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Mohammad Bahram

Mohammad Bahram
I am an ecologist with a special interest in microbial biogeography, community ecology, metagenomics and biotic interactions.


I lead a research group at SLU, currently focusing on:

  • Role of soil microbes in organic matter decomposition and nutrient cycling
  • Plant-mycorrhizal fungal interactions 
  • Effects of management practices and land-use change on soil biodiversity and ecosystem functions
  • Biogeography of soil microbes

Read more about our research here.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in joining my group or collaborating (email:


Selected publications

Bahram M, Hildebrand F, Forslund SK, Anderson JL, Soudzilovskaia NA, Bodegom PM, Bengtsson-Palme J, Anslan S, Coelho LP, Harend H, Huerta-Cepas J. Structure and function of the global topsoil microbiome. Nature. 2018 Aug 9;560(7717):233-7.

Netherway T, Bengtsson J, Buegger F, Fritscher J, Oja J, Pritsch K, Hildebrand F, Krab EJ, Bahram M. Pervasive associations between dark septate endophytic fungi with tree root and soil microbiomes across Europe. Nature Communications. 2024 Jan 2;15(1):159.

Bahram M, Netherway T. Fungi as mediators linking organisms and ecosystems. FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 2021. 

Sveen TR, Netherway T, Juhanson J, Oja J, Borgström P, Viketoft M, Strengbom J, Bommarco R, Clemmensen K, Hallin S, Bahram M. Plant-microbe interactions in response to grassland herbivory and nitrogen eutrophication. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2021 Mar 6:108208.

Tedersoo L, Bahram M, Põlme S, Kõljalg U, Yorou NS, Wijesundera R, Ruiz LV, Vasco-Palacios AM, Thu PQ, Suija A, Smith ME. Global diversity and geography of soil fungi. science. 2014 Nov 28;346(6213):1256688.

My full publication list is available here.

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Senior Lecturer at the Department of Ecology; NJ, Ekosystems Ecology Unit
Postal address:
Inst för Ekologi, Box 7044
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Ulls Väg 16, Uppsala