Welcome to an excursion that aims compare and discuss the damages by ungulates and pathogenic fungi (in particular Cronartium pini) on pines in Northern Sweden and Northern Finland.
The excursion will begin at sites damages by pathogens and ungulates in Sweden the first day and then continue to sites in the area around Oulu the second day the excursion will be concluded with a scientific workshop on the current knowledge on the biotic threats and the mitigation strategies, held in Oulu.
Invited experts on Cronatium pini and ungulate damages that will participate in the excursion and workshop include Ke Zhang, Berit Samils and Fredrik Widemo (SLU, Sweden), Märtha Wallgren, Torgny Persson (Skogforsk, Sweden), Juha Kaitera and Ari Nikula (LUKE, Finland) as well as practitioners and managers in the two countries. We will travel by bus for this excursion.
The sign up is now closed.
If you have received an email from Malin Elfstrand that your participation is registered, you are welcome to participated in the excursion and/or workshop (depending on what you chose). Selected speakers at the workshop will receive an email from Malin within a few days.
See the detailed programme further down.
- 27/6 meet up in Haparanda in the morning to board the bus, excursion to two sites damaged by pathogens and ungulates in Sweden. Transfer to Oulu.
- 28/6 excursion to two different sites damaged by pathogens and ungulates in the area around Oulu.
- 29/6 Workshop on “Biotic threats to Pine stands in Northern Fennoscandia” synthesizing the state of knowledge and the impressions from the excursions to Sweden and Finland between 8:30-15 Finnish time (a detailed program of the workshop will be posted closer to the workshop). Departure from Oulu