International Conference: “The elms after 100 years of Dutch elm disease”, October 9-11 2013, Florence, Italy

Third International Elm Conference: “The elms after 100 years of Dutch elm disease”

October 9-11 2013, Florence, Italy

The purpose of this conference is to advance the progress on knowledge on elms one hundred years after the arrival of Dutch elm disease, allowing the collaboration between the scientific and management world. Updates on current status of advances on disease and its management, other biotic and abiotic constrain, conservation and characterization of genetic resources as well as possible use of elms in urban and landscape will be presented and discussed. 

The last Elm Conference took place in Spain ten years ago. Since then the research and research tools have made significant progress and different problems and issues have arisen in the meanwhile. At the same time important results have been achieved, giving hope to a possible future use of this magnificent tree for urban, forest and landscape aims.

Scientific Committee

Alberto Santini, IPP-CNR (Italy)
Luisa Ghelardini, IPP-CNR (Italy)
Eric Collin, Cemagref (France)
Alejandro Solla, Universidad de Estremadura (Spain)
Johanne Brunet, University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.A.)
Massimo Faccoli, Università di Padova (Italy)
Aniello Scala, DiBA Università di Firenze
Andrew Brookes, Butterfly conservation (UK)

Organizing committee

Alberto Santini, IPP-CNR
Ciro Degl’Innocenti, Comune di Firenze
Niccolò Casini, Comune di Firenze
Alberto Giuntoli, Società Toscana di Orticultura
Nicola Luchi, IPP-CNR
Francesco Pecori, IPP-CNR
Raffaella Manzo, IPP-CNR
Maurizio Meoni, IPP-CNR
Paolo Capretti, DiBA Università di Firenze
Cecilia Comparini, DiBA Università di Firenze
Francesco Ferrini, Università di Firenze

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