Soil Biology and Genomics
All terrestrial life on earth depends upon soil, making it one of our most important resources.
We make use of a range of technologies in our research program and aim to generate research outcomes that enable us to build a holistic picture of how soil organisms influence the ecology, growth and diversity of plants and animals.
The outcomes from our research will be used to improve future strategies for ecosystem management, increased plant production, carbon sequestration, and remediation of contaminated soils.
Our mission is to innovate, integrate and extend knowledge of soil biodiversity and its linkages with ecosystem services in order to gain a holistic view of belowground responses to environmental and global change.
Soil Biology and Genomics Theme Scientists
|Theme Leader||Prof Jeff Powell||Microbial ecology, community assembly, ecological informatics|
|Professor||Prof Elise Pendall||Soil science, biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, stable isotope ecology|
|Director||Prof Ian Anderson||Microbial ecology, molecular ecology, mycorrhizal fungi, plant microbe interactions|
|Professor||Prof Brajesh Singh||Microbial ecology, functional microbial ecology, global processes|
|Senior Lecturer||Dr Yolima Carrillo||Rhizosphere mediation, impacts of drought, drought tolerance, microbial metabolism|
|Senior Lecturer||Dr Catriona Macdonald||Microbial ecology, plant-soil interactions, nutrient cycling|
|Theme Research Coordinator||A/Prof Uffe Nielsen||Soil biodiversity, global change, ecosystem processes|
|A/Professor||A/Prof Alexie Papanicolaou||Bioinformatics, molecular biology, computer science, genome bioinformatics, biosecurity, climate adaptation, evolutionary biology|
|Senior Lecturer||Dr Jonathan Plett||Signalling, effectors, protein characterisation|
|Research Support Program Fellow||Dr Juntao Wang||Bushfire Research: Soil Biodiversity|
|Lecturer||Dr Eleonora Egidi|