On 14 December 2018, the INRA team of SAMFIX organized a meeting in Antibes in order to gather all French partners and supporting institutions. The meeting was hosted by the partner Ville d’Antibes and the local staff of INRA Villa Thuret. The meeting was highly successful with more than 40 attendants. Most of the local stakeholders were present: staff, especially those managing parks and gardens, from cities of Antibes, Cannes, Nice and Villeneuve-Loubet; National Park of Port-Cros; Forest Health Department of the Minsitry of Agriculture; National Forestry Office; Fredon; and private companies. During this event, Alain Roques (INRA URZF Orléans), Jean-Baptiste Daubrée (Forest Health Department), Marie-Anne Auger-Rozenberg (INRA URZF Orléans), Pilar Fernandez-Conradi (INRA Biogeco Bordeaux) and Catherine Ducatillion (INRA Villa Thuret) presented the project and the issue of invasive ambrosia beetles in southeastern France. The meeting program is shown below (in French). Finally, all attendants agreed to be involved in the 2019 trapping developments in their respective territory, at least.
Read the meeting program