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Schroeder Group

Citadel Hill, Plymouth, PL1 2PB, Uk
telephone: +44(0)1752 426484 email:

Current Members:  (Left to right) Andrea Highfield, Cecilia Balestreri, Declan Schroeder, Mark Fox-Powell, Kim Stevens & Gideon Mordecai. Absent: Grazyna Durak, Yanan Di & Glenn Harper

Past Members: click here

Our research focuses primarily on characterising host-virus infection dynamics, whilst relating these findings to key biogeochemical and ecological processes such as species distribution, fecundity, longevity, nutrient cycling, trace metal speciation, trace gas fluxes and system respiration. We have focussed our research on two dominate forms of viruses that infect key organisms within major trophic levels, namely members of the picorna-like RNA virus superfamily and the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses.


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