Here is a short version story with an interview I did last week on NPR regarding laurel wilt in the Everglades. – Jason
http://www.the-understory.com/2012/06/15/discovery-of-a-new-disease-explains-the-mysterious-decline-of-critically-endangered-species-florida-torreya/ Our work with Florida torreya continues, but many questions remain.
Here is a nice article and editorial written by the Seminole chairman, Jim Billie in the Seminole Tribune about laurel wilt. Our research efforts are mentioned in the article. http://www.semtribe.com/SeminoleTribune/Archive/2014/SeminoleTribune_February%2028_2014v2.pdf
Our lab has been working on Diplodia cankers of oak caused by D. corticola and D. quercivora. Here is a new paper on the role of D. corticola in decline of Holm oak (Quercus ilex) in Europe. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1111/efp.12081/
Check out this story.. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/forests-around-chernobyl-arent-decaying-properly-180950075/?utm_source=facebook.com&no-ist Photo credits: T.A.Mousseau & A.P. Møller for Smithsonian.com Jason