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.
Combating Illegal Trade in Animal Products by Rapid On-Site DNA Sequencing
Prof M A Jobling, Dr C A May
21 January 2019
Illegal trading in animal products is commonplace, widespread and diverse, ranging from trafficking high-value, CITES-protected, endangered species between countries, fraudulent misidentification of by-catch fish filleted at sea (estimated at ~25%), through to substitution of low-value meat from one species into foodstuffs advertised as containing another (e.g.
The environmental trade-offs of mining in a biodiversity hotspot
Dr S Willcock
27 January 2019
Historically nations have traded-off environmental degradation to achieve economic development. However, a turning point is sometimes observed above a certain level of wealth where countries invest in pro-environmental efforts.