Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity initiative invites proposals for research that will inform policy and practice to address either
- threats to the health of oak, or
- threats to trees from Phytophthora.
The funders expect to support one project on each topic at a cost not exceeding £1M per project (at 80% of full economic cost).
Proposals must be integrative and interdisciplinary, combining high-quality biological, environmental and social science, and drawing on the full range of available research capabilities. Collaborations are particularly encouraged between researchers with established skills in tree or forest health and others with complementary expertise from the wider relevant research communities.
Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity initiative is funded by BBSRC, Defra, ESRC, the Forestry Commission, NERC and the Scottish Government under the Living With Environmental Change partnership.
For more information and to apply see the BBSRC website.