Dr Heather Knight (Durham University)

Email: p.h.Knight@durham.ac.uk
Website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/biosciences/about/schoolstaff/profile/?id=3668
Expertise: Gene expression, Molecular biology, Assessment of plant freezing tolerance
Research Areas: Abiotic stress- Cold, Abiotic stress- Drought,
Control of stress gene expression, Genetics, Identifying mechanisms of freezing tolerance, Plant cell wall and stress

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Prof Ian Dodd (Lancaster University)

Email: i.dodd@lancaster.ac.uk
Website: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/ian-dodd
Expertise: Phenomics, Rice, Soybean, Tomato, Wheat
Research Areas: Abiotic stress- Drought,
Deficit irrigation, Irrigation, Long-distance signalling, Physiology- crop, Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, Plant hormones, Rhizosphere, Soil amendments, Soil plant interactions, Water acquisition

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Dr Shannon Flynn (Newcastle University)

Email: shannon.flynn@ncl.ac.uk
Website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nes/staff/profile/shannonflynn.html#background
Expertise: Biogeochemical modelling
Research Areas: Abiotic stress- Heavy metals and xenobiotics, Abiotic stress- Nutrients, Abiotic stress- Salt, Soil amendments, Soil carbon, Soil microbiome, Soil nutrient cycling, Soil pollution, Water, Water quality

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Dr Fiona Cuskin (Newcastle University)

Email: Fiona.cuskin@newcastle.ac.uk
Website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nes/staff/profile/fionacuskin.html#publications
Expertise: Enzymology, Glycobiology, Molecular biology
Research Areas: Biological control, Pathogen and pest biology, Root microbiome, Soil microbiome, Soil plant interactions

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Prof Duncan Cameron (University of Sheffield)

Email: d.cameron@sheffield.ac.uk
Website: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/aps/staff-and-students/acadstaff/cameron
Expertise: Bioinformatics, Chemical biology, Field trials, Isotope tracing, Metabolomics, Molecular biology, Phenomics, Proteomics, Science communication, Wheat
Research Areas: Agri-ecosystems, Disease resistance, Physiology, Rhizosphere, Root microbiome, Root mycorrhiza, Soil fertility, Soil plant interactions, Soil structure, Symbiosis

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Dr Carly Stevens (Lancaster University)

Email: c.stevens@lancaster.ac.uk
Website: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/carly-stevens
Expertise: Field trials, Science communication
Research Areas: Agri-ecosystems, Climate, Soil carbon, Soil erosion, Soil fertility, Soil nutrient cycling, Soil pollution

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Dr Jess Davies (Lancaster University)

Email: jess.davies@lancaster.ac.uk
Website: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/jessica-davies
Expertise: Biogeochemical modelling, Landscape modelling
Research Areas: Agri-ecosystems, Business development and engagement, Climate, Decision making, Farming practices, Soil carbon, Soil erosion, Soil hydrology, Soil nutrient cycling, Soil plant interactions, Urban agriculture, Water quality

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Dr Adrian Brennan (Durham University)

Email: a.c.brennan@durham.ac.uk
Website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/biosciences/about/schoolstaff/academicstaff/?id=11637
Expertise: Bioinformatics, Field trials, Orphan crops, Phenomics, Quantitative genetics, Transcriptomics, Wild crop relatives
Research Areas: Abiotic stress- Cold, Abiotic stress- Drought, Abiotic stress- Heat, Breeding systems, Climate, Disease resistance, Flowering time, Genetics, Shoot architecture, Vascular development

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Dr Martin Edwards (Newcastle University)

Email: martin.edwards@newcastle.ac.uk
Website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nes/staff/profile/martinedwards.html#background
Expertise: Bioinformatics, Molecular biology, Protein modification, Rice, Synthetic Biology, Tomato, Transcriptomics, Wheat
Research Areas: Abiotic stress- Nutrients, Abiotic stress- Salt, Biological control, Biopesticides, Disease resistance, Soil microbiome, Soil plant interactions

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Prof Martin Parry (Lancaster University)

Email: m.parry@lancaster.ac.uk
Website: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/martin-parry
Expertise: Cassava, Field trials, Gene editing, Molecular biology, Orphan crops, Protein modification, Rice, Soybean, Synthetic biology, Wheat
Research Areas: Abiotic stress- Drought, Abiotic stress- Heat, Genetics, Photosynthesis, Physiology- crop, Plant biochemistry, Root architecture, Shoot architecture

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Prof Nick Ostle (Lancaster University)

Email: n.ostle@lancaster.ac.uk
Website: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/nick-ostle
Expertise: Biogeochemical modelling, Field trials, Isotope tracing, Molecular biology
Research Areas: Agri-ecosystems, Climate, Greenhouse gases, Rhizosphere, Root architecture, Root microbiome, Soil biogeochemistry, Soil carbon, Soil ecology & biodiversity, Soil function, Soil microbiome, Soil nutrient cycling, Soil plant interactions,

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Dr Dave George (Newcastle University)

Email: david.george1@newcastle.ac.uk
Website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nes/staff/profile/davidgeorge1.html#research
Expertise: Barley, Field trials, Participatory research, Science communication, Tomato, Vegetables, Wheat
Research Areas: Agri-ecosystems, Biological control, Biopesticides, Environmentally friendly farming practices, Farmer-scientist interactions, Farming practices, Knowledge exchange and co-production, Pathogen and pest biology, Soil plant interactions, Urban agriculture

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Dr Darren M Evans (Newcastle University)

Email: darren.evans@ncl.ac.uk
Website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nes/staff/profile/darrenevans.html
Expertise: Complexity science, Ecological genomics, eDNA, Field trials, Landscape modelling, Mathematical modelling, Metabarcoding, Microscopy, Molecular biology, Science communication, Soybean, Wheat
Research Areas: Abiotic stress- heat, Agri-ecosystems, Biological control, Building resilience into agro-ecosystems, Climate, Ecological restoration, Environmentally friendly farming practices, Farming practices, Greenhouse gases, Livestock grazing, Rhizosphere, Root mycorrhiza, Soil plant interactions

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Prof Patrick Steel (Durham University)

Email: p.g.steel@durham.ac.uk
Website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/profile/?id=200
Expertise: Chemical biology, Synthetic chemistry
Research Areas: Crop protection, Disease resistance, Fungicide resistance, Herbicide resistance, Imaging technologies, Plant hormones

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