Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Jo is an ascomycete taxonomist and foliar fungal endophyte researcher. Her studies are currently focused on forest pathology and the potential role of beneficial fungal endophytic partners. She also contributes to the Scotland's Plant Health Centre website.
Prior to working at RBGE, Jo worked as a post-doc at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, researching diseases of Proteaceae and as a lecturer at the University of Botswana investigating post-harvest pathogens of grains. Jo has been involved for a long time with mycology in Asia, since her PhD at the University of Hong Kong on Arecaceae microfungi, and she maintains links with researchers in Thailand and China.