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I am a biologist interested in carbon cycling and environmental change in general, and in the role of microbial decomposers in regulating carbon and nutrient cycling in particular.

Currently, I am employed as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at CEC where I study how forest wildfires affect the contribution of soil microbes to biogeochemical cycling and forest recovery.

In 2019 I completed a PhD with a special focus on the role of microbial decomposers in the decomposition of organic matter and the controlling factors of microbial activity. During this time I have specifically developed a method to investigate the microbial contribution to carbon dioxide emissions and to carbon stocks - carbon use efficiency. This method was applied to study microbial contribution to carbon cycling in agriculture and forest soils in temperate and boreal zones, to investigate carbon partitioning by microbes during plant litter decomposition in terrestrial and aquatic environments, and to reveal the effect of heavy metal contamination in microbial functions.


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