PhD position in Environmental Microbiology

Organization: ETH Zurich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 100%, Zurich, fixed-term, 4 years
Deadline: July 15, 2022
Description: The group Plant Nutrition investigates the dynamics of nutrients in the soil/plant system to achieve better management of the soil environment. We have a long-standing experience in isotope-based methodologies for tracing sources and processes of nutrients in soil-plant systems. Our group was among the first laboratories to use the natural abundance of stable oxygen isotopes in phosphate to elucidate how biological processes control phosphorus cycling in soils.

Stable oxygen isotopes in phosphate have been long used as an indicator of biological activity in the environment. However, recent discoveries suggest that they might reflect the averaged metabolic status beyond current knowledge.

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