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Chinese president JinTao Hu visits University of Pretoria. Chinese State Counsellor (former Minister of Education) Madam ZiLi Chen visits FABI.
Chinese president JinTao Hu visits University of Pretoria.
Chinese State Counsellor (former Minister of Education) Madam ZiLi Chen visits FABI.
Prof. Mike Wingfield meets and competes with rector XiaoYan Chen (South China Agricultural University). Mr. YangGen Wei (head of education division of Chinese embassy in SA) meets rector Prof. Calie Pistorius (University of Pretoria), and Dr. XuDong Zhou.
Prof. Mike Wingfield meets and competes with rector XiaoYan Chen (South China Agricultural University). Mr. YangGen Wei (head of education division of Chinese embassy in SA) meets rector Prof. Calie Pistorius (University of Pretoria), and Dr. XuDong Zhou.
CFEPP team (from left to right): JiaGuang Cao, XuDong Zhou, Mike Wingfield, ShuaiFei Chen, and ShiChao Zhang. Canker found on Eucalyptus grandis in China caused by the destructive pathogen Kirramyces zuluense. This pathogen was first found and described in South Africa and is now known to have a wide distribution in Eucalypt-growing parts of the world.
CFEPP team (from left to right): JiaGuang Cao, XuDong Zhou, Mike Wingfield, ShuaiFei Chen, and ShiChao Zhang. Canker found on Eucalyptus grandis in China caused by the destructive pathogen Kirramyces zuluense. This pathogen was first found and described in South Africa and is now known to have a wide distribution in Eucalypt-growing parts of the world.
Quambalaria leaf blight found on Corymbia citriodora in China. Discovery of the pathogen Quambalaria pitereka in China marks its first detection outside Australia, where it is believed to be native. Phaeophleospora destructans found on Eucalyptus hybrids in China. This is one of the most destructive leaf and shoot blight pathogens of Eucalyptus, first found in North Sumatera (put in PDF) and now having spread throughout SE Asia.
Quambalaria leaf blight found on Corymbia citriodora in China. Discovery of the pathogen Quambalaria pitereka in China marks its first detection outside Australia, where it is believed to be native. Phaeophleospora destructans found on Eucalyptus hybrids in China. This is one of the most destructive leaf and shoot blight pathogens of Eucalyptus, first found in North Sumatra and now having spread throughout SE Asia.

New Publications

O'Donnel K, Al-Hatmi AMS, Aoki T, Brankovics B, Cano-Lira JF, Coleman JJ, de Hoog GS, di Pietro A, Frandsen RJN, Geiser DM, Gibas CFC, Guarro J, Kim HS, Kistler HC, Laraba I, Leslie JF, Lopez-Berges MS, Lysøe E, Meis JF, Monod MM, Proctor RH, Rep M, Ruiz-Roldan C, Šišić A, Stajich JE, Steenkamp ET, Sumerall BA, van der Lee TAJ, van Diepeningen AD, Verweij PE, Waalwijk C, Ward TJ, Wickes BL, Wiederhold NP, Wingfield MJ, Zhang N, Zhang SX. (2020) No to Neocosmospora: Phylogenomic and Practical Reasons for Continued Inclusion of the Fusarium solani Species Complex in the Genus Fusarium. mSphere 5(5) 10.1128/mSphere.00810-20.
Dittrich-Schröder G, Hurley BP, Wingfield MJ, Nahrung HF, Slippers B. (2020) Invasive gall-forming wasps that threaten non-native plantation-grown Eucalyptus: diversity and invasion patterns. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 10.1111/afe.12402
Welgemoed T, Pierneef R, Read DA, Schulze SE, Pietersen G, Berger DK. (2020) Next generation sequencing reveals past and current widespread occurrence of maize yellow mosaic virus in South Africa. European Journal of Plant Pathology 158(1):237-249. 10.1007/s10658-020-02070-1
Nel WJ, De Beer ZW, Wingfield MJ, Duong TA. (2020) The granulate ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae), and its fungal symbiont found in South Africa. Zootaxa 4838(3):427-435. 10.11646/zootaxa.4838.3.7
Mbenoun M, Wingfield MJ, Misse AC, Roux J. (2020) Selective feeding behaviors illuminate patterns of sap beetle associations with ophiostomatoid fungi. Symbiosis 10.1007/s13199-020-00705-9

Vacant positions

Postdoctoral Position in Applied Chemical Ecology of Forest Plantation Pests

We seek to hire a postdoctoral research Fellow to conduct mission-oriented research to develop and improve integrated pest management tactics and strategies for insects affecting plantation forests in South Africa.  This position is part of an ongoing collaboration between FABI, the University of Pretoria and the Canadian Forest Service’s Great Lakes Forestry Centre, and partially supported by funding from Sappi. The successful candidate will conduct research with a primary focus of improving our understanding of the chemical, behavioural and/or population ecology of insect herbivores and their natural enemies in pine and Eucalyptus plantations.  

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