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Ebba Peterson

IPM Educator

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My experience broadly covers the epidemiology, diversity, and management of Phytophthora phytopathogens of woody plants.  My research provides information needed to make management decisions aimed at preventing the spread of these invasive pathogens in a wide array of environments: wildlands, restoration plantings, production nurseries, and native plant nurseries.  Much of my focus has been on the landscape dynamics and long-term impacts of Phytophthora ramorum, causal agent of sudden oak death in Southwest Oregon.  I also focus on the distribution of soilborne pathogens in the coastal plant communities of central California.  

After 10 years as a Research Associate in the Dept. of Botany & Plant Pathology, I recently started a new position at the Oregon IPM Center.  Here I am developing outreach content in the promotion of Integrated Pest Management, with the goal of solving pest problems affecting the health and sustainability of our community.