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Dr John Clarkson





Life Sciences
University of Warwick
Tel: 44(0)24 7657 5148

Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Population biology of plant pathogens in wild and agricultural ecosystems
  • Ecology and epidemiology of plant pathogens
  • Biological control of plant pathogens
  • Plant disease forecasting and modelling
  • Developing systems to identify plant disease resistance
  • Plant pathogen and research project information


John is a plant pathologist and research leader in the Warwick Crop Centre specialising mainly in pathogens of vegetable crops. The Crop Centre has a remit of translating research into solutions for the industry and hence he is involved in a range of different projects from basic/strategic to applied, funded by government, research councils and industry. Areas of interest and expertise include plant pathogen biology, epidemiology, ecology and diversity with particular focus on soilborne diseases such as Sclerotinia and Fusarium and disease management approaches such as biological control and disease forecasting. John has 20 years of pathology experience and strong links with the industry and other researchers through collaborative projects.

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