Forest Phytophthora Expertise


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Laboratorio de Suelos, Centro de Investigación y Extensión Forestal Andino Patagónico (CIEFAP) and Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco La Manna, Ludmilla

Soil factors associated with mal del ciprés; modeling of disease risk by Phytophthora austrocedrae.

Research and Extension Center Andean Patagonian Forest (CIEFAP) Greslebin, Alina

Phytophthora pathogens present in the native Austrocedrus chilensis forest and their relationship to mal del cipres (cypress sickness).


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Centre for Phytophthora Science & Management (CPSM) Burgess, Treena
Hardy, Giles

New and emerging pathogens threatening the biodiversity of Australia' s eucalypts

Biology, ecology, pathology, genetics and control of Phytophthora species in managed and natural ecosystems.

Curtin University of Technology, Perth Davison, Elaine

Pathology of native and horticultural plants; Phytophthora cinnamomi.

Deakin University Cahill, David

Ecophysiology of Phytophthora cinnamomi.

Department of Environment & Conservation, Kensington, WA Ciampini, Juanita
Crane, Colin
Dunne, Christopher
Shearer, Bryan
Stukely, Mike
Webster, Janet

Phytophthora cinnamomi and vegetation health.

Susceptibility of the flora of southwestern Australia to Phytophthora cinnamomi; phosphite application techniques.

Epidemiological studies of Phytophthora cinnamomi; strategic use of phosphite on Phytophthora dieback infestations.

Ecology of Phytophthora cinnamomi.

Phytophthora dieback, disease resistance, and forest management.

Phytophthora dieback and vegetation health surveys.

University of Melbourne Smith, Ian

Phytophthora diseases in southeastern Australia.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
BFW - Bundesamt für Wald Cech, Thomas

Forests / natural ecosystems


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research Heungens, Kurt

P. ramorum on rhododendron and in forestry; development of molecular markers


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation – Embrapa Florestas Dos Santos, Álvaro F.

Phytophthora diseases of Brazilian forest plantation trees.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
AgroBioInstitute, Sofia, Bulgaria Slavov, Slavtcho

Mechanism of host reaction / resistance as a tool for disease control


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Victoria BC Shamoun, Simon

Biology, epidemiology and mitigation measures for Phytophthora ramorum


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Bioforest (Arauco) Ahumada, Rodrigo
Duran, Alvaro

Phytophthora pinifolia in Chilean forests.

Phytophthora pinifolia.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing Huai, Wen-xia
Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agaricultural Sciences, Haikou, Hainan Zeng, Hui-cai

Phytophthora surveys including forests and streams.

Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection,Chinese Academy of Forestry Zhao, Wenxia

Ecology and taxonomy of Phytophthora spp.

Plant Protection Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Danzhou City, Hainan Zheng, Fuy-Con
Shandong Agriculture University Zhang, Xiuguo

 Phytophthora biochemistry.

Czech Republic

Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Silva tarouca research Institute for Landscape and ornamental Gardening, Průhonice, Czech republic Cerny, Karel

Phytophthora, invasive pathogens of trees, landscape pathology, protection of trees


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Forest & Landscape Denmark, University of Copenhagen Thomsen, Iben M.

Prevention of spread from nurseries and garden to parks and forests


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
The Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) Lilja, Arja


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
INRA, Bordeaux Robin, Cécile

Phytophthora diseases of oak and chestnut; Phytophthora lateralis on Chamaecyparis.

INRA, Nancy Marçais, Benoît

Ecology of forest Phytophthoras


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
(Independent Scientist), Brannenburg Jung, Thomas

Research and consulting on Phytophthora diseases of trees, forest stands, and plantations.

Forest Research Institute Baden-Wuerttemberg, Department of Forest Protection Schumacher, Jörg

Occurrence, spread, virulence, pathogenesis, strategies.

Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) - Bundesforschungsinstitüt für Kulturpflanzen, Institüt für Pflanzenschutz in Gartenbau und Forst (GF), Braunschweig Wagner, Stefan

Ecology and infection biology of Phytophthora ramorum; nanotechnology.

Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) - Bundesforschungsinstitüt für Kulturpflanzen, Institüt für Pflanzenschutz in Gartenbau und Forst (GF), Braunschweig Werres, Sabine

Phytophthora species in nurseries, parks, and gardens; Phytophthora ramorum biology and ecology.

Plant Protection Institute, Bavarian State Institute of Agriculture Nechwatal, Jan

Pythium/ Phytophthora spp. in natural littoral ecosystems

Technische Universität München Fleischmann, Frank

Ecophysiology of Phytophthora species on forest trees; mechanisms of pathogenesis.

Universität Duisburg-Essen Pfanz, Hardy

Effect of Phytophthoras on host physiology.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
NAGREF-Forest Research Institute Perlerou, Haroula

Ink Disease of chestnut and walnut.

NAGREF-Institute for Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems, Athens Tsopelas, Panagiotis

Identification and control of Phytophthora on forest plants.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Hungarian Forest Research Institute Koltay, András

Alder Phytophthora disease, and occurrence of Phythophthora on other forest trees.

Institute of Forest and Wood Protection, University of West-Hungary Szabó, Ilona

Phytophthora diseases of alder and walnut.

Plant Protection Institute Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest Bakonyi, József
Nagy, Zoltán

Identification, ecology and pathogenic behavior of Phytophthora species in agricultural and forest ecosystems. Host of the COST 2011 meeting.

Genetic diversity of Phytophthoras attacking forest hosts.

University of West Hungary Lakatos, Ferenc

Genetic patterns of Phytophthora strains in Hungary.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Rubber Research Institute of India Roy, Bindu

Phytophthoras in plantation crops.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
University of Tuscia Vannini, Andrea

Epidemiology and monitoring of Phytophthora stem and crown pathogens; chestnut ink disease.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecillo Alvarado-Rosales, Dionicio

Forest diseases in Mexico; oak decline; Phytophthora cinnamomi.

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Alvarado-Rosales, Sylvia

Nursery diseases in Mexico.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Dutch Plant Protection Service Man in't Veld, Willem

Taxonomy of the Pythiales including Phytophthora species.

Plant Research International BV , Biointeractions & Plant Health, Wageningen Bonants, Peter

Molecular diagnostics of Phytophthora; Q-bank.

New Zealand

Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Auckland Council Waipara, Nick

Management of kauri dieback and Phytophthora taxon Agathis.

Department of Conservation Beauchamp, Antony

Management of kauri dieback and Phytophthora taxon Agathis

Landcare Research Bellgard, Stan
Pennycook, Shaun
Weir, Bevan

Management of kauri dieback and Phytophthora taxon Agathis.

Plant and Food Horner, Ian

Phytophthora taxon Agathis, Phytophthora cinnamomi.

Plant Health and Environment Laboratory Ho, Wellcome

MPI's Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (PHEL) provides diagnostic testing and technical expertise for new pests and diseases affecting plants and the environment.

Scion Dick, Margaret

Ecology and management of Phytophthora species in forests.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Ministry of Agriculture Marcelino, Ana Cristina Moreira

Role of Phytophthora cinnamomi in cork and holm oak decline.

Universidade do Algarve Coehlo, Ana Cristina
Cravador, Alfredo
Horta, Marilia
Neves, Dina

Molecular and cellular characterization of host gene response to infection by Phytophthora cinnamomi

Molecular and biochemical characterization of Phytophthora cinnamomi elicitins.

Interactions between Quercus suber, ectomycorrhizae, and Phytophthora cinnamomi.

Phytophthora cinnamomi

South Africa

Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria Wingfield, Michael

Phytophthora species in disturbed and indigenous forests in South Africa.

South Korea

Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Kangwon National University, Department of Forest Environment Protection Lee, Jong Kyu

Phytophthora katsurae on chestnut in Korea.

Korea Forest Research Institute, Seoul Oh, Eunsung

Phytophthora diseases of forest trees in N. America, Africa, and Korea.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Ingenieria Tecnica Forestal, Universidad de Extremadura Corcobado, Tamara

Phytophthora collar rot on alders in the Iberian Peninsula

Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados, IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB) Moralejo, Eduardo

Susceptibility of native Mediterranean trees, shrubs and ornamentals to Phytophthora species.

Universidad Politecnica Valencia Abad-Campos, Maria Paloma
Perez Sierra, Ana Maria

Phytophthora diseases of fruit and nut trees and ornamentals.

Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of Phytophthora ramorum isolates; collar rot of alders.

University of Córdoba Sánchez-Hernández, María Esperanza

Epidemiology and management of Mediterranean oak decline caused by Phytophthora spp.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL Prospero, Simone

P. ramorum in natural ecosystems and plantations.

Université de Neuchâtel Belbahri, Lassaâd

Diversity, biology and genetics of Phytophthora spp.; development of genetic transformation methods.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
National Chung Hsing University, Taichung Ko, Wen-Hsiang

Sexuality, evolution and origins of tropical Phytophthora species

Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Taichung Ann, Pao-Jen

Phytophthora diseases in agriculture and horticulture.

Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taipei Chang, Tun-Tschu

Phytophthora lateralis on native Chamaecyparis.

United Kingdom

Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, Surrey, England Brasier, Clive
Webber, Joan

Forest Phytophthoras; evolution of Phytophthora species; Phytophthoras in global plant trade.

Phytophthora diseases of UK forest tree species.

Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, Surrey, England Denman, Sandra

Phytophthora ramorum and P. kernoviae on woodland trees and shrubs; asymptomatic infection.

Forestry Commission Green, Sarah

Distribution, epidemiology and genetic diversity of Phytophthora austrocedrae and Phytophthora lateralis in the UK

Scottish Crop Research Instititute (now part of the James Hutton Institute), Dundee, Scotland Cooke, David

Phylogeny of Phytophthora.

University of Aberdeen, Scotland Woodward, Steve

Forest diseases by exotic Phytophthora species.

University of Cambridge Gilligan, Chris

Epidemiological modeling of Phytophthora diseases.


Institution (Affiliation) Name What they work on
California Department of Food & Agriculture, Sacramento, California Blomquist, Cheryl
Rooney-Latham, Suzanne

Diagnosis of Phytophthora diseases in California.

Diagnosis of Phytophthora diseases; P. siskyouensis.

Clemson University, South Carolina Hwang, Jaesoon
Jeffers, Steve

Surveys for Phytophthora species in forests and streams.

Phytophthora diseases of ornamentals; detection and management of Phytophthora spp. in forests.

Cornell University Hudler, George

Phytophthora diseases of European beech.

Emerging Pathogens Institute and Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida Goss, Erica

Genetics and evolution of Phytophthora species with an emphasis on P. ramorum.

NORS-DUC (National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California) Suslow, Karen

Phytophthoras of ornamental plants

Ohio State University, Columbus Bonello, Pierluigi (Enrico)

Host chemical responses to infection by Phytophthora; ecological consequences of disease.

Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Salem, Oregon Kanaskie, Alan

Detection and management of sudden oak death in Oregon forests.

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR Reeser, Paul
Sutton, Wendy
Hansen, Everett

Biology, ecology and identification of forest Phytophthora species

Biology, ecology and molecular characterization of forest Phytophthora species

Biology and ecology of forest Phytophthora diseases.

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR Parke, Jennifer

Biology of Phytophthora ramorum in forest trees; management of Phytophthora spp. in horticultural nurseries.

Phytosphere Research Swiecki, Ted

Management of Phytophthora ramorum (sudden oak death) in tanoak and oak stands.

State University of New York, New Paltz Ho, Hon-hing

Phytophthora species in Taiwan and Hainan Island.

University of California Cooperative Extension Humboldt - Del Norte Counties, Eureka, CA Valachovic, Yana

Extension and outreach on sudden oak death; disease monitoring and forest management.

University of California Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz, CA Tjosvold, Steve

Phytophthora ramorum in ornamental nurseries.

University of California, Berkeley Garbelotto, Matteo

Population genetics of Phytophthora ramorum; management of sudden oak death.

University of California, Davis Rizzo, David

Biology and ecology of Phytophthora ramorum and other Phytophthora species in California coastal forests.

University of Hawai'i at Manoa Davidson, Jenny

Biology and ecology of Phytophthora species in forests.

University of Hawai'i at Manoa Uchida, Janice

Phytophthora katsurae on coconut palm; Phytophthora diseases of tropical plants.

University of Maryland, College Park Balci, Yilmaz

Biology of Phytophthora in oak forests of north central and eastern U.S.

University of North Carolina, Charlotte Meentemeyer, Ross

Landscape level epidemiology of sudden oak death; spatial modeling of disease.

USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Central Point, OR Betlejewski, Frank
Goheen, Ellen

Management of Phytophthora lateralis on Port-Orford cedar.

Management of sudden oak death and Port-Orford cedar root rot in Oregon forests.

USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, CA Frankel, Susan

Sudden oak death Program Manager for the U.S.

USDA Forest Service, Southern Region Forest Health Protection, Asheville, NC. Oak, Steve

Forest health and risk of sudden oak death to eastern U.S. forests.

USDA-ARS Crops Pathology and Genetics Research, Davis, California Kasuga, Takao

Molecular genetics of Phytophthora ramorum.

USDA-ARS Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit, Ft. Detrick, Maryland Shishkoff, Nina
Tooley, Paul
Widmer, Tim

Biology and disease cycle of P. ramorum on ornamentals.

Biology and epidemiology of P. ramorum.

Biology and biocontrol of emerging Oomycete diseases.

USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon Grünwald, Niklaus

Epidemiology, genetics and evolution of exotic Phytophthora species with a current emphasis on  P. ramorum; disease management in ornamental crops.

Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Puyallup Chastagner, Gary

Epidemiology and management of Phytophthora ramorum in nurseries, Christmas trees and forests.