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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