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John Bridge J.Bridge@cabi.org

John Bridge

 

Principal areas of expertise

  • Tropical plant nematologist.

Experience

  • Tropical Plant Nematology Advisor, Head of Nematology and Soil Health Group for Sustainable Pest Management, CABI Bioscience, UK Centre.Deputy Director for the International Institute of Parasitology (IIP), an Institute of CAB International, St. Albans, UK. (Now CABI Bioscience), and Tropical Plant Nematology Advisor, Head of the Tropical Plant Nematology Advisory and Research Unit.
  • Tropical Plant Nematology Liaison Officer for the UK Ministry of Overseas Development (ODM) and Overseas Development Administration (ODA) (now Department of International Development (DFID)). Based in the Nematology Department, Rothamsted Experimental Station (now IACR Rothamsted), Harpenden, Herts. Position held was Principal Scientific Officer.
  • Tropical Plant Nematology Liaison Officer for ODM/ODA. Based at Imperial College of London University, Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks as Research Fellow/University Lecturer.

Education

  • B.Sc. (Botany Hons.), University of Hull.1962-1965
  • M.Sc. (Plant Pathology), McGill University, Canada.1966-1967
  • Ph.D. (Nematology), Imperial College, London University. 1967-1970

Personal details

  • British National
  • CABI Bioscience, Bakeham Lane, Egham, UK

Principal Publications

  • BRIDGE, J. & WILLIAMS, T. D. 2000. Plant parasitic nematodes. Plant Pathologist's Pocketbook. CAB International
  • SHIRIMA, D.S., OTSYINA, R. MWAGENI, W.P. & BRIDGE, J. 2000. Effect of natural and Sesbania fallows and crop rotations on the incidence of root-knot nematodes and tobacco production in Tabora, Tanzania. International Journal of Nematology, 10: 49-54.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1999. Cracking Down on Nematodes. Controlling nematodes in nursery soils to produce healthy, nematode-free Sesbania sesban seedlings. Living with Trees in Southern Africa, No.2. (March) Newsletter for regional collaboration in agroforestry. International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Nairobi. pp. 7-10.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1998. Theory and practice of non-chemical management of nematode pests in tropical farming systems. 1998 Brighton Conference Proceedings. Pests and Disease, pp. 761- 768.
  • MOHOTTI, K.M., BRISCOE, B.R., GOWEN, S.R. & BRIDGE, J. 1998. Are entomopathogenic nematodes susceptible to infection by the plant parasitic nematode biological control organism, Pasteuria penetrans? ? Proceedings of the Third International Symposium of Afro-Asian Society of Nematologists, Coimbatore, India April, 1998 (in press)
  • NJUGUNA, L.K. & BRIDGE, J. 1998. Plant parasitic nematodes of Irish potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) in Central Province and sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) in Central, Nyanza and Coast Provinces of Kenya. International Journal of Nematology 8: 21-26.
  • MOHOTTI, K.M., BRIDGE, J. & GOWEN, S.R. 1998. Natural suppression of plant parasitic nematodes in tea soils in Sri Lanka. (Abstr.). Abstracts of the 24th International Symposium of the European Society of Nematologists, 4-9th August, 1998, Dundee, Scotland, p.73.
  • PRICE, N.S. & BRIDGE, J. 1998. Nematodes as major pests of the agroforestry tree, Sesbania sesban, in Africa. (Abstr.). Abstracts of the 24th International Symposium of the European Society of Nematologists, 4-9th August, 1998, Dundee, Scotland, p.93.
  • BRIDGE, J., FOGAIN, R. & SPEIJER, P.R. 1998. The Root Lesion Nematodes of Banana, Pratylenchus coffeae (Zimmermann, 1898) Filip. & Schu. Stek., 1941 Pratylenchus goodeyi Sher & Allen, 1953. Musa Pest Fact Sheet No. 2. INIBAP.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1998. Evaluation of approaches to the sustainable management of nematodes in rice-wheat-legume cropping systems. Nematode Pests in Rice-Wheat-Legume Cropping Systems: proceedings of a Regional Training Course, 1-5 September 1997, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana India (eds. Sharma, S.B, Johansen, C. and Midha, S.K.). Rice-Wheat Consortium Paper Series 4. New Delhi, India: Rice-Wheat Consortium for the Indo-Gangetic Plains, 90-95.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1998. Keynote: Nematodes of bananas and plantains in Africa - Research trends and management strategies with small-scale farmers. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Banana and Plantain for Africa. Kampala, Uganda 14-18 October, 1996. (In press)
  • SHARMA, S., PRICE, N.J. & BRIDGE, J. 1997. The past, present and future of plant nematology in International Agricultural Research Centres. Nematological Abstracts, 66:119-142.
  • BRIDGE, J., HUNT, D.J. & HUNT, P. 1997. Plant parasitic nematodes of crops in Belize. Nematropica, 27: 111-116.
  • BRIDGE, J., PRICE, N.S. & SPEIJER, P.R. 1996. The nematode problems on bananas in the African highlands. Nematropica, 26: 196 (Abstr.)
  • MOHOTTI, K.M., BRIDGE, J. & GOWEN, S.R. 1996. Natural occurrence of Pasteuria penetrans, a mycelial and endospore forming bacterium causing diseases in plant parasitic nematodes in tea fields. (Abstr.). Proceeding of the sixteenth annual session of the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka, p.7.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1996. Nematode management in sustainable and subsistence agriculture. Annual Review of Phytopathology, 34: 201-225.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1996. Introduced and indigenous plant nematodes of different crops and cropping systems in Africa: a personal perspective. African Plant Protection, 2: 67-74.
  • MACHON, J.E. and BRIDGE, J. 1996. Radopholus citri n. sp. (Tylenchida: Pratylenchidae) and its pathogenicity on citrus. Fundamental and Applied Nematology, 19: 127-133.
  • PRICE, N.S. and BRIDGE, J. 1995. Pratylenchus goodeyi (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae: a plant-parasitic nematode of the Montane Highlands of Africa. Journal of African Zoology, 109: 435-442.
  • BRIDGE, J., PRICE, N.S. and KOFI, P. 1995. Plant parasitic nematodes of plantains and other crops in Cameroon, West africa. Fundamental and Applied Nematology, 18: 251-260.
  • HAHN, M.L., BURROWS, P.R., GNANAPRAGASAM, N.C., BRIDGE, J., VINES, N.J. and WRIGHT, D.J. 1994. Molecular diversity amongst Radopholus similis populations from Sri Lanka detected by RAPD analysis. Fundamental and Applied Nematology, 17: 275-281.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1993 (publ.1994). Worldwide distribution of the major nematode parasites of bananas and plantains. In: Gold, C.S. & Gemmill, B. (Eds.). Biological and Integrated Control of Highland Banana and Plantain Pests and Diseases. Proceedings of a Research Coordination Meeting, Cotonou, Benin 12-14 November, 1991, pp. 185-198.
  • BRIDGE, J. and GOWEN, S.R. 1993 (publ. 1994). Visual assessment of plant parasitic nematode and weevil damage on bananas and plantains. In: Gold, C.S. & Gemmill, B. (Eds.). Biological and Integrated Control of Highland Banana and Plantain Pests and Diseases. Proceedings of a Research Coordination Meeting, Cotonou, Benin 12-14 November, 1991, pp. 147-154.
  • PAGE, S.L.J. and BRIDGE, J. 1994. The African cotton-root nematode, Meloidogyne acronea; its pathogenicity and intra-generic infectivity within Gossypium. Fundamental and Applied Nematology, 17: 67-73.
  • PAGE, S.L.J. and BRIDGE, J. 1993. Plant nematodes and sustainability in tropical agriculture. Experimental Agriculture, 29: 139-154.
  • MENDE von, N., BURROWS, P. and BRIDGE, J. 1993. Molecular aspects of resistance to nematodes. Proceedings of the Workshop on Biotechnology Applications for Banana and Plantain Improvement, San José, Costa Rica 27-31 January, 1992. INIBAP : 125-127.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1992. Parasitic nematodes of root and tuber crops in Pacific island countries. Pacific Association of Tropical Phytopathology Newsletter, No. 9: 1-5.
  • BRIDGE, J. and PRICE, N. S. 1992. The distribution and importance of Pratylenchus goodeyi on bananas and plantains. Proceedings of AAB Workshop on Tropical Nematology, NRI, Chatham, UK. 8 April, 1992. ( Abstr.).
  • BRIDGE, J. 1992. Nematode Diseases. In Hillocks, R.J. (Ed.) Cotton Diseases. CAB International, Wallingford, UK pp. 331-353.
  • HILLOCKS, R.J. and BRIDGE, J. 1992. The role of nematodes in fusarium wilt of cotton in Tanzania. Afro-Asian Journal of Nematology 2: 35-40.
  • PEREGRINE, W.T.H. and BRIDGE, J. 1992. The lesion nematode Pratylenchus goodeyi, an important pest of Ensete in Ethiopia. Tropical Pest Management, 38: 325-326.
  • BRIDGE, J., MACHON, J.E. and DJATMIADI, D. 1990. A new nematode problem of citrus caused by Radopholus sp. in Java. Abstracts of papers, posters and films presented at the Second International Nematology Congress, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, August 1990. Nematologica 36: 336 (abstr.).
  • BRIDGE, J., OTIM-NAPE, W. and NAMAGANDA, J. 1991. The root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, causing damage to cassava in Uganda. Afro-Asian Journal of Nematology, 1: 116-117.
  • SIDDIQI, M.R. and BRIDGE, J. 1991. Scutellonema anisomeristum sp.n. and S. sibrium sp.n. (Nematoda: Hoplolaimidae), on cotton in Africa. Afro-Asian Journal of Nematology, 1: 77-82.
  • PLOWRIGHT, R. and BRIDGE, J. 1990. Effect of Meloidogyne graminicola (Nematoda) on the establishment, growth and yield of rice cv IR 36. Nematologica, 36: 81-89.
  • KOSHY, P.K. and BRIDGE, J. 1990. Nematode parasites of spices and related crops. In: Luc, M., Sikora, R.A. & Bridge, J. (Eds.).Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture. CAB International, Wallingford, UK; pp. 557-582.
  • JATALA, P and BRIDGE, J. 1990. Nematode parasites of root and tuber crops. In: Luc, M., Sikora, R.A. & Bridge, J. (Eds.).Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture. CAB International, Wallingford, UK; pp. 137-180.
  • BRIDGE, J., LUC, M. and PLOWRIGHT, R. 1990. Nematode parasites of rice. In: Luc, M., Sikora, R.A. & Bridge, J. (Eds.). Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture. CAB International, Wallingford, UK; pp. 69-108.
  • LUC, M., BRIDGE, J. and SIKORA, R.A. 1990. Reflections on plant nematology in subtropical and tropical agriculture. In: Luc, M., Sikora, R.A. & Bridge, J. (Eds.). Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture. CAB International, Wallingford, UK; pp. xi-xvii.
  • LUC, M., SIKORA, R.A. and BRIDGE, J. (Eds.) 1990. Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture. CAB International, Wallingford, UK; xvii, 629 pp.
  • HUNT, D.J., BRIDGE, J. and MACHON, J.E. 1989. On Achlysiella, a new genus of obese Pratylenchidae (Nematoda: Tylenchoidea). Revue de Nematologie, 12: 401-407
  • BRIDGE, J. 1988. Plant nematode pests of banana in East Africa with particular reference to Tanzania. In: INIBAP 1988. Nematodes and the borer weevil in bananas: present status of research and outlook. Proceedings of a workshop held in Bujumbura, Burundi, 7-11 December 1987: 35-39.
  • MEW, T.W., BRIDGE, J., HIBINO, J.M., BONHAM, J.M., and MERCA, S.D. 1988. Rice pathogens of quarantine importance. Rice Seed Health. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Rice Seed Health, International Rice Research Institute, 16-20 March, 1987 pp.101-115.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1988. Plant-parasitic nematode problems in the Pacific islands. Journal of Nematology 20: 173-183.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1987. Analysis of methods for determining presence, distribution and importance of nematodes on a regional basis. In: Nematodes Parasitic in Cereals and Legumes in Temperate Semi-Arid Regions. (Eds. Saxena, M.C., Sikora, R.A. & Srivastava, J.P.) Proceedings of ICARDA Nematology Workshop Cyprus, March 1987: 125-142.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1987. Nematode Control Strategies in Subsistence Agriculture. In: "Principles and Practice of Nematode Control in Crops". (Eds Brown, R.H. & Kerry, B.R.). HBJ (Australia) Academic Press pp. 389-420.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1986. Pratylenchus spp. on tropical crops. Revue de Nematologie, 9: 291 (Abstr.).
  • BRIDGE, J. 1985. Interactions of nematodes and fungi on tropical crops. Presented at A.A.B. Meeting `From Research to Efficient Production and Improved Quality', University of Reading, September 1985.
  • FREIRE, F.C.O. and BRIDGE, J. 1985. Influence of different inoculum levels of Meloidogyne incognita, Nectria haematococca f.sp. piperis and Phytopthora palmivora on black pepper plants. Fitopatologia Brasileira 10: 559-575.
  • FREIRE, F.C.O. and BRIDGE, J. 1985. Parasitism of eggs, females and juveniles of Meloidogyne incognita by Paecilomyces lilacinus and Verticillium chlamydosporium. Fitopatologia Brasileira 10: 577-596.
  • FREIRE, F.C.O. and BRIDGE, J. 1985. Biochemical changes induced in roots and xylem sap of black pepper by Meloidogyne incognita. Fitopatologia Brasileira 10: 483-497.
  • FREIRE, F.C.O. and BRIDGE, J. 1985. Histopathology of black pepper roots infected with Radopholus similis. Fitopatologia Brasileira 10: 475-481.
  • WHITEHEAD, A.G. and BRIDGE, J. 1985. Control of plant nematodes. In:"Pesticide Application: Principles and Practice". (Ed. Haskell, P.T.) Clarendon Press, Oxford, pp. 398-426.
  • BRIDGE, J. and HAM, P.J. 1985. A technique for the cryopreservation of viable juveniles of Meloidogyne graminicola. Nematologica 31: 185-189.
  • PAGE, S.L.J. and BRIDGE, J. 1985. Observations on Pasteuria penetrans as a parasite of Meloidogyne acronea. Nematologica 31: 238-240.
  • BRIDGE, J. and HUNT, D.J. 1985. Nematodes. In: "Pest Control in Tropical Onions". Tropical Development and Research Institute, pp. 65-77.
  • BRIDGE, J. and HUNT, D.J. 1985. Aphelenchoides arachidis. Commonwealth Institute of Parasitology, CIH Descriptions of Plant Parasitic Nematodes, Set 8, No. 116, 3 pp.
  • BRIDGE, J. & PAGE, S.L.J. 1984. Plant nematode pests of crops in Papua New Guinea. Journal of Plant Protection in the Tropics 1(2): 99-109.
  • BRIDGE, J., JORDAN, S.M. and PAGE, S.L.J. 1984. Combined effects of root-knot nematodes and Orobanche species on tomato and tobacco. Haustorium 12: 1-2
  • WALLER, J.M. and BRIDGE, J. 1984. Effects of pathogen interactions on tropical crop production. In: "Plant Diseases. Infection, Damage and Loss." Eds. Wood, R.K.S. & Jellis, G.J. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, England, pp. 311-320.
  • BRIDGE, J. and MULLER, R.L.J. 1984. Role of nematodes as constraints to agricultural development in Africa. In "Advancing Agricultural Production in Africa". Ed. Hawksworth, D.L. Proceedings of 1st CAB Scientific Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, 12-18 February, 1984, pp. 187-193.
  • CAVENESS, F.E. and BRIDGE, J. 1984. Nematodes and their control in root and vegetable crops. In: "Advancing Agricultural Production in Africa." Ed. Hawksworth, D.L. Proceedings of 1st CAB Scientific Conference, Arusha Tanzania, 12-18 February, 1984, pp. 98-101.
  • WILLIAMS, T.D. and BRIDGE, J. 1983. Plant-parasitic Nematodes. In: "Plant Pathologist's Pocketbook." 2nd edit. Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Kew, England, pp. 225-249.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1983. Nematodes of tomatoes. In "Pest Control in Tropical Tomatoes." Centre for Overseas Pest Research, London, pp. 69-84.
  • BRIDGE, J., MORTIMER, J.J. and JACKSON, G.V.H. 1983. Hirschmanniella miticausa n.sp. (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) and its pathogenicity on taro (Colocasia esculenta). Revue de Nématologie 6: 285-290.
  • RATANAPRAPA, D and BRIDGE, J. 1982. Some biological aspects of different geographical isolates of the rice root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne graminicola Golden and Birchfield, 1965. Presented at XVI International Nematology Symposium, St Andrews, Scotland, September 1982.
  • BRIDGE, J. and PAGE, S.L.J. 1982. The rice root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne graminicola, on deep water rice (Oryza sativa subsp. indica). Revue de Nématologie 5: 225-232.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1982. Nematodes of yams. In: Yams. Ignames. Miège, J. & Lyonga, S.N. (Eds.). Oxford University Press: 253-264.
  • MORTIMER, J.J., BRIDGE, J. and JACKSON, G.V.H. 1981. Hirschmanniella sp., an endoparasitic nematode associated with miti-miti disease of taro (Colocasia esculenta) corms in the Solomon Islands. FAO Plant Protection Bulletin 29: 9-11.
  • BRIDGE, J., PAGE, S.L.J. and JORDAN, S.M. 1981. An improved method for staining nematodes in roots. Rothamsted Report for 1981, Part 1. Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, England, P. 171.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1981. Nematodes of legumes. In "Pest Control in Tropical Grain Legumes." Centre for Overseas Pest Research, London, pp. 111-125.
  • BRIDGE, J. and MANSER, P. 1980. Occurrence of the beet cyst cyst-nematode, Heterodera schachtii, in tropical Africa. Plant Disease 64: 1036.
  • BRIDGE, J. and PAGE, S.L.J. 1980. Estimation of root-knot nematode infestation levels on roots using a rating chart. Tropical Pest Management 26: 296-298.
  • BABATOLA, J.O. and BRIDGE, J. 1980. Feeding behaviour and histopathology of Hirschmanniella oryzae, H. imamuri and H. spinicaudata on rice. Journal of Nematology 12: 48-53.
  • BABATOLA, J.O. and BRIDGE, J. 1979. Pathogenicity of Hirschmanniella oryzae, H. spinicaudata and H. imamuri on Rice. Journal of Nematology 11: 128-132.
  • PAGE, S.L.J., BRIDGE, J., COX, P. and RAHMAN, L. 1979. Root and soil plant parasitic nematodes of deep water rice areas in Bangladesh. International Rice Research Newsletter 4: 10-11.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1979. Nematode management in the developing world. Presented at A.A.B. Meeting, Reading University, September, 1979.
  • HAGUE, N.G.M. and BRIDGE, J. 1978. Nematodes, the Unseen Enemy. A Guide to Nematode Damage. Du Pont de Nemours International, Geneva, Switzerland, 20pp.
  • PAGE, S.L.J. and BRIDGE, J. 1978. Meloidogyne graminicola associated with damage to deep water rice in the Ganges Delta. Presented at A.A.B. Meeting, L.S.E., London, November, 1978.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1978. A review of Plant Parasitic Nematodes Associated with Yams. Proceedings of First International Seminar on Yams, Cameroun. October, 1978: 305-323.
  • WALLER, J.M. and BRIDGE, J. 1978. Plant disease and nematodes in the Sultanate of Oman. PANS, 24(3): 313-326.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1978. Nematodes of Sweet Potato, Cassava, Yam, and Cocoyam. In: Tropical Root Crops, PANS Manual No. 4, 76-79, 125-126, 163-168, 192-193.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1978. Nematodes: A restraint on agricultural improvement in the developing countries? In: Taylor, A.E.R. & Muller,R. (Eds.) The Relevance of Parasitology to human Welfare Today. Symposia British Society of Parasitology, Vol. 16, pp. 111-117.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1977. Nematodes. In "Pest Control of Bananas", PANS Manual No. 2, pp. 73-85.
  • BRIDGE, J., BOS, W.S., PAGE, S.L.J. and McDONALD, D. 1977. The biology and possible importance of Aphelenchoides arachidis, a seed-borne endoparasitic nematode of groundnuts from northern Nigeria. Nematologica 23: 253-259.
  • BRIDGE, J., JONES, E. and PAGE, S.L.J. 1976. Meloidogyne acronea associated with reduced growth of cotton in Malawi. Plant Disease Reporter 60: 5-7.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1976. Plant parasitic nematodes from the lowlands and highlands of Ecuador. Nematropica 6: 18-23.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1975. Hot water treatment to control plant parasitic nematodes of tropical crops. Mededelingen Faculteit Landbouwwetenschappen, Rijks Universiteit, Gent 40: 249-259.
  • BRIDGE, J and HAGUE, N.G.M. 1974. The feeding behaviour of Tylenchorhynchus and Merlinius species and their effect on growth of perennial ryegrass. Nematologia 20: 119-130.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1974. Tylenchorhynchus dubius. CIH (Commonwealth Institute of Helminthology) Descriptions of Plant-parasitic Nematodes. Set 4, No. 51.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1974. Hatching of Tylenchorhynchus maximus and Merlinius icarus. Journal of Nematology 6: 101-102.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1973. Nematodes as pests of yams in Nigeria. Mededelingen Faculteit Landbouwwetenschappen, Rijks Universiteit, Gent 38: 841-852.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1973. Hoplolaimus seinhorsti, an endoparasitic nematode of cowpea in Nigeria. Plant Disease Reporter 57: 798-799.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1972. Plant parasitic nematodes of irrigated crops in the northern states of Nigeria. Samaru Miscellaneous Paper 42, I.A.R., Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria. 17 pp.
  • BRIDGE, J. 1972. Nematode Problems with Yams (Dioscorea spp.) in Nigeria. PANS 18: 89-91.

 

 

 
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