Sustainable Agriculture Sciences
Tessa is a PhD student in the Sustainable Agriculture Sciences department at Rothamsted Research. She is working in collaboration with Cranfield University as part of the Environment and Agrifood PhD programme, funded by The Lawes Agricultural Trust.
Her project investigates the effect plant breeding has on beneficial plant microbiome interactions in wheat. Tessa hopes to assess the impact of agricultural domestication on the natural soil microbiome of wheat and apply this to modern high-intensity agriculture.
Tessa completed her undergraduate degree in Biology followed by a Master’s by Research degree with an industrial placement, at the University of Exeter.
PhD Project Title
Has plant breeding decoupled beneficial plant-microbiome interactions in wheat?
- 2016-2018: Master’s by Research Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Exeter
- 2013-2016: Bachelor of Science honours degree in Biology, University of Exeter