Course code FEP201

FEP201 Diseases and Pests on Trees

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Course responsible: Paal Krokene
Teachers: Isabella Børja
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in June block. This course has teaching/evaluation in June block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2006H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The topic covers two main themes; insects and diseases that damage trees. Each theme describes the major pests/diseases on important tree species in Norway, with emphasis on their life cycle and the ecological factors that promote damage. In addition, different approaches to prevent and restrict damage are described. In addition to biotic damages caused by insects and diseases, the topic describes abiotic damages caused by physical or chemical stress, including climatic damage. 
Learning outcome:


After the course the students should have gained knowledge about biotic and abiotic damaging agents on trees in Norway, with emphasis on our most important forest trees.


After the course the students should be able to identify the most important pests and diseases and the damages they cause, know their life cycle and general biology, and be familiar with any ecological acceptable management methods.

General competance

After the course the students should understand the influence of pests and diseases on individual trees and the forest ecosystem. They should also be able to diagnose important damage types and to provide practical advice on prevention and management.

Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises and excursions are all during three weeks in June.
Teaching support:
The course has web pages in Canvas. The teacher is available for questions during office hours or by email.
Reading list will be distributed on Canvas at the start of the course.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Exercises and excursions.
Final written exam, 3 hours, counts for 70%, tests of symptoms and causes during the course counts for 30%. Both final written exam and tests must be passed to pass the course.
Nominal workload:
150 hours of work, including lectures.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Up to 8 hours per day lectures, exercises, excursions.
External examiner is used on the final written examination.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F