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Development of microsatellite markers for the pine needle blight pathogen, Dothistroma pini
19 September, 2016
Dothistroma needle blight of Pinus spp. is a serious disease that can be caused by two distinct fungal species: Dothistroma septosporum & D. piniDothistroma septosporum has a broad pine host range, a worldwide distribution and has caused many serious epidemics. read more
Engineering professor using NASA satellite data to forecast forest fires
14 September, 2016
Imagine being able to accurately predict where forest fires might strike - even in the most remote locations in the province - using freely accessible data from a NASA satellite. This is the work of Quazi Hassan, a geomatics engineering associate professor... read more