DIVERSITY AND FUNCTION OF PHYTOMYXIDS
TWO COMPONENTS TO THE PHD
My PhD can be divided into two parts. The first part investigates the effects of land use treatment on soil community structure and diversity in UK soils. This investigation will asses the drivers of microbial community composition under changing land use treatment.
The second part of the PhD investigates the diversity of phytomyxids within UK soils under varying rotations within an agricultural system
Component 1 - Effect of arable and set aside treatments on soil microbial community composition and structure
This part of the PhD accounts for the first two chapters of the PhD. The first part investigates:
Understanding the spatial distribution of soil microorganisms across the landscape under changing land use management
The second part of the PhD (which forms chapter 2), looks at:
Diversity and struture of soil microbial communities under chanding land use management.
For more information on this, click on the next page Land use and Microbes
Component 2 - Diversity and function of phytomyxids
This aspect of research is more specific, aiming to understand a pathogenic protist group that play signigficant roles in the soil. This work forms the third chapter of the PhD and looks at:
Assessing the impact of time, host plant, crop rotation and host material on the diversity of phytomyxids within an agricultural system.
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