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Dr. Diana Rocío Andrade-Linares

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Diana joined COMI as a Postdoctoral researcher in 2018 to investigate the effects of climate change and land use on soil microbiomes. Through her research on plant-soil microbiomes Diana aims to understand the effect of key fungal and bacterial communities on plant diversity and soil health under climate change ( ). As microbial ecologist her vision is to disentangle environment–microbe-microbe-plant interactions in order to support strategies for diversity conservation and ecological management of fragile ecosystems. Thus, her work will contribute at longer term to human health by reducing the impact of ecosystem managements and climate change effects which are well known to reduce biodiversity and increase pathogen antibiotic resistance, which lead to emergent diseases for humans.



Postdoctoral researcher at CoMi in the frame of the project: “Sustainable use of alpine and pre-alpine grassland soils in a changing climate (SUSALPS)”. BMBF-BoNaRes

2012 – 2017

Postdoc at Plant, fungal and soil ecology Lab, Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2011 – 2012

Postdoc at the Leibniz Institute for Ornamental and Vegetable Crops (IGZ), Großbeeren, Germany. Characterization of root fungal endophytes and their influence in plant growth and health

2006 – 2010

DAAD Fellow as PhD student at IGZ and University Potsdam, Germany


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