As a senior scentist and project leader in the Sustainable Agroecosystems group at ETH Zurich, I study the response of the soil microbiome to environmental change (e.g., landuse, climate change) in order to better understand its consequences for ecosystem functionality. A primary focus lays on better understanding the interaction between the microbes and plants to ultimately harness the soil microbiome as a nature-based solution for building resource-efficient, climate-smart, and stress-resilient crop production systems.

Current projects