Martin Mullett, BSc, MSc

Research Scientist


Tel: +44 (0)300 067 5695
Fax: +44 (0)1420 23653

Forest Research
Alice Holt Lodge
Surrey GU10 4LH

Martin Mullett graduated from Kingston University in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Biology and gained an MsC in Conservation and Forest Protection in 2009 from Imperial College, London. He joined the Tree Health Section of Forest Research in 2009. He is also studying for a PhD in conjunction with Imperial College, London.

Current role

Research Scientist

Investigations into the disease epidemiology and population structure of various forest pathogens.

Current programmes

Dothistroma (Red Band) Needle Blight
Within the Advice and Scientific Support for Tree Health Programme.


  • British Mycological Society
  • British Society for Plant Pathology
  • American Phytopathological Society
  • Member of the DIAROD Cost Action (FP1102) Determining the Invasiveness and Risk of Dothistroma
  • Member of the PINESTRENGTH Cost Action (FP1406) Pine pitch canker - strategies for management of Gibberella circinata in greenhouses and forests


Mullett M, Peace A, Brown A, (accepted) Persistence of Dothistroma septosporum on abscised pine needles and its implications for disease management. Plant Disease.

Mullett MS, Tubby KV, Webber JF, Brown AV, (accepted) A reconsideration of natural dispersal of the pine pathogen Dothistroma septosporum. Plant Pathology.

Siziba VI, Wingfield MJ, Sadiković D, Mullett M, Piškur B, Barnes I, (accepted) Development and testing of microsatellite markers for the pine needle blight pathogen, Dothistroma pini. Forest Pathology.

Drenkhan R, Tomešová-Haataja V, Fraser S, Bradshaw R, Vahalik, P, Mullett M et al., (accepted) Global geographic distribution and host range of Dothistroma: a comprehensive review. Forest Pathology.

Boroń P, Lenart-Boroń A, Mullett M, (2016) The distribution of Dothistroma septosporum and its mating types in Poland. Forest Pathology.

Fraser S, Mullett MS, Woodward S, Brown AV, (2015) Between-site and -year variation in the relative susceptibility of native Scottish Pinus sylvestris populations to dothistroma needle blight. Plant Pathology.

Mullett MS, Fraser S, (2015) Infection of Cedrus species by Dothistroma septosporum. Forest Pathology.

Mullett MS, Brown AV, Barnes I, (2015) Population structure and reproductive mode of Dothistroma septosporum in the Brittany peninsula of France. European Journal of Plant Pathology 143, 261–275.

Mullett, MS.  and Webber, JF,  (2013)  Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi: foliar infection of Aesculus species and temperature–growth relationships. Forest Pathology 43 (2013) 371–378  doi: 10.1111/efp.12040

Mullett, M. & Barnes, I. (2012) Dothistroma Isolation and Molecular Identification Methods. [Online]. Available from:$FILE/DIAROD_052012_Isolation_and_indentification.pdf

Webber, JF, Mullett, M, Brasier, CM, (2010). Dieback and mortality of plantation Japanese larch (Larix kaempferi) associated with infection by Phytophthora ramorum. New Disease Reports 22, (19).