Web Map Service of Climate suitability for Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae infection in the UK

This web map service shows the suitability of climate conditions for infection of Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae across the UK. Suitability is mapped for individual years 2007 to 2011; the average and standard deviations for the whole period are also provided.

The model is based on laboratory data of environmental responses of these pathogens and hourly temperature and relative humidity regimes in the period, and describes how many times infection could have been completed within running 48 hour periods through the year.

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).
Publication date: 2018-01-15