2017 Webinar: Even the Healthiest Trees Harbor Fungi that will Eventually Kill Them
Image courtesy of Jonathan Schilling
Even the healthiest trees harbor fungi and other microorganisms, including both pathogens (which weaken and kill organisms) and saprotrophs (which consume dead tissues). In the era of DNA-based assessments, we are now learning that the diversity of these organisms in trees can be staggering. What we do not yet know, however, is how to predict the emergence and subsequent effects of these ‘endophyte’ organisms in managed and natural forests. Improving these predictions is a goal in the Schilling laboratory and the context for this webinar.
Date: Tuesday, November 21 from noon to 1:00pm (Central)
Speaker: Jonathan Schilling, UMN Plant & Microbial Biology
Details on our entire 2017 webinar series.