I am a biogeochemist with interest in all aspects of plant-microbial interactions affecting carbon, nutrient, and water cycling in managed and unmanaged systems.
My research is mainly focused on understanding the effects of drought and soil organic amendments on carbon and nutrient mineralization in a grassland of Australia. Moreover, I am interested in examining the relationships between the microbial carbon use efficiency and enzymatic activity that affect soil organic matter decomposition during drying-rewetting cycles.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in crop ecology at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, and I am a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney. I am interested in the crop rotation and ecological factors on agro-biodiversity, resource use efficiency and carbon and nitrogen cycle. At the University of Sydney I am examining how nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization-induced changes in root traits, root C exudation (using 13C isotopes) and mycorrhizal infection of four different wheat genotypes relate to yield. I also investigate the effects of N and P fertilization on soil microbial biomass and respiration, microbial nitrogen mineralization and microbial carbon use efficiency (CUE) for two genotypes of wheat using 15N pool dilution and 18O-water labeling techniques, respectively.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in soil ecology at Fudan University, China, and I am a visiting student in Feike's lab at the University of Sydney. I am interested in plant-soil interactions affecting soil carbon dynamics and its feedback to climate. During my visit, I will study the effects of biochar on carbon use efficiency and its temperature sensitivity.
I have a Ph.D. in plant nutrition from Shenyang Agricultural University, China, and I am a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney. My current research focuses on the change of soil carbon and nitrogen in long-term fertilizer experiments. At the University of Sydney I am examining the effect of grazing on carbon and nitrogen cycling and recycling in a grassland of Australia.
I am a visiting scholar in Feike’s lab at the University of Sydney. I got my Ph.D. from the Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Now I am working in Dalian Minzu University in Liaoning Province of China. My research field is focused on plant and soil feedbacks in grasslands, and ecological stoichiometry. During my visit period, I will investigate the responses of plant N recycling and plant competition to N addition and drought stress.
I am a lecturer from Xinyang Normal University, China. I got my Ph.D. in Plant Ecology from the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. I am very interested in nutrient cycles in natural and artificial ecosystems. As a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney, I am conducting a growth chamber experiment to investigate the effects of drought on the carbon costs for nutrient uptake and if interspecific competition for water will affect the C cost for plant N uptake.
Paola Corneo, postdoc 2013-2018. Now postdoc at University of Trento, Italy (website).
Shiva Bakhshandeh, PhD student 2015-2018 (website).
Shamim Mia, PhD student 2015-2018. Now A/Prof at Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh (website).
Liming Yin, visiting PhD student 2017. Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China (website).
Alberto Canarini, PhD student 2013-2016. Now postdoc at University of Vienna, Austria (website).
Pierre Mariotte, postdoc 2014-2016. Now postdoc at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (website).
Hero Tahaei, research assistant 2012-2016. Now teaching assistant at The University of Sydney (website).
Mathilde Cassani, visiting MS student 2015. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
Maggie Norton, research assistant 2015. Now at Iowa State University, USA.
Mingzhu He, visiting scientist 2013-2014. Shapotou Desert Research and Experiment Station, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China (website).
Yolima Carrillo, postdoc 2011-2012. Now senior lecturer at Western Sydney University (website).