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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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.