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European State Forest Association aisbl
European Forestry House
Rue du Luxembourg 66
1000 Brussels
BELGIUM

Tel.  +32 (0)2 239 23 00
Fax  +32 (0)2 219 21 91
Email  office@eustafor.eu

www.eustafor.eu

 

ISEFOR addresses the problems arising from

  • climate change impacts on forest ecosystem vitality;
  • increasing threats from alien invasive pests and pathogens; and
  • changing threats from indigenous pests and pathogens, or alien species already established in Europe.

ISEFOR focuses on

  • Defining the threats to European forest ecosystems, based on current knowledge of the pest and pathogens known as potentially invasive, and the host plants attacked by these organisms;
  • Developing molecular techniques for detection and diagnosis of potentially problematic alien organisms at ports of entry, and along pathways of dispersal in collaboration with PRATIQUE (https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/pratique/index.cfm) and QBOL (http://www.qbol.wur.nl/UK/);

  • Critically analyzing the plant nursery trade, to develop a quantified approach to pest risk assessment and determine if post-entry quarantine for commodities within this pathway provides an effective step for reducing risks linked to cryptic or dormant pest organisms;

  • Developing software to allow modeling of the probabilities of invasion, spread and impact of alien pathogens under climate change conditions.
     

Results 

ISEFOR research aims to provide, in the short term, valuable and relevant diagnostic tools for the plant health surveillance community.

ISEFOR will provide significant information on the potential of known quarantine organisms to cause damage in European forest ecosystems under climate change scenarios. This new information will assist quarantine authorities tackling the risks and threats from alien pests and pathogens.

It is expected to identify invasive pests and  pathogens that are currently unknown as threats to European forest ecosystems.

ISEFOR Project started in September 2010 and it will run till October 2013. The project is partly funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme FP7 2007-201. It is coordinated by Dr. Steve Woodward, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

In the project coalition there are 16 partner organizations. EUSTAFOR serves in the project as one of the partners participating mostly in the dissemination of the project results to the broad public and through our members giving the relevant point of view of the implementing level of forest management in Europe.

 

Partner organizations

 

Contact

For any project related queries please contact Dr Colette Jones, project administrator, in the first instance.

E-mail: c.d.jones(at)abdn.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1224 274257

 

ISEFOR Publications

ISEFOR Deliverables and Publications

Identifying Invasive Insect Pests:  DNA Barcodes and Sentinal Plants

The Weakest Link:  New Insights on Forest Pathogens Invading Europe

 

News and Relevant Information

ISEFOR Workshop "Predicting Pests & Disease in European Forests"
19-20 February 2014, Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel Itäranta 1, 80100 Joensuu, Finland

ISEFOR: Increasing Sustainability for Forests

ISEFOR International Intervention Article - A Foreign Invasion

ISEFOR Media Centre

ISEFOR Leaflet

Forest pathogens invading Europe: the first of new research findings from ISEFOR

European Database of Invasive Forest Pathogens (IFPs)

ISEFOR Video 

ISEFOR Factsheet for an EU catalogue of climate change related projects

 

Project website

http://www.isefor.com/

 

EUSTAFOR Contribution

EUSTAFOR serves in the project as one of the partners participating mostly in the dissemination of the project results and through our members giving the relevant point of view of the implementing level of forest management in Europe. 

EUSTAFOR is participating in dissemination and exploitation of the project outputs. We will be working on 
• provision of the recommendations towards forest health specialists and policy makers,
• dissemination of the project results among our member organizations and other networks,
• communication of results to the general public.

EUSTAFOR contact person for the project is Piotr Borkowski, Executive Director.

To find the articles about ISEFOR in eustafor.express - please refer to a members section (limited access), in particular to the issues of eustafor.express no: 32, 33, 36, 43, 44 and 46.

 

 

Announcements Events

The Pixeled Forest - Reloaded!
Conference on 17/18 March 2015, Freising, Germany
Deadline for entries: 20 October 2014
Call for Abstracts

EUSTAFOR General Assembly 2015
4-5 March 2015 -
Save the Date!
  

Forest Europe Photo & Video Contest:  Show Off Your Forest
Deadline for entries: 8 February 2015
Link

Sustainable Competitiveness and Well-Being - Forests - A Source of Richness
Barcelona Bioeconomy Forum
27-29 November 2014, Barcelona, Spain
Details

FTP Joint Partnering Event:
"Horizon 2020 and Cost Actions for the Forest-Based Sector in the Bioeconomy"
30 November 2014, Munich, Germany
Invitation

ThinkForest Event: "Forest & the Bioeconomy: Future Steps"
13 November 2014, in the European Parliament, Brussels
Information  Flyer  Registration

Forest Europe Round Tables & Expert Level Meeting
3-7 November 2014, Cuenca, Spain
Details

Workshop on Remuneration Systems for Forestry Enterprises
(EUSTAFOR members only)
Latvian State Forests
8-10 October 2014, Tumes parish, Tukuma district, Latvia
More Information

                         
 

14-18 Commemoration ONF
3-4 october 2014, Velaine-en-Haye, France
Invitation  Presentation

EFESC Training Workshop for Assessors
1-3 October 2014, Brussels
Invitation
 
International Conference on Funding Forestry Through the EAFRD
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic
29 September - 2 October 2014, Zvolen, Slovakia
Details
 
Forestry Breakfast at the European Parliament
(by invitation only)
24 September 2014, Brussels
Details
 
EUSTAFOR Forest Certification Experience Sharing Workshop
(EUSTAFOR members only)
23 September 2014, Brussels
Complete Information

Forest Europe Workshop Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services (VFES)
24-25 September 2014, Belgrade, Serbia
Registration

UNECE/FAO Forest Policy in a Green Economy
16-18 September 2014, Krakow, Poland
Details  Registration