Purse, B.V. et al

Climate suitability for Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae infection in the UK

These spatial layers map the suitability of climate conditions for infection of Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae across the UK. The model is based on laboratory data of environmental responses of these pathogens and hourly temperature and relative humidity regimes between 2007 and 2011, and focuses on how many times infection could have been completed within running 48 hour periods through the year. Average suitability of conditions are mapped for the whole period and for individual years from 2007 to 2011. This research was funded by the Scottish Government under research contract CR/2008/55, 'Study of the epidemiology of Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae in managed gardens and heathlands in Scotland' and involved collaborators from St Andrews University, Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Forestry Commission, the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). This dataset forms part of a series.

Publication date: 2015-09-01

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This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Purse, B.V.; Searle, K.; Elliot, M.; Schlenzig A.; Harris, C.; Vieno, M.; Chapman, D.; Burgin, L.; Turner, J.; Thorp, G.; Jennings, P. (2015). Climate suitability for Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae infection in the UK. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/a13d5821-824f-41ba-a930-26a5f0f4d2a6

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2007-01-01    to    2011-12-31

Provenance & quality

Laboratory data of environmental responses of Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae was provided by FERA and hourly temperature and relative humidity gridded data was provided by the UK Met Office. Additional maps of quarterly suitability and for the period from 2012 to 2014 are available on request to point of contact. Daniel Chapman (NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) and Massimo Vieno (NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) provided invaluable help with setting up the climate algorithm.

Correspondence/contact details

Purse, B. V.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Purse, B.V.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Searle, K.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Elliot, M.
Woodland Trust
Schlenzig A.
SASA
Harris, C.
St Andrews University
Vieno, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Chapman, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Burgin, L.
Met Office
Turner, J.
FERA
Thorp, G.
FERA
Jennings, P.
FERA

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Habitats and Biotopes
Keywords
Beech,  Ecological processes and resilience Modelling Oak,  Phytophthora kernoviae Phytophthora ramorum plant pathogen,  Quercus,  Ramorum dieback,  Ramorum disease,  Reynard Section Rhododendron,  Sudden oak death