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Department of Plant Sciences


Research Group


Research Overview

Using applications in meteorology and modelling, I develop, test and maintain environmental suitability models which are integral components of large-scale epidemiological forecasting processes.
Accurate and current predictions of outbreaks of crop diseases, can enable farmers to take preventative action to avoid catastrophic reduction in yields. My current research contributes to an on-going wheat rust forecasting programme, which has established the pathways for long-distance dispersal of wheat rust spores across Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
To achieve outputs, I collaborate with a network of partners based at the University of Cambridge, the UK Met Office, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), institutions across Sub-Saharan Africa (EIAR, ATI, Ethiopian MoA and KARLO) and South Asia (BWMRI, DAE, BMD, NARC, and PARC). 

Previous Positions

  • 2016-2019 Research Assistant, Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest, Hungary)


  • 2013-2019 PhD (summa cum laude), Doctoral School of Environmental Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary)
  • 2011-2013 Meteorologist (MSc) – specialization in weather forecasting, Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary)
  • 2007-2011 Physics (BSc) – specialization in meteorology, Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary)

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Tamás  Mona

Contact Details

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Department of Plant Sciences,
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