Do you need bark & ambrosia beetle identification and expertise?
- Are you a student developing a beetle project?
- An extension agent in charge of forest pests?
- A State or Federal insect identifier?
- A researcher fascinated by bark and ambrosia beetles?
Learn all you need to know from local and international experts: identify beetles, understand their ecology, damage, and classification, find and diagnose them in the field, build your own reference collection, and meet the global community of bark beetle researchers.
Each one includes extensive field trip and lab demonstration at the University of Florida and surrounding forests; choose one or both:
AppliedMay 3 & 4
Identification of bark and ambrosia beetles, diagnostics of damage in the field, and management of pest species in the Southeastern US. Recommended for tree health practitioners and extension faculty/agents.
AcademicMay 5 & 6
advanced identification, global scope, 12 hours of hands-on microscope sessions, specialized topics, and field trips. For students, researchers, agency entomologists, and enthusiasts. For those taking Module 2, it is highly recommended to also take Module 1 as an introduction.
LocationUniversity of Florida-Gainesville, Steinmetz Hall room 2218 (Department of Entomology)
AccommodationWe will provide transportation from the Springhill Suites and Super 8 to UF and back.
4155 SW 40th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32608
4202 SW 40th Blvd, Exit 384 (Archer Rd)
Gainesville, FL 32608
A list of nearby hotels can be found here (we will NOT provide transportation from these other hotels but they are close enough for you to walk to either the Springhill Suites or Super 8 to ride the shuttle).
If you have any questions please contact Paloma.
Tom Atkinson author of barkbeetles.info
Anthony Cognato Michigan State University
Wilhelm de Beer University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jeffrey Eickwort Florida Forest Service
Marc Hughes University of Florida
Jiri Hulcr University of Florida
Kier Klepzig USDA Forest Service
Robert Rabaglia USDA Forest Service
Sarah M. Smith Michigan State University
New accommodation arrangement!The Lodge is being renovated. So we are now recommending the Springhill Suites and the Super 8, and will provide shuttle service from these two. See the Details tab for more info.
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Get ready for the SECOND Bark Beetle Academy! This is the biggest educational, scientific and social event focused on bark and ambrosia beetles. Register and join us to learn more about these important insects and to meet leading bark and ambrosia beetle scientists.
- ...work directly with specialists
- ...receive state-of-the art identification and management materials
- ...participate in hands-on identification practice
- ...learn how to collect beetles in the field during their peak season in Florida’s Spring
- ...receive Continuing Education Units from the Society of American Foresters and the International Society of Arboriculture.
- ...enjoy a high instructor/student ratio