Forest Pathology - from genes to landscapes

Edited by John E. Lundquist and Richard C. Hamelin 
APS Press  2005  

Softcover  175 pp  ISBN 089054 3348      £72.00
As ecological threats to forest health and sustainability intensify and new threats emerge, forest pathology plays an increasingly important role. Forest Pathology: From Genes to Landscapes presents a comprehensive treatment of emerging topics in forest health, providing clarity about these issues and the unique challenges they present.

This book offers reviews on both basic and applied research and covers in depth topics including, genomics, molecular epidemiology, bark beetle/disease interactions, ecosystem pathology, pathogenesis, blue stain, development of transgenic hosts, operational disease resistance strategies, non-timber impacts, spatial analysis of diseased landscapes, and landscape pathology. It clearly illustrates how forest pathology is not just about controlling tree diseases, but has taken on many new dimensions, cutting across many disciplines.

Many forest pathologists wear more than one hat € they are molecular biologists, spatial statisticians, geographic information specialists, remote sensing experts, and more. What unifies them is that they study the interactions of small, rapidly developing microorganisms within big, spatially heterogeneous, slow-developing forests. Spanning these vast scales makes forest pathology unique.

This book will be of use for forest pathology scientists and professionals, forest managers and ecologists, molecular biologists and geneticists, and landscape ecologists. It may be used by researchers as a guide to previous work, by extension agents as a source of the most recent information, and by managers as a vehicle for applying the most appropriate science. It is also an excellent teaching resource for courses in forest pathology and entomology, forest and shade tree pathology, forest ecology, disturbance ecology, landscape ecology, forest health, conservation biology, and molecular epidemiology


  • Origin of This Book
  • Forest Pathology in the Era of Genomics
  • Application of Molecular Genetic Tools to Studies of Forest Pathosystems
  • Assessing Forest-pathogen Interactions at the Population Level
  • Population Genetics of Bark Beetles and Their Associated Blue-stain Fungi with the use of Molecular Markers
  • Invasion and Naturalization of Terrestrial Ecosystems by a Host-Dependent Microbes
  • Molecular Analysis of Fungal Pathogenesis in Forest Pathogens
  • Sapstain in Trees, Logs and Lumber: Fungi, Pigment, and Pigment Biosynthetic Pathways
  • Transgenic Approaches to Increase Pathogen Disease Resistance in Forest Trees: A Case Study with Poplar
  • Operational Uses of Disease Resistance in Conifer
  • Tree Improvement Programs
  • Forest Disease Impacts on Wildlife: Beneficial?
  • Impacts of Diseases and Other Disturbances on Non-Timber Forest Resources: A Case Study involving Small Mammals
  • Characterizing Regional Forest Health and Sustainability€A Case Study Using Diameter Distributions, Baseline Mortality, and Cumulative Liabilities
  • Exotic Ecosystems: Where Root Disease Is Not a Beneficial Component of Temperate Conifer Forests
  • Use of Spatial Statistics in Assessing Forest Diseases
  • Patterns in Diseased Landscapes: A Case Study of a Lodgepole Pine Forest infected by Dwarf Mistletoe
  • Landscape Pathology€Forest Pathology in the Era of Landscape Ecology
  • Forest Pathology in the Era of Integration and Synergy
  • Subject Index
  • Scientific Names Index
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