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December 2013

IOBC Global Newsletter 94, December 2013

The International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) promotes environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control. It is a voluntary organization of biological-control workers.

Membership in IOBC gives individuals and organizations the opportunity to participate in biological control activities beyond their specific jobs and workplaces, to step outside their bureaucracies, and to contribute to the promotion of biological control worldwide.

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Biological control of invasive plants: challenges and opportunities

Biological control of invasive plants

Keynote talk by IOBC Vice-President, Jianqing Ding, Congress on Biological Invasions at Qingdao, China in October 2013

Please see the Presentation (pdf) titled "Biological control of invasive plants: challenges and opportunities" in a session on "Biocontrol, genetic management and ecological manipulation of Invasive Alien Species" -- presented at the 2nd International Congress on Biological Invasions at Qingdao, China in October 2013.

 

Writing partnership

Writing Partnership

Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.

IOBC Global is establishing a pool of volunteers to help review and edit these articles, especially for young scientists and those who cannot afford to pay for professional services. The editing is not focused on scientific content, but rather on language use and clarity.

Please contact Dr. Russell Messing (messing@hawaii.edu) if you are willing to volunteer.

Information on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

Information on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

IOBC arranged a symposium on Biological control: Benefit sharing and the balance between benefits and risks

At the recent International Congress of Entomology in Daegu, Korea, the IOBC arranged a symposium on Biological control: Benefit sharing and the balance between benefits and risks, organized by Jacques Brodeur (Canada), Barbara Barratt (New Zealand), Peter Mason (Canada), George Heimpel (U.S.A.) and Helen Roy (U.K.).
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Information on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?

Forum article in the journal BioControl of the Commission on Biological Control and ABS

The IOBC report to FAO minimized political statements, to focus on a factual summary. The Commission on Biological Control and ABS thought it was essential to present these issues to the biological control community, as an important part of this community is still unaware or just beginning to understand the possible implications of ABS. Therefore, the Commission wrote a forum article for the journal BioControl.
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