OECD Co-operative Research Programme sponsored workshop - supplement to Volume 40 (2010)

OECD Co-operative Research Programme sponsored workshop

This supplement to volume 40 of the New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science contains the proceedings of the OECD Co-operative Research Programme sponsored workshop held on 17 March 2009 during the IUFRO International Forest Biosecurity Conference, 16-20 March 2009, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Content Snapshots. Period: 21 December 2009 – 4 March 2010

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    Acknowledgement to referees

    Published Online - 4 Mar 2010. [507.2 KB] (pdf).
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    Summary of Facilitated Discussion: Managing the biosecurity threat to forests in a changing global environment: links between science, policy, regulation and management.

    Richardson, B., Ramsfield, T. D., & Horner, M.
    The purpose of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) workshop was to provide a forum to bring together scientists and policy makers along with the stakeholders that have to implement these policies. The discussion focused on the following questions:
    How can scientists be more effective in their contributions to policy and operational management?
    In a changing global environment, what are important future forest biosecurity challenges from both a science and policy perspective?
    How can international collaboration help to meet these science challenges?
    Richardson et al. (pp. S137-S143) summarise the main points that arose in response to these questions.
    Published Online - 4 Mar 2010. [584.9 KB] (pdf).
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    Eradication of invasive forest insects: concepts, methods, costs and benefits.

    Brockerhoff, E. G., Liebhold, A. M., Richardson, B., & Suckling, D. M.
    In this review, Brockerhoff et al. (pp. S117-S135) outline the sequence of steps required in well-managed operations; examines characteristics of successful and unsuccessful eradication campaigns; describes methods and tools known to be effective against specific pests; and discusses the analysis of costs and benefits of eradication programmes.
    Published Online - 4 Mar 2010. [954.7 KB] (pdf).
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    Confronting challenges to economic analysis of biological invasions in forests.

    Holmes, T. P.
    Holmes (pp.S105-S116) proposes that microeconomic models of damage due to specific invading organisms be aggregated across the forest landscape by considering the rate at which acute, short-run economic impacts accumulate over time and space.
    Published Online - 3 Mar 2010. [1.0 MB] (pdf).
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    Novel Associations Between Pathogens, Insects And Tree Species Threaten World Forests.

    Wingfield, M. J., Slippers, B., & Wingfield, B. D.
    Wingfield et al. (pp. S95-S103) argue that research regarding novel associations and host shifts between pathogens, insects and tree species should be vigorously supported in order to reduce an emerging new threat to global forests and forestry.
    Published Online - 1 Mar 2010. [4.5 MB] (pdf).
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    Alien forest insects in a warmer world and a globalised economy: impacts of changes in trade, tourism and climate on forest biosecurity.

    Roques (pp. S77-S94) examines the effects of changing world trends on the introduction, establishment and spread of exotic insects associated with woody plants. Three aspects are considered: (i) commercial trade; (ii) tourism and consumer behaviour; and (iii) climate change.
    Published Online - 25 Feb 2010. [1.6 MB] (pdf).
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    Pest risk assessment and invasion pathways: Invasive weeds.

    Lonsdale, M.
    Lonsdale (pp. S73-S76) presents concepts from the epidemiological literature, that are relevant to weed risk assessment systems.
    Published Online - 25 Feb 2010. [679.1 KB] (pdf).
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    Pest risk analysis and invasion pathways - insects and wood packing revisited: What have we learned?

    Humble, L.
    Humble (pp. S57-S72) reviews the lines of evidence that were used to support the development of the first pathway-based international standard for phytosanitary measures (ISPM), that for wood packing (ISPM 15). This standard requires mandatory treatment of wood used as dunnage, packaging, crating or pallets in international trade in order to mitigate populations of bark- and wood-borers potentially present in the raw wood.
    Published Online - 25 Feb 2010. [1.7 MB] (pdf).
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    Pest Risk Analysis and Invasion Pathways for Plant Pathogens

    Webber, J.
    Webber (pp. S45-S56) argues that better education about the various risks of plant pathogens, plus new approaches to biosecurity, are needed to avoid further destruction of forests and natural ecosystems as a result of introduced pathogens.
    Published Online - 25 Feb 2010. [1.3 MB] (pdf).
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    Pest risk analysis - organisms or pathways?

    Evans, H.F.
    Evans (pp. S35-S44) suggests that a philosophy of "manage once remove many" needs to be developed as a component of pest risk analysis aimed at maximum pest risk reduction. In this context, live plants for planting pose the greatest threats and the greatest challenge in development of effective phytosanitary measures.
    Published Online - 22 Feb 2010. [1.8 MB] (pdf).
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    Exploiting the Achilles Heels of Pest Invasions: Allee Effects, Stratified Dispersal and Management of Forest Insect Establishment and Spread.

    Liebhold, A. M., & Tobin, P. C.
    Liebhold and Tobin (pp. S25-S33) argue that two traits common to many invading species can be exploited in the design of eradication and containment strategies. The first trait is the Allee effect, in which per capita growth rates decline with decreasing abundance. The second trait is stratified dispersal, in which occasional long-distance dispersal results in the formation of isolated colonies ahead of the continuously infested range boundary.
    Published Online - 19 Feb 2010. [797.7 KB] (pdf).
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    Published Online - 2015.
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    Potential of Induced Resistance as a Tool for the Management of Pathogens and Insects in Trees - an Ecological Viewpoint

    Bonello, P.
    Bonello (pp.S15-S24) discusses the potential of induced resistance as a tool for the management of pathogens and insects in trees
    Published Online - 12 Jan 2010. [624.2 KB] (pdf).
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    Forest Biosecurity - a forest manager's viewpoint

    Hammond, D.
    Hammond (pp. S11-S14) discusses the relationship between biosecurity managers and scientists. He concludes that biosecurity managers need to fund core science capability for the long term so it will always be available when needed, while scientists need to be flexible and responsive to biosecurity priorities.
    Published Online - 24 Dec 2009. [625.0 KB] (pdf).
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    Forest Biosecurity - a policymaker's viewpoint

    Thomson, P.
    Peter Thomson Director Post-Border, MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (pp. S5-S9) discusses how achieving greater integration of science and policy is essential to achieving better results in biosecurity. Progress is being made to ensure that policy decisions are informed by science and deliver positive results in the management of biosecurity risks.
    Published Online - 22 Dec 2009. [635.9 KB] (pdf).
  • foreword

    Published Online - 2015.
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    Published Online - 2015.
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    Richardson, B., & Hood, I. A.
    Richardson and Hood (pp. S3-S4) introduce the the proceedings of a workshop at the IUFRO International Forest Biosecurity Conference held in Rotorua, New Zealand on 17 March 2009 sponsored by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
    Published Online - 21 Dec 2009. [543.5 KB] (pdf).