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
Richard C. Hamelin
Application of Molecular Genetic Tools to Studies of Forest Pathosystems
Mee-Sook Kim, Ned B. Klopfenstein, and Richard C. Hamelin
Assessing Forest-pathogen Interactions at the Population Level
Bryce Richardson, Ned B. Klopfenstein, and Tobin L. Peever
Population Genetics of Bark Beetles and Their Associated Blue-stain Fungi with the use of Molecular Markers
Diana L. Six
Naturalization of Host-Dependent Microbes After Introduction into Terrestrial Ecosystems
Geral I. McDonald, Paul J. Zambino, and Ned B. Klopfenstein
Molecular Analysis of Fungal Pathogenesis in Forest Pathogens
Brad Temple and William E. Hintz
Sap Stain in Trees, Logs and Lumber: Fungi, Pigment, and Pigment Biosynthetic Pathways
C. Breuil, C. Fleet, and P. Loppnau
Transgenic Approaches to Increase Pathogen Disease Resistance in Forest Trees: A Case Study with Poplar
R. Mentag and A. Seguin
Operational Uses of Disease Resistance in Conifer Tree Improvement Programs
R. S. Hunt and C. C. Ying
Forest Disease Impacts on Wildlife: Beneficial?
Cindy H. Stubblefield (Holte), John E. Lundquist, and Bart van der Kamp
Impacts of Diseases and Other Disturbances on Non-Timber Forest Resources: A Case Study involving Small Mammals
John E. Lundquist and James P. Ward, Jr.
Characterizing Regional Forest Health and Sustainability—A Case Study Using Diameter Distributions, Baseline Mortality, and Cumulative Liabilities
Benjamin D. Rubin and Paul D. Manion
Exotic Ecosystems: Where Root Disease Is Not a Beneficial Component of Temperate Conifer Forests
William J. Otrosina
Use of Spatial Statistics in Assessing Forest Diseases
Robin M. Reich and John E. Lundquist
Patterns in Diseased Landscapes: A Case Study of a Lodgepole Pine Forest infected by Dwarf Mistletoe
John E. Lundquist
Landscape Pathology—Forest Pathology in the Era of Landscape Ecology
John E. Lundquist
Forest Pathology in the Era of Integration and Synergy
John E. Lundquist and Richard C. Hamelin
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“…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."
“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…”
“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
Publish Date: 2005
Format: 8.5” ×11”; softcover
Images: 44 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs
Edited by John E. Lundquist and Richard C. Hamelin