EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2006 Num. article: 2006/040

International Symposium on pine wilt disease, Lisbon (2006-07-10/14)

An International Symposium on pine wilt disease (caused by Bursaphelenchus xylophilus): ‘Pine wilt disease: a worldwide threat to forest ecosystems’ will be held at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, in Lisbon (PT), on the 2006-07-10/14.

The main topics of this Symposium will be:
  • Pine wilt disease: global issues, trade and economic impact
  • Bursaphelenchus xylophilus: biology and microbial inter-relationships
  • B. xylophilus: taxonomy and detection methods
  • The insect vectors: biology and ecology
  • The tree: physiology, resistance and histopathology as a result of pine wilt disease
  • Ecology and modelling
  • B. xylophilus and insect vector control methods

There are no registration fees for this Symposium.

Contact:        P. Vieira
       Lab. Nematologia/ICAM, Dept. Biologia, Universidade de Évora,
       7002-554 Évora, Portugal


Personal communication with P. Vieira, Universidade de Évora, Portugal, 2006-01.