The 12th North American Forest Soils Conference is being held in Whitefish, MT at the Grouse Mountain Lodge. It will examine the role of forest soils in providing ecosystem services and is an opportunity for researchers, government officials, and forestry industry personnel to interact and learn about forest soils research and discuss where it will take us in the future. Conference sessions will feature keynote addresses; oral and poster presentations relevant to theme areas; area forest tours of National Forest and Forest Industry lands; a dinner banquet; and close with a two-day, post-conference field trip to observe impacted area soils, landforms, tribal nursery operations, and regional research projects.
Scientific sessions at this international conference will include presentations on a wide range of topics within forest genetics including population, quantitative, and conservation genetics, genomics, tree breeding, and seed orchard management. In addition to invited presentations by leading forest geneticists, there will be opportunities for volunteer talks and posters. Students are encouraged to attend, and will be offered reduced registration fees. A limited number of student sponsorships will be available for students from Canadian universities through the Canadian Forest Genetics Association.
The 6th International symposium on the biology and ecology of galling arthropods and related endophytes will be held in the heart of Lamington Plateau in southern Queensland, a World Heritage Area known for its natural beauty, rainforests, birdlife, ancient trees, waterfalls, walking tracks, mountain views and exceptional biodiversity.
The Symposium will provide a valuable forum and networking opportunities for researchers, systematists, evolutionary biologists and ecologists with interests in the biology, ecology, physiology taxonomy, and evolution of gall forming arthropods. For the first time the program has been expanded to include leaf mining arthropods, due to their close affinities to their galling counterparts.
The scientific program will comprise invited keynote speakers, oral presentations and poster sessions (refer to respective pages for regular postings). The social program includes a Welcoming Reception at O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat and a mid-conference excursion to explore the unique flora and fauna of Lamington National Park and tour the renowned Canungra Wine Estate.