistance to Insects and Diseases: Putting Promise into Practice.

The workshop, held Aug. 5-10 at Deer Creek State Park in Mt. Sterling, OH, provided a continuing forum for researchers, tree breeders, and forest managers to present research to develop and deploy resistant tree populations to restore tree species imperiled by invasive pests and pathogens. The 95 presentations – oral and poster – covered a wide range of tree species and associated pathogens and pests from around the world.

The wide variety of presentations featured in the proceedings include:

  • EVALUATION OF RESISTANCE OF ASIAN AND EUROPEAN ASH SPECIES AND CULTIVARS TO EMERALD ASH BORER (AGRILUS PLANIPENNIS)
  • CANDIDATE GENES FROM GWAS AND RNASEQ FOR BEECH BARK DISEASE RESISTANCE IN AMERICAN BEECH
  • RESTORATION OF AMERICAN CHESTNUT: A MARRIAGE OF BREEDING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • A NATIONAL PRIORITIZATION OF UNITED STATES TREE SPECIES THREATENED BY INSECT AND DISEASE INFESTATION
  • DEVELOPMENT OF A TOOL FOR RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF RESISTANT TREES IN SPECIES AFFECTED BY ALIEN INVASIVE PATHOGENS
  • BACK FROM THE BRINK: FOREST SERVICE EFFORTS TO CREATE DUTCH ELM DISEASE TOLERANT TREES FOR USE IN URBAN AND RURAL RESTORATION
  • THE IMMINENT INVASION OF THE EMERALD ASH BORER IN SOUTHERN EUROPE AND THE THREAT TO NATIVE OLEACEAE
  • BUTTERNUT CONSERVATION AND BREEDING TO MITIGATE BUTTERNUT CANKER DISEASE
  • SUDDEN OAK DEATH IN SOUTHERN OREGON: COMPARING THE EU1 AND NA1 LINEAGES OF PHYTOPHTHORA RAMORUM

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