California Naturalist
California Naturalist
California Naturalist
University of California
California Naturalist

Advanced Trainings


 Training Name Forest Diseases
 
 Organization Name Jepson Herbarium
 
 Website for more information http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/workshops/
 
 Start date 10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
 
 Brief course description This workshop—a must for anyone with an interest in the preservation of natural ecosystems—describes the most serious infectious diseases that have either been introduced or have emerged in California because of intensive forest management. After an introduction to the ecological role of native diseases, the theory behind biological invasions by destructive pathogens will be reviewed and discussed. The bulk of the workshop will deal with the description of the causal agents, the epidemiology, and the ecological impacts of the most important forest and tree diseases in California, including but not limited to: White pine blister rust, Sudden Oak Death, Dutch Elm Disease, Pine Pitch Canker, and Annosum root rot. Students will learn not only the biology of the pathogens but also how to identify symptoms and the impacts of all important diseases already broadly established in California. For each disease, valid disease control practices will be discussed. We will split our time between the classroom and local field sites, where we will see some of these forest diseases first-hand.


 
 County location Alameda County
 
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