Partner Information

The BBSRC, Defra, ESRC, the Forestry Commission, NERC and the Scottish Government have awarded £7M to seven new research projects to improve understanding of tree pests and pathogens, and associated plant biosecurity as part of the multi-disciplinary Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative. (THAPBI).

Professor Tariq Butt of the BANP Group in Swansea University will be leading the initiative to look at Biological pest control of insects that threaten tree health. This project in is partnership with Robert Weaver, FERA and Dr Roger Moore, Forest Research.

The other six projects funded as part of the initiative are:

Follow this link to see the pdf flyer for each project above. THAPBI project flyer