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Anne is particularly interested in microbial communities, especially plant-microbe interactions. To date, her research has focused on sediment, soil, intra-radical and rhizosphere microbial communities and their effects on host plant growth and ecosystem functions using molecular methods. The ultimate goal of all her research is to enhance our understanding of the mechanisms regulating microbial communities and their functions to improve our ability to manipulate, utilise and conserve them.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Biology, University of York


Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, First class, Oxford University



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