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The Bark Beetle Academy • Gainesville, FL • May 2016

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:


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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Registration and Updates

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.

  • 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

The 2016 Academy is full!

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