• Kelly, L.J., Plumb, W.J., Carey, D.W. et al. Convergent molecular evolution among ash species resistant to the emerald ash borer. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 1116–1128 (2020).
  • Tim L. R. Coker, Jiří Rozsypálek, Anne Edwards, Tony P. Harwood, Louise A. Butfoy, Richard J. A. Buggs (2018) Estimating mortality rates of European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) under the ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) epidemic. Plants People Planet (in press)
  • Elizabeth S. A. Sollars and Richard J. A. Buggs (2018) Genome-wide epigenetic variation among ash trees differing in susceptibility to a fungal disease. BMC Genomics 19:502
  • Elizabeth S. A. Sollars, Andrea L. Harper, Laura J. Kelly, Christine M. Sambles, Ricardo H. Ramirez-Gonzalez, David Swarbreck, Gemy Kaithakottil, Endymion D. Cooper, Cristobal Uauy, Lenka Havlickova, Gemma Worswick, David J. Studholme, Jasmin Zohren, Deborah L. Salmon, Bernardo J. Clavijo, Yi Li, Zhesi He, Alison Fellgett, Lea Vig McKinney, Lene Rostgaard Nielsen, Gerry C. Douglas, Erik Dahl Kjær, J. Allan Downie, David Boshier, Steve Lee, Jo Clark, Murray Grant, Ian Bancroft, Mario Caccamo and Richard J. A. Buggs (2016) Genome sequence and genetic diversity of European ash trees. Nature 541: 212–216 doi:10.1038/nature20786
  • Harper, A.L., et al. (2016). Molecular for tolerance of European Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) to dieback disease identified using Associative Transcriptomics. Scientific Reports, 6, Article number: 19335.


  • “The Future for English Woodlands” Conference organised by The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and The Royal Forestry Society, 30 Oct 2018, The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire
  • “Plant Health Conference”, The Earth Trust, Oxfordshire, 17th Oct 2018
  • Shirley Sherwood Gallery, RBG Kew, 10th Oct 2018
  • Garnet Meeting, University of York, 19 Sept 2018
  • University of Birmingham, 29 March 2018
  • Forestry Commission’s “SE & London Tree Health Event 2018” attended by 130 tree health professionals, 12 Feb 2018
  • Dissemination event for the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative, at the Radisson Blu Grafton, London, 7 Feb 2018
  • Presentation to Ian Boyd, Defra Chief Scientific Advisor, Nobel House, Westminster, 24 Oct 2017
  • Defra Ash Dieback Health and Safety Taskgroup, Nobel House, Westminster, 11 May 2017
  • BSCB/BSDB/Genetics Society Spring Meeting, University of Warwick 2 – 5 April 2017
  • UK Plant Science 2015, Harper Adams University 14-15 Apr 2015
  • Forest Research Northern Research Station Seminar 18 Mar 2015
  • Defra/BBSRC Ash Dieback Oversight Group meeting, Nobel House, 27 Feb 2015
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Departmental Seminar 19 Feb 2015
  • Northeastern Forestry University, Harbin, China 14 Aug 2015
  • International Plant & Animal Genome XXIII San Diego, CA, USA. PAG XXII, January 10-14, 2015.
    Sollars ESA, Kelly L, Clavijo B, Swarbreck D, Zohren J, Boshier D, Clark J, Joecker A, Caccamo M, Buggs RJA, (2014). "The genome of Fraxinus excelsior (European Ash)".
  • International Plant & Animal Genome XXII San Diego, CA, USA. PAG XXII, January 11-15, 2014.
    Sollars ESA, Zohren J, Boshier D, Clark J, Joecker A, Buggs RJA, (2014). "Sequencing the genome of Fraxinus excelsior (European Ash)".


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  • 35th New Phytologist Symposium. The genomes of forest tree: new frontiers of forest biology. Boston, MA, USA. June 16-17 2015

  • International Plant & Animal Genome XXII San Diego, CA, USA. PAG XXII, January 11-15, 2014.


  • 47th Population Genetics Group Meeting, Bath, UK. PopGroup47, January 7-10, 2014.

  • XIV Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Lisbon, Portugal. ESEB XIV, August 19-24, 2013.