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Microbial Processes > White Pine Blister Rust

Epidemiology and genetics of white pine blister rust.

Researchers are studying below-ground, microbial-driven processes that support forest ecosystems, and how they are influenced by natural and human-caused disturbances.

Results of Studies:

  • Completion of a blister rust epidemiological model, and long-term assessment of performance in current resistant plantations of western white pine, are providing a basis for developing management strategies to restore white pine to the Inland Northwest.


  • Geral I. McDonald, Research Plant Pathologist email Geral
  • Ned Klopfenstein, Research Plant Pathologist email Ned
  • Paul Zambino, Research Plant Pathologist email Paul