Factors driving diversity and speciation of the genus
Phytophthora in different ecosystems and climatic zones.
Detection and description of new Phytophthora spp. in
Europe and other continents; assessment of their potential host
ranges among European tree species.
Roles of introduced and endemic Phytophthora species in
declines of forest ecosystems on a global scale.
Behaviour and role of invasive Phytophthora species in
their centres of origin.
The evolutionary adaptability and evolutionary
trends in the genus Phytophthora.
The evolutionary history of the genus
role of interspecific hybridisations in the evolution of the
Genomic basis of aggressiveness, invasiveness
and host ranges of
Phytophthora spp. and of the resistance of tree species to
of transcriptomic approaches for studying susceptible and
resistant host - Phytophthora interactions.
Factors triggering the onset of Phytophthora epidemics.
Pathways and survival mechanisms of Phytophthora spp.
Control of Phytophthora diseases and development of
integrated management concepts for natural ecosystems and