A scientific detective story

Our latest paper required a deep dive into the history of plant pathology Today my colleagues and I are pleased to present our new paper on the Geometry and Evolution of the Ecological Niche in Plant-Associated Microbes in Nature Communications. The paper describes the temperature responses and host ranges of hundreds of fungi and oomycetes … Continue reading A scientific detective story

Food Price Shocks and the Coronavirus Crisis

Why haven't we seen a spike in food prices during the coronavirus crisis? Global food prices are determined by supply, demand, and to a large extent, the perception that supply or demand might change in the near future. The most dramatic food price shock in recent years occurred in 2007 - 2008, when the UN … Continue reading Food Price Shocks and the Coronavirus Crisis