Martin Pettersson

My research focus is on forest health and protection. I have worked mainly with diagnosis of fungal and oomycete diseases in Christmas tree plantations.

I have studied the diversity of Phytophthora species responsible for loss of Fraser fir Christmas trees in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of eastern USA.

In Sweden, I have studied what disease, insect, mite and wildlife problems as well as nutrient deficiencies affect Swedish Christmas tree plantations.


• 2014–2018 PhD Forest Management/Plant Pathology. Minor in Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (in progress)
• 2008–2013 Master of Science in Forestry, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.      




Professional experience