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Mireadili Kuerban

PhD candidate / contract

M. Kuerban
+31 71 527 2727

Plants can affect the growth and health of neighbor plants through intra/ interspecific interactions. My main research interest is to understand how soil microbiome affect interactions between two plants.

More information about Mireadili Kuerban

When two plants grown together, the performance of both individuals can be changed through competition for nutrients, light, space, but also plant-soil feedback effects. The plant-soil feedback effect of one plant species can affect the outcome of competition through influencing the performance of itself (intraspecific interaction), or the competing plant species (interspecific interaction). However, the mechanisms and the relative role of microbiome in plant competition is not well understood. Therefore, my main research interest is to study the mechanisms of these aboveground and belowground interactions.

Brief biography

BSc in Ecology at Xinjiang University, China and MSc in Resource Utilization and Plant Protection at China Agricultural University, China.
Currently doing PhD at Leiden University’s department of Above-Belowground Interactions.

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PhD candidate / contract

  • Science
  • Instituut Biologie Leiden
  • IBL Plant Sciences

Work address

Sylviusweg 72
2333 BE Leiden


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