Jepson Workshop 2018

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
Readings and resources:
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)

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PitchcankerReviewWingfield (pine pitch canker)

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Eukaryotic Cell (sudden oak death)

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Dutchelmbrasier2001 (dutch elm disease)

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Annurev.phyto.graniti1 (cypress canker)

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AnnualReviewGarbelottoGonthier (heterobasidion)

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Link to Power Point Presentations

Jepson Workshop 2018