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Finch, J.P., Brown, N., Beckmann, M., Denman, S., Draper, J. (2021) Index measures for oak decline severity using phenotypic descriptors. Forest Ecology and Management 484, p. 118948

Reed, K., Brown, N., Vanguelova, E., Finch, J., Denman, S. (2021) Current Understanding of Acute Oak Decline: a summary of recent research with implications for woodland management. Quarterly Journal of Forestry 115(1), 38-45.


Brown, N., Pérez‑Sierra, A., Crow, P., Parnell, S. (2020) The role of passive surveillance and citizen science in plant health. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 16pp.

Bueno-Gonzalez V., Brady, C., Denman, S., Allainguillaume, J., Arnold, D. (2020) Pseudomonas kirkiae sp. nov., a novel species isolated from oak in the United Kingdom, and phylogenetic considerations of the genera Pseudomonas, Azotobacter and Azomonas. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol DOI 10.1099/ijsem.0.004055

Crampton, B.G., Plummer, S., Kaczmarek, M., McDonald, J.E. and Denman, S.  (2020) A multiplex real-time PCR assay enables simultaneous rapid detection and quantification of bacteria associated with Acute Oak Decline. Plant Pathology

Doonan, J.M., Broberg, M., Denman, S., McDonald, J.E. (2020) Host-microbiota-insect interactions drive emergent virulence in a complex tree disease. Proc. R. Soc. B 287: 20200956.

Pettifor, B.J., Doonan, J., Denman, S., McDonald, J.E. (2020) Survival of Brenneria goodwinii and Gibbsiella quercinecans, associated with acute oak decline, in rainwater and forest soil. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 43(2).

Pinho, D., Barrozo, C., Froufe, H., Brown, N., Vanguelova, E., Egas, C., Denman, S. (2020) Linking tree health, rhizosphere physicochemical properties, and microbiome in Acute Oak Decline. Forests 11(11) 1153.

Reed, K., Forster, J., Denman, S., Brown, N., Leather, S.R., Inward, D.J.G. (2020) Novel dendrochronological modelling demonstrates that decades of reduced stem growth predispose trees to Acute Oak Decline. Forest Ecology and Management

Scarlett, K., Denman, S., Clark, D.R., Forster, J., Vanguelova, E., Brown, N., Whitby, C. (2020) Relationships between nitrogen cycling microbial community abundance and composition reveal the indirect effect of soil pH on oak decline. The ISME Journal, Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology published online 16 October 2020.


Broberg, M., McDonald, J.E. (2019) Extraction of Microbial and Host DNA, RNA, and Proteins from Oak Bark Tissue. Methods Protoc2, 15.

Bueno-Gonzalez V., Brady, C., Denman S., Plummer, S., Allainguillaume, J., Arnold, D. (2019) Pseudomonas daroniae sp. nov. and Pseudomonas dryadiae sp. nov. isolated from pedunculate oak affected by Acute Oak Decline in the UK. Int. Journal Syst Evol Microbiology69(11).

Denman, S., Doonan, J., Brown, N., Broberg, M., Vanguelova, E., McDonald, J.E. (2019) A holistic approach to investigating acute oak decline. International Oaks 30, 333-340.

Doonan, J., Denman, S., Pachebat, J.A., McDonald, J.E. (2019) Genomic analysis of bacteria in the Acute Oak Decline Pathobiome. Microbial Genomics 5, 1-15.

Gagen, M., Matthews, N., Denman, S., Bridge, M., Peace, A., Pike, R., Young, G (2019) The tree ring growth histories of UK native oaks as a tool for investigating Chronic Oak Decline: an example from the Forest of Dean. Dendrochronologia 55, 50-59.

Moradi-Amirabad, Y., Rahimian, H., Babaeizad, V., Denman, S. (2019) Brenneria spp. and Rahnella Victoriana associated with acute oak decline symptoms on oak and hornbeam in Iran. Forest Pathology 49(4).

Quine, C.P., Atkinson, N., Denman, S., Desprez-Loustau, M-L., Jackson, R., Kirby, K. (eds) (2019) Action Oak Knowledge review: an assessment of the current evidence on oak health in the UK, identification of evidence gaps and prioritisation of research needs. Action Oak, Haslemere, UK. ISBN 978-1-5272-4193-0

(Vuts co-author) Zoltán Imrei, Zsófia Lohonyai, József Muskovits, Eszter Matula, József Vuts, József Fail, Philip Gould, Michael A. Birkett, Miklós Tóth, Michael J Domingue (2019): Developing a non-sticky trap design for monitoring jewel beetles. Journal of Applied Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/jen.12727.


Brown, N., Vanguelova, E., Parnell, S., Broadmeadow, S., Denman, S. (2018) Predisposition of forests to biotic disturbance: Predicting the distribution of Acute Oak Decline using environmental factors. Forest Ecology & Management, 407, 145-154.

Broberg, M., Doonan, J., Mundt, F., Denman, S., McDonald, J.E. (2018) Integrated multi-omic analysis of host microbiota interactions in Acute Oak Decline.  Microbiome 6(21), 15pp.

Denman, S., Doonan, J., Ransom-Jones, E., Broberg, M., Plummer, S., Kirk, S., Scarlett, K., Griffiths, A.R., Kaczmarek, M., Forster, J., Peace, A., Golyshin, P.N., Hassard, F., Brown, N., Kenny, J.G., McDonald, J.E. (2018) Microbiome and infectivity studies reveal complex polyspecies tree disease in Acute Oak Decline. International Society Microbial Ecology Journal 12, 386–399.

Reed, K., Denman, S., Leather, S.R., Forster, J., Inward, D.J. (2018) The lifecycle of Agrilus biguttatus: the role of temperature in its development and distribution, and implications for Acute Oak Decline. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 20(3), 334-346.


Brady, C., Arnold, D., McDonald, J., Denman, S. (2017) Taxonomy and identification of bacteria associated with Acute Oak Decline. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 33(143).

Brown, N., van den Bosch, F., Parnell, S. and Denman, S. (2017) Integrating regulatory surveys and public reports to map outbreaks of forest diseases: Acute Oak Decline in England and Wales. Royal Society Proceedings B 284: 20170547.

Brown, N., Jeger, M., Kirk, S., Williams, D., Xu, X., Pautasso, M., Denman, S. (2017) Acute Oak Decline and Agrilus biguttatus: The Co-Occurrence of Stem Bleeding and D-Shaped Emergence Holes in Great Britain. Forests 8(3), 87.

Denman, S., Barrett, G., Kirk, S.A., McDonald, J.E., Coetzee, M.P.A. (2017) Identification of Armillaria species on oak in Britain: Implications for Oak Health. Forestry 90(1), 148-161.

Kaczmarek, M., Mullett, M.S., McDonald, J.E., Denman, S. (2017) Multilocus sequence typing provides insights into the population structure and evolutionary potential of Brenneria goodwinii, associated with acute oak decline. PLoS ONE 12(6).


Brady, C., Allainguillaume, J., Denman, S., Arnold, D. (2016) Rapid identification of bacteria associated with Acute Oak Decline by high resolution melt (HRM) analysis. Letters in Applied Microbiology 63(2), 89-95.

Brown, N., Jeger, M., Kirk, S., Xu, X., Denman, S. (2016) Spatial and temporal patterns in symptom expression within eight woodlands affected by Acute Oak Decline. Forest Ecology and Management 360, 97–109.

Denman, S., Plummer, S., Kirk, S.A., Peace, A., McDonald, J.E. (2016) Isolation studies reveal a shift in the microbiome of oak affected with Acute Oak Decline. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 39(7), 484-490.

Reed, K. (2016) The Role of the Two Spotted Oak Buprestid in Acute Oak Decline (2016) Inpractice, Bulletin of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management 91, 33-36.

Sapp, M., Lewis, E., Moss, S., Barrett, B., Kirk, S., Elphinstone, J., Denman, S. (2016) Metabarcoding of bacteria associated with the acute oak decline syndrome in England. Forests 7(5), 95.

Vuts, J., Woodcock, C.M., Sumner, M., Caulfield, J.C., Reed, K., Inward, D.J.G., Leather, S.R., Pickett, J.A., Birkett, M.A., Denman, S. (2016) Responses of the two-spotted oak buprestid, Agrilus biguttatus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), to host tree volatiles. Pest Management Science 72, 845-851.


Brady, C., Irisawa, T., Iino, T., Ohkuma, M., Arnold, D., Denman, S. (2015) Gibbsiella papilionis Kim et al. 2013 is a later heterotypic synonym of Gibbsiella dentisursi Saito et al. 2012. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 65(12), 4788-91.

Brown, N., Jeger, M., Kirk, S., Xu, X., Denman, S. (2015) Spatial and temporal patterns in symptom expression within eight woodlands affected by Acute Oak Decline. Forest Ecology and Management 360, 97-109.

Brown, N., Inward, D.J.G., Jeger, M., Denman, S. (2015) A review of Agrilus biguttatus in UK forests and its relationship with acute oak decline. Forestry 88, 53-63.

Doonan, J., Denman, S., Gertler, C., Pachebat, J.A., Golyshin, P.N., McDonald, J.E. (2015) The intergenic transcribed spacer region 1 as a molecular marker for identification and discrimination of Enterobacteriaceae associated with acute oak decline. Journal of Applied Microbiology 118(1), 193-201.


Brady, C., Hunter, G., Kirk, S., Arnold, D., Denman, S. (2014) Rahnella victoriana sp. nov., Rahnella bruchi sp. nov., Rahnella woolbedingensis sp. nov., classification of Rahnella genomospecies 2 and 3 as Rahnella variigena sp. nov. and Rahnella inusitata sp. nov., respectively and emended description of the genus Rahnella. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 37, 545-552.

Brady, C., Hunter, G., Kirk, S., Arnold, D., Denman, S. (2014) Description of Brenneria roseae sp. nov. and two subspecies, Brenneria roseae subspecies roseae ssp. nov and Brenneria roseae subspecies americana ssp. nov. isolated from symptomatic oak. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 37, 391-401.

Brady, C., Hunter, G., Kirk, S., Arnold, D., Denman, S. (2014) Gibbsiella greigii sp. nov., a novel species associated with oak decline in the USA. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 37, 417-422.

Denman, S., Brown, N., Kirk, S., Jeger, M., Webber, J.F. (2014) A description of the symptoms of Acute Oak Decline in Britain and a comparative review on causes of similar disorders on oak in Europe. Forestry 87, 535-551.

Parnell, S., Gottwald, T.R., Riley, T., van den Bosch, F. (2014) Risk-based sampling for invading plant pests: maximising the number of outbreak sites detected in a landscape. Ecological Applications 24, 779-790.

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