Ivano Livio Brunner: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Dr. Ivano Livio Brunner
Address
WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf ZH
SWITZERLAND
Telephone044 739 22 84
Fax044 739 22 15
E-mailivanolivio.brunner@biol.ethz.ch
DepartmentBiology
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
551-1104-00LSelected Topics in Forest Mycology2 credits1VI. L. Brunner, M. Peter Baltensweiler, D. H. Rigling
AbstractLifestyles and functions of symbiotic, saprobic and pathogenic fungi, communities of mycorrhizas and its functional aspects, evolution and phylogenetic aspects of plant-fungal interactions, inter- and intraspecific interactions of mycelia, role of fungi in nutrient mobilisation and weathering.
ObjectiveIn-depth knowledge of the biology and ecology of fungi in the forest. Self-examination of the current literature.
ContentIn-depth treatment of selected topics of fungi in the forest ecosystem: Lifestyles and functions of symbiotic, saprobic and pathogenic fungi, communities of mycorrhizas and its functional aspects, evolution and phylogenetic aspects of plant-fungal interactions, inter- and intraspecific interactions of mycelia, role of fungi in nutrient mobilisation and weathering.
Basics will be presented in lectures. In addition, individual study of the learning matter with the help of current literature and presentations.
Lecture notesDocuments for the course will be handed out.
LiteratureSmith S.E. and Read D.J. 1997. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis. Academic Press, 2nd ed., pp. 605.