Epidemiology and warning systems in plant pathology

lbrpp2207  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Epidemiology and warning systems in plant pathology
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
3 credits
30.0 h
Legrève Anne;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Introduction to epidemiology, measuring plant diseases, comparative epidemiology, introduction to modelling, temporal analysis of epidemics, spatial aspects of epidemics, plant disease forecasting systems.
Content: The elements of an epidemics, methodology for assessing plant disease progression and the economical effects, measure and influence of meteorological factors, modelling plant disease epidemics, case studies and presentation of predicting models or warning systems.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 a. Contribution of the activity to the LO (LO from the program)
1.1 and 1.5 ; 2.1 to 2.4 ; 3.1 to 3.8 ; 4.1 to 4.5 and 4.7 ; 5.3 and 5.4 ; 6.1 to 6.9 ; 7.1 to 7.3 ; 8.1 to 8.6
b. LO from the program specific to this activity
By the end of the cursus, each student is trained to analyse the epidemiology of plant diseases and should be able to
- identify major environmental factors affecting plant disease epidemics;
- understand the conception of integrated systems for data collection and decision tool in plant pathology;
- perform a critical analysis of forecasting systems;
- develop and design innovative epidemiologic models and forecasting systems.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Teaching methods
Lectures and practical work
Evaluation methods
Project (development of an epidemiologic model and design of a predictive system) prepared by the student under the supervision of the teacher.
Other information
This course can be given in English.
Online resources
Syllabus and/or slides available on Moodle
Diapos disponibles via moodle.
Ouvrages de référence dans le domaine de l'épidémiologie des maladies des plantes.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Agricultural Bioengineering