Achieving food security

We are working to increase our understanding of fundamental processes, utilising advanced molecular techniques including molecular genetics, metabolomics, fluorescence imaging and gas exchange analysis. Investigating a wide range of problems from a molecular and organism level, through whole ecosystems up to global-scale events, this knowledge is equipping us with the tools to address the issue of feeding our growing population under future, challenging environmental conditions.

HeinekenGuiding ecosystem management for sustainable apple production

In partnership with Heineken and co-sponsored by the National Association of Cider Makers, researchers are exploring how management of the natural environment will encourage beneficial mycorrhizal relationships, leading to high yield, sustainable apple production.