Christina Birnbaum, PhD

Honorary Fellow

Blue Carbon Lab

Centre for Integrative Ecology

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Deakin University, Burwood Campus

221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC 3125 Australia

Email: c.birnbaum[at]deakin.edu.au

Hi! I am a plant ecologist interested in a wide range of topics related to plants, specifically their biology and interactions with below-ground micro organisms in native and novel environments, especially with rhizobia and mycorrhizal fungi. I use field observations, combined with experimental manipulations and molecular tools to explore questions pertaining plant-microbe interactions in natural and modified ecosystems to inform invasive species management, restoration ecology and plant-microbe dynamics.