PhD student in the research education subject: Forest Pathology; Chemical Ecology SLU

Opportunity for a motivated PhD student in the interdisciplinary area of Chemistry and Forest Pathology. Recent outbreaks of new and emerging forest pathogens such as ash decline, Diplodia and Phytophthora have clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of Swedish forests to introduced alien pests and pathogens. To safeguard forests against alien invasive species, new and effective early detection and monitoring methods need to be developed to secure provision of a broad range of ecosystem services from forests.