This is a continuation of the previous PHRAME project.
Previous studies have shown that the pine wood nematodes (PWN) is a major threat to European forests.
In order to ensure effective containment and eventual eradication of PWN, demands a detailed understanding of the behaviour and dynamics of PWN in infested trees.
The key objective for this project was to extend the capability of existing models to identify the risk posed by PWN to the rest of Europe and the possible impact of climate change on its spread. It brings together Europe’s leading experts on PWN, together with colleagues from around the world, to address the key gaps in current knowledge.
Funders and partners
This programme is funded by the European Union – Framework Programme FP7.
This is a small collaborative project involving 11 organisations in 8 countries (Austria, China, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom) and international linkages with Canada, Japan and USA.
Forest Research involvement
The Head of Forest Research Wales (Hugh Evans) co-ordinates this project.
Start date was 1st March 2011, the likely end date is 28th February 2014.
Forestry Commission Wales National Office
Tel: +44 (0)300 068 0079
Fax: +44 (0)300 068 030
EU contact details
Co-ordinator: Hugh Evans, Forest Research.
Contract: FP7 – KBBE – 2010-4 - 265483.