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Research project

Nitrogen powering life in an active serpentinising system – analogue to early life on Earth


Lead researcher

Doctor Phyllis Lam

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Dr. Lam's research interest lies in the functional roles of microorganisms in biogeochemical cycling, particularly the nitrogen and carbon cycles, in diverse marine and aquatic systems. In collaboration with researchers inside and outside the university, her work integrates state-of-the-art molecular ecological techniques, stable isotopic analyses, process rate measurements, hypothesis-driven experimentation and modelling, to disentangle complex microbial interactions and their impacts on biogeochemical environments especially in the context of global change.
  • Current research topics include:

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Other researchers

Professor Juerg Matter

Professor of Geoengineering&Carbon Manag

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

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