Crops

Efforts to increase crop yields are critical to meeting growing demands for food from a larger, wealthier population.

People » Kelly Reed

Programme Manager and Researcher

Kelly is the Programme Manager for the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, which links together existing research on the food system at Oxford and supports new interdisciplinary research that addresses the challenges of feeding the global population sustainably, healthily and equitably.

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People » Lee Sweetlove

Reader in Plant Biochemistry

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.

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People » Liam Dolan

Sherardian Professor of Botany, Head of Department

Liam Dolan’s research interests are in cellular development and evolution in land plants, using specialized rooting cells and root hairs as models.

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People » Lindsay Turnbull

Associate Professor & Tutorial Fellow, Queen’s College

Lindsay’s research interests focus on how and why plant species differ from one another and what the consequences are for ecosystems.

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People » Lottie Chapman

DPhil student

Lottie Chapman DPhil student working in the Department of Plant Sciences on reducing post harvest waste. She is co-supervised by Professor Lee Sweetlove and Dr Nick Kruger. Her research is focused around understanding post-harvest plant metabolism and physiology changes to reduce crop wastage. 

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People » Mike Bonsall

Professor of Mathematical Biology

Mike Bonsall is a population biologist and has research interests across range of disciplines including biodiversity, ecology, evolution, health and economics.

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People » Nicholas Harberd

Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Sciences

Nick Harberd’s research group investigates the ways in which environment changes plant biology over a wide range of timescales.

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People » Pablo Munoz Rodriguez

DPhil candidate, Plant Sciences Department

Pablo is a DPhil candidate in the Plant Sciences Department. Before joining the Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), he worked on systematics of tropical vascular plants, biodiversity conservation and biodiversity data management according to an open-access scheme.

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People » Paul Whitehead

Professor of Water Science and Fellow of St Peter's College & Director of the NERC Macronutrients Cycles Programme

Paul researches the interplay between environmental management of major problems such as climate change and pollution control and the development and application of new mathematical techniques for modelling environmental systems.

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People » Peter Darrah

University Lecturer in Plant Sciences & Tutorial Fellow of Worcester College

Peter’s research focuses on the microbial ecology of the rhizosphere.

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