The soil contains an extremely rich diversity of microbial and macrobial life: bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists, mites, collembola, nematodes and more. My lab studies the diversity of these organisms as a single unit and how that diversity affect the functional outcomes in natural and managed ecosystems. There are several subprojects under this main topic. I will work with you to develop any aspects of the project that would be within both of our interests.