FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Protecting oak trees for future generations in Europe and Central Asia

Virtual event (webinar), 26/11/2020 - 26/11/2020

Forests face new threats from both native pest species with changing biology and behaviour, and also non-native, sometimes even invasive, pest species; the latter of which are often very difficult to manage.

The countries of Europe and Central Asia recognized this issue and established the Forest Invasive Species Network for Europe and Central Asia (REUFIS) where scientists, forest managers and policy-makers can share information and coordinate forest invasive species activities.

Oaks are one of the dominating tree species in many forest types across Europe and Central Asia, however, there are many pests and diseases associated with oak species. Protection of the oak species from pests and diseases is pivotal for future of regional forests and forest ecosystems.   

The webinar will

  • Raise awareness and preparedness for future pest and diseases outbreaks in oak forests;
  • Share experiences on good practises on Integrated Pest Management for pests and diseases of oak species;
  • Contribute to the goals of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH 2020).

Join the discussion on 26 November 2020, 11:00-13:00 CET


Alexis Ducousso, UMR BioGeCo, INRAE, France
György Csóka, NARIC Forest Research Institute, Hungary
Boris Hrašovec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Uliana Chernova, All-Russian Research Institute of Silviculture and Mechanization of Forestry (VNIILM), Russian Federation
Dani Nurgissaevna Sarsekova, S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University, Kazakhstan
Dániel Andrési, OakeyLife project, Innovation Center, KEFAG Kiskunság Forestry and Woodworking PLC, Hungary