Professor Petra Marschner

Professor Petra Marschner
  Org Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
  Telephone +61 8 8313 7379
  Location Floor/Room 3 07 ,  Prescott Building ,   Waite - CSIRO

Photo courtesy of Jo-Anna Robertson

My research interests are nurient cycling and microbial ecology

In the past, I concentrated on interactions between plant roots and microbes in the rhizosphere and how this influences phopshorus uptake by plants .

Then  I became more interested in soil organic carbon dynamics and how they are affected by soil salinity and water content.

Of particular interest to me now are organic carbon dynamics in:

sandy soils amended with clay

acid sulfate soils 

For a general overview of nutrient cycling, you can listen to the following podcast:

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