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White pine blister rust in Korea, Japan and other Asian regions: comparisons and implications for North America

Publications Posted on: September 14, 2010
This article briefly reviews the history of white pine blister rust, attributed to Cronartium ribicola, and addresses current research and management issues in South Korea, Japan and other regions of eastern Asia (China, Russia and Himalaya). For each region, the distribution, damage, aecial hosts, telial hosts and management of C. ribicola and other blister rust fungi on native and introduced white pines are summarized.

Current and future molecular approaches to investigate the white pine blister rust pathosystem

Publications Posted on: September 14, 2010
Molecular genetics is proving to be especially useful for addressing a wide variety of research and management questions on the white pine blister rust pathosystem.

Strategies for managing whitebark pine in the presence of white pine blister rust [Chapter 17]

Publications Posted on: June 30, 2010
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is one of many North American white pine species (Pinus subgenus Strobus) susceptible to the fungal disease white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola). Blister rust has caused severe mortality (often reaching nearly 100 percent) in many stands of white bark pine north of 45° latitude in western North America.

Biology of rust resistance in forest trees: Proceedings of a NATO-IUFRO Advanced Study Institute; August 17-24, 1969

Publications Posted on: May 17, 2010
Around the world today is a steadily growing pressure on forest resources--pressure to produce the many goods and services that such lands provide. Highly developed countries and those striving for greater social and economic gains, both look to forests for the material wealth and environment to satisfy human needs.

Tree squirrel habitat selection and predispersal seed predation in a declining subalpine conifer

Publications Posted on: March 04, 2010
Differential responses by species to modern perturbations in forest ecosystems may have undesirable impacts on plant-animal interactions. If such disruptions cause declines in a plant species without corresponding declines in a primary seed predator, the effects on the plant could be exacerbated.

Invasive pathogen threatens bird-pine mutualism: Implications for sustaining a high-elevation ecosystem

Publications Posted on: October 19, 2009
Human-caused disruptions to seed-dispersal mutualisms increase the extinction risk for both plant and animal species. Large-seeded plants can be particularly vulnerable due to highly specialized dispersal systems and no compensatory regeneration mechanisms. Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis), a keystone subalpine species, obligately depends upon the Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) for dispersal of its large, wingless seeds.

Death of an ecosystem: perspectives on western white pine ecosystems of North America at the end of the twentieth century

Publications Posted on: April 05, 2008
The effective loss of western white pine (Pinus monticola Dougl.) in the white pine ecosystem has far-reaching effects on the sustainability of local forests and both regional and global forestry issues. Continuing trends in management of this forest type has the potential to put western white pine, as well as the ecosystem it once dominated, at very high risk in the future.

Preparing the landscape for invasion - Early intervention approaches for threatened high elevation white pine ecosystems

Publications Posted on: March 14, 2008
White pine blister rust is now a permanent resident of North America. The disease continued to cause tree mortality and impact ecosystems in many areas. However, not all high elevation white pine ecosystems have been invaded; the pathogen is still spreading within the distributions of the whitebark, limber, foxtail, Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine and has yet to infect Great Basin bristlecone pines.

White pine blister rust in high-elevation white pines: Screening for simply-inherited, hypersensitive resistance

Publications Posted on: March 14, 2008
Recent concern about survival and recovery of high-elevation white pine ecosystems has returned white pine blister rust (caused by Cronartiurn ribicola) to prominence as a significant threat to forest health in the western U.S. (Sainman et al., 2003). This, in turn, has spurred new research into potential rust-resistance mechanisms in high-elevation white pines, including whitebark (Pinus albicaulis), foxtail (P.

Options for the management of white pine blister rust in the Rocky Mountain Region

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2008
This publication synthesizes current information on the biology, distribution, and management of white pine blister rust (WPBR) in the Rocky Mountain Region. In this Region, WPBR occurs within the range of Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata), limber pine (P. flexilis), and whitebark pine (P. albicaulis).

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