Jepson Workshop 2016

Emergent forest diseases threatening California Ecosystems

The course is organized in eight parts:

  1. Introduction to tree diseases and their causal agents
  2. Ecology of forest diseases, differences between native and non-native diseases
  3. Principles of Biological Invasions and diseases caused by off-site hosts or by forestry practices
  4. Emergent diseases in California caused by exotic fungi
  5. Emergent diseases in California caused by exotic oomycetes
  6. Newest threats
  7. (Time permitting): Molecular diagnostics in Forest Pathology

Readings and resources
All Powerpoint presentations and suggested readings will be posted on , UCB courses, Jepson2016workshop.

The following readings are general on the theory of emergent diseases:

The following readings are specific to the diseases covered in the workshop:
WhitepinesRibesandBlisterRust (white pine blister rust)
PitchcankerReviewWingfield (pine pitch canker)
Eukaryotic Cell (sudden oak death)
Dutchelmbrasier2001 (dutch elm disease)
Annurev.phyto.graniti1 (cypress canker)
AnnualReviewGarbelottoGonthier (heterobasidion)

Power Point Presentations:

Jepson 2016 Part 1

Jepson 2016 Part 2

Jepson 2016 Part 3

Jepson 2016 Part 4

Jepson 2016 Part 5

Jepson 2016 Part 6

Jepson 2016 Part 7



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