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SG0225

Ecology and Management of Diseases and Pests of Forest Trees

The goal of this course is to provide understanding and skills relating to the biology of insects and fungi and how insects and microorganisms interact with forest and trees. Emphasis is put on species which affect trees and forest ecosystems with a high impact on forest economy.

Information from the course leader

Welcome to the course!
All details of the course can be found within the online course site and syllabus. The flow of this online course uses a mix of self-work and real-time learning activities. This course will have different assignments, scheduled live sessions, text discussions as well as lectures and other course materials. Each student needs to manage their own time each week, to know when assignments are due, and any other weekly course obligations. This will involve regularly logging into the online learning platform, virtually interact with classmates, teachers, and course materials. The course uses the online learning platform Canvas. Real-time learning activities are organized using Zoom. A link to Canvas login is available on this webpage under Open my Canvas room.

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

SG0225-10226 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for SG0225

Academic year 2023/2024

Ecology and Management of Diseases and Pests of Forest Trees (SG0225-10322)

2023-08-28 - 2023-10-30

Academic year 2021/2022

Ecology and Management of Diseases and Pests of Forest Trees (SG0225-10061)

2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Ecology and Management of Diseases and Pests of Forest Trees (SG0225-10032)

2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Ecology and Management of Diseases and Pests of Forest Trees (SG0225-10017)

2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

Academic year 2018/2019

Ecology and Management of Diseases and Pests of Forest Trees (SG0225-10289)

2018-09-03 - 2018-11-11

Academic year 2018/2019

Ecology and Management of Diseases and Pests of Forest Trees (SG0225-10290)

2018-09-03 - 2018-11-05

Syllabus and other information

Grading criteria

Grading criteria: Ecology & Management of Diseases and Pests of Forest Trees, SG0225

Goal

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The student can identify and recognize the common pathogenic fungi and insect pests in Northern Europe

The student can identify the common pathogenic fungi and insect pest in Northern Europe and describe the damages they cause to their host

The student can identify and recognize some of the most important pests and pathogens to trees worldwide

The student can identify some of the most important tree pests and pathogens worldwide and describe the damages they cause to their host

The student can estimate the risk for outbreak of diseases and pests, and analyse and propose methods to counteract disease or pest outbreak

The student can account for the main features in the biology caused by important pathogens and pests, explain how they are affected by different regulating factors, investigate possible reasons behind an outbreak in a given situation and suggest appropriate control measures

The student can account for the biology and damage caused by important pathogens and pests, explain possible reasons
behind outbreaks in a given situation and suggest and motivate appropriate control measures

The student can explain the biology of and the damage caused by important pathogens and pests, explain how they are affected by different regulating factors, investigate and explain possible reasons to an outbreak. The student can suggest and motivate appropriate control measures and evaluate the short and long term effects.

The student can analyse important pathways for introduction of pests and diseases

The student demonstrate knowledge on the most important routes for introduction of pest and diseases in forest ecosystems.

The student discusses the relative importance of different routes for introduction of pest and diseases in forest ecosystems.

The student can analyse the impact of environmental changes and stress on important pest and pathosystems

The student can account for potential effects of environmental changes on important pest and pathosystems, exemplify how environmental changes influence the biology of major pests and pathogens and suggest possible control measures

The student can account for potential effects of environmental changes on the biology and damage by important pest and pathosystems, exemplify and explain how environmental changes influence the biology of major pests and pathogens and suggest possible control measures

The student can explain how environmental changes may impact the biology and damage by important pest and pathosystems, the students uses examples to discuss and explain how environmental changes influence the biology of major pests and pathogens and to suggest possible control measures

The student can synthesize recent research findings from the area, both orally and written

The student demonstrates an ability to synthesize recent research findings from the area, both orally and written

Litterature list

Infectious Forest Diseases Författare: Gonthier P. & Nicolotti G. ISBN: ISBN-9781780640402 (https://libris.kb.se/bib/14558088)

Ecological Methods in Forest Pest Management Författare: David Wainhouse ISBN: 9780198505648 (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/ecological-methods-in-forest-pest-management-9780198505648?cc=se&lang=en&#)

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management - mastersprogramme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Biology Forest Science
Course code: SG0225 Application code: SLU-10226 Location: Location independent Distance course: Yes Language: English Responsible department: Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology Pace: 100%