Dear friends and colleagues,


If you read these words, it is apparent that you share our interest in Forest Entomology & Pathology, and want to keep an eye on the latest advances in the field…Good for you, as in less than a year the Joint Meeting of IUFRO’s WP 7.03.05 (Ecology and Management of Bark and Wood boring insects) and 7.03.10 (Methodology of Forest Insect and Disease Survey in Central Europe) under the main title “Forest Insects and Pathogens in a Changing Environment: Ecology, Monitoring & Genetics” will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece.


From the 11th to the 15th of September 2017 we are planning an exciting meeting that will not only promote the prolific discussion and exchange of scientific ideas but also leave you with some unforgettable moments from Greece.


Our target is to fulfil both these targets, in the uniquely friendly atmosphere for which IUFRO’s WP Joint Meetings are known for…and as the leader of a hard-working team consisting of both experienced professionals and enthusiastic students and amateurs, I can promise you only one thing: we will not fail!


You can now browse in the next pages, to get a glimpse of what we have arranged for you, and then decide to participate in something that none should miss…so save the date and stay tuned for what is to come…!


On behalf of all the people involved in organizing everything for you, we are looking forward to welcoming you all in Thessaloniki… See you here!!!


Dr. Dimitrios N. Avtzis
Leader of the Organizing Committee
Forest Research Institute,
Hellenic Agricultural Organization Demeter