P.H. Gregory

Philip Gregory (1907-1986) pioneered aerobiology as a topic for research, combining many disciplines to contribute to better understanding of fungal spore dispersal and plant disease epidemiology. He developed theories of spore dispersal, which was published in his classic paper on the dispersion of airborne spores He became Head of the Plant Pathology Department at Rothamsted in 1958 where he further developed his research on spore dispersal and sedimentation velocities. In his retirement, Philip Gregory continued work on elucidating the epidemiology of black pod disease of cocoa in Nigeria, and maintained enthusiasm for his wide range of scientific interests. He proudly and enthusiastically showed his garden to visitors and they often regarded this as the highlight of their visit to Harpenden.

Further reading;
Gregory PH, 1945. Transactions of the British Mycology Society 28, 26-7Lacey J, Lacey ME, Fitt BDL, 1997. Annual Review of Phytopathology 35, 1-14.

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