Course code FEP201

FEP201 Diseases and Pests on Trees

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Course responsible: Halvor Solheim
Teachers: Paal Krokene
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Ecology 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 subjects; entomology and pathology. The entomology part gives a description of the most important pest insects on central tree species, their biology, and ecological factors regulating their population level. In addition, different approaches to prevent and restrict damage are presented. The pathology part gives an overview of the most important diseases and damaging agents on living trees, and of abiotic damages caused by physical or chemical stress, including climatic damage. The main emphasis is on fungal diseases causing tree rot, cankers and foliage damages.
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.Skills

After the course the students should be able to identify the most important pests and diseases and the damages they ause, 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 Fronter. The teacher is available for questions during office hours or by email.
Reading list will be distributed 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%. In addition a written report (journal) will be evaluated and approved. 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: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått