In contrast to laboratory conditions, microbes in natural environment are normally exposed to environmental perturbations and interactions with numerous (micro)organisms forming microbial communities. To co-exist in the community, microbes need to actively communicate, compete and cooperate. Understanding the mechanisms that govern these complex communities is the primary interest of my research.
In November 2014 I joined the group of David A. Stahl at the University of Washington to study the interactions between sulfate-reducing bacteria (e.g.
Desulfovibrio sp.) and methanogens (
Research interests: Microbial ecology; Soil microbial ecology; Community composition and function; Ecology and evolution of microbial interactions; Nutrient cycling
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