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.
“…takes you deep below the symptomatology into fundamental areas of the host-pathogen encounter that will lead to more enlightened approaches to disease management. It is therefore a valuable companion to the range of traditional books on forest pathology and is relevant in a worldwide context.” -- European Journal of Plant Pathology
"...provides stimulating ideas and leads the readers also to appropriate methods, the application of which is illustrated by case studies...highly recommended to students as well as to professional forest pathologists who like to broaden their view." -- European Journal of Forest Pathology
"The book is a celebration of what forest pathology is becoming...it is targeted at undergraduates in forestry and forest pathology, as well as the professional forest scientist and natural resource manager. It represents a resource book of ideas that has the potential to stimulate pathologists dealing with similar temporal and spatial scales in natural ecosystems in other regions of the world. Its modest price means that it will find its way onto personal bookshelves, not just into reference libraries." -- Plant Pathology
“This book consists of short but informative introductions to many fields of forest science and it clearly illustrates that forest pathology is not just about controlling diseases, but has taken on many new dimensions, cutting across many disciplines… it is a good review and source of information for mycologists studying forest pathogens…” -- Czech Mycology
“This book proves that apart of the well-developed field of agrobiotechnology there is also well growing and developing forest biotechnology…APS Press merits congratulations on publishing this very interesting book that will be well accepted by researchers active in forest sciences.” -- Journal of Plant Protection Research
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