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Dr Philip Keane Principal 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.

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