Food security – Sustainability – Environmental Microbiology

Our research focuses on resolving resource fluxes and chemical signals in plant-microbe symbioses in both agricultural and natural systems. We use a combination of methods including metabolomics, isotope tracers and molecular biology to understand the mechanisms underpinning multi-species interactions, microbial evolution as well as to understand the biological drivers of soil quality. We apply our findings to the real world, developing novel technologies for arable and horticultural crop production and crop protection for sustainable agriculture.