Ruth Wade

Ruth Wade
University of Leeds · Faculty of Biological Sciences

PhD

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Purpose Silicon (Si) accumulation in plant tissues plays a vital role in alleviating biotic and abiotic stresses, including drought. Temperate regions are predicted to experience reductions in the quantity and frequency of rainfall events, potentially impacting plant Si uptake via the transpiration stream. Despite the importance for predicting plan...
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Growth rate represents a fundamental axis of life history variation. Faster growth associated with C4 photosynthesis and annual life history has evolved multiple times, and the resulting diversity in growth is typically explained via resource acquisition and allocation. However, the underlying changes in morphogenesis remain unknown. We conducted a...
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Intensification of agriculture has led to major losses of hedgerows and field margins worldwide. Soil sample extraction, in situ time series of soil moisture, temperature and soil water quality analyses, annual earthworm sampling and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi sampling enabled comparison of soil functions between typical hedgerows, grass fie...
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Biofumigation is an integrated pest management method involving the mulching of a glucosinolate containing cover crop into a field in order to generate toxic isothiocyanates, effective soil borne pest control compounds. Variation in biofumigation efficacy demonstrates a need to better understand the factors affecting pest control outcomes and devel...
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Predicted changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme rainfall events in the UK have the potential to disrupt terrestrial ecosystem function. However, responses of different trophic levels to these changes in rainfall patterns, and the underlying mechanisms, are not well characterised. This study aimed to investigate how changes in both the q...
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This chapter summarises the latest research investigating the effects of climate change on the interactions between insect herbivores and their natural enemies. Most of the current research focuses on one aspect of the abiotic environment, whereas global change is multifaceted and the interactions between multiple environmental perturbations will h...
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Understanding interactions between grasses and their herbivores is central to the conservation of species-rich grasslands and the protection of our most important crops against pests. Grasses employ a range of defenses against their natural enemies; silicon-based defenses have been shown to be one of the most effective. Silicon (Si) is laid down on...
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Crop losses caused by pests and weeds have been estimated at 42% worldwide, with plant pathogens responsible for almost $10 billion worth of damage in the USA in 1994 alone. Elevated carbon dioxide [ECO2] and associated climate change have the potential to accelerate plant pathogen evolution, which may, in turn, affect virulence. Plant–pathogen int...

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Increased growth efficiency caused by C4 photosynthetic pathway enhances survival after drought and defoliation, thereby modifying the fundamental biological trade-off between growth and survival.