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Abstract The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), native to China, Japan, and Korea, has emerged as a harmful invasive pest of a variety of crops in North America and Europe. The Asian egg parasitoid Trissolcus japonicus has been identified as the most promising agent for classical biological control of invasive H. halys populations. A 4-year study evaluated the fundamental and ecological host ranges of T. japonicus as well as its phenology and impact on H. halys populations...
Seiridium cardinale is a fungal pathogen responsible for pandemic cypress canker disease (CCD). The fungus has shown the ability to infect different hosts in many areas throughout the globe, but its spread and impact were favored by conducive environmental conditions. The most severe epidemics were reported in California and the Mediterranean, the former considered the source area of the pathogen from which the Mediterranean infestation have originated. Here we reconstruct the epidemiological history...
Start date: May 1 - May 15, 2017  End date: August 11, 2017 and flexible depending on employee needs with possible extension for those with completed degrees depending on company work load.  Shultz Forest Management and Consulting LLC is seeking applicants to fill a full time (40hrs/week) seasonal Forestry Technician position. The primary focus of this position is to aid in forest management of private and public lands, forest restoration through timber stand improvement and invasive plant control,...
Application time expires: 1 May 2017
This position will conduct Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) operations to improve foraging and maternity habitat for forest dwelling bats, remove invasive species, and release crop trees to increase regeneration of desirable species. The position requires strong summer and winter tree identification skills, knowledge and experience in TSI operations, and herbicide application. The position requires that the individual be, or become, a state certified pesticide applicator. Treatments will be conducted...
Application time expires: 31 May 2017
Title:  Forestry Research Technician Type:  Temporary/Seasonal (July 2017-August 2017) Reports To:  Technical Applications Supervisor Location:   Based in Minneapolis, MN, however some travel will be required throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas.  About Us: CNUC is a highly experienced consulting and operations team with an unparalleled understanding of utility vegetation management (UVM) industry best management practices, and legal and regulatory requirements. CNUC assists utilities...
Application time expires: 5 Jun 2017
Prescribed fire has several benefits for managing forest ecosystems including reduction of fuel loading and invasive species and enhanced regeneration of desirable tree species. Along with these benefits there are some limitations like nutrient and sediment loss which have not been studied extensively in mixed hardwood forests. The objective of our research was to quantify the amount of sediment movement occurring on a watershed scale due to prescribed fire in a southern Illinois mixed hardwood...
The ecological impact of invasive tree pests is increasing worldwide.
Job Announcement Number: 17-TEMP-R9-0404-4INVP-DT Location Name: White Lake, Wisconsin Department: Department Of Agriculture Agency: Forest Service Occupation Code: 0404 Pay Plan: GS Appointment Duration: Temporary Opening Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Closing Date: Monday, April 10, 2017 Job Status: Full-Time Salary: $14.07 to $14.07 / Per Hour Pay Grade(s): 04 to 04 Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Job Summary: This position is temporary...
Application time expires: 4 May 2017
The Ark – a major wood project timberbiz - News - 4 weeks ago
The mammoth Ark Encounter project situated in Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington, on I-75 is being recognized as the world’s largest freestanding timber frame structure, with a total of 3.1 million board feet of timber used in its construction. Source: Batesville Herald Tribune A football field and a half long, the volume of the biblically-scaled ark is the equivalent of 500 standard semi-truck trailers, and features three levels of exhibits, with a 1600-seat restaurant...
Biological Science Technician (Invasive Plants) USFS - Job Vacancies - 1 month ago
Job Announcement Number: 17-TEMP-R3-0404-4INVP-DT Location Name: Glenwood, New Mexico Department: Department Of Agriculture Agency: Forest Service Occupation Code: 0404 Pay Plan: GS Appointment Duration: Temporary Opening Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Closing Date: Monday, April 3, 2017 Job Status: Multiple Schedules Salary: $14.07 to $14.07 / Per Hour Pay Grade(s): 04 to 04 Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Job Summary: This position is...
Application time expires: 28 Apr 2017

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