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Research on the epidemiology, ecology and management of Phytophthora ramorum in California forests.

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This paper discusses the four non-exclusive areas that must continue to focus on in order to facilitate Phytophthora ramorum management in forest stands in California, USA. These areas are: (i) put the impacts of sudden oak death in context with expected successional patterns and ecosystem processes within coastal forests; (ii) have a good understanding of host and pathogen biology; (iii) consider multiple spatial scales; and (iv) utilize long term observations and datasets.