Christina Birnbaum, PhD
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
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.