California Agriculture: SOD Treatments

Research Article News Article California Agriculture Vol 63, Jan-Mar 2009 See the Revised Treatment Pages for our latest update

Fun with Fungi: Mycology Careers

Journal Website Science Careers from the Journal Science Highlighting career paths and educational opportunities in Mycology. UCB’s Forest Pathology and Mycology is highlighted in Selected Mycology Labs.

Review Article – Invasions by Forest Pathogens

Molecular analysis to study invasions by forest pathogens: examples from Mediterranean ecosystems Journal Article Biological invasions by exotic plant pathogens in Mediterranean ecosystems are characterized using molecular analysis.

Heterobasidion: A Disposition of Two North American Species

What’s in a name? Two of the most serious wood pathogens of conifers worldwide have been renamed by U.C. Berkeley and US Forest Service scientists. Because of the significant economic and scientific importance of these organisms, and because one of them was introduced in Europe by US soldiers during World War II, this is a […]

Island Biogeography and Fire – Kabir Peay

Island Biogeography and Fire Affecting Ectomycorrhizal Colonization of “Tree Islands” Ecology 2010 Plant Soil 2010 Journal of Ecology 2009 Ecology Letters 2007 Fungi are a critical component of the diversity and function of terrestrial ecosystems. Pathogens and mycorrhizal fungi receive a large, direct share of net primary productivity, and wood decay and mycorrhizal fungi play […]

UC Berkeley & the European Food Safety Authority

  2011 EFSA 16th Scientific Colloquium EFSA Scientific Opinion on Phytophthora ramorum Parma , 9 June 2011 – Experts from around the world gather to discuss emerging risks in plant health More than 100 international experts gathered in Parma on 9-10 June for an open scientific debate on key issues related to the identification of […]

Tracks of an Oak Killer

Story and Video Podcast   About the Author: Erin Loury B.S. (biology) University of California, Davis M.S. (marine science) California State University/Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Internship: Los Angeles Times (Kaiser Family Foundation health reporting internship) This story on sudden oak death was my final project for the graduate program in science communication at UC Santa […]

Quarantine Alert – Heterobasidion irregulare

The U.C. Berkeley Forest Pathology Lab directed by Matteo Garbelotto and the Gonthier Lab at the University of Turin, Italy, have jointly discovered the US military transported H. irregulare from North America to Italy in 1944, and have spearheaded most of the research on its invasion process. In October 2013, thanks to their efforts, Heterobasidion […]

Barcoding the Venice Fungal Collection


Wood Decay Diagnostic