Learning outcome, core skills:
Recognition of forest damages and choosing the right control method are the basic skills of a forester. This course provides the student with an understanding of the most important fungal diseases and how they are controlled in forest ecosystem. After this course the student knows the most important abiotic environmental factors affecting forest systems, recognize the most important fungal diseases and understands their impact to forest trees, as well as understands the epidemiology of these diseases. The student also understands other than pathogenic interactions between fungi and forest trees. The course consists of lectures and lab practices.