A British Ecological Society Special Interest Group
A series of talks on the ecology and evolution of forest pests and pathogens will feature in the British Ecological Society Symposium “The Ecology and Evolution of Emerging Plant Pests and Pathogens”, being held at Penryn Campus, Exeter University, Cornwall on 12-14 July.
Registration is open now at http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/pests
All talks will take place in Lecture Theatre 4, Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus, Penryn Cornwall.
08:30 Keynote: Charles Godfray (University of Oxford): Challenges for global food security
09:10 Sarah Gurr (University of Exeter): Fungi, food and famine – the past, present and future of fungal pathogens in agriculture
09:35 Michael Shaw (University of Reading): Impacts of emerging disease on agricultural cropping systems
10:00 Sean Murphy (CABI): The dispersal and spread of Liriomyza leafminers: the perpetuation and generation of new threats to global horticulture
10:45 Anne-Katrin Mahlein (University of Bonn): Remote and proximal sensing for the detection of plant diseases – concepts, sensors and applications
11:10 Diane Saunders (The Genome Analysis Centre and John Innes Centre): Field pathogenomics reveals rapid evolution of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici in the UK
11:25 Joan Webber (Forest Research): Emerging pathogens – current distributions and impacts on forests
11:50 Katy Reed (Forest Research and Harper Adams University): What is the role of Agrilus biguttatus in Acute Oak Decline?
12:05 April Armstrong (Forest Research): The epidemiology and distribution of Phytophthora austrocedri in Britain
13:40 Benoit Marçais (INRA-Nancy): Long term impact of Phytophthora x alni on an alder riparian stand
13:55 Sean Meaden (University of Exeter): Compositional shifts in the microbiome during bacterial infection in horse chestnut tree hosts
14:10 Marco Pautasso (Animal & Plant Health Unit, EFSA): Can media monitoring help identify emerging plant health threats?
14:25 Glyn Jones (FERA): Press portrayal of P. ramorum and Chalara and the social amplification of risk
14:40 Julie Flood (CABI): Emerging plant pests and pathogens in tropical agriculture
15:05 CREAM TEA
15:50 Julian Smith (FERA): Promoting a global ambition for crop and plant biosecurity
16:15 Nicola Spence (DEFRA): The Plant Biosecurity Strategy for Great Britain
16:40 DISCUSSION: Is plant biosecurity research addressing the needs of policy? Chair: Melanie Tuffen (DEFRA)
17:10 POSTER SESSION
08:30 Keynote: Nick Talbot (University of Exeter): How to evolve a fungal pathogen
09:10 Eva Stukenbrock (University of Marburg): Adaptive evolution of fungal plant pathogens in managed and natural ecosystems
09:35 Andrea Campisano (Fondazione Edmund Mach): Tales from the vineyard: of plants, endophytes and insects, and how they can help us understanding complex interactions
10:00 Ville-Petri Friman (University of York): Applying eco-evolutionary theory to increase soil rhizosphere resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum plant pathogen invasion
10:15 David J. Studholme (University of Exeter): What has genome sequencing told us about emerging Xanthomonas pathogens?
11:00 Chris Gilligan (University of Cambridge): Roles of biological and environmental factors in dispersal
11:25 Nina Alphey (University of Oxford): Modelling genetics-based methods of crop pest control
11:50 Stephen Parnell (University of Salford): Determining optimal disease surveillance programmes using epidemiological models
12:05 Nik J. Cunniffe (University of Cambridge): Optimizing control of an established plant disease epidemic using a landscape-scale mathematical model: sudden oak death in California
12:20 Marc Delêtre (National University of Ireland Galway): Tracking down the pandemics: a graph theoretical approach for exploring the social dynamics of the Cassava Mosaic Virus pandemics in Central Africa
13:55 Santiago Elena (IBMCP-CSIC): Trade-off between virulence and host specificity in experimental potyvirus-plant pathosystems
14:20 Agathe Jouet (The Sainsbury Laboratory): Host immunosuppression, hybridization and clonal reproduction enable the broad host range of the plant pathogen Albugo candida
14:45 Ivana Gudelj (University of Exeter): Harbouring low virulence cheats within a pathogen population increases both fitness and virulence
15:00 Talia Karasov (University of Chicago): Natural selection for genetic variation in plant host resistance
15:15 Jean Beagle Ristaino (North Carolina State University): Evolutionary origins of US and famine-era lineages of Phytophthora infestans, a reemerging threat to global food security
15:40 CREAM TEA
16:25 Andreas von Tiedemann (Georg-August-University Göttingen): Climate change impacts on agricultural pests and pathogens
16:50 Vivian Blok (The James Hutton Institute): Future environmental and geographic risks of key crop pests and pathogens in Scotland
17:05 CLOSING REMARKS
Posters will be displayed in the Photo Gallery throughout the Symposium, with a poster session on Monday evening.