2011 COURSE SYLLABUS

 

 

Week No.

Lecture No.

Date

Lecture topic

Lab topic

Assigned readings

1

1

1/18

Course intro, disease, Koch’s rules, Phoenix helix

Fungi I

1(pp 1-17)
2, 3,
4 (pp 1-11 & 42-57), 5

 

2

1/20

Intro to fungi

 

 

2

3

1/25

Fungi continued

Fungi II

 

 

4

1/27

Wood anatomy

 

1 (pp. 225-292)

3

5

2/01

Wood decay

Wood Decay I
Decay expt.

 

 

6

2/03

Wood decay

 

 

4

7

2/08

Wood decay & stains

Wood decay II

Quiz 1: Fungi

6

 

8

2/10

Root diseases

 

1 (pp. 293-311)

5

9

2/15

Root diseases continued

Root Diseases

7,8

 

10

2/17

Mycorrhizae

 

 

9 (pp. 373-390)

6

11

2/22

Nursery Diseases

Quiz 2: decay
Foliage diseases

1 (pp. 370-376)
10

 

12

2/24

Foliage diseases

 

1 (pp. 134-156)

7

13

3/01

Foliage diseases

Pathogen ID lab

11

 

14

3/03

Exam 1: lectures 1-10

 

 

8

15

3/08

Rusts

Rust Fungi
Quiz 3: Root diseases

1 (pp. 157-181)

 

16

3/10

Rusts

 

12

9

Spring break

3/13-20

 

 

 

10

17

3/22

Cankers

Cankers

1 (pp. 183-208)

 

18

3/24

Cankers

 

 

11

19

3/29

Wilts

Wilts, mistletoes & DED pathogen comparison exercise
Quiz 4: Foliage & rusts

1 (pp 209-223)

 

20

3/31

Wilts

 

13, 14

12
21
4/05
Exam 2: lecs 11-20

Viruses & bacteria
Results: Pathogen Comparison Expt.
Results: Wood Decay Expt.

 

 

22

4/07

Mistletoes

 

15

13

23

4/12

Phytoplasma & other bacteria

Epidemiology and Baseline Mortality
Results: Virus and DED exercises

1 (pp. 349-360), 16, 17, 18, 19

 

24

4/14

Viruses

 

20

14

25

4/19

Decline  diseases

Declines & Abiotic Diseases
Results: DED culturing exercise

1 (pp.328-348)
21

 

26

4/21

Abiotic diseases

 

1 (pp.18-51),
22, 23, 24

15

27

4/26

Pathogens & Forest Communities

Field trip

Field Quiz 5

25

 

28

4/28

Disease impacts on wildlife

 

26, 27

16

29

5/03

Forest health revisited

No Lab

28, 29

 

Key to assigned readings:

 

1.                 Manion, P.D. 1991. Tree Disease Concepts. Prentice-Hall Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Assorted pages.

2.                 Kim, M-S., Klopfenstein, N., and R.C. Hamelin. 2005. Application of molecular genetic tools to studies of forest pathosystems. pp. 9-20, In:J.E. Lundquist and R.C Hamelin (Eds) Forest Pathology: From Genes to Landscapes. APS Press, Dt. Paul, MN. 175 p.

3.                 Richardson, B., N. Klopfenstein, and T.L. Peever. 2005. Assessing forest pathogen interactions at the population level. pp. 21-30, In:J.E. Lundquist and R.C Hamelin (Eds) Forest Pathology: From Genes to Landscapes. APS Press, Dt. Paul, MN. 175 p.

4.                 Hartig, R. 1874. Important Diseases of Forest Trees. Springer, Berlin. (pp 1-11 & 42-57)

5.                 Castello, J.D., D.J. Leopold, and P.J. Smallidge. 1995. Pathogens, patterns, and processes in forest ecosystems. BioScience 45: 16-24.

6.                 Breuil, C., Fleet, C., and Loppnau, P. 2005. Sap stain in trees, logs, and lumber: Fungi, pigment, and pigment biosynthetic pathways. pp. 69-77 In: Forest Pathology:From Genes to Landscapes, J.E. Lundquist and R.C. Hamelin (eds.). APS Press, St. Paul, MN. 175 p.

7.                 Barrett, T.M., Gatziolis, D., Fried, J.S., and Waddell, K.L. 2006. Sudden oak death in California:What is the potential? J. Forestry 104(3):61-64.

8.                 Gonthier, P., Nicolotti, G., Linzer, R., Guglielmo, F., and Garbelloto, M. 2007. Invasion of European pine stands by a North American forest pathogen and its hybridization with a native interfertile taxon. Mol. Ecol. 16:1389-1400.

9.                 Petersen, R.L., Massicotte, H.B., and Melville, L.H. 2004. Mycorrhizas: Anatomy and Cell Biology. Ottawa: NRC Research Press. pp 1,2,7-9,22-23,33,38,45,54,57-59,64,70-71,76.

10.              Swart, W.J., and M.J. Wingfield. 1991. Biology and control of Sphaeropsis sapinea on Pinus species in South Africa. Plant Dis. 75: 761-766.

11.              McDonald, G.I., Richardson, B.A., Zambino, P.J., Klopfenstein, N.B., and Kim, M.-S. 2006. Pedicularis and Castilleja are natural hosts of Cronartium ribicola in North America: a first report. For. Path. 36 (2): 73-82.

12.              Brasier, C.M. 2001. Rapid evolution of introduced plant pathogen via interspecific hybridization. BioScience 51: 123-133.

13.              Sinclair, W.A., H.M. Griffiths, and I.M. Lee. 1994. Mycoplasmalike organisms as causes of slow growth and decline of trees and shrubs. J. Arboric. 20: 176-189.

14.              Nienhaus, F.N., and J.D. Castello. 1989. Viruses in forest trees. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 27:165-186.

15.         Schutt, P., and E.B. Cowling. 1985. Waldsterben, a general decline of forests in central Europe:symptoms, development, and possible causes. Plant Dis. 69: 548-558.

16.         Manion, P.D., D.H. Griffin, and B.D. Rubin. 2001. Ice damage impacts on the health of the northern New York State Forest. For. Chron. 77: 619-625.

17.         Albers, J., T. Eiber, and E. Hayes. 1996. How to recognize hazardous defects in trees. USDA For. Serv, and MN Dept of Natural Resources. NA-FR-01-96. 12 p.

18.         Stubblefield (Holte), C.H., J.E. Lundquist, and B. van der Kamp. 2005. Forest Disease impacts on wildlife: Beneficial? pp. 95-104 In:J.E. Lundquist and R.C Hamelin (Eds) Forest Pathology: From Genes to Landscapes. APS Press, St. Paul, MN. 175 p.

19.         Manion, P.D., and D.H. Griffin. 2001. Large landscape scale analysis of tree death in the Adirondack Park, New York. For. Sci. 47: 542-549.

20.         Walla, J.A., W.R. Jacobi, and R.A. Schmidt. 2003. Forest Pathology for the last century: An overview of the symposium. Phytopathology 93: 1037-1061.

21.         Stanosz, G.R., Smith, D.R., and Leisso, R. 2007. Diplodia shoot blight and asymptomatic persistence of Diplodia pinea on or in stems of jack pine nursery seedlings. For. Path. 37:145-154.

22.         Fedorkov, A. 2007. Effect of heavy metal pollution of forest soil on radial growth of Scots pine. For. Path. 37:136-142.

 

             

 

 

I have packaged all of the assigned readings (except those from your text, #1 in assigned reading list) into a bound volume. I put five copies of this volume in the cabinet in the back of the lab (Rm 306) for your use. Please return them to the cabinet when done with the reading for the week.  You should purchase your own copy of the readings from the Business Office. Cost will be approximately $10.