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Robert L Edmonds
ESC 432
Seattle Campus

Forest Pathology

Ecology and management of forest diseases. Abiotic diseases caused by air pollution, adverse weather, and biotic diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasitic plants, and nematodes. Forest health. Disease management including silvicultural, chemical, and biological control. Disease modeling. Offered: odd years; A.

Class Description

Students can expect to learn about concepts of forest health and the various disease organisms that affect forests in the Pacific Northwest.

Three lectures each week with slides and overheads and one lab session. Exposure to different types of organisms causing disease and covers root, stem, branch and foliage diseases. Newest management techniques are discussed. One field trip.

Recommended preparation

Students should have taken at least one general biology course in high school or college.

Class Assignments and Grading

Detailed laboratory reports and term paper or research project.

Midterm - 20%, paper or project - 25%, lab reports - 10%, lab exam - 15%, final (comprehensive) - 30% of grade.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Robert L Edmonds
Date: 06/11/1998