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Suzy Wood Scientific Support

T: +44 (0)1491 829085


CABI, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW209TY, United Kingdom

I joined CABI in the summer of 2011 as Scientific Support for the Invasives team in Egham, UK. I am currently working on several different projects researching the biological control of invasive weeds, including New Zealand Pigmyweed, Japanese knotweed and Floating pennywort. I am involved in the Azolla control project, mass-rearing a weevil for the biological control of the invasive water weed in the UK.

With a BSc in Biology and interests in plant ecology and biological control, I also assist with ecological fieldwork for a number of projects, including grassland surveys.

Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Invasive species data

Invasive species are causing species extinction. We are trying to address this problem by providing sound scientific information that will be used by endangered species managers to improve their efforts to recover listed and candidate species affected by invasive species. The information will also be used by...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Azolla control

One of the UK’s most invasive plants, the fairy fern or floating water fern causes problems for anglers and water managers. It forms thick mats on the water’s surface which can double in size in a few days, blocking out light and killing aquatic flora and fish. Fragmentation of the fronds makes control by...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Controlling floating pennywort in a safe and sustainable way

Floating pennywort is an invasive aquatic plant that can over-run water bodies in the UK, and is threatening habitats, native plants, fish and insects. Also a problem across much of Europe, this plant has rapid growth and can regenerate from small fragments. Management is mainly limited to mechanical...