Dr Carlos Rodas

Extra-ordinary Professor


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I am a forest pathologist and entomologist with a research focus on the management of diseases and insect pests in Pinus and Eucalyptus plantations. These include foliar diseases caused by species of Cylindroclaudium, Teratosphaeria, Austropuccinia, Dothistroma, Lecanosticta, vascular diseases caused by species of Chrysoporthe, Botryosphaeria, Ceratocystis, Fusarium, Calonectria as well as bacterial pathogens. Integrated pest management of insect pest has been conducted with special emphasis in biological and microbial control of forest insect pests, including species of Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, Phasmatodea and Coleoptera.

I am the founder and Director of the Forest Health Protection Programme at Smurfit Kappa – Colombia, where I have been working in forest health for 32 years. Currently I am developing a National Forest Protection Programme with the Colombian forest sector and the National University in Medellin.

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Granados GM, McTaggart AR, Rodas CA, Roux J, Wingfield MJ. (2019) Species of Cryphonectriaceae occupy an endophytic niche in the Melastomataceae and are putative latent pathogens of Eucalyptus. European Journal of Plant Pathology 10.1007/s10658-019-01887-9
Granados G.M, McTaggar A.R., Barnes I., Rodas C.A, Roux J., Wingfield M.J. (2017) The pandemic biotype of Austropuccinia psidii discovered. Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-017-0488-x PDF
Rodas C.A, Hurley B.P., Bolanos M.D, Granados G.M, Wingfield M.J. (2017) Biology of Litosermyle ocanae in Colombian Pinus patula plantations. SOUTHERN FORESTS :1-6. 10.2989/20702620.2017.1334175 PDF
Mausse-Sitoe SND, Rodas C.A, Wingfield M.J, Chen SF, Roux J.. (2016) Endophytic Cryphonectriaceae on native Myrtales: possible origin of Chrysoporthe. Fungal Biology 10.1016/j.funbio.2016.03.005 PDF
Rodas C.A, Wingfield M.J, Granados G.M, Barnes I.. (2015) Dothistroma needle blight: an emerging epidemic caused by Dothistroma septosporum in Colombia. Plant Pathology :1-11. 10.1111/ppa.12389 PDF
Rodas C.A, Roux J., Maier W., Granados G.M, Bolanos M.D, McTaggar A.R., Wingfield M.J. (2015) First report of Puccinia psidii on Corymbia citriodora and Eucalyptus in Colombia. Forest Pathology :1-3. 10.1111/efp.12223 PDF
Crous P., Rodas C.A, Wingfield M.J. (2015) Chrysofolia colombiana sp. nov.. Fungal planet Fungal Planet description sheets :207. 10.3767/003158515X688433
Rodas C.A, Serna R., Bolanos M.D, Granados G.M, Wingfield M.J, Hurley B.P.. (2015) Biology, incidence and host susceptibility of Pineus boerneri (Hemiptera:Adelgidae) in Colombian pine plantations. Southern Forests :1-7. 10.2989/20702620.2014.1001662 PDF
Rodas C.A, Serna R., Hurley B.P., Bolanos M.D, Granados G.M, Wingfield M.J. (2014) Three new and important insect pests recorded for first time in Colombian plantations. Southern Forests 10.2989/20702620.2014.965983 PDF
Steenkamp E.T., Rodas C.A, Kvas M., Wingfield M.J. (2012) Fusarium circinatum and pitch canker of Pinus in Colombia. Australasian Plant Pathology 10.1007/s13313-012-0120-z PDF
van der Merwe N. A. , Steenkamp E.T., Rodas C.A, Wingfield B.D, Wingfield M.J. (2012) Host switching between native and non-native trees in a population of the canker pathogen Chrysoporthe cubensis from Colombia. Plant Pathology 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2012.02657.x PDF
Slippers B , Burgess T, Pavlic D, Ahumada R, Maleme H, Mohali S, Rodas C.A, Wingfield M.J. (2009) A diverse assemblage of Botryosphaeriaceae infect Eucalyptus in native and non-native environments. Southern Forests 71:101–110. 10.2989/SF.2009. PDF
Lombard L, Rodas C.A, Crous P.W, Wingfield B.D, Wingfield M.J. (2009) Calonectria (Cylindrocladium) species associated with dying Pinus cuttings. Persoonia 23:41-47. 10.3767/003158509X471052 PDF
Rodas C.A, Sleppers B, Gryzenhout M., Wingfield M.J. (2009) Botryosphaeriaceae associated with Eucalyptus canker diseases in Colombia. Forest Pathology 39:110-123. 10.1111/j.1439-0329.2008.00569.x PDF
Rodas C.A, Roux J., Van Wyk M, Wingfield BD, Wingfield M.J. (2008) Ceratocystis neglecta sp. nov., infecting Eucalyptus trees in Colombia. Fungal Diversity 28:73-84. PDF
Gryzenhout M., Rodas C.A, Mena J., Clegg P., Wingfield B.D, Wingfield M.J. (2006) Novel hosts of the Eucalyptus canker pathogen Chrysoporthe cubensis and a new Chrysoporthe species from Colombia. Mycological Research I I 0(8 3 3 – 8 4 5) 10.1016/j.mycres.2006.02.010 PDF
Gryzenhout M., Myburg H, Rodas C.A, Wingfield B.D, Wingfield M.J. (2006) Aurapex penicillata gen. sp. nov. from native Miconia theaezans and Tibouchina spp. in Colombia. Mycologia 98:105–115. PDF
Rodas C.A, Gryzenhout M., Myburg H, Wingfield B.D, Wingfield M.J. (2005) Discovery of the Eucalyptus canker pathogen Chrysoporthe cubensis on native Miconia (Melastomataceae) in Colombia. Plant Pathology 54:460-470. 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2005.01223.x PDF
Rodas C.A, Lombard L, Gryzenhout M., Slippers B , Wingfield M.J. (2005) Cylindrocladium blight of Eucalyptus grandis in Colombia. Australasian Plant Pathology 34:143 - 149. 10.1071/AP05012 PDF
van der Merwe N. A. , Myburg H, Wingfield B.D, Rodas C.A, Wingfield M.J. (2001) Identification of Cryphonectria cubensis from Colombia based on rDNA sequence data. South African Journal of Science 97:295-296. PDF
Wingfield M.J, Rodas C.A, Myburg H, Venter M, Wright J, Wingfield B.D. (2001) Cryphonectria canker on Tibouchina in Colombia. Forest Pathology 31:297 - 306. ISSN 1437-4781 PDF
Herron D.A, Wingfield M.J, Wingfield B.D, Rodas C.A, Marincowitz S., Steenkamp E.T.. () Novel taxa in the Fusarium fujikuroi species complex from Pinus spp.. Studies in Mycology 80:131–150.. 10.1016/j.simyco.2014.12.001. PDF