Mr Alain Misse
Microbiology and Plant Pathology
I define myself as a fungal ecologist. My research interests include the diversity of tree wound associated fungi with my current focus on Ceratocystis species, their vectors and ecological interactions. During the last three years, I have investigated the diversity of Ceratocystis species and their vectors in the Garden Route National Park of South Africa and in mount Fako and mount Oku-in Cameroon.
The study of the ecology of Ceratocystis is an opportunity to embrace various fields of plant protection including, mycology, entomology, acarology, nematology and bacteriology. It is still a little explored research field and can contribute to understanding the dynamics of tree diseases as well as host specialization and speciation of tree pathogens.