My research integrates experimental and theoretical approaches to investigate the ecological and evolutionary processes that structure terrestrial biodiversity in space and time. The main focus is soil biodiversity, and I usually investigate microarthropods, nematodes, fungi, bacteria and the interactions between microbes, plants and animals, and how these interactions drive belowground (e.g. nutrient cycling) and aboveground (e.g. plant community dynamics) processes.
Open to PhD applications from those who are interested in experiments that test general ecological theory on soil organisms. Also open to Plant/Soil projects with a more applied focused.