UC Berkeley Forest Pathology and Mycology 
Laboratory City Forest
October 23, 2014
 
In The News
  • California drought helps state save oak trees from deadly pathogen. As farmers abandon crops amid dust bowl conditions, scientists find ways to fighting contagious spores of 'sudden oak death'. The Guardian. 6/25/14, Original Article - Archived Article

  • California drought helping in sudden oak death fight. Willits News. 6/24/14, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Sudden oak death drying up with drought. San Francisco Chronicle, Front Page. 6/23/14, Original Article - Archived Article

  • 'Citizen science': A way to fight invasive species? IUFRO Spotlight. 4/10/14, PDF

  • Volunteers enlisted to track Sudden Oak Death. The Porterville Recorder. 4/7/14, Original Article - Archived Article

  • New effort to track Sudden Oak Death in Sonoma County. The Press Democrat. 4/5/14, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Oak plague first discovered in Marin continues to spread Marin Independent Journal. 2/24/14, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Ancient oak at Jack London spared the axe - for now, Kenwood Press. 1/15/14, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Arborist answers call of boosters to save oak, San Jose Mercury News. 12/26/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Arborist answers call of boosters to save oak, Contra Costa Times. 12/26/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Jack London's mighty oak won't be chopped, San Francisco Chronicle 12/25/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Jack London's majestic oak saved from the ax, The Press Democrat. 12/23/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • BARCODE OF LIFE: a short DNA sequence, from a uniform location on the genome, used for identifying species. Barcoding Life Highlights 2013. 10/17/13, PDF

  • Jack London's ailing oak tree to undergo more tests, The Press Democrat. 10/11/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • App advises users of sudden oak death risks, The Press Democrat. 10/9/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Staying vigilant for sudden oak death, The Press Democrat. 10/9/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Citizen Scientists Key to Halting Sudden Oak Death. Live Science, Op-Ed & Insights: Expert Views, 6/5/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Barcoding the Venice Fungal Collection. www.ambbresadola.org, 5/23/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • UC Berkeley a pioneer in citizen science. newscenter.berkeley.edu 5/22/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Sequenziamento DNA delle collezioni micologiche. msn.visitmuve.it, 5/20/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Smart phone users can now detect tree-killing disease. sfgate.com, 4/25/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Sudden Oak Death Blitz: Native oaks need our help. Napa Valley Register, 4/19/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Citizen-scientists to help map Sudden Oak Death fungus. San Jose Mercury News, 4/12/13, Original Article - Info-graphic - Archived Article

  • Citizen-scientists to help map Sudden Oak Death fungus. Oakland Tribune, 4/12/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Citizen-scientists to help map Sudden Oak Death fungus. Marin Independent Journal, 4/12/13, Original Article - Archived Article

  • Counteroffensive launched against Sudden Oak Death. Ten times more dead than a year ago. Carmel Pine Cone, Page 1A, 10/19/12, Article PDF

  • Oak tree death increases across California. Daily Californian, Page 1, 10/15/12, Article at dailycal.org - Archived Article

  • Sudden Oak Death: Tree Disease Has Reached 'Epidemic' Proportions in Some Areas. Davis Patch, 10/14/12, Article at davis.patch.com - Archived Article

  • Sudden oak death disease nearly 430,000 trees dead. World News Network - North America Chinese news, 10/14/12, Article at worldjournal.com - Archived Article

  • Sudden oak death 'here to stay'. Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 10/13/12, Article at pressdemocrat.com - Archived Article

  • Sudden Oak Death: Tree Disease Has Reached 'Epidemic' Proportions in Some Areas. Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 10/11/12, Article at pressdemocrat.com - Archived Article

  • Explosive growth in sudden oak death. San Francisco Chronicle, 10/9/12, Page 1A, above the fold. Article at sfgate.com - Archived Article

  • Sudden Oak Death 2012 blitz results. Napa Valley Register, 10/5/12, Article at napavalleyregister.com - Archived Article

  • Project tracks tiny germ that's killing mighty oaks. San Francisco Chronicle, 6/21/12, Front Page. Article at sfgate.com - Archived Article

  • History is Key Factor in Plant Disease Virulence Where disease-causing microbes have been makes a difference. National Science Foundation, 4/18/12, Press Release 12-074. Article

  • Silent Killer. The ongoing fight to save California's oaks. California Magazine, Spring 2012, vol. 123, no. 1, pg. 16-17. Article

  • Blitzers Search for SOD. On the front lines of oak research. Bay Nature Magazine, 3/8/12 Article

  • Oak killing mold spreads in East Bay. The tiny culprit behind a deadly oak disease has spread in the East Bay. Contra Costa Times, 11/3/11 Article

  • Oak killing mold spreads in East Bay. SOD appears to have crept closer to residential areas in parts of Oakland and Berkeley. San Jose Mercury News, 10/31/11 Article

  • Tree-Killing Fungus Traced Back To Bay Area. It took some DNA detective work to discover that a fungus killing cypress trees in Europe had origins in the Golden State. CBS San Francisco, 10/31/11 Video

  • Fungal Killer of Cypresses Originated in California. Scientists have been on the trail of a fungus that has caused a deadly epidemic in the world's forests. New York Times, 10/27/11 Article

  • Deadly disease hitting Woodside and Portola Valley's oak trees harder than most, study shows. A significantly higher percentage of oak trees in Woodside and Portola Valley have been infected. San Jose Mercury News, 10/22/11 Article

  • Sudden Oak Death Cases 'Worse Than Expected' In Bay Area. Huffington Post, 10/18/11 Article

  • Wet spring caused jump in sudden oak disease: Survey results show Skyline area hit hard by forest pathogen. San Jose Mercury News, 10/17/11 Article

  • Global cypress epidemic traced to CA. Massive die-offs of Italian cypresses from Portugal to Greece have been linked to California's Monterey cypresses. Frontiers in Ecology - Dispatches, 10/14/11 Article

  • Spring rains blamed for sudden oak death increase. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 10/10/11 Article

  • Sudden oak death disease spreading in Napa County. Napa Valley Register, 10/7/11 Article

  • Sudden oak death cases jump, spread in Bay Area. Citizens' data show dramatic rise in sudden oak death infections. San Francisco Chronicle - Front Page 10/02/11 Article

  • Tree-killing pathogen traced back to California. California Agriculture October 2011 Article

  • Knock on wood. Sudden oak death threatens Oregon timber industry. The World 9/17/11 Article

  • Perche muoiono i cipressi di Carducci. Il Gazzettino 9/14/11 JPG

  • Campus study finds origin of spread of tree pathogen. The Daily Californian 9/5/11 Article

  • Fungus from California suspected of killing cypress trees worldwide Earth Times 9/3/11 Article

  • Calif. said source of global tree scourge. UPI.com 9/1/11 Article

  • Gene sleuths trace tree-killing pathogen back to California. Decades-long mystery of the origin of cypress canker disease unravelled. UC Berkeley News Center 9/1/11 PDF

  • European Food Saftey Authority . P. ramorum Scientific Opinion, August 2011 PDF

  • Scientists Fight a Deadly Oak-Tree Disease. New York Times, 7/16/11. Article

  • Saving oak trees by chopping down bay trees. San Francisco Chronicle, 7/14/11. Article

  • SF Presidio tree infected with sudden oak death, Park staff fight the decline of oak trees in San Francisco's Presidio - and the world. ABC News - Channel 7 KGO, 4/29/11. Video

  • The slow death of mushrooms, Sudden oak death, deforestation, and livestock have shrunk local muchroom populations. East Bay Express, 4/27/11. Article

  • Dominican targets sudden oak death with training program, SOD Blitz training session at Dominican University. Marin Independent Journal, 4/14/11. Article

  • Presidio tree infected with sudden oak death, Scientists have discovered a tree in the Presidio with the tree-killing disease. San Francsico Chronicle, 3/30/11. Article

  • Tonight: Sudden Oak Death Update. The Almanac, 11/8/10. Article

  • Sudden oak death update: disease spreads to Atherton. The Almanac, 11/3/10. Article

  • Sudden Oak Death Back in Monterey County. Monterey County Herald, 10/5/10. Article

  • Scientists get public help in tracking oak disease. San Jose Mercury News, 10/4/10. Article

  • Public Helps Track Sudden Oak Death. California Releaf, 10/4/10. Article

  • Scientists get public help in tracking oak disease. Contra Costa Times, 10/4/10. Article

  • Sudden Oak Death: Plotting Trail, Testing Leaves. San Francisco Chronicle, Page A-1 10/4/10. Article

  • Oak Disease Epidemic Transforming Our Forests. San Francisco Chronicle, 4/25/10. Article

  • Cal Professor Enlists Volunteers in Fight to Save Oaks. Contra Costa Times, 4/14/10. Article

  • MidPen open space tries dramatic tree-cutting strategy to save its oaks. The Mercury News, 12/16/09. Article

  • Green Neighbors: Sudden Oak Death: Part Three, The Berkeley Daily Planet, 10/29/09. Article

  • Green Neighbors: Help for Getting a Grip on Sudden Oak Death: Part Two, The Berkeley Daily Planet, 10/22/09. Article

  • Green Neighbors: Workshops for tree people on Sudden Oak Death, The Berkeley Daily Planet, 10/15/09. Article

  • L'epidemia si cura col DNA, Understanding the causes of plant disease epidemics using DNA. Galileo, 9/8/09. Article

  • How oak death spores survive baffles scientists, pathogen that causes sudden oak death is baffling scientists even after 14 years on its trail, San Francsico Chronicle, 7/24/09. Article

  • SAS Intitute podcast with Matteo Garbelotto. JMP Podcast #27, 2009. Podcast

  • Conserving top dollar crops, Researchers find a link between harvesting pressures and conservation efforts on Matsutake mushrooms, Breakthroughs Magazine, UC College of Natural Resources, Winter 2009. Report

  • Sudden oak death, As California continues to respond to an outbreak of swine flu plant biologists are dealing with a deadly epidemic of a different kind. KQED Quest Radio. 5/11/09. Webcast

  • Hunting for sudden oak death disease, "SOD Blitz" survey involves local community in disease fight. San Jose Mercury News. 5/10/09. Article

  • Rx for oak trees, Ecological Society of America, Frontiers in Ecology, Dispatches 4/09 Pg. 122. PDF

  • Science-based outreach helps stem sudden oak death, Importance of community outreach and public information programs to prevent the spread of SOD. California Agriculture. 1/8/09. Article

  • Deadly oak disease plagues researchers, Scientists to protect tanoaks. Half Moon Bay Review. 11/19/08. Article

  • Molecular Ecology, Editorial and Retrospective 2008 PDF

  • Fungus-killed oaks make Basin Complex fire hotter, harder to fight, Dead trees create greater danger. Los Angeles Times. 7/7/08. Article

  • Tracking a killer. On the trail of Sudden Oak Death. California Magazine, July/August 2008. Article

  • UC eggheads find where oak plague started, Origins of the disease. East Bay Express. 4/17/08. Blog

  • Mount Tam, Santa Cruz sites called launching pads for sudden oak death, Reconstructing the epidemic. Marin Independent Journal. 4/16/08. Article

  • Experts determine where Sudden Oak Death began. Nursery plants and people believed to help spread of disease. San Francisco Chronicle, 4/17/08. Article

  • Sudden Oak Death epidemic traced to two coastal California sites. DNA fingerprint indicates introduction through the nursery trade. San Jose Mercury News, 4/17/08. Article

  • Scientists pinpoint source of Bay Area's Sudden Oak Death epidemic. Scotts Valley and Mt. Tam seen as likely starting points for infection. San Jose Mercury News, 4/16/08. Article

  • Bringing Forests up to Date. The Garden of Eden of the Golden State is already gone. San Francisco Chronicle, 2/29/08. Article

  • Ask an Arborist: Sudden Oak Death still alive and well. San Francisco Chronicle, 10/6/07. Article

  • Sudden Oak Death. As oaks are dying in our foothills and mountains, local residents are rallying to save the cherished trees. The Almanac, October 2007. Cover Story

  • WWII Tree Disease. A fungus brought by American troops in WWII infected Italian trees. AAAS Science Update, October 2007. Radio Feature/Pocast

  • Plant Plague: Sudden Oak Death. SOD has devastated over one million oak trees across Northern California and southern Oregon. KQED QUEST, October 2007. Video and Website

  • A Pox Upon the Kauri. New Zealanders rally to save their much-loved 2,000-year-old national symbol. Smithsonian, October 2007. Article

  • Trees Become Casualties of War. Introduction of US pathogen to Europe during WWII. The Lancet, August 2005. PDF

  • The war on nature. The Times (London), 4/15/2004, Article at The Times - Archived Article

  • Plant Pathologists at the Center of a Circus. A devastating oak disease has reshaped two scientists' careers. Science, April, 18, 2003. Vol 300, 418-419. Article PDF

  • As Trees Die, Biologists Battle Back. New York Times, Oct., 1, 2002. Article PDF




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