Molecular Ecology

Head of Research Group



Research Project


Understanding the Role of Microorganisms in Agricultural Systems. Or: What their Genes Can Tell Us on this Subject

Microorganisms play a key role in numerous ecosystems, including agriculture. An intact microbial community as well as the diversity of microbial functions and metabolic processes are important for the stability and sustainability of agricultural systems. Molecular biological techniques allow us to describe and quantify microorganisms in genetic terms, as well as to record the complexity of microbial communities and their functions.