WIFDWC
Western International Forest Disease Work Conference

Agenda


Western International Forest Disease Work Conference (WIFDWC) 2016, Sitka, Alaska, Agenda

65 th Western International Forest Disease Work Conference

Tigh-na-mara Resort, Parksville, British Columbia

October 2 - 6, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Time

Event

Moderator

Location/Description

3:30 - 6:00

Registration

LOWER FOYER

5:00 - 8:00

Social, No-Host bar

 

GRAND STRATHCONA ROOM

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Time

Event

Moderator

Location/Description

7:00 - 8:30

Registration

 

LOWER FOYER

7:00 - 8:30

BREAKFAST - Rust Committee Meeting

Paul Zambino

GRAND STRATHCONA ROOM

8:30 - 8:40

WELCOME TO WIFDWC #65

Harry Kope

WALBRAN ROOM

8:40 - 9:00

BC and its Forests - Diane Nicholls, BC Chief Forester

Harry Kope

WALBRAN ROOM

9:05 - 10:00

FLASH and DASH (see list of presentations on Page 5)

Betsy Goodrich

WALBRAN ROOM

10:00 - 10:30

BREAK

 

 

10:30 - 12:00

PANEL - ASSISTED MIGRATION

Alex Woods

WALBRAN ROOM

 

10:30 - 10:55

Nick Ukrainetz, British Columbia MFLNRORD

Genetic Variation, Adaptation and Climate Change: Implementing Assisted Gene Flow to Keep Trees Healthy

 

10:55 - 11:20

David Shaw, Oregon State University

Native forests and assisted migration, some cautions

 

11:20 - 12:00

Dean Meason, SCION, New Zealand

Climate change impacts & assisted migration - looking beyond the doomsday scenario

12:00 - 1:30 LUNCH - Twig and Foliage Committee Meeting

Harry Kope

GRAND STRATHCONA ROOM

1:30 - 3:00

PANEL - EMERGING DOUGLAS-FIR ISSUES

Jared LeBoldus

John Browning

WALBRAN ROOM

 

1:30 - 1:50

Kelsy Søndreli, Oregon State University

Comparing virulence and sporulation of Phytophthora ramorum EU1 and NA1 isolates on Oregon conifer species

 

1:50 - 2:10

Jared LeBoldus, Oregon State University

Population genetics, epidemiology, and phylogenetics of two widely distributed needle diseases in the PNW

 

2:10 - 2:30

David Shaw, Oregon State University

An epic tale of pathogen, host, and climate in coastal PNW

 

2:30 - 2:50

Richard Hamelin, University of British Columbia

The genomics of adaptation to climate change in the Douglas fir-Swiss needle cast pathosystem

3:00 - 3:30

BREAK

 

 

3:30 - 5:00

SPECIAL PAPERS #1

Dave Shaw

WALBRAN ROOM

 

3:30 - 4:00

Robert Mathiasen, Northern Arizona University

Contemporary Treatments of Arceuthobium Series Campylopoda: To be a species, a subspecies, a race, a form, or unrecognized - that is the question!

 

4:00 - 4:20

Cynthia Ross-Friedman, Thompson Rivers University

The Little Bang Theory: Explosive Seed Discharge in Dwarf Mistletoe

 

4:20 - 4:40

Jennifer Klutsch, University of Alberta

Using jack pine-dwarf mistletoe interactions to investigate the success of mountain pine beetle

 

4:40 - 5:00

Andrea Garfinkel, Washington State University

Botrytis in Alaska comes from the forest and attacks Peony!

5:00 - 7:00

DINNER

on your own

 

 

7:00 - 9:00

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Poster Session (see list of posters on Page 6 & 7)

Silent Auction, Photo Contest

Betsy Goodrich, Sarah Navarro,

GRAND STRATHCONA ROOM

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time

Event

Moderator

Location/Description

7:00 - 8:30

BREAKFAST - Nursery Committee Meeting

Anna Leon

GRAND STRATHCONA ROOM

8:45 - 5:00

FIELD TRIP

·          Root disease management

·          Alder and poplar diseases

·          Dwarf mistletoe on shore pine

·          Managing for white pine blister rust

·          Sampling for Phytophthora

·          Decays, wildlife, mushrooms and big trees

Stefan Zeglen

BUS

Bring sturdy shoes/boots (lots of walking in the field) and outer wear in case of rain. Snacks and a lunch will be provided.

6:00 - 8:00

DINNER - on your own

OR

Climate Change Committee Meeting

Alex Woods

Susan Frankel

Terry Shaw

GRAND STRATHCONA ROOM

 

 


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Time

Event

Moderator

Location/Description

7:00 - 8:30

BREAKFAST - Root Rot Committee Meeting

Blakey Lockman

GRAND STRATHCONA ROOM

8:30 - 10:00

PANEL - DROUGHT AND PATHOGENS

Jane Stewart

WALBRAN ROOM

 

8:30 - 8:50

Robbie Hember, University of British Columbia

Environmental impacts on forest productivity: Evidence from statistical models of tree growth and mortality

 

8:50 - 9:10

Janice Cooke, University of Alberta

Impacts of drought on the molecular and biochemical responses of pine to Grosmannia clavigera

 

9:10 - 9:30

Mike Cruikshank, Natural Resources Canada

Is host resistance to root disease connected with water balance and wood properties in Douglas-fir?

 

9:30 - 9:50

Brad Lalande, Colorado State University

Climate variables associated with components of Subalpine fir decline in Colorado

10:00 - 10:30

BREAK

 

 

10:30 - 11:15

Business Meeting

Harry Kope

WALBRAN ROOM

11:15 - 12:00

SPECIAL PAPERS #2

Dave Shaw

WALBRAN ROOM

 

11:15 - 11:30

Ryan Lenz, PhD Student, Oregon State University

Agrobacterium-mediated insertional mutagenesis of the stem canker pathogen, Septoria musiva

 

11:30 - 11:45

K.A. Leddy, PhD Student, Colorado State University

Limber Pine Survey, Molecular Detection, and Effector Evolution of Cronartium ribicola

 

11:45 - 12:00

Grace Sumampong, PhD Student, Université Laval and Natural Resources Canada

Detection and monitoring the infection of Heterobasidion occidentale in western red cedar ( Thuja plicata ) seedlings

12:00 - 1:30

LUNCH - Hazard Tree Committee Meeting

Kristen Chadwick

GRAND STRATHCONA ROOM

1:30 - 3:00

PANEL - MADRONE DISEASES

Marianne Elliott

WALBRAN ROOM

 

1:30 - 1:50

Brenda Callan, Natural Resources Canada

Common diseases of Arbutus menziesii

 

1:50 - 2:10

Monique Sakalidis, Michigan State University

Madrone health survey results and discussion of endemic pathogens in a changing ecosystem

 

2:10 - 2:30

Gary Chastagner, Washington State University

Madrone common garden trials

2:30-3:00

BREAK

 

 

3:00 - 5:00

WALKING FIELD TRIP

·          Madrone Diseases

·          Cryptococcus : the fungus that kills

·          BC Parks danger tree assessment protocol

·          Drought: it happened here too

 

 

WALKING (see details on page8)

2 minutes each way. Wear proper footwear and outer wear in case of rain. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

5:30 - 9:00

DINNER

5:30 - Social

6:30 - Banquet

7:30 - Guest Speaker = Shannon Berch, BC Ministry of Environment

Cultivating and wild-harvesting truffles in British Columbia

WALBRAN ROOM

Friday, October 6, 2017

Time

Event

Moderator

Location/Description

7:00 - 8:30

BREAKFAST - Dwarf Mistletoe Committee Meeting

Dave Shaw

GRAND STRATHCONA ROOM

8:30 - 12:00

FIELD TRIP

·          Old growth and danger trees

·          Resistance testing western white pine

·          Swiss needle cast

Stefan Zeglen

 

BUS

Bring sturdy shoes/boots (lots of walking in the field) and outer wear in case of rain. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

12:00

CLOSE AND HAPPY TRAILS

Harry Kope

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students 2017- FLASH and DASH

 

Juan A. Aldana, PhD Student

Centre for Forest Biology, University of Victoria

Defense mechanisms to Cedar Leaf Blight in Western Redcedar

 

Kiah Allen, MSc Student

Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia

Investigation and characterization of Cronartium x flexilis , a hybrid pine stem rust

 

Patrick Bennett, PhD Student

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

An examination of factors influencing the genetic structure of the global Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii population

 

Vanessa Comeau, MSc Student

Tree-Ring Lab at UBC, Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia

Is climate driving yellow-cedar decline in Haida Gwaii?

 

Yung-Hsiang "Sky" Lan �永翔 , PhD Student

Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University

Relationship between canopy structure, microclimate, and SNC severity among different ages of Douglas-fir forests

 

Bradley Lalande, MSc Student

Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University

Metagenomic approaches to determine soil microbial communities associated with Armillaria root disease

 

K.A. Leddy, PhD Student

Colorado State University

Limber Pine Survey, Molecular Detection, and Effector Evolution of Cronartium ribicola

 

Ryan R. Lenz, PhD Student

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

Septoria musiva and its economic, ecological, and scientific importance

 

Grace Sumampong, PhD Student

Université Laval and Natural Resources Canada

Detection and monitoring the infection of Heterobasidion occidentale in western red cedar ( Thuja plicata ) seedlings

 

Posters 2017

Juan A. Aldana (jaldana@uvic.ca)

Center for Forest Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Resistance mechanisms to Didymascella thujina in Thuja sp.: a histological, chemical and gene expression approach

 

Patrick Bennett (bennetpa@science.oregonstate.edu)

Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Evidence for Climate as a Driver of Genetic Divergence in Native Populations of the Douglas-fir Swiss Needle Cast Fungus, Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii

 

Jake Betzen (jakebetzen@gmail.com)

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Bigleaf Maple Decline in Western Washington

 

James T. Blodgett (jblodgett@fs.fed.us)

USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Forest Health Protection, Rapid City, SD

Aspen in the Rocky Mountain Region

 

Vanessa Comeau (vmcomeau@gmail.com)

Forest and Conservation Sciences, Forestry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Is Climate Change Driving Yellow-cedar Decline in Haida Gwaii?

 

Susanna Keriö (kerios@oregonstate.edu)

Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Virulence testing of Sphaerulina musiva isolates on Populus trichocarpa indicates genotype-by-genotype (GxG) interaction

 

Jennifer Klutsch (klutsch@ualberta.ca)

Department of Renewable Resources University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Overview of Resilient Forests Project: Integrating genomic, metabolic, and phenotypic data for tree improvement and the role of defense chemistry in pest resistance screening

 

Brent Oblinger (boblinger@fs.fed.us)

Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Central OR Service Area, Bend, OR

Landscape-level planning to implement blister rust pruning in young western white pine on the Warm Springs Reservation, Oregon

 

Simon Francis Shamoun (Simon.Shamoun@Canada.Ca)

Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC

Development of Species-Specific PCR Primers for Rapid Detection and Identification of North American Heterobasidion spp.

 

Simon Francis Shamoun (Simon.Shamoun@Canada.Ca)

Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC

Biological control of bay laurel re-sprouts using the fungus Chondrostereum purpureum

 

Rachael Sitz (Rachael.Sitz@colostate.edu)

Dept. of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Screening range-wide black walnut families for resistance to thousand cankers disease

 

Rachael Sitz (Rachael.Sitz@colostate.edu)

Dept. of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Thousand cankers disease severity is not determined by Geosmithia morbida genetic grouping nor a synergistic relationship with Fusarium solani

 

Kelsey L. Sondreli (Kelsey.Sondreli@oregonstate.edu)

Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Variation in susceptibility to Phytophthora ramorum among Southern Oregon tanoak families

 

Jewel Yurkewich (Jewel.Yurkewich@gov.bc.ca)

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Prince George, BC

Chestnut Red Stain: Identification of the fungi associated with the costly discolouration of Castanea sativa


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