Sudden Oak Death Bioblitz 2014, UC Berkeley training

10 May 2014 01:00 PM till 02:00 PM

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Join volunteer citizen scientists, tracking Sudden Oak Death!  Yearly "bioblitzes" track the spread of the Sudden Oak Death pathogen, increase understanding of the disease, and help slow its spread. After three dry years, 2014 may be a key year to identifying trees in which the pathogen survives in dry conditions.

Sign up here to attend training for the 2014 "bioblitz" at 1 PM Saturday, May 10, in Room 159 Mulford Hall on the  UC Berkeley campus. After the training, you will search for suspect leaf samples in places you choose, and when you choose, through Sunday evening. Samples should be returned to a dropbox on the UC Berkeley campus by Monday morning.

To find times and locations of other training sessions throughout the Bay Area, including one at 10 AM May 10 in Orinda, please go to

Anyone can survey; youll get all needed materials at the training. But if you have a smart phone, please bring it. You can help with collection by downloading the free App SODMAP mobile.

After laboratory analysis, results will be published on the web on Oct. 1. Results of previous years' surveys can be seen at

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10 May 2014

1:00 PM

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UC Berkeley
159 Mulford Hall
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About the organizer

Friends of Five Creeks
Friends of Five Creeks, Friends of Sausal Creek, and Garber Park Stewards are again working with Dr. Matteo Garbelotto of UC Berkeley to survey for the Sudden Oak Death pathogen in the East Bay.

510 848 9358

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