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Ulrike Krauss

Ulrike Krauss


Principal areas of expertise

  • Biocontrol, Technology Transfer, Tropical Plant Pathology



  • Present: Project Coordinator, Plant Pathology Pathology (Biocontrol), CABI Bioscience, c/o CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica. Responsible for Research and Development in crop health issues of alternative crops in Latin America. Coordinator of MSc course in Biocontrol.
  • 1994-1997: Project Leader, Natural Resources Institute, c/o Windward Island Banana Exporting and Development Company, St. Lucia, West Indies. Establishment and management of Post-harvest Pathology Laboratory. Assessment and improvement of crown rot control and technology transfer.


  • "Vordiplom Biology" and "Certificate of Tropical Crop Production" (1st Class), Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany, 1984-1988.
  • BSc (1st Class Hons) in Agricultural Microbiology, School of Agriculture, University of Edinburgh, UK, 1988-1990.
  • PhD "The Relationship between Natural Senescence of Roots of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) and Establishment of Parasitic Infection", Inst. of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK, 1991-1993.

Personal details

  • German National
  • CABI Bioscience, c/o CATIE, 7170 Turrialba, Costa Rica, Fax (+506)-556 0606, e-mail

Recent Presentations & Publications

  • Bateman, R., Hidalgo, E., García, J., ten Hoopen, G. M., Krauss, U. & Adonijah, V. (2004). Rational pesticide use (RPU) for management of frosty pod rot. Oral paper presented at the Cocoa Endophytes and Frosty Pod Meeting, Pichilingue, Ecuador, 25-30 April 2004.
  • Holmes, K., Evans, H., Krauss, U., Bateman, R. & Johnson, E. (2004). Towards the integrated management of frosty pod rot (Crinipellis roreri) of cocoa (Theobroma cacao). Paper presented at the European Foundation for Plant Pathology (EFPP) Meeting and British Society for Plant Protection (BSPP) Presidential Meeting 2004 - Discovery, Development and Delivery In Plant Pathology, 5 -10 September 2004, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Holmes, K.A., Evans, H.C., Flood, J., Krauss U., Thomas, S., Bateman, R.P. & Holderness, M. (2004) Defence from within: using endophytes against cocoa diseases. Paper presented at the 2nd International Workshop and Product Exhibition on White Agriculture, Beijing, China, 19-21 April 2004.
  • Krauss, U. (2004) Diseases in Tropical Agroforestry Landscapes - the Role of Biodiversity. In Agroforestry and Biological Conservation in Tropical Landscapes, G. Schroth, G.A.B. Fonseca, C.A. Harvey, C. Gascon, H.F. Vasconcelos, and A.M.N. Izac (Eds.), Island Press, pp. 397-412.
  • Krauss, U. (2004) Integrated pest management in diversified coffee. Oral paper presented at the 2nd International Workshop in Coffee, CATIE, Turrialba, 19-30 April 2004.
  • Krauss, U., ten Hoopen, G.M., Hidalgo, E., Martínez, A., Arroyo, C., García, J., Portuguéz, A., Palacios, M., Menocal, O., Sánchez, V., Mack, R & Grebe, H. (2004). Participatory research on biocontrol of frosty pod (Crinipellis roreri) and black pod (Phytophthora spp.) of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) using mycoparasites. In workshop proceedings Semiochemicals and Microbial Antagonists; Their Role in Integrated Pest Management in Latin America, pp. 53-57. Edited by L. Hilje, 22-26 March, 2004, CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica.
  • Phillips, W., Johnson, E., Krauss, U. & Somarriba, E. (2004). CATIE: A strategic institution for cocoa research in Latin America. Poster presented at the symposium “Theobromaa cacao Ancient Crop, Medicinal Plant, Surprising Future”, Washington DC, 10 Feb, 2004.
  • Schroth, G., da Fonseca G. A. B., Harvey, C. A., Gascon, C., Vasconcelos, H. L., Izac, A.-M. N., Angelsen, A., Finegan, B., Kaimowitz, D., Krauss, U., Laurance, S. G., Laurance, W. F., Nasi, R., Naughton-Treves, L., Niesten, E., Richardson, D. M., Somarriba, E., Tucker, N. I. J., Vincent, G. & Wilkie, D. S. (2004) Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes – a Synthesis. In Agroforestry and Biological Conservation in Tropical Landscapes, G. Schroth, G.A.B. Fonseca, C.A. Harvey, C. Gascon, H.F. Vasconcelos, and A.M.N. Izac (Eds.), Island Press, pp. 487-502.
  • ten Hoopen, G. M., Ortíz, J. L., Aguilar, M. E. & Krauss, U. (2004) Preservation methodology for Rosellinia species. Mycological Research 108, 274-282.


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