Assisting in the development of tissue culture methods and protocols for Japanese and hybrid larch (Larix kaempferi and Larix × eurolepsis), with a view to using these methods to help develop material that is resistant to larch die-back caused by Phytophthora ramorum. This is in cooperation with Marie-Anne Lelu-Walter of the INRA Forest Tree Genetics and Physiology research unit, France
Conifer breeding at FR
Fenning, T.M., O’Donnell, M., Connolly, T. and Park, Y.S. (2016). Prospects for using somatic embryogenesis and cryo-preservation of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.) in the UK. Scottish Forestry 70 (2), 41-49 (Autumn 2016 issue).