About this series
The aim of this Series is to highlight the latest international findings and advances in plant pathology and plant medicine, and plant pathology topic specialists and workshop organisers are invited to consult with the Series Editor regarding their topic’s potential inclusion in the series.
Under an agreement with Springer, a Book Series based on the invited lectures at the 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology ICPP2008, Plant Pathology in the 21st Century was initiated and four books covering key themes were published. Following on the procedure for the 2008 Congress, three additional volumes in the series were published on themes which were key topics at ICPP2013, held in Beijing, China. In light of the initial seven volumes’ success, the ISPP has now concluded an agreement with Springer to broaden the scope of the Series and publish additional volumes.
The goal of the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP; www.isppweb.org) is to promote the global advancement of plant pathology and the dissemination of essential information on plant diseases and plant health management. The Society establishes committees to investigate and report on special fields or problems in plant pathology. The ISPP represents over 60 national and regional Societies and over 20,000 practicing plant pathologists. It sponsors the International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) every five years, as well as other international meetings on plant pathology and closely related subjects. For the 9th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2008), held in Torino, Italy, the Organising Committee developed a comprehensive programme of keynote and concurrent sessions to address the full range of contemporary plant pathology issues.