Fungal ecology

Research focuses on (i) symbiosis (mycorrhiza diversity) in arctic and alpine habitats, developmental and seasonal dynamics of soil fungal communities, and winter ecology; (ii) empirical 3-D models for the approximation of fungal biomass and hyphal contact areas in ectomycorrhizae of Norway spruce; (iii) soil fungal communities in agricultural and urban soils (e.g., acres, meadows, vineyards, orchards) UP; (iv) distribution and ecological potential of plant-parasitic Phytomyxea (plasmodiophorids); and (v) distribution and conservation of fungi incl. databank contributions.