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701-0563-00L  Forest and Tree Diseases

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersT. N. Sieber
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

Catalogue data

AbstractDiseases and abiotic damage influence the use and maintenance of forest ecosystems, tree populations and individual trees. This course provides a basic overview of important infectious diseases and abiotic damage in woody plants, with a focus on Central Europe.
ObjectiveStudents are able to
- describe the basic processes of pathogenesis in trees.
- explain methods of disease diagnosis and control.
- name and identify ecologically or economically significant tree and forest diseases.
ContentThe concept of 'Forest Health', history of forest pathology, environment and disease, pathogenesis and defence, basics of epidemiology, Principles of tree management. Morphology, biology, diagnosis and control of selected pathogens (parasitic phanerogams, fungi, bacteria, viruses and viroids). Morphology of mycorrhiza. Damages to woody plants caused by abiotic environmental factors.
Lecture notesLecture slides are avilable in electronic form.
LiteratureButin, H., 2011: Krankheiten der Wald- und Parkbäume. Diagnose - Biologie - Bekämpfung. 3. Aufl., G. Thieme-Verlag, Stuttgart (only the previous edition is available in English: Butin, H.: 1995: Tree Diseases and Disorders. Causes, Biology and Control in Forest and Amenity Trees. Oxford University Press, 252 S.)
Hartmann, G., Nienhaus, F., Butin, H., 1995: Farbatlas Waldschäden. Diagnose von Baumkrankheiten. 2. Aufl., G. Thieme-Verlag, Stuttgart.
Hartman, G., Nienhaus, F., Butin, H., (1991): Les symptômes de dépérissement des arbres forestiers : atlas de reconnaissance en couleurs des maladies, insectes et divers [Paris] : Institut pour le Développement Forestier; 256 S.
Hartmann, G., Nienhaus, F., Butin, H., (1990): Atlante delle malattie delle piante : guida illustrata dei danni alle specie arboree. Padova : Muzzio. 266 S.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Basics in General and Systematic Biology, good knowledge of morphology and biology of the most common forest tree species in Switzerland.
The course includes practical work (microscopy).

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersT. N. Sieber
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Written aidsKeine
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

Teaching document repositoryLehr-Dokumentenablage / Teaching document repository
Only public learning materials are listed.


701-0563-00 GWald- und Baumkrankheiten
Vorlesung; Do 13-15; beginnt in der ersten Semesterwoche.
Praktikum: Do 8-10; beginnt am 6. Oktober
3 hrs
Thu/2w08-10CHN F 42 »
Thu13-15CHN C 14 »
T. N. Sieber


No information on groups available.


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Offered in

Environmental Sciences BachelorForest and LandscapeWInformation