|Abstract||In-depth understanding of concepts, insight into current research and experience with methods of Forest Pathology based on selected pathosystems.|
|Objective||To know current biological and ecological research on selected diseases, to be able to comment on it and to understand the methods.|
To understand the dynamics of selected pathosystems and disturbance processes.
To be able to diagnose tree diseases and injuries.
To know forest protection strategies and to be able to comment on them.
|Content||Stress and disease, virulence and resistance, disease diagnosis and damage assessment, tree disease epidemiology, disease management, ecosystem pathology.|
Systems (examples): Air pollution and trees, endophytic fungi, mycorrhiza, wood decay, conifer- root rot, Phytophthora diseases, chestnut canker and its hypoviruses, urban trees, complex diseases, emerging diseases
|Lecture notes||no script, the ppt-presentations and specific articles will be made available|
Edmonds, R.L., Agee, J.K., Gara, R.I. (2000): Forest Health and protection. Boston: Mc Graw-hill.
Lundquist, J.E., Hamelin, R.C. (2005): Forest Pathology. From genes to landscapes. St. Paul, Minnesota: APS-Press.
Tainter, F.H., Baker, F.A. (1996): principles of Forest pathology. New York: Wiley.
|Prerequisites / Notice||The course is composed of introductory lectures, practical work, discussions and reading. The participants should have basic knowledge in forest pathology (corresponding to the course 701-0563-00 "Wald- und Baumkrankheiten, see teaching book of H. Butin: Tree diseases and disorders, Oxford University Press 1995. 252 pp.).|