Phytophthora in Forest Ecosystems
With rapidly growing international trade in plants and plant products, and ongoing impacts of climate change, activities of plant pathogens in the genus Phytophthora are increasing, threatening the biodiversity and sustainability of European forest ecosystems.
COST Action FP0801 unites scientists and disease control experts working on Phytophthora in forest ecosystems with the overall aim of increasing understanding of the biology and ecology of Phytophthora species with potential to cause damage to European forestry
This knowledge will be used in the development of effective control and management protocols for the problems caused by Phytophthora in European forests and woodlands.
Understanding and awareness of Phytophthora problems will be promoted in information disseminated to end-users and authorities in the forestry sector, and to the general public.