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My main research goal is to understand the causes and consequences of plant and microbial diversity in terrestrial ecosystems. 

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Hongguang Liu

Ph.D. student

Current Project Topic: Recovery of mycorrhizal fungal diversity following a major disturbance

Jennifer Forsythe

M.Sc. student


Current Project Topic: The effect of plant diversity on mycorrhizal fungal diversity

Sepideh Pakpour

Ph.D. student

Current Project Topic: The microbiology of indoor environments

Monika Gorzelak

Lab Technician
(co-advised with Miranda Hart)

Current Project Topic: Development of molecular techniques for studying soil microbes

Brian Ohsowski

Ph.D. student
(co-advised with Miranda Hart)

Current Project Topic: Restoring tallgrass prairie communities with mycorrhizal fungi and organic amendments

Pierre-Luc Chagnon

Ph.D. student
(co-advised with Robert Bradley)

Current Project Topic: Applying network analysis to mycorrhizal symbioses

Cameron Egan

Ph.D. student

Current Project Topic: The structure and functioning of mycorrhizal fungal communities along elevation gradients

Dr. Esther Chang

Post-doctoral Fellow
(co-advised with Wim van der Putten)

Current Project Topic: Ecological stoichiometry of plant-microbe interactions