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Student wanted: Mychorrhizal fungi and soil aggregation

Students searched for a student project about Mychorrizal fungi and soil aggregation

Research topic

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.

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