A/Prof Treena Burgess

My research field is the biology, ecology and genetics of beneficial and detrimental microorganisms in natural ecosystems, plantation forestry and horticulture, with a focus on biodiversity and bioinvasions.  My studies have ranged from use of mycorrhizal fungi to promote tree growth, the global movement of eucalyptus pathogens, role of canker pathogens in stressed ecosystems, the systematics biology and ecology of Phytophthora and the complex biotic interaction in declining ecosystems.