Dr Philip KeanePrincipal Research Fellow, Ecology, Environment & Evolution
Dr Philip Keane gained a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons) at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute - University of Adelaide in 1968. He completed a Ph.D. at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1972 for studies of Oncobasidium Theobromae, responsible for vascular-streak dieback, a serious disease of cocoa. He taught at that university before coming to La Trobe University in 1975.
Research interests: --Fungal diseases of crop plants and eucalypts. --The nature of resistance to crop diseases, especially cereal rusts. --Diseases of cocoa in South East Asia and Papua New Guinea. --Agricultural development and education in tropical countries. --Plant disease epidemiology. --Plant ecology. --Diversity of macrofungi.