ESPM 150/290 Spring 2017

Ecology and Impacts of Emergent Forest Diseases in California

The course is organized in 8 parts

  • Part 1: Introduction to tree diseases and their causal agents
  • Part 2: Ecology of forest diseases, differences between native and non-native diseases
  • Part 3: Principles of Biological Invasions and diseases caused by off-site hosts or by forestry practices
  • Part 4: Emergent diseases in California caused by exotic fungi
  • Part 5: Emergent diseases in California caused by exotic oomycetes
  • Part 6: Newest threats
  • Part 7: Molecular diagnostics in Forest Pathology
  • Part 8: Pest Risk Assessment: modeling, predictions, laws and regulations


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

Desprez 2007

Download (Desprez2007-1.pdf, 2.02MB)

Fisher 2012

Download (fisher2012.pdf, 1.78MB)

Garbelotto 2008 phytomed

Download (garbelotto2008phytomed.pdf, 680KB)

Hayden etal 2012

Download (Hayden-et-al-2012.pdf, 221KB)

Santini 2012

Download (santini2012-1.pdf, 1.24MB)


The following readings are specific to the diseases covered in the workshop:

White pines Ribes and Blister Rust (white pine blister rust)

Download (White-pinesRibesand-blister-rust-1.pdf, 1MB)

Pitchcanker Review (pine pitch canker)

Download (PitchcankerReview.pdf, 3MB)

Eukaryotic Cell (sudden oak death)

Download (Eukaryotic-Cell-2012-Garbelotto-1313-23-1.pdf, 938KB)

Dutch elm brasier2001 (dutch elm disease)

Download (dutchelmbrasier2001.pdf, 603KB)

Annurev.phyto.graniti1 (cypress canker)

Download (PitchcankerReview-1.pdf, 3MB)

Annual Review Garbelotto Gonthier (heterobasidion)

Download (AnnualReviewGarbelottoGonthier-1.pdf, 1.29MB)


Class PowerPoints Spring 2017 (Click to Download – Sorry too big to embed):

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