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Anna Berlin

Anna Berlin
I am agronomist and researcher in plant disease epidemiology.


A woman pipetting at a lab bench, photo.Plant diseases causes significant problems in food production and plant pathology is the study of plant disease. Plant disease epidemiology is a subdiscipline within plant pathology, which studies of the development of disease in plant populations. My research focus is to study population biology of pathogens to understanding the occurrence, distribution, management and risk assessment of plant diseases in future agricultural and climatic scenarios. My aim is to study “real” problems and at the same time be able to answer basic biological questions.

See my publications at Google Scholar.

Current and previous projects

PhD project

In 2012 I completed my PhD thesis and the title of my project was ”Epidemiology and population biology of Puccinia graminis for control of stem rust in Sweden”. Within the project, I studied the biology and epidemiology to understand which the important elements are for spread and prognostication of stem rust. The particular with Stem rust in Sweden is the abundance of barberry, the alternate host, which enables the fungus to fulfil its sexual cycle.

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Spore sampling at the roof of the Biocentrum in Uppsala. Photo: Anna Berlin.

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Aecia on flowering common barberry. Photo: Anna Berlin.




Researcher at the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology; Division of Plant Pathology/Epidemiology
Telephone: +4618-671569
Postal address:
Skoglig mykologi och växtpatologi , Box 7026
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Almas Allé 5, Uppsala
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