Global climate change is affecting biotic disturbance patterns in forests around the world. The protection and preservation of this valuable resource is critical to the functioning of ecosystems and economies, and the future is uncertain. We are witnessing unprecedented severity and extent of forest insect outbreaks, and our ability to predict and prevent landscape level regime change is dependent on continued research and collaboration in the field of forest entomology.
The Joint Meeting of IUFRO Sections 07.03.05 (Ecology and Management of Bark and Wood Boring Insects) and 07.03.07 (Population Dynamics of Forest Insects) will be held September 15-19, 2013 at the Banff Centre in Banff National Park, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Join us while we explore the latest developments in our understanding of the ecology and management of forest insects, and the potential for climate and climate change to affect their dynamics.
Abstract submission: Closed. Thanks to all who submitted abstracts.
Check out the final agenda (Sept. 11, 2013).
Registration will be accepted until September 16, 2013.
Please note: three well known western Canadian artists will display their bark beetle-inspired art during the conference. Prints can be viewed and purchased online by both Canadian and International attendees.
Registration fees are accepted online: http://forestry-payments.sites.olt.ubc.ca/iufro-banff-2013/
The registration fee covers admission to all aspects of the conference including all conference-sponsored meals as follows:
September 15 – evening reception
September 16 – a light, on-site breakfast, lunch, two refreshment breaks
September 17 – a light, on-site breakfast, lunch, two refreshment breaks
September 18 – a light, on-site breakfast, bag lunch, banquet
September 19 – a light, on-site breakfast, lunch, two refreshment breaks
NOTE: Wednesday, September 18th, there will be an all-day excursion with lunch, and a banquet in the evening. Please indicate on the form if you would prefer vegetarian options.
All fees are listed in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
Meal packages for spouses and/or partners accompanying delegates will be available for purchase at the registration desk.
Submission deadline: September 1, 2013
Presentations are encouraged in either oral or poster formats:
Twenty minutes (15 minute presentation + 5 minutes question/discussion) will be allotted to each presentation. Presentations will be organized into themed sessions immediately following the submission deadline. If the number of oral presentations exceeds the capacity of the program, presentations will be accepted in the order that abstracts were received.
Poster boards 120 cm wide × 90 cm tall (4 feet × 3 feet) will be available at the meeting. As with the oral presentations, if the number of posters exceeds the available poster boards, posters will be accepted in the order that abstracts were received.
Please send an email with a 200 word abstract, the type of presentation, your name and your affiliation to IUFROBanff2013@outlook.com
Travel and Accommodation
The town of Banff is located approximately 126 km west of the city of Calgary. Attendees should fly into Calgary International Airport ( http://yyc.com/). Regular shuttle service (http://www.banffairporter.com/) is available between Calgary Airport and the Banff Centre.
The conference will be held at the Banff Centre at 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff. The Banff Centre is a world-class conference facility and hotel located in the Rocky Mountain Region of Alberta, and boasts some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in North America.
To book your room and register with the Banff Centre, please follow this link https://resweb.passkey.com/
Attendees should fly into Calgary International Airport ( http://yyc.com/ ) and arrive on Sunday, September 15th.
The Town of Banff is located inside Banff National Park, Canada’s first and the world’s third national park, established in 1885. The park itself is 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles); 96 percent of the park is wilderness.
Banff National Park is one of four adjacent national parks designated as the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For more information regarding the town of Banff, Banff National Park and the surrounding area please check out:
If you have any questions, would like to be sent information, or have a presentation abstract you would like to submit, please send us an email at IUFROBanff2013@outlook.com