Shyamali Roy

Evaluating the impact of emergent disease
on microbial and insect populations
in the tree ecosystem




  • 50% NERC SCENARIO DTP, 50% University of Reading

Start Date

  • October 2015


Trees in the UK are being devastated by an increasing number of novel diseases. My research considers the impact that these tree diseases, specifically Acute Oak Decline (AOD), are having on the wider ecological community. I will be comparing the endophytic microbial and insect herbivore communities of healthy trees to trees affected by AOD.