Supervisor/s: Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas and Prof Angela Moles
Restoration of degraded lands with native microorganisms
My research focuses on the target delivery of native microorganisms for restoration of degraded areas in arid ecosystems. It involves isolating the best microbial consortia that will improve seedling emergence and establishment, improve the soil fertility & structure and retard growth of invasive plant species. I also attempt to assist or improve the establishment of vulnerable and endangered plant species through combined method of soil and microbial pelleting. I aim to expand our understanding of the role of soil microbial organisms in plant establishment.