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Forest microbiology

We focus on the role of soil biota in plant performance and ecosystem functioning.

From the field to the lab

The Forest Microbiology unit are particularly interested in the role of microbes and other soil fauna in biogeochemical cycles under changing environmental conditions. We work in boreal forests and agricultural systems to better understand the intricate relationships between plants and their associated soil biota. This involves field observations, outdoor and indoor experiments, and a large variety of lab analyses. 


The researchers in the Forest Microbiology group.


Our research projects and subject areas.

Hand with moss. Photo.


We provide courses on both undergraduate and graduate level.

Questions? Contact us!

Do you want to collaborate with us? Do you have questions? Do not hesitate to contact Professor Paul Kardol who is head of the Forest Microbiology group!

Published: 06 February 2024 - Page editor: cajsa.lithell@slu.se