Javier is interested in developmental genetics in plants, using the process of lateral growth of stems and roots as a model system to understand how plants grow and shape their structures.
Oxford Food Research Network
Our network of food researchers spans a large number of departments and institutes at Oxford University. Since our definition of the food system is broad, so is the range of research interests covered by our network.
We are aware that we have not yet contacted everyone at the University with an interest in food research. If you are a researcher at Oxford, and would like to be involved in this food research network, please get in touch.
Researchers with the Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership logo are supervisors on this training programme.
Amy Bogaard’s research interests are in Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeology, looking at early farming practices and land use in Europe and western Asia, archaeobotany and palaeodiets.
Nicole is an archaeologist with interests in ancient trade, exchange and cultural contact, species translocations, the origins and spread of agriculture, and the relationship between human activity and environmental change in the past.
Mike Bonsall is a population biologist and has research interests across range of disciplines including biodiversity, ecology, evolution, health and economics.
Peter’s research focuses on the microbial ecology of the rhizosphere.
Liam Dolan’s research interests are in cellular development and evolution in land plants, using specialized rooting cells and root hairs as models.
Andrew’s research interests cover a wide range of applications of mathematical modelling in the applied sciences, including geophysics, biology and industrial problems, and using analytical, asymptotic and numerical methods of analysis to obtain useful results.
Nick Harberd’s research group investigates the ways in which environment changes plant biology over a wide range of timescales.
Andy is a community ecologist interested in the relationship between biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems.
Jeya's research interests lie in the study of strepsiptera, parasites that mostly live in other insects, such as bees, wasps, grasshoppers, leafhoppers and planthoppers.
Steve Kelly's research is focussed on addressing this knowledge gap employing innovative high-throughput experimental and computational strategies.
Tonya Lander's lab uses cutting edge tracking technology to study the impact of land-use type and land-use change on pollinator behaviour and pollination service provision.
Jane Langdale’s research interests are in the evolution of plant development and photosynthetic development.
Russell is interested in the energy and carbon implications of farming.
Phil’s research focusses on interactions between plant roots and microbes in the rhizosphere. He has a particular interest in symbiotic nitrogen fixation.
Gail’s research focuses on the plant disease-causing bacteria belonging to the genus Pseudomonas.
Robert has research activities in monographing Ipomoea, the genus which includes sweet potato, and specifically identifying Crop Wild Relatives of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas).
Andrew Smith’s research is focused on the investigation of the molecular basis of plant adaptations to drought, salinity and metals.
Lee’s research aims to increase our understanding of regulation of flux through plant metabolic networks and to exploit this knowledge for engineering increased yield and quality of crops and for increased production of useful metabolic end-products.
Jeremy’s research focuses on understanding the factors that determine change in species’ abundance, distributions and specializations.