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A Guide for increasing tree species diversity in Wales Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 1.26 MB   display document
This document provides advice on increasing species diversity in Welsh woodlands and forests. It is aimed at professional foresters and woodland owners.

Abstract of presentations Categories: Impact publication Event    Size: 158.59 KB   display document
Abstract of presentations given at the Impact Final Conference in Dublin, May 2013

Advances in biological control of Hylobius Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 2.72 MB   display document
A report by Finlay McAllister and Minshad Ali Ansari, presented at the Project Stakeholders Seminar on \'New climates, new pests, new solutions\' held at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire on 23 January 2013.

Advances in biological control of the large pine weevil Hylobius abietis Categories: Event    Size: 8.58 MB   display document
Paper given by Dr. Minshad Ali Ansari, Prof. Tariq Butt, Prof. Hugh Evans, Finlay McAllister, Dr. Roger Moore and Andrew Peace at the Impact Final Conference in Dublin, May 2013

Agenda 17th Jan 2012 Categories: Impact publication Event    Size: 58.26 KB   display document
Agenda for Impact Stakeholder meeting on 17th Jan 2012 at National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire.

Agenda 24th January 2011 Categories: Impact publication    Size: 117.5 KB   display document
Aenda for the Symposium on Insect Pests of Trees: Meeting Future Challenges at NUI Maynooth , January 2011

Agenda for the Impact Final Conference Categories: Impact publication Event    Size: 136.23 KB   display document
Agenda for the Impact Final Conference in Dublin, May 2013

Anticipating future pests for woodlands in Wales by Hugh Evans & Tim Saunders Categories: Presentation    Size: 7.8 MB   display document


Barcode Wales Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 2.13 MB   display document
Paper by Natasha de Vere, delivered at the Project Stakeholders Seminar on \'New climates, new pests, new solutions\'at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, 23 January 2013

Bringing it all together: The Hylobius Integrated Management System (HIMS) Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 2.29 MB   display document
Paper by Finlay McAllister, Roger Moore and Hugh Evans, delivered at the Project Stakeholders Seminar on New climates, new pests, new solutions at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, 23 January 2013

Chalara fraxinea on ash, Phytophthora ramorum on larch: dealing with epidemic threats Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 1.17 MB   display document
Paper by Owen Thurgate, delivered at the Project Stakeholders Seminar on \'New climates, new pests, new solutions\'at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, 23 January 2013

Classical biological control of eucalyptus pests Categories: Event    Size: 961.31 KB   display document
Paper given at the Impact Final Conference, Dublin, 7 May 2013, by Jan-Robert Baars, Dorothy Hayden and Philip Fanning of the BioControl Research Unit, University College Dublin

Climate change and British woodland: what does the future hold? Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 910.97 KB   display document
The potentially serious consequences of predicted climate change for British woodland are reviewed here, together with their implications for future species suitability.

Climate change impacts and adaptive strategies for Irish Forestry: a focus on pests and diseases Categories: Event    Size: 2.21 MB   display document
Paper presented at the Impact Final Conference in Dublin, 7 May 2013

Climate Change Mitigation and Forestry Categories: Event    Size: 567.03 KB   display document
Paper given by Eugene Hendrick at the Impact Final Conference in Dublin, 7 May 2013

Control of Culicoides biting midges Categories: Impact publication Event    Size: 2.57 MB   display document
Paper given at the ENTO 10 Symposium, Swansea University, Royal Entomological Society Event, July 2010, Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting midges are among the most abun-dant and widespread of haematophagous insects. Recently, strains of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae were identified that were efficacious in killing larvae of the midge Culicoides nubeculosus, and that M. anisopliae strain V275 (=BIPESCO5, F52) also kills adult C. nubeculosus. This study briefly highlights selected at-tributes of M. anisopliae V275 for adult midge control.

Control of leather-jacket Categories: Impact publication Event    Size: 4.3 MB   display document
Paper given at the ENTO 10 Symposium, Swansea University, Royal Entomological Society Event, July 2010. Entomopathogenic nematodes enhance the efficacy of the entomo-pathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae in the control of the leather-jacket. Recent studies have shown that combining EPN with M. anisopliae can give excellent control of other subterranean pests such as chafer and vine weevil larvae. The aim of this study was to determine if such combinations could improve control of Tipula paludosa.

Controlling pine weevil with natural enemies Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 271.62 KB   display document
The large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis, is the most important pest of replanted coniferous sites in Ireland and throughout northern Europe. If left unchecked, it can kill every young tree on a site . . .

Controlling the large pine weevil Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 551.01 KB   display document
The large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis is the most important pest of replanted conifer sites in Ireland . . (A report by Aoife Dillon and Christine Griffin)

Creating a local map from Forestry Commission online Categories: Impact publication Educational resource    Size: 722.62 KB   display document
Educational resource on how to create a map of woodlands, aimed primarily at secondary schools.

Developing predictive models for climate change vulnerable habitats & species in Ireland Categories: Event    Size: 7.31 MB   display document
Presentation given by John Coll, David Bourke, Mike Gormally, Micheline Sheehy Skeffington and John Sweeney at the Impact Final Conference in Dublin, May 2013.

Development of fungi to control pine weevil Categories: Impact publication Event    Size: 7.29 MB   display document
Paper given at the ENTO 10 Symposium, Swansea University, Royal Entomological Society Event, July 2010. The large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis L. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) is a major pest in European conifer forests causing millions of euros of damage annually. This study reports on the identification of entomopathogenic fungi that are pathogenic to pine weevil adults, larvae and pupae.

Developments in the integrated management of pine weevil, a pest of restocking in conifer plantations. Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 370.64 KB   display document
Integrated Forest Management (IFM) as a concept parallels the Integrated Crop Management (ICM) approach being adopted increasingly in agriculture. It examines all aspects of the forest crop production system to determine which have most influence on total productivity and survival.

Dieback of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) Categories: Impact publication Document - Information Note    Size: 5.72 MB   display document
A wide ranging European research programme into oak dieback has been initiated from which, it is hoped, new insights into the problem will be gained. The principal effort is being directed towards understanding the importance of the killing of fine roots by fungi in the genus Phytophthora. (An information note by John Gibbs of Forest Research)

Discoveries in Science - The Americans arrive in Wales Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 432.82 KB   display document
An article on the recent arrival of woodlands pests from the US.

Effects of climate on pine processionary moth - Christelle Robinet Categories: Presentation    Size: 7.57 MB   display document


EU: Science for Environmental Policy - Forest Protection in Europe Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 441.73 KB   display document
The EU has adopted a green paper on “Forest protection and information in the EU: preparing forests for climate change”. This special thematic issue provides current information on the dynamics and relationships between forests and climate change and insight into the role of forest management and ecosystem services in protecting EU forests.

Exploiting synergies to optimise the impact of entomopathogenic fungi Categories: Impact publication Document - High Level    Size: 928.07 KB   display document
Biological control in IPM systems : An article on insect pathogens and entomopathogenic nematodes

FCW: Our purpose and direction, 2011 to 2014 Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 4.35 MB   display document
Forestry Commission study outlining current thinking on the most likely effects of climate change on UK forests and woodlands.

Final Conference Presenters Pen Pictures Categories: Impact publication Event    Size: 390.15 KB   display document
Profile of the presenters participating in the Impact Final Conference at Dublin, May 2013

Flight ability and reproductive development in newly-emerged pine weevil Hylobius abietis and the potential effects of climate change Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 686.17 KB   display document
The pine weevil Hylobius abietis (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a ‘silvicultural’ pest because local population size and the amount of feeding damage to young transplants is determined largely by the influence of silviculture on the availability of the roots and associated stumps (root-stumps) of the conifers in which they breed.

Forest health threats from globalisation and climate change Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 5.97 MB   display document
Presentation by the FAO, with contributions from Forest Research Agency Wales.

Forest pests - new threat to Irish woodlands from climate change Categories: Impact publication Events    Size: 129.03 KB   display document
The large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) – the single most important insect pest of plantation forestry in Europe – is on the march, helped by the affects of Climate Change.

Identifying the honeybees Categories: Event    Size: 4.26 MB   display document
Paper given at the Impact Final Conference in Dublin, 7 May 2013

Impact Final Conference Booking Form Categories: Impact publication Event    Size: 123.41 KB   display document
Booking form for the Impact Final Conference at Dublin on 7th May 2013

IMPACT final conference booking form Categories: Event    Size: 1.09 MB   display document
CONFERENCE BOOKING FORM IMPACT Conference - 12 May 2015 The Management Centre, Bangor Business School, College Road, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd

Impact Final Conference Poster Categories: Event    Size: 63.33 KB   display document
Presented at the Impact Final Conference at Dublin on 7 May 2013.

IMPACT Project Report Categories: Impact publication Event    Size: 3.9 MB   display document
The IMPACT project Guide to Hylobius Management

IMPACT Project Report Categories: Event    Size: 3.34 MB   display document
Summary

IMPACT Schools Education Pack Categories: Impact publication Educational resource    Size: 3.24 MB   display document
This WJEC GCSE in Science A/Additional Science resource has been developed by the IMPACT Project in partnership with the Wales Forest Education Initiative. It fulfills all the criteria of the school curriculum, enabling it to be used as part of science lessons, helping young people to understand better some of the impacts of climate change on the forests of Wales

Impacts of Climate Change on European Forests and Options for Adaptation Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 885.47 KB   display document
Report to the European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Impacts of climate change on forestry in Wales Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 425.98 KB   display document
Climate change is now one of the greatest global challenges, and research is under way to establish the likely impacts on many aspects of the environment . . .(An FC report by Duncan Ray)

Integrated Forest Management Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 1.18 MB   display document
A report by David Wainhouse, Hugh Evans, Roger Moore, Joan Webber, Katherine Thorpe and Joanna Staley. Forest Management (IFM) programme is the co-ordination and development of research that has the ultimate goal of reducing the use of chemicals in forest management.

Integrated Management of forest pests addressing climate trends in Ireland Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 357.85 KB   display document
IMPACT is a new project partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland-Wales Programme (INTERREG 4A). This poster presents some of the work being carried out in Ireland as part of this project.

International Plant Sentinal Network by Ellie Barnham Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 2.82 MB   display document


International trade and climate change: the ‘perfect storm’ for new pest outbreaks Categories: Event    Size: 8.02 MB   display document
Paper given by Hugh Evans at the Impact Final Conference in Dublin, May 2013

Ireland-Wales 2007-2013 Categories: Event    Size: 1.03 MB   display document
Ireland and Wales – Working Together: Fostering Regional Development. Closing presentation at the Impact Final Conference, Dublin, 7 May 2013

List of delegates Categories: Impact publication Event    Size: 177.4 KB   display document
List of delegates to the Impact Final Conference at Dublin, May 2013

Managing acute oak decline Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 1.15 MB   display document
Past episodes of acute oak decline have affected tree foliage and the two main causal agents were the defoliating caterpillars of the leaf roller moth (Tortrix viridana) and the powdery mildew fungus (Erysiphe alphitoides). Outbreaks tended to last for around 5–10 years, before stabilising, tailing off, and sometimes disappearing. However, it now appears that a new episode of acute oak decline is occurring in Britain as there have been reports of a rapid decline in oak tree health – particularly in mature trees over 50 years old – and an increase in tree mortality in some areas. A key cause of this outbreak appears to be pathogenic bacteria and this is currently being investigated. This Practice Note describes the symptoms of acute oak decline and gives guidance on management options.

Managing the Pine Weevil on Lowland Pine Categories: Impact publication Document - Information Note    Size: 1.9 MB   display document
The pine weevil Hylobius abietis is a common cause of mortality in young conifers used to restock forest sites after clearfelling. Recent changes in application technique (from dipping to spraying), as well as in the insecticide used, are a reflection of these concerns and of the need to reduce the use of chemicals in forests.

Managing the threat to restocking posed by the large pineweevil Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 33.71 KB   display document
This Note advises forest managers of the importance of recording the time of felling of spruce (and possibly pine) crops in order to improve the management of the large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis, on restocking sites. This information is important for improving the efficiency of insecticide use, identifying suitable sites for biological control operations, determining the length of fallow periods to avoid damage, and implementation of a new Hylobius Management Support System (Hylobius MSS).

Map showing Forestry Commission woodlands Categories: Impact publication Educational resource    Size: 1.93 MB   display document
Educational resource aimed at secondary schools.

Metarhizium anisopliae pathogenesis of mosquito larvae: a verdict of accidental death. Categories: Document - Information Note    Size: 2.44 MB   display document
Mosquito larvae: a verdict of accidental death.

Metarhizium: A natural alternative for controlling pests Categories: Impact publication Document - High Level    Size: 136.14 KB   display document
Development of the entomogenous fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae, for the control of vine weevils and western flower thrips in horticultural growing media.

Modelling Changes in the Hylobius abietis Life Cycle under Future Climate Conditions by John Sweeney and Rodney Teck Categories: Presentation    Size: 1.61 MB   display document


Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Pests Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 5.69 MB   display document
Powerpoint presentation by John Sweeney and Rodney Teck to the 2012 Annual Conference of Irish Geographers

Nuisance Insects and Climate Change Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 2.1 MB   display document
An Investigation into the Potential for New and Existing Species of Insect with the Potential to Cause Statutory Nuisance to Occur in the UK as a Result of Current and Predicted Climate Change.

Optimising biological control of Hylobius abietis by Tim Saunders and Minshad Ansari Categories: Presentation    Size: 5.23 MB   display document


Pests and Diseases - Joan Webber & Hugh Evans Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 1.47 MB   display document
Pests and diseases It has long been recognised that climatic conditions influence the epidemiology and incidence of many pests and diseases. Now, with the growing acceptance that man’s activities are causing a gradual change in the global climate, there is an increasing need for research into the climate dependency of pathogen and insect outbreaks. Over the next century climate change is likely to have both direct and indirect effects on the environment and, in consequence, to alter the way we manage our forests and also how we combat the damage caused by pests and diseases.

Plant and Tree Health Policy & Practise in the Welsh Government by Chris Lea Categories: Presentation    Size: 868.51 KB   display document


Potential threats to Welsh woodlands: learning from recent experiences Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 5.79 MB   display document
Paper by Hugh Evans, Forest Research, \'Britain’s trees are subject to damage and death from effects of insects, both native and exotic. Dsruption of endemic state arising from many different reasons, e.g. loss of natural enemy impacts, arrival of exotic species, availability of exotic host tree species, and climate change. How has Britain fared so far in relation to native and exotic pests?

Presentation to final IMPACT conference from NUIM on using a Regional Climate Model to assess where and when Forest Pest problems intensify. Categories: Document - High Level    Size: 3.42 MB   display document
Presentation showing the work of John Sweeney and Rod Teck examining where and when known climatic thresholds for existing and potential new forest pests will occur using a high resolution regional climate modelling approach.

Regional climate modelling for Wales using representative concentration pathways Categories: Impact publication Presentation    Size: 3.21 MB   display document
Paper by John Sweeney and Rodney Teck, delivered at the Project Stakeholders Seminar on \'New climates, new pests, new solutions\'at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, 23 January 2013

Sêr Cymru National Research Network by David Thomas Categories: Presentation    Size: 2.58 MB   display document


The Assessment of Site Characteristics as Part of a Management Strategy to Reduce Damage by Hylobius Categories: Impact publication Document - Information Note    Size: 145.45 KB   display document
The severity of Hylobius damage to forest transplants is influenced by both plant and site factors. These have to be considered in order to determine the likely risk to the crop. A structured evaluation of the site to be restocked should enable forest managers to target treatments and to select the most cost-effective strategy to reduce plant damage and to protect the environment and operators.

The Climate Change Challenge for British Woodland Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 42.4 KB   display document
How will trees in Britain adapt to the changes in climate expected over the next 100 years? Stephen Isaac explores the key issues and looks at potential responses.

The Culicoides Biting Midge Categories: Impact publication Document - High Level    Size: 1.37 MB   display document
Article on the Entomopathogenic Fungas as a control for an important vector of livestock disease.

The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation by Martin Ward and Hugh Evans Categories: Presentation    Size: 1.29 MB   display document


The Green Spruce Aphid – a pest of spruce in Ireland Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 287.25 KB   display document
The green spruce aphid (Elatobium abietinum) has been recorded on spruce in Ireland since 1914, where both the host plant (spruce (Picea)species) and the aphid are exotic species . . (A report by Keith Day)

The Integrated Forest Management Programme Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 1.18 MB   display document
One of the principal objectives of the Integrated Forest Management (IFM) programme is the coordination and development of research that has the ultimate goal of reducing the use of chemicals in forest management.

The outcome of ecosystem manipulation by elevating atmospheric CO2 is influenced by tree identity and mixture - Andy Smith. Categories: Presentation    Size: 8.2 MB   display document


Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Action Plan Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 5.22 KB   display document
The Forestry Commissions\'s Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Action Plan. The Action Plan sets out an integrated approach towards a strengthened strategy for dealing with serious tree and plant pests and diseases, the threats from which have increased with the expansion of global trade providing potential pathways for their entry into the UK.

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Action Plan - full document. Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 64.3 KB   display document
A Forestry Comission paln to counter specific current disease and pest outbreaks and future threats, via a collaborative partnership of landowners, industry, academia and Government.

Tree Health Expert Group - Annex A - Established pests and diseases Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 19.29 KB   display document
A table detailing the spread, control, knowledge and research of established UK woodland pests.

Tree Health Expert Group - Annex A - Established pests and diseases Categories: Impact publication Pests    Size: 18.06 KB   display document
A table detailing the spread, control, knowledge and research of pests newly arrived in UK woodlands.

Tree Health Expert Group - Annex A - Established pests and diseases Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 18.22 KB   display document
A table detailing spread, control, knowledge and research of other global woodland pests.

Tree Health Expert Group - Annex A - Potential Threats in the EU Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 19.14 KB   display document
A table detailing spread, control, knowledge and research of potential pest threats in EU woodlands.

TREE SPECIES and PROVENANCE Categories: Impact publication Document    Size: 14.87 KB   display document
Information on over 60 tree species that are either widely grown in British forests at the present time or which could play an increasing role in the future, focusing on those species which could be expected to produce usable timber in British conditions.

Use of entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi in the control of pine weevil by Chris Williams & Christine Griffin Categories: Presentation    Size: 3.88 MB   display document


Using an Evapo-Transpiration model to predict the current and future impact of pine wilt disease by Hannah Gruffudd Categories: Presentation    Size: 450.89 KB   display document


Using WRF as a Regional Climate Model 1961-1990 (base line) 2021-2050 (future) for Ireland and Wales Categories: Event    Size: 1.22 MB   display document
INTERREG-IMPACT Report January 2012, presented at the Impact Final Conference in Dublin, 7 May 2013

What next for pests and pathogens? Categories: Impact publication Event    Size: 134.34 KB   display document
Paper by Hugh Evans, Forest Research. \'The IMPACT project has brought together a team of forestry pest and pathogen experts from across Ireland and Wales that have worked well together in both Interreg IIIA and Interreg IVA. Now that the project is reaching its final stages, what kind of research is needed next if we are to make further progress in protecting our trees and forests?\'

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