Researcher biography

Research area: Plant Disease Epidemiology and Management

Dr Femi Akinsanmi is an applied Plant Pathologist. Femi's research approach incorporates modern research tools relating to plant disease epidemiology, host genetics, pathogen taxonomy and decision support systems, to inform disease management systems in agricultural ecosystems. Femi's experience extends from tertiary teaching, to consulting plant industries and research on diseases of soybeans, wheat, and horticultural crops including macadamia and apples, in both developing and developed countries. His service and industry engagement activities undergird the delivery of integrated disease management strategy, with significant benefits to all stakeholders. His current research activities is on diseases of tree nuts, with a major focus on macadamia.