Elizabeth studies invasion and emergence of fungal pathogens.
She looks at how fungal pathogens, such as yellow rust of wheat and the fungus which causes ash dieback disease, invade new areas and how they adapt and change in these new environments.
McMullan M., Rafiqi M., Kaithakottil G., Clavijo B. J., Bilham L., Orton E., Percival-Alwyn L., Ward B. J., Edwards A., Saunders D. G. O., Garcia Accinelli G., Wright J., Verweij W., Koutsovoulos G., Yoshida K., Hosoya T., Williamson L., Jennings P., Ioos R., Husson C., Hietala A. M., Vivian-Smith A., Solheim H., MaClean D., Fosker C., Hall N., Brown J. K. M., Swarbreck D., Blaxter M., Downie J. A., Clark M. D. (2018)The ash dieback invasion of Europe was founded by two genetically divergent individuals.Nature ecology & evolutionPublisher's version: 2397-334X
Orton E., Brasier C., Bilham L., Bansal A., Webber J., Brown J. (2018)Population structure of the ash dieback pathogen, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, in relation to its mode of arrival in the UK.Plant Pathology (67)Publisher's version: 0032-0862
Brasier C., King K., Kirisits T., Orton E., Webber J. (2017)High frequency of vegetative incompatibility combined with haploid selfing in the native European ash foliage coloniser Hymenoscyphus albidus.Fungal Ecology (28)Publisher's version: 1878-0083