Pia Barklund

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A revised Swedish forest health assessment system is presented. The assessment system is composed of several interacting components which target information needs for strategic and operational decision making and accommodate a continuously expanding knowledge base. The main motivation for separating information for strategic and operational decision making(More)
Ash dieback is a recent widespread disease on ash (Fraxinus sp.) that is causing important economic and ecological losses throughout Europe. The disease is initiated by the ascomycetous fungus Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus (anamorph Chalara fraxinea). The main aim of this study was to investigate seasonal pattern of lesion development associated with ash(More)
Microsatellite markers were developed as an identification tool and for analysis of the genetic variation in the pathogens Cronartium flaccidum and Peridermium pini, causing Scots pine blister rust in Pinus spp. Six reference aeciospore samples from Finland were used to examine genetic differences between the two pathogens. Genetic variation within and(More)
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