Research

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Cassava Brown Streak Disease

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa

Cassava brown streak disease

In 2004, Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) was observed near Kampala, Uganda. Since 2004, it has spread widely throughout previously uninfected regions and threatens production in Central and West Africa.

Our research focusses on predicting future spread and optimal management strategies to counteract spread in endemic and currently uninfected regions. For more details, please click here.

Project members

  • David Godding
  • Dr Rich Stutt
  • Dr Anna Szyniszewska
  • Alex Ferris
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Wheat Rust Early Warning System

Location: Asia & East africa

A daily, near real-time week long forecast of the spread of stem (Puccinia graminis), stripe (Puccinia striiformis), and leaf (Puccinia triticina). Read more.

Project members

  • Dr Jake Smith
  • Dr Tamas Mona
  • Lawrence Bower
  • Dr Rich Stutt
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Defra Plant Health Modelling

Location: UK

Pathosystems

  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • Oak Processionary Moth
  • Phytophthora ramorum
  • Ash dieback
  • Sweet Chestnut Blight
  • Oriental chestnut gall wasp
  • Ips typographus

Project members

  • Dr Rich Stutt
  • Dr Cerian Webb
  • Dr Yevhen Suprunenko
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Citrus Huanglongbing

Location: USA, Australia

Project members

  • Dr Rich Stutt
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Banana Bunchy Top Virus

Location: Benin, Nigeria, Australia

Project members

  • Dr Renata Retkute
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Crop growth dynamics

Project members

  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Theoretical vector dynamics

Project members

  • Dr Ruairi Donnelly
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Computing

  • Spatially-explicit stochastic dynamic epidemiological simulations
  • Dealing with large datasets
  • HPC computing
  • Environmental suitability calculation
  • Mapping
  • Fast simulations on large landscapes

Project members

  • Dr Rich Stutt
  • Lawrence Bower
  • Professor Chris Gilligan