Project

Improving knowledge of Xylella fastidiosa vector ecology: modelling vector occurrence and abundance in the wider landscape in Scotland

Funded by Plant Health Centre.

Collaboration with Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), Forest Research, Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and The James Hutton Institute.

This project will build on the results of previous Plant Health Centre projects on Xylella led by DC and KP. The new project will address the knowledge gaps highlighted by those projects including: production of a detailed picture of the presence and abundance of Xylella vectors across differing landscapes; assessment of appropriate vector trapping methods for Xylella surveillance programmes; refinement of Xylella spread and risk models that incorporate Scottish Xylella vector data; and the analysis of the suitability of current EU Xylella eradication strategies versus alternatives within the Scottish context.

Total award value £71,306.28

People

Dr Daniel Chapman
Dr Daniel Chapman

Lecturer, BES

Professor Kirsty Park
Professor Kirsty Park

Interim Head of BES, Biological and Environmental Sciences

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