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.
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.
For any project related queries please contact Dr Colette Jones, project administrator, in the first instance.
Phone: +44 (0)1224 274257
ISEFOR Workshop "Predicting Pests & Disease in European Forests"
19-20 February 2014, Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel Itäranta 1, 80100 Joensuu, Finland
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.
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