We focus on the microorganisms that are primary agents of soil nutrient cycling and plant fitness.
The main questions we study include:
(a) What biological processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their associated microbes?
(b) How dose the consequence of such interactions affect plant fitness, global nutrient cycling, ecosystem/agroecosystem function?
Our extension program's mission is to extend our fundamental research to put into new generation agricultural management plans.