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PhD project: Can microbial teamwork boost the successful invasions?

Microbial invasion is widespread in nature. It refers to the process that microorganisms were introduced outside its biogeographic boundaries into a new microbial community. In my PhD project, I am studying several fundamental questions regarding microbial invasion in the soil ecosystem. What mechanisms underlie a successful invasion? How invaded microbes shape microbial community structure and diversity? Will microbial invasion affect soil ecosystem processes? Insights from this research will progress our understanding of the role of microbial invasion in the ecosystem function and stability.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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