What is REPHRAME?REPHRAME (Research Extending Plant Health Risk And Monitoring Evaluation) is a continuation and expansion of PHRAME and concentrates on key variables identified in that project, notably the role of vector beetles in moving the pine wood nematode round and how susceptible pines and other conifers in Europe are to the pest. The main aim is to produce a practical web-based Tool Kit with practical advice and risk ratings for Europe and new or improved methodologies for management of this important pest.
The project commenced on 1 March 2011 and the likely end date is 28 February 2014.
A major threat to Europe's forestsThe pine wood nematode and its associated syndrome ‘pine wilt’ is a major threat to forests. In Japan – where the disease was first identified in 1905 - it has been credited with destroying 26 million cubic metres of timber since 1945. Following its discovery in Portugal in 1999 it has spread throughout the country and to Madeira with no prospect of eradication.
The fear is that, having established a bridgehead after arriving on infested wood packaging, it will spread throughout the rest of Europe.
Rephrame is part funded by European Union Seventh Framework Programme FP7 2007-2013 2009-3 under grant agreement 265483
Hotel Sana Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal22-24 October,2012
This mid-term meeting of REPHRAME includes:
Joint Stakeholder Observer Group meeting with Nematode Group (Contact: Christophe Orazio)
- Management and coordination – Hugh Evans
- Behaviour and dynamics of PWN in infested trees – Manuel Mota
- Assessing phenology and dispersal capacities of PWN vectors – Edmundo Sousa
- Development of new methods for monitoring and control of Monochamus spp and PWN – Juan Pajares
- Determine risk of non-vector spread of PWN through various pathways to healthy forests – Thomas Schroeder
- Host tree resistance to PWN and its vectors for future planting – Edmundo Sousa
- Prediction of pine wilt expression across eco-climatic zones, taking account of latency – Christelle Robinet, Alain Roques and Philippe Castagnone
- EU and international cooperation and collaboration – Manuel Mota
- Synthesis and development of PWN Tool Kit for monitoring and management of PWN – Hugh Evans
- Stakeholder Engagement & Dissemination – Hugh Evans
For more details contact: Professor Hugh Evans, project co-ordinator
Tel: +44 300 068 0079 e-mail: email@example.com
This is a temporary webpage. An expanded site containing details of project aims and research reports will be available here soon. In the meantime you can read more about the project on the Forest Research Rephrame web pages.