Forest Phytophthoras

Plant pathogens in the genus Phytophthora threaten the biodiversity and sustainability of forest ecosystems worldwide. The overall aim of this journal is to provide science-based information to aid in the understanding and management of the world’s forest Phytophthora species. While newly emerging, damaging species are the highest priority, information on other Phytophthoras is included in an attempt to gradually elucidate Phytophthoras’ diverse roles in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Forest Phytophthoras is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal. This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Published articles are permanently archived with a unique digital object identifier (doi).

Species profiles will also be accessible via the Forest Phytophthoras of the World website.


Vol 7, No 1 (2017): Special Issue: Sudden Oak Death Management


This special issue of Forest Phytophthoras serves as part of the proceedings from the Sixth Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium held June 21 - 23, 2016 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA, USA.
USFS forest pathologist Ellen Goheen examines a SOD treatment area in Curry Co., Oregon. Photo: Oregon Dept. of Forestry.