Soil microbiology

Sarina Claassens

My research focus is in soil microbiology with application to environments affected by different land-uses, including mining and agriculture. Inevitably, the study of any component of the soil ecosystem leads to a study of the broader soil environment. The research therefore includes aspects of soil biology and biochemistry and are published in journals with a multidisciplinary scope. A key perspective of my research is that the environmental issues we face today requires investigation that offers practical and applicable ways forward and thus not all research should be fundamental.