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Forest Microbiology, Volume 2 Forest Tree Health

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Series: Forest Microbiology Volume: 2
By: Fred O Asiegbu(Editor), Andriy Kovalchuk(Editor)
470 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, tables
Publisher: Academic Press
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Forest Microbiology, Volume 2: Forest Tree Health highlights a range of emerging microbial phytopathogens of forest trees, along with novel approaches for managing tree pests and diseases in a changing climate. The book provides an overview of selected microbial pathogens of forest trees, with an emphasis on their biology, lifecycle, spreading mechanisms, impact on affected tree species and current and prospective control strategies. At the same time, the impact of tree microbiomes on host fitness is discussed. Beneficial components of tree microbiota are presented, along with their functional role in tree nutrition, immunity and disease resistance. In addition, this volume addresses the many functions of microbial disease agents of trees including fungi, bacteria, viruses and phytoplasma. Strong emphasis is placed on the genetics, biochemistry, physiology, evolutionary biology and population dynamics of the microorganisms involved. This title is a key resource for foresters and forest pathology practitioners, as well as plant biologists.

Contents

Contributors
Preface

Part I: Basis of tree pathology
Chapter 1: Basic concepts and principles of forest pathology
Chapter 2: Diagnostic tools and techniques in tree pathology

Part II: Tree health: Global perspectives
Chapter 3: Forest diversity and productivity: Implications for forest health in future climates
Chapter 4: Globalization, invasive forest pathogen species, and forest tree health
Chapter 5: Abiotic factors affecting forest tree health
Chapter 6: Climate change and forest health: Detecting dieback hotspots
Chapter 7: Ecological, evolutionary, and societal impacts of invasions by emergent forest pathogens
Chapter 8: Population dynamics of forest tree pathogens
Chapter 9: Modeling forest disturbance and tree disease dynamics

Part III: Basis and principles of tree disease resistance breeding
Chapter 10: Resistance breeding against tree pathogens

Part IV: Foliage (including Needles) Pathogens of trees (case examples)
Chapter 11: Dothistroma needle blight
Chapter 12: Rust diseases of forest trees
Chapter 13: Ash dieback
Chapter 14: Temperate Oak Declines: Biotic and abiotic predisposition drivers

Part V: Stem and shoot pathogens of trees (case examples)
Chapter 15: Rapid ‘Ohi‘a Death in Hawai‘i
Chapter 16: Dutch elm disease
Chapter 17: Diseases of chestnut trees
Chapter 18: Pine pitch canker (PPC): An introduction, an overview

Part VI: Root diseases (pathogens) (case examples)
Chapter 19: Heterobasidion annosum s.l.: Biology, genomics, and pathogenicity factors
Chapter 20: Armillaria root diseases of diverse trees in wide-spread global regions
Chapter 21: Phytophthora diseases

Part VII: Beneficial microbes (mycorrhiza, saprotrophs)
Chapter 22: Mycorrhizas: Role in N and P cycling and nutrition of forest trees

Part VIII: Management of forest tree diseases
Chapter 23: Forest tree disease control and management

Index

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Biography

Dr Fred Asiegbu has been the professor of forest pathology at the University of Helsinki since 2007. He has a master’s degree in applied microbiology and plant pathology, and a PhD in biotechnology. His major research focus has been the application of biotechnology knowledge and tools for the determination of ecological, molecular and biochemical pathways required by emerging fungal and forest pathogens to spread, infect and cause disease to trees worldwide. He has been a member of the faculty interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Biotechnology and is also an invited professor at Nanjing Forestry University in China.

Dr Andy Kovalchuk is a researcher at the University of Helsinki. He has a PhD in molecular biology and has over 30 peer-reviewed journal publications on forest microbiomes.

New
Series: Forest Microbiology Volume: 2
By: Fred O Asiegbu(Editor), Andriy Kovalchuk(Editor)
470 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, tables
Publisher: Academic Press
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