Student wanted: Mycorrhizal fungi and soil aggregation
Students searched for a student project about mycorrhizal fungi and soil aggregation
Soil structure is an important physical property of terrestrial ecosystems. It has been discovered that mycorrhizal fungi can strongly influence the key process of soil aggregation, i.e. formation of water stable aggregates. However, very little is known about the roles of distinct types of mycorrhizal fungi in the formation of water stable aggregates in soil. We look for motivated students for an MSc or BSc traineeship to investigate the impacts of different mycorrhizal fungal species, on the processes of soil aggregation and to find possible correlations with contrasting fungal traits.
The candidate will conduct laboratory and greenhouse experiments (Sylvius Laboratory), performing data collection and data analyses.