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 Stem Rust

Location: Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia Early warning system
  • Long term wheat disease forecasting

Project members

  • Dr Marcel Meyer
  • Dr James Cox
  • Dr Clare Allen
  • Dr Rich Stutt
  • Dr Viet Nguyen
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

DEFRA Quantitative Modelling

Location: UK

Pathosystems

  • Ramorum
  • Chalara
  • OPM
  • EAB
  • Gall Wasp
  • Sweet Chestnut blight

Project members

  • Dr Rich Stutt
  • Dr Cerian Webb
  • Dr Ciara Dangerfield
  • Dr Matt Castle
  • Dr Andrew Craig
  • Dr Yevhen Suprunenko
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Citrus Huanglongbing

Location: USA, Australia

Project members

  • Dr Rich Stutt
  • Dr Viet Nguyen
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Banana Bunchy Top Virus

Location: Benin, Nigeria, Australia

Project members

  • Dr Hola Adrakey
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Crop growth dynamics

Project members

  • Dr Adam Hall
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Theoretical vector dynamics

Project members

  • Dr Ruairi Donnelly
  • Professor Chris Gilligan

Computing

  • Spatially-explicit stochastic dynamic epidemiological simulations
  • Deal with large datasets
  • Over 200TB of storage
  • Environmental suitability calculation
  • Fast simulations on large landscapes

Project members

  • Dr Rich Stutt
  • Dr Adam Hall
  • Lawrence Bower
  • Dr Eleftherios Avramidis
  • Professor Chris Gilligan