Professor Duncan D Cameron

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield,
Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN

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Chair of Plant and Soil Biology and Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Sheffield (2015-present)

Co-director, P3 Centre of Exellence for Translational Plant Science (2013-present)

Senior Research Fellow and Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Sheffield (2012-2015)

Subject Editor of Plant and Soil (2011-present)

Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Sheffield (October 2010-December 2011)

NERC Research Fellow, University of Sheffield (November 2007-October 2010)

Leverhulme Trust post doctoral research associate, University of Sheffield (November 2004- November 2007)

PhD – Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Aberdeen (2004)

BSc (Hons) – Animal and Plant Biology, University of Sheffield (2001)

Key Research Interests:

1.   Food security and soil microbes

2.   Physiological ecology of mycorrhizal fungi

3.   The physiology and functional ecology of host-parasitic plant interactions

My research is supported by grants from: The Royal Society, NERC, BBSRC, EPSRC, The Technology Strategy Board and The Leverhulme Trust as well as industrial funding from TATA Steel, RAGT Seeds, Heineken UK Boningale Green Sky .

Example publications (click here for a full list):

Field KJ, Leake JR, Tille S, Allinson KE, Rimington WR, Beerling DJ, Cameron DD (2015) From parasitism to mutualism: mycorrhiza specificity and functioning in Ophioglossum vulgatum sporophytes. New Phytologist (in press).

Cameron DD, Neal AL, van Wees SCM, Ton J (2013). Mycorrhiza-induced resistance: more than the sum of its parts? Trends in Plant Science 18: 539–545.

Field KJ, Cameron DD, Leake JR, Tille S, Bidartondo MI, Beerling DJ (2012). Contrasting arbuscular mycorrhizal responses of vascular and non-vascular plants to a simulated Palaeozoic CO2 decline. Nature Communications: doi: 10.1038/ncomms1831.

Burrell MM, Francese S, Cameron DD, Steels C, Bennett M, Wells D, Holman T, Leake JR, Clench M (2010). MALDI -MSI – a new tool for metabolite analysis in forensic science. Actas Medicinae Legalis et Socialis, Coimbra University Press, Portugal. pp 273-278

Cameron DD (2010) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as (agro)ecosystem engineers. Plant and Soil 333: 1-5

Leake JR, Cameron DD (2010) Physiological ecology of mycoheterotrophy. New Phytologist 185: 601-605

Cameron DD, White A, Antonovics J (2009) Parasite-grass-forb interactions and rock-paper-scissor dynamics: predicting the effects of the parasitic plant Rhinanthus minor on host plant communities. Journal of Ecology 97: 1311-1319

Cameron DD, Preiß K, Gebauer G, Read DJ (2009) The chlorophyll-containing orchid Corallorhiza trifida derives little carbon through photosynthesis. New Phytologist 183: 358-364

Irving LJ, Cameron DD (2009). You are what you eat: interactions between root parasitic plants and their hosts. Advances in Botanical Research 50: 87-138

Cameron DD, Johnson I, Read DJ, Leake JR (2008). Giving and receiving: measuring the carbon cost of mycorrhizas in the green orchid, Goodyera repens. New Phytologist 180: 176-184

Cameron DD, Seel WE (2007). Functional anatomy of haustoria formed by Rhinanthus minor: linking evidence from histology and isotope tracing. New Phytologist 174: 412-419

Cameron DD, Coats AM, Seel WE (2006). Differential resistance among host and non-host species underlies the variable success of the hemi-parasitic plant Rhinanthus minor. Annals of Botany 98: 1289-1299

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