Welcome to Forest Pathology Lab!

Our lab at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp, Sweden, studies the biology, ecology and epidemiology of endemic and exotic
invasive forest pathogens.
Our work focuses on aspects of disease control and the interactions of trees with fungi and fungal-like (oomycete) organisms, including host symbioses and tree defense mechanisms. We conduct molecular diagnostics and conduct host-chemical analyses to better understand the infection and resistance biology of trees. We work with a variety of damaging agents affecting these major tree genera: spruce, pine, oak, ash, birch, aspen and elm.
Our research has a strong stakeholder focus for managing forest diseases in order to ensure multiple ecosystem benefits from forests and protect biodiversity associated with threatened tree species.

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December 14. Today we said goodbye to our internship student from Florence, Martina Margari. Arrivederci Martina, until we meet again! It was a real pleasure to have you with us. ...

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December 13. The second PhD defense from our group this year! Today Marta Agostinelli defended her thesis "Fungal assemblages in forest trees. Influence of internal and external conditions”. The opponent was Dr. Carolin Frank from University of California, Merced. Magnus Löf chaired the session. We are all happy! ...

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December 12. Memories from summer: ash field after weeding (photo by Mohammed), Marie searching for samples for the study on browsing effects on fungi, and Michelle, Mimmi and Thomas working hard in the field. ...

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December 11. Our one and only Wiebke Schulz is leaving us for a new job in Germany! While we are happy for her, we actually really, really hate to see her go. Bye bye Wiebke, you will be missed! ...

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December 10. Visiting researchers. We were lucky to have Iryna Matskiah from Ukrainian National Forestry University, Funda Oskay from Çankırı Karatekin Üniversitesi, Turkey, Diana and Adas Marčiulynienė (Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry), working in our lab this year. We hope to see you all again soon! ...

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