FABI publications

The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), South Africa publishes many documents, papers and publications of relevance to invasive species in Africa. The below links provide access to publication webpages that are constantly updated.

FAO publications

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FAO. 2011. Guide to implementation of phytosanitary standards in forestry. FAO Forestry Paper 164, FAO, Rome. Russian version

FAO. 2009. Global review of forest pests and diseases. FAO Forestry Paper 156, FAO, Rome.

Moore, B. 2005. Alien invasive species: impacts on forests and forestry. A review. Forest Health and Biosecurity Working Paper FBS/8E. Forestry Department, FAO, Rome.

FAO. 2004. African network on invasive species. Unasylva, 219(55): 65-66.

FAO. 2004. Forest threats, Unasylva, 217(55/2).

FAO. 2004. Contribution of forest insects to food security. The example of caterpillars in Central Africa. Non-wood Forest Products Working Paper No. 1. Forestry Department, FAO, Rome.

Cock, M. 2003. Biosecurity and forests: an introduction - with particular emphasis on forest pests. Forest Health and Biosecurity Working Paper FBS/2E, Forestry Department, FAO, Rome.

FAO. 2003. Forestry Outlook Study for Africa. Regional report - opportunities and challenges towards 2020. FAO Forestry Paper 141, Rome, 68 pp.

Boa, E. 2003. An illustrated guide to the state of health of trees. Recognition and interpretation of symptoms and damage. FAO, Rome, 49 pp. 

Boa, E., Nash, P. 2002. General report and outline of courses. Tree Health Course Seychelles, CABI Bioscience, FAO.

Diekmann, M., Sutherland, J.R., Nowell, D.C., Morales, F.J. & Allard, G. (eds). 2002. FAO/IPGRI Technical guidelines for the safe movement of germplasm, No. 21. Pinus spp. FAO/IPGRI, Rome, Italy, 90 pp.

FAO. 2002. International Standards for phytosanitary measures. Guidelines for regulating wood packaging material in international trade. ISPM # 15, FAO, Rome.

Old, K.M., Vercoe, T.K., Floyd, R.B., Wingfield, M.J., Roux, J. & Neser, S. (eds). 2002. FAO/IPGRI Technical guidelines for the safe movement of germplasm, No. 20. Acacia spp. FAO/ IPGRI, Rome, Italy, 87 pp.

Murphy, S.T. 1998. Protecting Africa's trees. Unasylva, 41/1(192).

Ciesla, W.M., Diekmann, M. & Putter, C.A.J. (eds). 1996. FAO/IPGRI Technical guidelines for the safe movement of germplasm, No. 17. Eucalyptus spp., FAO, IPGRI, ACIAR & ASEAN, Rome, Italy, 67 pp.

Anderson, R.L. 1994a. Assessment of forest diseases in Kenya with specific emphasis on cedar decline, FAO, Rome (Italy). Forestry Department, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Nairobi (Kenya), 34 pp.

Ciesla, W.M. 1991. Cypress aphid, a new pest of confers in eastern and southern Africa. FAO Plant Protection Bulletin, 39 (2/3): 82-93.

FAO. 1991. Exotic aphid pests of conifers: a crisis in African forestry, Muguga, Kenya, 3-6 June 1991. Proceedings of the workshop. FAO, Rome, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Muguga, International Institute of Biological Control, Nairobi, Rome, Italy, 160 pp.