Prof. Xiangming Xu

Head of Department

Research Focus

Plant disease epidemiology

Soil microbial structure in relation to plant health

Scientific Activities

Leading Pest & Pathogen Ecology Department

Leading a research group on understanding disease development in relation to external environmental/soil conditions to develop management strategies

Significant Publications

Feng Wei, Xiaoping Hu & X-M. Xu (2016) Dispersal of Bacillus subtilis and its effect on strawberry phyllosphere microbiota under open field and protection conditions. Scientific Report 6, Article number: 22611 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep22611

F. Wei, T.A.J. Passey, X.-M. Xu (2016) Amplicon-based metabarcoding reveals temporal response of soil microbial community to fumigation-derived products. Applied Soil Ecology, 103, 83-92, doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.03.009 71.

X.-M. Xu and P. Nicholson (2009). Community ecology of fungal pathogens causing wheat head blight. Annual Review of Phytopathology 47, 83-103


Contact information

New Rd
East Malling
ME19 6BJ