Dr Flora O’Brien

Root Biologist
Department:Crop Science and Production Systems
Tel:01732 523734
DD:01732 523728
Fax:01732 849067

Research Interests

My research at NIAB EMR focuses on rootstock – scion interactions.  This includes the role of mycorrhizal fungi on tomato plants; the impact of root abiotic stresses on strawberry shoot susceptibility to pests and the response of strawberry roots to soil drying in terms of their hyperspectral signature.

I recently completed my PhD on soil-plant-insect interactions in cabbages (Brassica oleracea var capitata) and green peach – potato aphids (myzus persical) at the University of Southampton.

Selected Publications