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Caroline Gorton


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To provide an effective, efficient and impartial disease diagnostic and advisory service on tree health.

Caroline graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc (Hons) in Botany, going on to carry out her PhD on the biocontrol of bluestain fungi using Cartapip under the tutelage of Joan Webber at Alice Holt. She then worked at the Royal Horticultural Society as a pathologist in the Advisory Team for 6 years. Caroline joined the THDAS team in 2014.

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Caroline Gorton

Tree health

Forest Research

Alice Holt Lodge



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Other Research

Advisory and extension

Peer reviewed journal articles

Pérez-Sierra A., Gorton C., Lewis A., Kalantarzadeh M., Sancisi-Frey S., Brown A.V., Hendry S. 2015. First report of shoot blight caused by Sirococcus tsugae on Atlantic cedar (Cedrus atlantica) in Britain.

Henricot, B., Gorton, C., Denton, G., and Denton, J. 2008. Studies on the control of Cylindrocladium buxicola using fungicides and host resistance. Plant Dis. 92:1273-1279.

Pérez Sierra, A. and Gorton, C. 2005. Survival of honey fungus in wood and bark chip mulches. The Plantsman 4, 204-207.

Gorton, C., Seong Hwan, Kim, Henricot, B., Webber, J., Breuil, C. (2004) Phylogenetic analysis of the bluestain fungus Ophiostoma minus based on partial ITS rDNA and beta-tubulin gene sequences. Mycological Research 108(Pt 7):759-765

Gorton, C. and Webber, J.F. (2000) Reevaluation of the Status of the Bluestain Fungus and Bark Beetle Associate Ophiostoma minus Mycologia 92, (No. 6): 1071-1079