The University of Sydney - Biogeochemistry Group

Dijkstra Laboratory 

Dijkstra Lab

Our group investigates carbon, nutrient, and water dynamics in agro-ecosystems, grasslands, and forests, and how these dynamics are affected by climate and land use change. Our research is focused on plant-microbe-soil interactions that are critical for food production and ecosystem functioning.


We are currently working on the following projects:


  1. Drought effects on soil carbon and nutrient cycling mediated by rhizosphere processes
  2. Exploring beneficial genotype x environment x management interactions for crop yield: effects on soil health
  3. Impacts of biochar on soil nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics
  4. Effects of phosphorus availability on nitrogen mineralisation and loss
  5. Effects of wildfires on temporal and spatial dynamics in soil carbon and nutrients

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Feike:


feike.dijkstra@sydney.edu.au

Centre for Carbon, Water and Food

The University of Sydney

380 Werombi Road

Camden, NSW 2570





To give you an idea what we are doing in our lab you can watch the following video, which was made by my former PhD student Alberto Canarini: