Ecology and Management of Diseases and Pests of Forest Trees
Additional course evaluations for SG0225
Academic year 2022/2023
Ecology and Management of Diseases and Pests of Forest Trees (SG0225-10226)
2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31
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 - 2018-11-05
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
SG0225 Ecology and Management of Diseases and Pests of Forest Trees, 15.0 CreditsSkogsträdens skadegörare: interaktioner, ekologi och skötsel
SubjectsForest Science Biology
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirementsMaster’s level (A1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge corresponding to 120 credits at basic level including at least
- 60 credits in Forest sciences including knowledge corresponding 5 credits in Forest Pathology or
- 60 credits in Biology including knowledge corresponding to 5 credits in Forest Pathology or
- 60 credits in Biology including knowledge corresponding to 5 credits in Plant Pathology
- English 6
ObjectivesThis course aim 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 on species which affect trees and forest ecosystems with a high impact on forest economy and environment.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- identify and account for the common pathogenic fungi and insect pests, and their impact, in Northern Europe and some of the most important pests and pathogens to trees worldwide
- estimate the risk for outbreak of diseases and pests.
- analyze and propose methods to counteract disease or pest outbreak.
- analyze important pathways for introduction of pests and diseases.
- discuss the impact of environmental changes and stress on important pest and pathosystems
- discuss the importance of management strategies that minimize the impact of forest pests and pathogens for sustainability in forestry.
- synthesize recent research findings from the area, in both oral and written presentations.
ContentThe course focuses on the ecology of pathogens and pests and damage to trees and forest ecosystems caused by forest pathogens and pests. The aim of the course is that the student should be able to identify and choose forest management measures that reduce damage to trees and ecosystems. The course covers common forest pathogens and pests in the Nordic countries and globally, but also principles for population dynamics and factors of significance for pathogenicity and aggressiveness, such as climate impact and how introduced organisms can affect the stability of forest ecosystems.
The course also deals with research and key methods in the field, resistance biology in trees, molecular tools for identification of species and population structure analyzes and Pest Risk Assessment.
The course is given as a distance course, the teaching is based on online lectures, online seminars (compulsory), excursions (compulsory), exercises (compulsory) and case studies.
Formats and requirements for examinationApproved written exam, approved oral and written presentations of seminars and individual work and participation in compulsory elements. If a student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
If a student has been granted targeted study support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative form of assessment.
If this course is discontinued, SLU will decide on transitional provisions for the examination of students admitted under this syllabus who have not yet been awarded a Pass grade.
For the assessment an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. For more information, please refer to the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Other informationThe right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course instance which the student has been admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information, please refer to the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationThe course is a distance course but it includes a week’s excursion and exercises at and nearby campus Ultuna which may involve some expenses for the student.
SLU is environmentally certified according to ISO 14001. A large part of our courses
cover knowledge and skills that contribute positively to the environment. To further
strengthen this, we have specific environmental goals for the education. Students are
welcome to suggest actions regarding the course’s content and implementation that lead
to improvements for the environment. For more information, see webpage www.slu.se.
Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology
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&#)