Plant-soil Interactions

Head of Research Group

Deputy

Co-Workers

Last Name, First Name Location Phone
Garland, Gina Reckenholz +41 58 467 10 77
Zhan, Changfeng Reckenholz +41 58 469 26 34

Students

Last Name, First Name Location Phone
Demarmels, Romina
Reckenholz  
Kost, Elena ETH Zürich  
Landis, Joël Reckenholz +41 58 469 30 35
Roser, Miriam Reckenholz +41 58 467 21 65
Zhao, Cheng Reckenholz +41 58 467 89 71

Research Projects

18-15-19-05-01

Soil Ecological Engineering

With its great diversity and mass of living organisms, the soil forms an important basis for agricultural production. In this project, we investigate whether it is possible to improve soil functions with specific agricultural practices. This so-called soil ecological engineering should contribute to the further improvement of sustainable and productive cultivation systems.

18-15-19-05-02

Harnessing Beneficial Microorganisms in the Soil

Soils harbour a wide range of beneficial organisms with advantageous properties for agriculture. This research project explores and identifies such beneficial members of the plant microbiome. The aim is to use beneficial microorganisms to develop a more sustainable agricultural sector and to reduce reliance on agrochemical products whilst maintaining yield levels.

18-15-19-05-03

Impact of Pesticides on Soil Fertility

Plant-Protection Products (PPPs) are used worldwide. We still do not know much about whether PPPs have a negative impact on soil life and soil fertility. Recent research has demonstrated that a broad spectrum of PPP residues are detectable in the soil. In this project, we investigate whether PPPs have a negative effect on important soil functions and on soil life, and how these can be assessed.