Crops

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

People » Andrew Fowler

University Lecturer in Mathematics & Fellow of Corpus Christi College

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.

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People » Andrew Smith

Professor of Plant Sciences & Tutorial Fellow, Magdalen College

Andrew Smith’s research is focused on the investigation of the molecular basis of plant adaptations to drought, salinity and metals.

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People » Andy Hector

Professor of Ecology

Andy is a community ecologist interested in the relationship between biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems.

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People » Carla Romeu-Dalmau

Post Doctoral Researcher, Biodiversity Institute

Carla’s research aims to improve the socio-economic and ecological understanding of agro-ecosystems.

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People » Céline Jennison

MPhil Candidate Environmental Change and Management

In 2014, Céline graduated from Cornell University with a BSc in Plant Science and developed a passion for perennial edible landscapes because of their potential to resolve food insecurity. As food systems are deeply intertwined with other systems in society, she enrolled in Oxford’s Environmental Change and Management MPhil program to better understand the ‘big picture’.

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People » Gail Preston

Departmental Lecturer; Life Science Interface DTC Programme Director & Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP Programme Director

Gail’s research focuses on the plant disease-causing bacteria belonging to the genus Pseudomonas.

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People » Jane Langdale

Professor of Plant Sciences & Senior Research Fellow, The Queen’s College

Jane Langdale’s research interests are in the evolution of plant development and photosynthetic development.

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People » Javier Agusti

Departmental Lecturer

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.

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People » Jeremy Thomas

Professor of Ecology and Fellow of New College

Jeremy’s research focuses on understanding the factors that determine change in species’ abundance, distributions and specializations.

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People » Jeya Kathirithamby

University Research Lecturer & Fellow, St Hugh’s College

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.

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