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Dr Trudy Paap

Dr Trudy Paap

Research Fellow, University of Pretoria - South Africa

Bio

Dr Trudy Paap is a mycologist and forest pathologist. She has 13 years of experience at the post-doctoral level investigating tree health issues caused by pests and pathogens, in Australia and South Africa. Her research has focused on the impact of native and invasive pathogens on natural and planted forests and urban trees, and investigating the role of additional biotic and abiotic stressors such as anthropogenic disturbance in driving disease development. She has extensive experience in surveillance and detection of new and emerging pest and pathogen risks (including the first detection of the polyphagous shot hole borer in South Africa), through her involvement in programmes such as the International Plant Sentinel Network (IPSN). PhD from Murdoch University, Perth, Australia (2007)