RMRS-RN-11WWW: Hosts and Geographic Distribution of Arceuthobium oxycedr


William M. Ciesla is the owner of Forest Health Management International, a Fort Collins, Colorado-based international consulting service specializing in forest insect and disease management and remote sensing for vegetation assessment. He holds degrees from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY. Mr. Ciesla has held a variety of positions in USDA Forest Service including Director of Forest Pest Management in Forest Service Regions 1 and 6 and Director of the Methods Application Group (presently, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team). From 1990 to 1995, he was Forest Protection Officer, Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy. He is the author or co-author of publications dealing with biology, management and assessment of a variety of forest insects and diseases and had provided technical assistance in forest health protection to over 25 countries. He has worked with Arceuthobium oxycedri in Pakistan in conjunction with forestry development projects funded by FAO and The World Bank.

Brian W. Geils is Research Plant Pathologist with the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Flagstaff, AZ. He attended Utah State University and University of Idaho, and he has a Ph.D. in botany and plant pathology from Colorado State University. He has published on the biology and management of various mistletoes, edited a monograph on the dwarf mistletoes, and curates the Forest Pathology Herbarium at Fort Collins (FPF-FC). Current assignments include describing the epidemiology and ecology of mistletoes and improving methods for assessing their effects.

Robert P. Adams is the Director of the Pacific Center for Molecular Biodiversity, Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI. He attended the University of Texas at Austin (B.A., math; Ph. D., botany/biochemistry). He has been studying systematics and evolution of Juniperus for the past 36 years and is preparing a monograph of the genus. He is currently working on terpenes and DNA fingerprinting and DNA sequencing for Juniperus, Cupressus, and other Cupressaceae genera.

Contact: William Ciesla at wciesla@aol.com regarding geography, juniper management, and forest health; Brian Geils at bgeils@fs.fed.us for information on mistletoes and forest pathology; and Robert Adams at rpadams@juno.com regarding juniper taxonomy.

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Title: RMRS-RN-11WWW: Authors
Electronic Publish Date: September 2001
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August 20, 2008