Theme: Biodiversity and conservation science, Ecology genetics and evolution, Environmental management

Description: Microbes mediate a wide-range of life-critical ecosystem services. The diversity and distribution of the genes that underpin these functions are poorly understood, which limits our ability to predict the consequences of human and nature driven environmental change. Here you will use gene centric metagenomics to charactersie the diversity and distribution of key genes involved in nutrient cycling, and other important ecosystem services.

Contact: Associate Professor Paul Dennis