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Seminar on Forest Pathology
Special event at the Natural Resources Institute Finland
Date: Wednesday 29th March
Location: Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) Savotta & Riihi, 2nd floor, Viikki
Morning session (09:00 - 11:15) chair: Jarkko Hantula
- Fred Asiegbu (University of Helsinki): Tree Microbiomes: Functional roles and Impact on Forest Health
- Leena Hamberg (Luke, Helsinki): Early root growth and architecture of fast- and slow-growing Norway spruce (Picea abies) families differ – potential for functional adaptation
- Umair Awan (University of Helsinki): Fungal interaction (Part 2): Synergistic/Antagonistic effect on wood deconstruction by co-fungal cultures
- Lauma Bruna (Latvian State Forest Research Institute Silava): Fungi associated with necrosis and dieback of birch seedlings in Latvia.
Afternoon session (12:00-16:15) chair: Taina Pennanen
- Reijo Penttilä (Luke, Helsinki): Effects of forest restoration on species recovery: Polypores as an example.
- Nerea Abrego (University of Helsinki): Reintroduction of threatened fungal species via inoculation.
Coffee break 13:30 – 14:00
- Hanna Huitu (Luke, Helsinki): Asymptomatic spread of pinewood nematode in Finland - How widely could it spread, and can its surveys be improved?
- Zhen Zeng (University of Helsinki): Patterns of genomic variations in multiple isolates of Heterobasidion parviporum: Impact on the evolution of virulence & pathogenicity traits
- Andriy Kovalchuk (University of Helsinki): Genomic and exon-capture system identifies genetic variants of conifer genes involved in resistance to Heterobasidion infection