Devonian Tropical Plant Assemblages from Arctic Svalbard
Dr C Berry
7 January 2019
Project Background. The Devonian period (419-359 million years ago) is the critical time in Earth history when land plants evolved from being ankle high simple branched naked twigs to being leafy trees growing in complex forest ecosystems (Stein et al.
Modelling plant trade networks and their response to plant diseases
Prof A Kleczkowski
Applications accepted all year round
The dispersal of plant diseases is among the most important side effects of a closely integrated global economy. There are many examples of plant diseases that were introduced to the UK and other countries by trade, including Phytophthora ramorum, Dutch elm disease and ash dieback.
Iron Homeostasis in Bacterial Plant Colonization and Disease
Dr A Holmes, Dr N Holden, Prof S C Andrews
4 January 2019
Iron is an essential nutrient in all orders of life. Since uptake is hampered by insolubility, plants and bacteria have evolved mechanisms for active sequestration, through the secretion of chelators called siderophores, and uptake via transport mechanisms.