About the Project
Mycorrhizal status has been demonstrated to affect emissions of nitrous oxide with higher colonisation resulting in reduced emission. However, it has also been established that mycorrhizal colonisation is impeded in modern agriculture. There is a need therefore to understand both how colonisation can be improved and the mechanisms that drive reduced emissions from mycorrhizal systems.
In this project we aim to explore these mechanisms through a combination of plant based experiments linked to stable isotope and molecular ecological techniques. The combination of techniques likely to be applied will place the applicant in an excellent position for a career in the increasing field of soil ecology where applied to the generation of more sustainable agricultural systems as well as answering fundamental questions required to help drive this critical area forward. Informal enquiries to [Email Address Removed]
Science Graduate School
As a PhD student in one of the science departments at the University of Sheffield, you’ll be part of the Science Graduate School. You’ll get access to training opportunities designed to support your career development by helping you gain professional skills that are essential in all areas of science. You’ll be able to learn how to recognise good research and research behaviour, improve your communication abilities and experience the breadth of technologies that are used in academia, industry and many related careers. Visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sgs to learn more.
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