Understanding invasive forest pathogens

A Workshop by Matteo Garbelotto

Mortality of adult tanoaks in California can progressively reach 100% due to the spread of the non-native disease known as Sudden Oak Death

Title: Understanding invasive forest pathogens

Date: Tuesday, 05 April 2022

Time:15.00 – 18.00

Participation Fee: €20.00 online and physical presence for people who are not registered participants to the Conference but wish to attend this Session.


Registration will be done through www.easyconferences.org/mpu2022/register

Conference participants will need to select the special session with no fee at the step “Satellite Events” of the registration procedure.

Non-conference participants will need to follow the steps of the registration procedure (click here for more info) and select the special session with the cost of 20€ at the step “Satellite Events”. 


This workshop will cover some of the principles of invasion biology applied to the understanding of both non-native and native emergent forest pathogens. The use of population genetics and genomic tools, together with classic common garden study approaches, will be discussed as powerful tools to understand invasions by forest pathogens. However, several case studies will also demonstrate that the theory of “lack of co-evolution” has been unjustly over-utilized to explain biological invasions by tree and plant pathogens. Alternative approaches, vastly and long used in the general field of invasion biology, may actually provide a more powerful framework to understand invasions by forest pathogens. 


15:00 – 16:00:  Part A

16:00 – 16:30:  Break

16:30 – 18:00:  Part B