Prof. Peter Jeffries

I am interested in fungal ecology, in particular how fungal populations are made of individuals, clones and populations and how this relates to systematics. Currently we are investigationg population biology of dermetophyte fungi using molecular phylogenetics. My previousexperience relates to plant pathogens (especially Fusarium) and to their biological control using mycoparasites such as Ampelomyces and Trichoderma.We also work with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota) and their practical application in improving plant establishment in restoration and sustainability of ecosystems.



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