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Riccardo Mancinelli

PhD candidate

Name
R. Mancinelli MSc
Telephone
+31 71 527 7431
E-mail
r.mancinelli@cml.leidenuniv.nl

Riccardo graduated twice at the University of Trieste, with a BSc in 2014 in Biological Science and Technologies where he wrote his thesis in Plant Physiology on “Carbon starvation as a possible mechanism driving drought- induced tree die-off”, and a MSc in 2017 in Environmental Biology.

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Professional Experience

Riccardo graduated twice at the University of Trieste, with a BSc in 2014 in Biological Science and Technologies where he wrote his thesis in Plant Physiology on “Carbon starvation as a possible mechanism driving drought- induced tree die-off”, and a MSc in 2017 in Environmental Biology.

During his master studies he spent a semester at the TU Graz (March-September 2016), working at the Institute of Environmental Biotechnology for his master thesis in plant protection “Biological control of fungal pathogens on Brassica Napus using bacterial seed treatments”.  Is due to this last experience that his interest for communities of plant-associated microorganisms raised. During The last year he worked on smaller projects on lichens. One regarding the phylogeny of a lichen genus at the University of Trieste, another one developing a new technique for co-culturing fungi and algae symbionts at the institute of Plant Science at the University of Graz.

Research topic

His work at CML aims to reveal if and how the most wide‐spread types of mycorrhizal fungi, arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) and ectomycorrhiza (EM), differently affect soil carbon cycling. Furthermore it aims to understand how AM↔EM vegetation shifts affect regional carbon cycling via functioning of mycorrhizal fungi.

PhD candidate

  • Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
  • Centrum voor Milieuwetenschappen Leiden
  • CML/Environmental Biology

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A3.14

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