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Anne Coules

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Environment

Role

Dr Coules is responsible for delivering plant and environmental science modules and conducts research in the plant sciences sector.

Research areas

Areas of research interest include:

  • The development of peat-free growing media and peat alternatives for the retail and commercial sector
  • Plant diseases and the control of crop diseases
  • Invasive species- plant and invertebrate

Dr Coules is also involved with commercial trials and is a consultant agronomist.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD may exist in the following areas:

  • The development of peat-free growing media and peat alternatives for the retail and commercial sector
  • Detection of peat in growing media using pollen analysis
  • Plant diseases and the control of crop diseases
  • Invasive species - plants, diseases and invertebrates
  • Using PCR to identify specific species

Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

Publications

Recent publications

  • Control Of Crop Diseases. Coules A and Carlile WR, 2012, Cambridge University Press
  • Storage properties of bark-based peat-free growing media containing pas 100 green compost. Coules A, Carlile WR, Ni Chualain D, ISHS International conference on Growing Media, Barcelona October 2011, page 59